Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Yearly Archives: 2015

Psoas Bursitis

  Psoas Bursitis is an uncommon painful disorder of the hip.  The psoas bursa lies between the hip and the psoas muscle.  It is the largest bursa in the human body.  This bursa can become injured or inflamed and cause pain.  Psoas bursitis is also associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and is found more frequently in […]

Gluteal Bursitis

  Gluteal Bursitis is a painful condition in and around the buttocks.  Bursitis could be explained as an inflammation of the bursa which is a sac filled with fluid adjacent to the joints acting like a cushion for the joint.  A bursa is a sac that is filled with lubricating fluid situated between tissues like […]

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a painful arthritis that affects the spine.  The disease process often starts in adolescents and there is a male predominance. Symptoms often begin in the sacroiliac joints, where the bones of the sacrum and ilium come together.  Pain and stiffness are the main symptoms.  The pain originates in the lower back and […]


Spondylolisthesis is a slipping of one of the vertebral bodies of your spine on top of another one.  Sometimes this can be asymptomatic.  It can also be a source of back pain.  Pain from spondylolisthesis rarely occurs before the age of 40.  Disc degeneration and weakening of the joints and ligaments of the spine can […]

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

    Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis or DISH is a disease of the ligaments of the spine.  The ligaments that support the spine become ossified and turn to bone.  DISH occurs in 19% of men and 4% of women over 50 years old.  This syndrome is asymptomatic.  Occasionally, swallowing problems may occur due to nerve […]