Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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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 […]

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma is a type of cancer of the blood cells called plasma cells.  These cells reproduce in the bone marrow and crowd out healthy cells.  They also produce proteins which can cause kidney dysfunction.  Multiple Myeloma is more common in males and in blacks. Signs and symptoms of multiple myeloma can vary and, early […]