Dr. Mitchell Cohn

Pain Management
Kentwood, MI
37 years experience male

Locations

Born Clinic

Kentwood, MI

Address

3700, 52nd St SE, Kentwood, MI, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

6166563701

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

There is a great deal more to pain care than is currently offered by most practitioners and facilities. Having been a physician for more than 30 years I bring a different viewpoint to the practice of chronic pain treatment. I practice holistic healthcare, treating to RESOLVE pain rather than 'manage' pain. I represent a small but growing number of physicians who understand the real causes of acute and chronic pain and who offer non-standard alternatives that truly ELIMINATE many kinds of pain which can neither be properly diagnosed nor treated by the most commonly used methods.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Doctor Q&A

436 Answers
206 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Osteopathic treatmnt: Most md's have you try physical therapy, heat, or exercises. These are very generic, though, & are often hit-or-miss, since no real diagnosis of the c... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
A few thoughts: Low back pain (LBP) can have many causes.Exercise may help but resolution, if not spontaneous,depends on proper diagnosis such as via history & ph... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Decongestant: If you have a known history of migraine headaches but do not currently have appropriate prescription medications, there are a variety of simple treatm... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Several poss. causes: Arthritis is common. Bursitis, tendonitis, small tears from overuse (i.e. Unnoticed injury), inflammatory disorders, intestinal injury (air in abdomen... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Depends on cause: These symptoms could be the result of something sinister such as heart problems and should be investigated by your dr, esp. If accompanied by diff bre... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Refered pain-tear: Unfortunately, you have 'failed back syndrome'-means surgery failed to resolve issue.I suggest consulting a good osteopathic manipulative medicine dr ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Several poss: With ct disease, must consider temporal arteritis, potentially serous.Other considerations are simple tension headaches or ha's caused by muscular, jo... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Maybe: More often, i find a dysfunctional rib causes aching off to one side in the upper back.Ribs get 'knocked out of whack' by coughing, sneezing, minor tr... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Additionally-DO Eval: Gentle range-of-motion exercises & general conditioning exercises have been previously mentioned; all good ideas. Many times, however, the pain may be... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Wrong Question: Piriformis synd rarely goes away by itself.The question is 'What can be done to get rid of piriformis synd.?' Some people advocate stretching the piri... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Not a disease at all: It is a 'disorder' not a 'disease' of the sacroiliac joint.The sacrum (tailbone) sits between the 2 halves of the pelvis in the low back. It has 2 lon... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Prolotherapy: I have had much success treating sacroiliac (si) & other joint instabilities with prolotherapy - aka 'stimulated ligament reconstruction': injecting s... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Prolotherapy: I have had much success treating sacroiliac (si) & other joint instabilities with prolotherapy - aka 'stimulated ligament reconstruction': injecting s... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Possibly Effective: They may be effective depending on the cause of the pain. The sacrowedgy is 'hit or miss' in that you either have a type of sacral or spinal malfuncti... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Not always one thing: The spine's curves absorb shock when you walk, run, etc. Straightening reduces the spine's shock-absorbing ability and can lead to headaches, back & s... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
In a word, Yes: By definition, a concussion involves injury to the brain such as compression, bruising, or nerve damage. You may suffer a concussion without loss of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Commonly missed: Rib: Several possible causes including pleurisy or lung injury. Should see dr, asap. But the most common cause for pain in this location which is not ser... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Several poss. causes: 'hip' is an ill-defined term. You may mean lateral hip or low back. Lateral could be bursitis, tendinitis, muscle imbalance, etc. Posterior 'hip' & bu... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Maybe: Several possibilities: pleurisy, lung injury, punctured intestine, heart, etc. A very common cause for pain in this location , however, though no... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Maybe: Not enough detail to answer accurately, but let's assume the leg pain has already been diagnosed as related to an unstable/arthritic spine. Fusion mig... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
None w/out diagnosis: Presentation is interesting.In my pain practice, i've seen similar.Frequently, the problem is rib dysfunction which causes pain near the shoulder (usu... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Several possiblities: Rsd is a complex disorder which is really poorly understood. As a pain doctor, i've seen quite a few rsd patients. Some respond to meds, some to osteo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Topical/Oral MMJ?: Rsd is a complex disorder which is really poorly understood. I know of no good alternative treatments which can be self-administered. As an osteopathi... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Serious v not: Chronic fatigue could be an important clue to serious problems like sleep apnea & heart disease.These should be checked asap.However, nighttime pain a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Balance & healing: The short version: osteopathic physicians know that the body is fully capable of healing itself from many, if not most, ailments. Manipulation opens t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Yes: Yoga is excellent at maintaining flexible muscles, but can overstretch ligaments (lumbar and sacroiliac) which can irritate nerves within the ligament... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
So many possbilities: Illness, exposure to toxins incl heavy metals, blood sugar problems, aneurysm, bcp use, etc. Etc. Some are extremely serious and need to be checked ou... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
No: 'chronic' means it has been going on for 60-90 days. This is, by definition, not an emergency. If the pain hasn't gone away and conventional approach... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Several poss. causes: Must consider serious causes like heart or lung problems & rule those out, pronto.Could also be related to hiatal hernia or gerd.Commonly, such pain &... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Depends: Helps to know how you got the diagnosis of si pain. Also, several potential causes with different treatments: true sacroiliitis (inflammation), loose/... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Depends on cause: By 'hip' do you mean actual hip joint (=groin pain), lateral bruising or muscle strain?Posterior hip (buttock or sacroiliac joint pain)?Pelvic crest p... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Several possiblities: Migraine possible.Sinus headache also possible.Considering neck pain, though, i'd consider 'cervicogenic' ha: vertebra/muscle in neck dysfunctional, t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Venous stasis/lumbar: In advanced pregnancy, it's common to get low back pain/low body pain.Baby may be sitting against inf. Vena cava slowing blood return, causing blood t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Maybe; could fix it?: Usually, the third trimester is when such pain frequently occurs.Sciatica can happen anytime, however, to anyone.The cause of pain must be figured out... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Safe but not good: It's 'safe' to pop your own neck, meaning you won't paralyze yourself, but it's not a great idea. Chronic cracking can eventually over-stretch ligamen... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Type of Headache?: It depends on a number of factors: where the headache is located (left, right, face, etc.), how severe, how long it has lasted, associated symptoms su... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Consult your doctor: Opiate withdrawal can be a difficult process causing problems with muscle pain, temperature regulation, hydration, sleep problems, etc. Rather than go... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Not necessarily: This is the approach of your average dr. It is not my approach nor the approach of many osteopathic physicians who can perform hands-on tests & diagno... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
No specific time: If headache is caused by whiplash, nerves may be stretched, but also soft tissues of neck & upper back may be twisted, stretched or pinched, too.Verte... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Rib dysfunction?: You say it's 'behind' the ribs, but imaging is neg. When ribs become stuck & don't move as they should, the restriction can cause pain. You can also g... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Some Choices: I don't agree that moderate arthritis must have this outcome. You can positively affect the course of your arthritis in many ways such as activity (re... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Yes: Usual treatment is dental evaluation and bite splint, but that may not address the cause. Several things including stress and structural problems such... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Osteopathic Doctor: An osteopathic doctor (do) brings a different perspective than md's, who usually rely on xrays, mri's, meds & injections. A do well-trained in hands-o... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Sometimes/some types: It can be very useful for preventing some types of headaches of muscular or skeletal/neurologic origin (bones/discs pinching nerves). It can even help... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Depends on cause: Need a diagnosis.There are so many causes & types of headaches that there is no 1 treatment for all.A good history & physical, incl hands-on diagnosti... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
General Answer: Not sure precisely what this is asking, but all nsaids may be used to reduce inflammation & pain. They interfere with the chemical cascade initiated b... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Rib dysfunction?: Sounds like the common presentation for a rib dysfunction, ie the rib gets 'knocked out of whack'. This problem often presents with pain (often sharp ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Treatment v Mgmt: This is a very general questions, so the answer must be general.There are many ways to manage pain-ie 'cover up' pain or make it liveable; meds, tens ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
Dysfunctional rib?: Could be referred pain from some organ, but unlikely.Key is the pain w/ stretching out & lying flat.Ribs should rise & fall w/ inhaling/exhaling, but ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
ER useless re back: As a back patient & dr who specializes in treatment of back pain, i can tell you er is not where you go to get help for it.Could be muscle sprain, but... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 14, 2014
I strongly endorse Dr Cohn as a leading physician and healer who demonstrates exceptional knowledge of medicine and hands-on skills. His unique training and experience in practice provides an unparal...Read More
Dr. Cohen represents what we all want from a a doctor. He is a true Healer who demonstrates a solid science foundation expanded by an appreciation for the rest of what makes us whole. I highly recomm...Read More
Feb 24, 2013
You will hard pressed to find a better pain doctor
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks for being open to the possibilities of drug/alcohol interactions beyond what is written in the text books! :) I have experienced the awful side effects by just l...Read More
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Dr. Cohn, include: disc deg. disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compress, buldging discs (lumbar+cervical), a synovial cyst pushing spinal cord
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Thank you, I couldn't agree more. I wish my PCP would offer a little more help in diagnosing exact problem. But PT has helped to a degree

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, IA
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Integrative Pain Solutions

Awards

HealthTap's Top Pain Management Specialist in Michigan
HealthTap's Top Doctor in the Kalamazoo Region
HealthTap's Top Pain Treatment Specialist, U.S. (Silver)

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine

Publications

Osteopathy & the Zombie Apocalypse: A Career Guide for Pre-Med and Pre-College Students
Osteopathy & the Zombie Apocalypse: Disaster Survival With The Masters Of Health, Including Alternative & Natural Medicine
Treatments for Chronic Pain that Actually Work! A Concise Introduction to OMM and Prolotherapy
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