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Dr. Mitchell Cohn

Pain Management
Kentwood, MI
36 years experience male

Locations

Born Clinic

Kentwood, MI

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 12pm
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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Could be serious: Potentially, these are migraines, but these usually don't start in adulthood, though rarely they can.Must consider other possibilities from seizure di... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Osteopathic eval: Sharp, relapsing pain (not pressure or burning) is most likely musculoskeletal.Muscle relaxants or NSAIDS may help, but if it keeps coming back, a goo... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Problem w/ ibuprofen: There's a problem with taking Ibuprofen or any antiinflammatory (NSAID) after surgery: they impede healing. The body heals, after surgery, by the pro... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Antidepressant: In the US, it's most commonly known at Remeron (mirtazapine). It is a commonly used medication to treat depression.
A member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
No: The test is specifically for drugs. There is no need for concern. Herpes can only be detected by skin test of active site or blood tests for antibodie... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Sorry: Too many to name all - Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 or 4, Vicodin, Lortab, Percocet, Percodan, OxyContin, MS Contin, etc. etc.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Sort of: Microdiscectomy doesn't remove the nerve, it removes a piece of herniated intervertebral disc that is pinching the nerve.Nerve function then returns t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Rib dysfunction?: May be muscle tear, costochondral inj., pericarditis, pleurisy, rib dysf. The latter often presents w/ pain (often sharp or severely achy & worse ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
2 basic situations: 1. Acute severe pain 2. Chronic pain for pain control A third is the use of some opioids like hydrocodone or codeine as cough suppressants.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
NONE: Shingles, a painful condition of nerves, cannot be contracted from another person.You get it by having had chicken pox in the remote past.The pox viru... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not really: Not enough info for detailed answer: how long after? Many potential causes incl. scarring, other disc injury, QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament in... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
A few thoughts: Sharp, fleeting pain is usually local irritation (ex. nylon splinter) or neurologic irritation. Cannot rule out infection or other cause w/out exam. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
OTC decongestants: If this is not her first migraine, i.e. she has been officially diagnosed w/migraine syndrome, but has no migraine meds, sometimes decongestants (whic... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Osteopathic Exam: For pain from neck/shoulder 'spasm,' most available treatments are symptomatic.If you've had many tests-lumbar puncture, MRI, etc. which haven't found... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Osteopathic Exam/Tx: In pregnancy, back pain is frequently musculoskeletal due to growing fetus, stretching ligaments, & uterus displacing ribs.I see this commonly in ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Infection: Common viral & bacterial infections as well as some toxin exposures can cause Headaches/neck aches/sore throat.Treatment can be symptomatic - NSAI... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Possibly: 2-3 tablets per dose every 4-6 hours or only 2-3 tablets per day? Are you taking any other Tylenol/Acetominophen-containing meds? Liver damage & a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Now: Proper diagnosis is ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment.I recommend exam by a dr. skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation.Since pain... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
A few thoughts: Inflammation of the pudendal nerve or dorsal nerve of the clitoris, splinter (as from nylon), infection, to name a few.If the cause is not obvious, is... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
A couple: Did you injure the wrist or did this occur spontaneously? If spontaneous, some concern for ligament or bleeding problem. If it occurred as result of i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not necessarily: Dehydration, liver problems, gallbladder problems, blood disorders & a myriad other things can cause this.Opiates like lortab can overtax an alrea... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not really: There are neural modulators that you may not have withdrawal symptoms from, but 'pain killers' gen mean narcotics, tramadol, or even NSAIDs like ibupr... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not RICE: Most drs. recommend resting muscle & applying ice.I recommend applying heat to increase the circulation, thus improving the healing.Also, moving t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Fall asleep?: Excedrin PM has diphenhydramine which is known to increase certain side effect of Lyrica (pregabalin) such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty co... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
A few thoughts: Not quite enough description to give clear answer, but depending on whether fever is present, where rash is located, where you live, family history, e... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Sorry: Waaay too many to name. Common ones are Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 & 4, Vicodin, Percodet, Percodan, etc.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Concerning: Severe joint pain, fever, stiff neck, headache,nausea could be from infection or from severe toxin exposure.Most common is infection.Stiff neck could ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Several things: Burning is usually a sign of local inflammation of tissues or pain resulting from nerve injury/inflammation.Causes of all your symptoms could include ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not likely Migraine: Many things can cause stiff back muscles.Headaches often are a RESULT of upper back & neck problems.With so much of your body affected, it could b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Several possiblities: Location & type of ha can be very telling.Not enough info to be really helpful, here.Migraines, sinus ha-common causes of lasting ha.Infections, fever... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not to my knowledge: Tonsils may be enlarged, pale or red, but many things can cause that.You throat may also show signs of chronic irritation and drainage, but again, man... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
From some people: A person with Herpes Zoster is essentially shedding the chicken pox virus.Anyone who has already had chicken pox or who has been vaccinated against it... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
A few possibilities: Infection: skin, mastoiditis, pimple, shingles = common.Also common but rarely diagnosed: inflammation of the posterior or greater auricular nerves.Tr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Unlikely: Unless you have history of migraines - then could be.Your history is most consistent with muscle tension (won't show on x-ray or any other test) but c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Depends on cause: Manage or cure?Most md's tend to 'manage' the pain whereas a good osteopathic dr. Will look for more subtle causes often overlooked by other drs.A goo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Frequently missed: Common presentation for 'locked down' rib.Pain is usually really behind shoulder.Ribs rise in front w/ inhalation & go down w/ exhalation.When 'locked... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 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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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
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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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