Milton L Cohen

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Recent studies into the common complaint of chronic neck pain have focused on its anatomical origin, identifying especially the cervical zygapophysial joints. However the pathophysiology of chronic neck pain remains poorly understood. In this psychophysical study, responses to electrocutaneous stimulation in subjects with chronic neck pain were examined. In(More)
The theory of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) has been constructed around the trigger point (TrP), a region within a muscle from which local and remote pain can be evoked by palpation. Although their pathophysiology is obscure, TrPs have been regarded as the cause of myofascial pain. Spread and chronicity of pain are attributed to the activation of latent,(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify whether the biopsychosocial framework of illness has overcome the limitations of the biomedical model of disease when applied in the practice of pain medicine. DESIGN Critical review of the literature concerning the application of biopsychosocial models to the praxis of pain medicine and the concepts of living systems. RESULTS The(More)
Acute whiplash is a heterogeneous disorder that becomes persistent in 40% to 60% of cases. Estimates of recovery have not changed in recent decades. This randomized, single-blind, controlled trial tested whether multidisciplinary individualized treatments for patients with acute whiplash (<4 weeks postinjury) could reduce the incidence of chronicity at 6 mo(More)
Refractory cervicobrachial pain (RCBP) is a common syndrome of uncertain pathogenesis, frequently seen in an occupational context. It is characterised by widespread neck, shoulder girdle and arm pain, often of dysaesthetic quality including burning, associated with paraesthesiae, impaired perception of touch, allodynia, hyperalgesia and hyperpathia. Despite(More)
Shoulder internal rotation (IR) is commonly assessed by an indirect method where the hand is placed behind the back and the distance reached by the tip of the extended thumb is recorded. The aim of this study was to assess the validity of measuring active IR range of motion (ROM) by use of the indirect hand-behind-back (HBB) ROM method in subjects with(More)
The theory of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) caused by trigger points (TrPs) seeks to explain the phenomena of muscle pain and tenderness in the absence of evidence for local nociception. Although it lacks external validity, many practitioners have uncritically accepted the diagnosis of MPS and its system of treatment. Furthermore, rheumatologists have(More)