Dr. Mitchell Cohn, DO

Dr. Mitchell Cohn, DO

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Mitchell Cohn, DO is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteo Med & Surg in 1986 and specializes in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

3700 52nd St SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Contact Information

(616) 656-3700

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Dr. Cohn's Experience

Dr. Cohn's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
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Dr. Cohn's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cohn "Dr. Cohn received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1981. In 1986, he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. After doing a traditional osteopathic internship at the Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater, Michigan – a Michigan State University-affiliated program, he subsequently received post-graduate training in Family Medicine, Biomechanics, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine through programs at Michigan State University. For much of his career, Dr. Cohn was in a solo private practice in general medicine with special interests in the field of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and the treatment of pain and neurologic and musculoskeletal injury. He was also the founder and chief medical legal consultant for 2 legal medicine consulting firms. He is also an award-winning author and has had his work published in professional journals. In addition to typical osteopathic medical training, Dr. Cohn has extensive knowledge and expertise in hands-on manipulative treatment and evaluation. His treatments are not limited to the typical 'cracking' techniques employed by many osteopathic doctors and chiropractors. His toolkit also includes a wide variety of soft treatment techniques including functional, myofascial release, strain-counterstrain, cranial osteopathy, and craniosacral techniques. He also places a great deal of emphasis on finding and treating the very subtle and often gradual changes in a person's body which can lead to great pain and dysfunction. He emphasizes finding the root problem from which a person's pain stems, rather than just treating the symptoms. Dr. Cohn has experienced a great deal of success in treating acute and chronic pain such as headaches, neck pain, upper and lower back pain, TMJ problems, musculoskeletal chest pain, chest-wall pain, post-surgical chest pain, failed-back syndrome (post-laminectomy or discectomy pain), and even structurally-induced neuropathic and radicular pain of the limbs. Dr. Cohn is also the author of several books including a book on parenting; "The Osteopathy and the Zombie Apocalypse" books (available on Amazon); Marijuana: the Better, Safer Alternative (comparing the clinical effects and efficacy of medical marijuana vs. narcotics), and a popular free booklet, "Treatments for Chronic Pain that Actually Work! A Concise Introduction to OMM and Prolotherapy". Dr. Cohn speaks to general audiences; high school, college and pre-medical students and pain patients introducing them to Osteopathic Medicine, principles, and practice. He works to enlighten patients, doctors, and other medical personnel about osteopathic medicine, in general, to encourage students to investigate osteopathy as a career choice, and to inform patients about alternative treatments, especially for chronic pain. Most recently, he has been an invited speaker by a branch of the French Academy of Medicine which studies alternative therapies. He can even be engaged for speaking at your events. Most importantly, Dr. Cohn raised a pack of beautiful and intelligent children who are now all adults. He is a proud grandfather of 2. Most importantly, he wants to thank the love of his life - a late-comer, but the center of his late-life joy - his beautiful, intelligent, artistic, and gifted wife, Elena, whom many of you may meet as she is also my assistant and boss at Integrative Pain Solutions."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cohn "Technology, narcotics, steroids & surgery are not the answer!

A PATIENT-CENTERED approach: obtaining a COMPLETE HISTORY, LISTENING to patients, determining a CORRECT DIAGNOSIS, & working COLLABORATIVELY with patients is how to achieve your desired results. Though different than usual chronic pain treatment, Dr. Cohn's work is scientifically sound & validated by over a century worth of data & practical usage, though some techniques are cutting edge. Only in the last few years have mainstream doctors even begun to employ some of the techniques which Dr. Cohn has used effectively for 30 years.

Pro athletes go to Europe to receive only part of the care available right here!

Precise understanding of the many causes of chronic pain, whether cartilage, ligament, tendon, muscle, or nerve injury, tight tissues, internal scarring, or malalignment of bones is what allows Dr. Cohn to ACCURATELY DIAGNOSE & thus select the most effective treatment(s).

Previously a chronic pain-sufferer, himself, Dr. Cohn truly cares. He understands what you are dealing with daily. His complex, unique skill set-shared by only a few doctors WORLD-WIDE-& his compassion, make his services special for those suffering chronic pain."


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13  Specialties

  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Muscle Disorders
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Cohn does not have any board certifications listed.

125  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Migraine
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Cranial Neuralgia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dorsal Neuralgia
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Headache
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Joint Disorders
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Migraine
  • Mild Headache
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuralgia in the Upper Extremity
  • Neuritis
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Neuralgia
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Polyneuritis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Severe Headache
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Headache
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteo Med & Surg
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Health Center Of Branch County, Coldwater, Michigan
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cohn's Reviews

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5 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Cohn's Performance

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    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Cohn Says:

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Patient Comments (4)

I was suffering with severe pain in the hips low back (10) and I was a patient being seen in the clinic, I scheduled an appointment and started therapy. Dr . Cohn made a complete medical diagnosis and explained in lanquage I could understand. I started treatment and I have not looked back. It...more
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An excellent Physician. The only provider I allow to manipulate my back. Have a issue with joints and pain, someone talking surgery? See Dr. Cohn first, surgery isnt always the answer. Dr. Cohn will let you know if his treatments aren't the answer and surgery is the last resort.
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I've never been to a doctor who spends so much time with his patients and wants to do everything possible to diagnose the problem and fix it. Dr. Cohn truly cares about his patients, listens, asks questions, takes notes, and is never in a hurry. I've been to many doctors/chiropractors over the...more
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Dr Cohn is thorough, takes his time with his assessment, and listens to his patients. Fantastic diagnostician. He used to suffer from chronic pain himself, so he understands what it feels like - both physically and emotionally - to live with pain. He wants to see you get well. He has faith he can...more
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