Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 24: Trigger Points, the “Third Space”, and the Merit of Pain Theories with Dr. Milton Cohen

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Special Guest Milton Cohen MD, Rheumatologist/Specialist Pain Physician, joins the show to discuss a variety of topics in this far ranging interview. Dr. Cohen and his research group has written extensively on topics ranging from critical appraisals of the biomedical and biopsychosocial framework to the nature of the therapeutic interaction. In the show we discuss these topics as well as the concept of the “Aporia” of pain. Additionally, his group’s 2015 paper on the face validity of the trigger point phenomenon that was widely debated on social media is discussed in addition to their concerns with Moseley and Vlaeyen’s “Imprecision Hypothesis” of pain.

A critical evaluation of the trigger point phenomenon.
Quintner JL, Bove GM, Cohen ML.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015 Mar;54(3):392-9. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keu471. Epub 2014 Dec 3.

Pain medicine and its models: helping or hindering?
Quintner JL, Cohen ML, Buchanan D, Katz JD, Williamson OD.
Pain Med. 2008 Oct;9(7):824-34. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2007.00391.x.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod –
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

Photo credit: “Merit” by Marion Doss via Flicker.

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