Spine Pain & Dysfunction: Prevention & Treatment Options

Neil Cohen, DC, DACRB and Brandon Cohen, DO
Sunday, February 9, 2020 11 am – 1 pm
Buchner Hall – Alumnae/i House  (Directions / Campus Map)

Registration Fee: $28

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Program Description 

Join us for this information-packed program on the prevention and treatment options for spinal pain and dysfunction, with presentation by the father-son team of Dr. Neil Cohen and Dr. Brandon Cohen. During this program you will learn about: relevant anatomy; generators of spine pain (muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, and nerves); control of spinal motion: active structures (muscle) vs. passive structures (bone); evaluation of spinal pain; red flags and other indicators; self-care demonstrations: stabilization, strengthening, and stretching exercises; and treatment options.

Q&A and explanation in easy-to-understand terms will take place throughout the program, as needed.

Please note: The content of this program is for general informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the advice and/or treatment you receive from your personal physician or other qualified health care provider.


Program Objective

Participants will learn about:

  • the underlying structural and functional causes of spinal pain and dysfunction
  • the ways to prevent spinal dysfunction and injuries through explanation and demonstration
  • how and when to help yourself
  • when to seek help
  • treatment options in easy-to-understand terms

Program Format

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Demonstrations of self-care
  • Explanation of treatment options
  • Q&A

Suggested Supplementary Materials

  • Lumbar Spinal Stabilization Floor Exercises, 2nd Edition, Donald R. Murphy, published by Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products, 2014
  • Cervical Spinal Stabilization Exercises, 2nd Edition, Donald R. Murphy, published by Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products, 2014
  • Treat Your Own Neck, 5th Ed - Robin A. McKenzie, published by Orthopedic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, 2011
  • Treat Your Own Back, 7th Ed. - Robin A McKenzie, published by Orthopedic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, 2011

About the Presenters

Neil Cohen

Dr. Neil Cohen is a board-certified Chiropractor and Rehabilitation Specialist with over 35 years of clinical experience. For the last 20 years he has been the director of Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center in Baltimore, where he sees many patients with spinal pain and dysfunction. Dr. Cohen is an expert in diagnosing sources of pain and in educating patients about treatment options. He is a native of New York City and now resides in Baltimore, MD with his family. He enjoys fishing, cycling, and beekeeping. 





Brandon Cohen Dr. Brandon Cohen completed his undergraduate studies in Physics and Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. He then earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree at Touro University Nevada. Currently, he is serving as Chief Resident in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Upon completion of residency, he will go on to do a one-year fellowship in Pain Management in York, PA. Dr. Cohen is from Towson, MD. In his free time he enjoys playing music and spending time with his wife, Katie, and their two dogs.