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Journal Papers


  • Kumbhare D, Hassan S, Diep D, Duarte FCK, Hung J, Damodara S, West D, Selvapathy R. Potential Role of Immune Mediators Biomarkers for Fibromyalgia Diagnosis: A Systematic review with meta-analysis. Accepted for publication. PAIN-D-21-00372R1

  • Duarte FCK, West D, Linde L, Hassam S, Kumbhare D. “Re-examining Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Toward biomarker development and mechanism-based diagnostic criteria”. Current Rheumatology Reports. 23, 69 (2021).

  • Evans V, Koh RG, Duarte FCK, Linde L, Amiri M, Kumbhare D. “Evaluation of Motor Unit Abnormalities after Experimentally Induced Sensitization Using Capsaicin”: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study. Scientific Reports. 11, 13793 (2021). 

  • Da Silva F, Santos M, Borella da Silva T, Facchini D, Kolberg A, Barros RR, Silveira E, Kroth A, Kolberg C, Duarte FCK, Vassoler JM, Partata WA. “Spine adjusting instrument (Impulse®) attenuates nociception and modulates oxidative stress markers in the spinal cord and sciatic nerve of a rat model of neuropathic pain”. Pain Medicine. 2021; pnab167,

  • Duarte, FCK, Hurtig M, Clark A, Brown SHM, Simpson J, Srbely JZ. “Experimentally Induced Spine Facet Compression Injury Leads to Neurogenic Inflammation within Neurosegmentally Linked Myotomes”. Experimental Gerontology. 2021 Jul 1;149:111311.

  • Sancar M, Keniş-Coşkun Ö, Hakan Gündüz O, Kumbhare D. Quantitative Ultrasound Texture Feature Changes with Conservative treatment of the Trapezius Muscle in female patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Am J PMR. 2021. DOI: 10.1097/phm.0000000000001697.


  • Amiri M, Esmaili H, Hamad AH, Alavinia M, Masani K, Kumbhare D. Nociceptive flexion reflex threshold in chronic pain patients: A needed update for the current evidence. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2020. Accepted / In Press.

  • Kumbhare D, Amiri M. Randomized controlled trials in non-pharmacological rehabilitation research: A scoping review of the reporting of sample size calculation, randomization procedure, and statistical analyses. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2020.

  • Linde LD, Duarte FCK, Esmaeili H, Hamad A, Masani K, Kumbhare D. The nociceptive flexion reflex: a scoping review and proposed standardized methodology for acquisition in those affected by chronic pain. British Journal of Pain. 2020;

  • Vadasz B, Gohari J, West D, Grosman-Rimon L, Wright E, Ozcakar L, Kumbhare D. Improving characterization and diagnosis quality of Myofascial Pain Syndrome: a systematic review of the clinical and biomarker overlap with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2020.

  • Evans V, Behr M, Masani K, Kumbhare D. . Quantitative Response of Healthy Muscle Following the Induction of Capsaicin: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials. 2020.

  • Diep D, Chen K, Kumbhare D. Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Procedures for Myofascial Trigger Points: A Systematic Review. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2020;46(1):73-80.

  • Amiri M, Alavinia M, Singh M, Kumbhare D. Pressure Pain Threshold in patients with chronic pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2020.

  • Grosman-Rimon L, Vadasz B, Parkinson W, Clarke H, Katz J, Kumbhare D. The levels of Insulin-Like Growth Factor in patients with myofascial pain syndrome and in healthy controls. PM&R. 2020.


  • Phan V, Shah J, Tandon H, Srbely J, DeStefano S, Kumbhare D, Sikdar S, Clouse A, Gandhi A, Gerber L. Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Narrative Review Identifying Inconsistencies in Nomenclature. PM R. 2019 Nov 17:1-10.

  • Ahmed S, Haddad C, Subramaniam S, Khattab S, Kumbhare D. The Effect of Electric Stimulation Techniques on Pain and Tenderness at the Myofascial Trigger Point: A Systematic Review. Pain Med. 2019 Sep 1;20(9):1774-1788.

  • Behr M, Noseworthy M, Kumbhare D. Feasibility of a Support Vector Machine Classifier for Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Diagnostic Case-Control Study. J Ultrasound Med. 2019 Aug 1;38(8):2119-2132.

  • Behr M, McNabb E, Noseworthy M, Sidkar S, Kumbhare D. Automatic ROI Placement in the Upper Trapezius Muscle in B-mode Ultrasound Images. Ultrason Imaging. 2019 Jul 1;41(4):231-246.

  • Ahmed S, Subramaniam S, Sidhu K, Khattab S, Singh D, Babineau J, Kumbhare DA. Effect of Local Anesthetic Versus Botulinum Toxin-A Injections for Myofascial Pain Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clin J Pain. 2019 Apr 1;35(4):353-367.

  • Kumbhare D. Review: Extra physical therapy improves some outcomes by a small amount in acute or subacute health conditions. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Mar 19;170(6):JC32.

  • Clarke H, Rai A, Poon M, Rao V, Dijaini G, Beattie S, Choiniere M, McGillion M, Patterson A, Hunter J, Watt-Watson J, Martin L, Grosman-Rimon L, Kumbhare D, Hanlon J, Knight J, Seltzer Z, Katz J. Toward a phenomic analysis of chronic postsurgical pain following cardiac surgery. Canadian Journal of Pain. 2019;3(1):58-69.


  • Ahmed S, Khattab S, Haddad C, Babineau J, Furlan A, Kumbhare D. Effect of aerobic exercise in the treatment of myofascial pain: a systematic review. J Exerc Rehabil. 2018 Dec 1;14(6):902-910.

  • Kumbhare D, Shaw S, Ahmed S, Noseworthy MD. Quantitative ultrasound of trapezius muscle involvement in myofascial pain: comparison of clinical and healthy population using texture analysis. J Ultrasound. 2018 Nov 9;23:23-30.

  • Özçakar L, Ata AM, Kaymak B, Kara M, Kumbhare D. Ultrasound imaging for sarcopenia, spasticity and painful muscle syndromes. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2018 Sep 1;12(3):373-381.

  • Kumbhare D, Ahmed S, Watter S. A narrative review on the difficulties associated with fibromyalgia diagnosis. Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease. 2018;10(1):13-26.

  • Kumbhare DA,  Ahmed S, Behr M, Noseworthy M. Quantitative ultrasound using texture analysis of myofascial pain syndrome in the trapezius. Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering. 2018;97(1):72-74.

  • Linde LD, Kumbhare DA, Joshi M, Srbely J. The relationship between rate of algometer application and pain pressure threshold in the assessment of myofascial trigger point sensitivity. Pain Practice. 2018;18(2):224-229.

  • Kumbhare DA, Ahmed, Flannery J, Clarke H, Subramaniam S, Furlan A. Important Clinical Factors for Characterizing Chronic Pain Patient. Pain Medicine. 2018.


  • Kumbhare D, Shaw S, Grosman-Rimon L, Noseworthy MD. Quantitative Ultrasound Assessment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome Affecting the Trapezius: A Reliability Study. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Dec 1;36(12):2559-2568..

  • Rai A, Meng H, Weinrib A, Englesakis M, Kumbhare D, Grosman-Rimon L, Katz J, Clarke H. A review of adjunctive CNS medications used for the treatment of post-surgical pain. CNS Drugs. 2017 Jun 2:1-11.

  • Grosman-Rimon, L, Clarke, H, Mills, PB, Chan A, Kumbhare D. Clinicans’ Perspective of the current diagnostic criteria for myofascial pain syndrome. J Back MSK Rehab. 2017 Jan;30(3):509-14.

  • Rathbone A, Grosman-Rimon L, Kumbhare DA. Inter-rater Agreement of Manual Palpation for Identification of Myofascial Trigger Points: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2017;33(8):715-29.

  • Grosman-Rimon L, Clarke H, Chan AK, Mills PB, Rathbone AT, Kumbhare D. Clinicians’ Perspective of the Current Diagnostic Criteria for Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Journal of Back & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 2017;30(3):509-14.

  • Kumbhare DA, Elzibak AH, Noseworthy MD. Evaluation of chronic pain using magnetic resonance neuroimaging approaches: what the clinician needs to know. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2017;33(4):281-90.

  • Kumbhare DA, Clarke H, Peng P. Ultrasound-guided interventional procedures: myofascial trigger points. Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. 2017;42(3):407-12.

  • Kumbhare D, Ahmed S, Sander T, Grosman-Rimon L, Srbely J. A Survey of Physicians’ Knowledge and Adherence to the Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia. Pain Medicine. 2017;19(6):1254-1264.

  • Kumbhare DA,  Subramaniam S, Grosman-Rimon L. Ultrasound Imaging of Musculoskeletal Disorders. PM&R Knowledge Now. 2017.


  • Grosman-Rimon L, Kumbhare DA. Inflammatory Biomarkers in Acute Myofascial Pain. PM&R. 2016 Sep 1;8(9):S155.

  • Srbely JZ, Kumbhare D, Grosman-Rimon L. A narrative review of new trends in the diagnosis of myofascial trigger points: diagnostic ultrasound imaging and biomarkers. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2016 Sep;60(3):220-225.

  • Grosman-Rimon L, Parkinson W, Upadhye S, Clarke H, Katz J, Flannery J, Peng P, Kumbhare D. Circulating Biomarkers in Acute Myofascial Pain: A Case-Control Study. Medicine. 2016 Sep;95(37):4650.

  • Rathbone M, Parkinson W, Rehman Y, Jiang S, Bhandari M, Kumbhare DA. Magnitude and variability of effect sizes for the associations between chronic pain and cognitive test performances: a meta-analysis. British Journal of Pain. 2016 Aug;10(3):141-155.

  • Rehman Y, Parkinson W, Rathbone M, Randhawa N, Upadhye S, Grewal J, Krasnik C, Kumbhare D. Meta-analytic Comparison Of Depressed And Chronic Pain Patients On Processing Speed, Memory, And Learning. Pain Practice. 2016 May 1;16:66.

  • Srbely JZ, Kumbhare DA, Linde L. The location of peak upper trapezius muscle activity during submaximal contractions is not associated with the location of myofascial trigger points: new insights revealed by high density surface EMG. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2016;33(5):473.

  • Srbely J, Vadasz B, Shah J, Gerber NL, Sikdar S, Kumbhare D. Central Sensitization: A Clinical Conundrum. Clin J Pain. 2016;32(11):1011-1013.


  • Kumbare DA, Robinson L. Commentary of “Turn-amplitude analysis as a diagnostic test for myofascial syndrome in patients with chronic pelvic pain. Pain Research & Management. 2015 Nov.

  • Rathbone A, Kumbhare DA. Re: Signs and Symptoms of Myofascial Pain: An International Survey of Pain Management Providers and Proposed Preliminary Set of Diagnostic Criteria. Pain Medicine. 2015;17(3):620.

  • Kumbhare D, Baron MS. A novel tri-component scheme for classifying neuronal discharge patterns. Journal of neuroscience methods. 2015;239:148-61.


  • Kumbhare D, Parkinson W. Six Month Recovery Following Musculoskeletal Injuries in Motor Vehicle Collisions. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014;10(95):38-39..

  • Kumbhare D, Parkinson W, Rehman Y, Rathbone M, Jiang S, Bhandari M. Neurocognitive Test Performance in Chronic Pain Patients. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014;10(95):38.


  • Kumbhare D, Parkinson W. Influence of psychosocial factors on illness behavior. American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Knowledge Now. 2013 Oct 22. On Line Publication.

Book Chapters


  • Kumbhare, D. Periarticular and Soft Tissue Injections. In Ozcakar, L Editor in Chief. Ultrasound Imaging and Guidance for Musculoskeletal Interventions in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Edi-ermes Publishers. March 2020.


  • Furlan A, Kumbhare DA, Giraldo M, Mittal N. Treatment of the Patient with Chronic Pain. In: DeLisa’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. 2017.


  • Kumbhare D, Parkinson W, Dunlop B, Adili A.  Biochemical measurement of injury and inflammation in orthopedic surgeries.  In: Orthopedic Surgery, Zaid Al-Aubaidi Ed, Intech 2012, pp. 166-182. 

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