These terms could mean anything. Proximal is “close to” or “near the head”. “Mediated pain” is pain that is generated by any certain undefined structure. For example proximal scapular mediated pain is pain that occurs from the shoulder blade nearest the head.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.