"I developed shingles on my right side in February 4, 2009. I developed a sharp throbbing pain. I was in constant pain. I could not do a heck of a lot. I am 79 years old and I couldn’t sleep on my right side. I came to Dr. Kowalkowski at IPPMC after living with this pain for four months, I received treatment in which I am currently 100% improved, after receiving interventional treatments that included cryotherapy, most recently to my right flank."
"My husband has had back pain for over the last 10 years to the point that he was so miserable. He was unable to get from the house to the car. He was using a walker occasionally. It also affected his mood. We were seen at IPPMC and comprehensive program was created, in which he was treated by the behavioral health specialist who helped us with medication that changed our mood. Dr. Kowalkowski created a rehabilitation plan, in which after a few visits, he has had about 80% relief. It has been a miracle for him."
"A year ago I started having major back issues which made it hard for me to move. I tried physical therapy and procedures which eventually led me to IPPMC. IPPMC was able to identify my source of pain and treated me with a percutaneous decompression, which is a minimally invasive procedure for my disc pain and I am currently 100% improved and able to return to work and all my other life activities. Yeah!!! It has been a miracle for him."
"Our mother was hospitalized off and on for several years with chronic pain in her back and legs, in which her legs would spasm. She went from one orthopedic doctor to another. She tried steroid injections. It seemed to put a Band-Aid in her pain until she came to IPPMC. Since starting treatments including Botulinum Toxin Type A, she has been independent. She has discontinued taking OxyContin. She is living in assisted living and her quality of life is 100% better than what it was! We are thrilled"
"I have had back pain for the past two years. I have had countless procedures and seen at other pain clinics. IPPMC has great support, follow-ups, and constant care giving which makes my family feel so much better about my care. Compared to my other procedures my treatments with Dr. Kowalkowski worked! I have been able to work for fulltime for the first time in a year, in which own a truck repair business. I have not had to go the emergency room since my treatment at IPPMC. Previous to my treatments I had been transferred to the emergency room via ambulance 9 times within the last year."
"I just want everybody to know that I am going great! I wanted to update my testimonial from last year. I am now able to pay and care for my grandson and do gardening. These were things I could not do before my treatments at IPPMC. I just wanted to let everyone know how better I am!"
"I have had terrible headaches over the last seven years. On a scale of 1/10 my headaches were 10. It would keep me up all night with no sleep. Since I got treated at IPPMC, with a nerve block, my headaches have been gone for the first time in seven years."
"I have had back pain for at least ten years. Over the last five years the back pain was so severe it would take me up to an hour to get out of bed on certain days. My primary doctor sent me to IPPMC. After my first visit I received a comprehensive evaluation with Dr. Kowalkowski and I was given a plan and treated the same day, with much relief.
On the second visit, it was a bit scary for me because I had an injection in my back. Dr. Kowalkowski called me at that night at 7:30 PM which it was a great relief to be able to talk with the doctor about my concerns on the same day of my treatment. It was not expected.
I am now able to roll over in bed. I cannot remember the last time I was able to do that without pain. My activities of getting out of the car and stairs have greatly improved, and I no longer have pain with these activities. I appreciate the whole clinic and my care at IPPMC."
"Because of previous left sided cerebral infarct, this testimonial is being assisted by his wife and Leroy. Leroy has been in significant pain in the right side of his head, since undergoing a mole removal, for almost a year. His wife states he did not want to do anything. he was depressed and stayed in bed. After being treated at IPPMC it appears that he is a lot better now and he is able to go for his walks and he is able to drive without pain."
"I broke my right ankle 30 years ago while snow skiing. I then had surgery 15 years ago to help regain movement of my ankle joint which I received increased range of motion, but developed excruciating pain. I tried other orthotics and pain medication and that was all that was prescribed for me. I was able to only walk a block over the last ten years. Since coming to IPPMC I am now able to walk 1-2 miles per day and I am also reporting decreased back pain."