"Since I have been coming to IPPMC the staff has been phenomenal. I would recommend anyone to come to this clinic. The staff and doctor are great! I am feeling great with the reduction in my pain level. If I am in pain again, I am coming right back!."
"I have been dealing with myofascial pain and lower back pain for over ten years. Previous to coming IPPMC I tried acupuncture, acupressure, Reiki, reflexology, and medications. I was consulted by the Mayo Clinic. I have been seen by rheumatology, urology, chiropractic, and other pain physicians. I have gone through multiple medication trials. I came to IPPMC after being treated by orthopedics. I had been using an egg crate cushion over the last ten years for pain relief. My goal was to attempt conservative treatment when I came to IPPMC. I can say that at this time my stamina is better, I have more endurance, and I am more active. I am able to interact with my seven grandchildren. I don't have to use my egg crate as much anymore. I am able to sit in my car, rather than lying in the back. I am very satisfied with all the treatment I have received from IPPMC, as well as how nice everyone is to me."
"I've had over three major cervical fusion due to an automobile accident. I have been living in chronic pain for over five years. I had undergone an extensive medical work-up and physical therapy. The pain was affecting my life significantly, eventually I found IPPMC. My function has improved by 50-60% through a combination of interventional health specialist, which has also helped my frame of mind. I can say that I am much better than I was five years ago. The staff at IPPMC is great!"
"I have had back pain for 28 years. For years I have sought help for my chronic lower back pain. I had seen a number of different doctors, as well as therapies, in which I received minimal relief. A friend of mine, who is a nurse, told me about IPPMC. I am very happy that I came because I have had a tremendous amount of relief. I am currently walking 2 miles per day in which I have not done that for three years. I will continue coming to IPPMC when I need help."
"After undergoing a bilateral vasectomy I developed chronic testicular pain that affected me with all my activities of daily living. I lost my job as a certified nurse assistant because of my severe pain. I was seen by three separate urologists who treated me with multiple medications including pain killer which left me mentally and physically incapacitated. Because of the severe pain I was to a point of asking my urologist to remove my testicles so I could return to work and participate with my family. Once moving back to Minnesota I attempted to be seen at the Mayo Clinic which they suggested pain management. After being evaluated and treated by Dr. Kowalkowski at IPPMC, I received cryotherapy for my pain and I am currently 80% improved and I have been weaned off my high dose opioids. Even though I am realistic of my pain symptoms, the future is looking bring again."
"Since I started coming to IPPMC I have gotten my life back! My mom has said that I am back to the "old" me, which has been about five years. I have received physical therapy with Allen, injections from Dr. Kowalkowski, as well as being placed on a Suboxone program. I am currently feeling 100% improved and the new facility is fantastic!"
"I have had back pain for over five years. I had a T11 compression fracture that was thought to be congenital, as well as a spinal syrinx. I had enough pain that I underwent a T10-11 posterior fusion. After my surgery I underwent 8 weeks of physical therapy, 3 times a week. I still had no relief. Previous to my surgery, I underwent five years of therapy and multiple doctor visits. After one visit at IPPMC with Dr. Kowalkowski I have never had so much pain relief. The staff is so helpful, understanding, and truly cares."
"Dear Dr. Kowalkowski,
I wanted to sincerely thank you for helping to manage my pain the last year. I couldn't begin to imagine the pain I would be in without your help. In the last year you did more to manage my pain then the Doctor I was with for the five years prior. You treated my whole body, not just one area. You even took care of my fingers. I wouldn't even be able to type this letter without your management of my care.You might have even saved my life with the growth that was found on the MIR. You know what pain needs to be treated with arthritis and which pain needs more investigation. So again I would like to say that you for treating my arthritis. I would highly recommend you to others. Please use me as a reference I would be willing to speak to others about the dynamic care you have give me."
"I have been dealing with chronic TMJ for over ten years. I have seen multiple doctors and have received multiple treatments. My pain had progressed to a point of wanting to seek help at Mayo Clinic since I was unable to function normally. I had also begun developing back pain. Because of my pain I could not take walks like I used to and I had head symptoms that were affecting my daily function because of my jaw pain. Dr. Kowalkowski at IPPMC was my last stop before heading to Mayo Clinic. After just one month at IPPMC I have 80-90% improvement in my pain symptoms. I have worked with IPPMC physical therapy and their lumbar MedX program, as well as having Dr. Kowalkowski performed interventional treatments to my jaw and back. IPPMC has been a very positive experience."
"I would like to express my sincere gratitude for working me into your schedule. On that day I could not get out of bed without rolling onto my knees and working my way up. What you did for me was a miracle and I am back on my feet! I also appreciate your humble, straight-forward, human attitude. It makes for much easier communication. Thank you!"