"I had an acute back pain. I went to urgent care, and my primary care doctor put me on an oral steroid, but I continued to have a significant pain, to the point that I could not walk. It was excruciating pain. I came to see Dr. Kowalkowski, who on evalution determined I had a disc herniation and treated me immediately. I can say that within two hours of receiving a fluroscopic-guided spinal injection my pain was 90% improved. I have continued to follow up with Dr. Kowalkowski, and I continue to be 95% pain free. Dr. Kowalkowski is continuing to monitor my progress, and I thank him for his expertise. By diagnosing and treating me right away, I was able to get back to a normal quality of life. I would say that the entire staff at IPPMC has gone out of their way to make the experience positive."
"I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for working me into your schedule last Friday the 14th. I could not even get out of bed that morning without rolling out onto my knee and working my way up. What you did for me was a miracle and I am back on my feet. I also appreaciate your humble, straight forward and humane attitude. It makes for a much easier communication. Thank you again and God Bless. "
Suzzane (Husband's Testimonial)
"I have known my wife for 20 years. I am 12 years younger. I thought she needed somebody younger to keep up with her. Through the course of dealing over the last year with her dad's health and us taking care of him, her back went out. She had not at all been herself or able to do things. After or initial evaluation with Dr. Kowalkowski and treatment, she has returned to her normal activities from four years ago. I thank you."
"I had complete relief! The clinic is not just about procedures, Dr. Kowalkowski used a combination of therapies that has allowed me to get rid of my pain I had for over two years. I had many other therapies but they did not help."
"I feel great. I have been pain free since my treatment at Interventional Pain & Physical Medicine Clinic."
"Since my kidney transplant surgery in which I had complications with my surgery including my abdominal wall tearing, since 1999, I have been trying to be pain free. After coming to Interventional Pain, my pain level is down to a 2. The treatment has allowed me to go through the day a lot stronger. It has helped me with performing normal activities and I can golf."
"I came to this clinic using OxyContin for foot pain that I developed due to blood clots which resulted in my foot almost dying. I had been given OxyContin twice a day for pain control. I did not realize the effect that the OxyContin had on me until I was seen and treated by IPPMC, in which after one visit, Dr. Kowalkowski evaluated me and changed my medications. After one visit, my foot pain is now 80% improved and I am no longer on high-dose OxyContin."
"I have been seen by primary care doctors and other pain management doctors in Saint Cloud. I had a hysterectomy because they thought my pain was coming from adhesions and none of this helped me. I went to other pain management doctors that performed other procedures which did not help. I have had physical therapy and nothing seemed to help until my treatment at IPPMC has turned me around and decreased my pain to a point where I can live my life without having pain rule my life."
"Since the age of 17, I have had a gnawing, aching pain in my left hip region. The pain made it difficult for me to walk and I had difficulty participating with my child's activities. I cannot count the number of times I have been in and out of the emergency rooms for my pain. My treatments have been pain pills and they told me there was nothing they could do for my pain. I even underwent an extensive GI workup, which did not find any answers. I was referred to IPPMC and, after my second visit, I can say I have total pain relief from my chronic pain. Thank you."
"I have been with back pain for 43 years after a motor vehicle accident in 1973. I received chiropractic therapy for many years and to no avail. I received acupuncture for six months and nothing seemed to help. My primary care doctor referred me to a spine surgeon which I declined. Six months later I went back to my doctor asking for further help. She then referred me to Dr. Kowalkowski. I was treated on my first visit and I had no pain after that until six months later. After I returned for a second treatment, I can say, at this time, I have 99% reduction in my back pain. This is the best I have felt in 43 years. I would advise this clinic to anyone."