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“I would like to thank all the doctor’s assistants and nurses at IPPMC. They have helped me out the most of any different medical places I have been for my pain. They have done the best job explaining and treating my pain after a 19 year period. The best place I ever went for my pain management. I would suggest anybody come here and try it if you are dealing with pain. Thank you IPPMC.”
— Mark


"Since I have been treated at IPPMC and Dr. Kowalkowski it is the first time in seven years that I am pretty much pain free, that is craziness. I was unable to get help and I felt that my previous treatments were temporary. I would recommend this team to anybody.”


“I’ve had lower back and leg pain for over 12 years. I had a total of three spine surgeries, the first being in 2000. Despite my surgeries I continued having back and leg pain. I had numerous injections in my back previous to presenting to IPPMC which did not offer me significant relief. I underwent a spinal cord stimulator trial that worked great for me and I want on to have the permanent placement. I am 90% better. I could not walk through Wal-Mart or K-Mart previous to my treatment and now I can walk much better, I can go up and down stairs and do laundry. I would recommend that people try it if you have a pain that has been ongoing.”

WIP Committee

“The Committee found the Interventional Pain and Physical Medicine Clinic’s multidisciplinary approach to clinical pain practice to be exemplary. The impact of this pain center on the specialty of pain practice is evident through its individualized approach to improving the quality of life by reducing pain and suffering, through teamwork and a multi-disciplinary model of care.”


“I was referred to the pain clinic by a friend who had had good results with his treatments at IPPMC. I switched my therapy to IPPMC as well. I’ve had great results from my injections and therapies. The rehabilitation group is awesome and so is Dr. Kowalkowski. They have a great team at IPPMC. They also have the ability to do MRIs at their clinic. I would definitely recommend IPPMC and Dr. Kowalkowski and his crew because they have helped me tremendously.”


“I have been dealing with chronic lower back and joint pain over five years. I was told that I need spine surgery and underwent a laminectomy at L4-5 in 2012 for back and leg pain which helped me for a while. I started having significant knee and hip pain. I underwent an extensive workup with my primary care who sent me to orthopedic surgery which I had multiple injections which did not do a thing. I decided there has to be someone that could help me. I found IPPMC in the phonebook and I tried it. I have had excellent results. My treatments have changed my whole outlook. I have more energy, I feel like doing things, I am able to sleep at night, I even carried my 1-year-old granddaughter and I walked when I was in Texas, I have not been able to do that for over a year. It has made a whole difference in my lifestyle and I am starting therapies today. I am looking forward to getting back into my regular routine.”


“The reason we come to IPPMC is because this clinic is not about just doing surgery. They look into what is causing the pain and treat it. They reviewed my case and gave me treatment options. My goal is to prevent spine surgery. I have already had two spine surgeries which helped for a little while. I have had just as much benefit from the treatments at IPPMC as I have had with two spine surgeries and now the same surgeons want to fuse multilevels of my spine and at 35 that is hard to swallow. The big issue is that every time I have surgery I am out of work for six months and it cleans out my savings and I have two kids getting ready for college. I have to figure out what is best for me and not the surgeon. The first time I had interventional treatment with Dr. Kowalkowski I had relief for 18 months. I can say they do a superior job on their interventional treatments and I am comfortable telling my colleagues this. I come here because I want to feel better and I do not want to be broke.”


“I’ve had left knee pain for three years. I tried a lot of different treatments including narcotics, I have seen approximately four different doctors for treatment options, and nothing has worked. I presented to IPPMC rather skeptical because of my past experiences with the pain. I thought that they would tell me that it was all in my head. After one visit I can say that I can’t believe most of my pain is gone. The pain had been effecting my life miserably. I couldn’t walk around or do nothing. It’s way better. Now that the weather is nicer I am going to be outside walking. I cannot believe how the topical cream is changing my pain levels.”


“Since I’ve been coming to IPPMC I’m a lot better. I am able to stand and go to the bathroom for the first time in years. It had been painful. It’s all been good.”


“I had seven years of treatment for my neck and back pain in New York and New Jersey and no results. They wanted to give me pain killers and send me home. Their injections were not of benefit, none of it was of benefit for seven years. I have been followed intermittently by IPPMC for four years. I am a return customer because this is the only place I have had help. When I stopped coming my ability to do anything regressed. I knew I had to come back here to get better. It’s the truth!”


“I had two right sided hernia surgeries three years ago. After the last surgery I had severe pain right in my groin and right leg. The pain radiated down my leg into my hip. I could not walk. I had a miserable winter with this pain. My husband had to do all the household work and I was sitting most of the time to relieve my pain. I saw approximately four doctors for my pain and they did not help. One doctor even thought I had a broken femur. After MRIs and expensive workups I still had the pain. It got to the point where I had difficulty walking. My doctor sent me to IPPMC. On my second visit Dr. Kowalkowski treated my pain with an interventional treatment. Within one week my pain was gone. It was really gone. This was the first time in 30 years that I can walk, do my housework, I’m a happier person definitely. I am very happy with my treatments.”


"I’ve had back problems for many-many years. It started when I was a Cement mason’s helper throwing cement blocks on scaffolding six feet high, I was 18 years old and I had so much pain the next I could not get out of bed. Since that time exercise and activity would trigger my pain in my back. This pain has gone on for the last 65 years. I ultimately underwent an operation of my lower back approximately two years ago and I continued to have some pain after my surgery. After being treated at IPPMC I can say I am pain free for the first time in 30-40 years. They have been very accommodating and very helpful. The staff and the doctors are great."

Abott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street,
Minneapolis, MN 55407
North Memorial Medical Center
3300 Oakdale Avenue North,
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
2301 Connecticut Avenue South,
Sartell, MN 56377
Office: 320-229-1500
Toll Free: 1-888-414-PAIN
Fax: 320-229-1505