"I had left facial pain since I was nine years old. I had left sided headaches and migraines that were terrible. I couldn't hold down a job. I ended up having to go on social security disability because of the pain. My doctor sent me to IPPMC to help with my pain. I had seen over fifteen doctors for my pain, including being seen at the Mayo Clinic for my symptoms and no one could help me. After being evaluated I was treated on my first visit with Dr. K. The day after my treatment I have not had a headache since. I can't believe it, it's a miracle! I am so thankful. I have never had such a wonderful experience in my whole life."
"No matter what I did for my pain, it did not do any good. Since I came to IPPMC, I have no pain. I am so happy I came here."
"I came to IPPMC because of chronic pain in my left leg. I was scheduled for knee surgery with an orthopedic surgeon, and a friend introduced me to IPPMC's services. I received treatment at my first visit along with physical therapy. I was able to cancel my surgery. I am pain free currently. I am glad I was introduced to IPPMC. Everyone on staff there was very helpful to me. The Physical Therapy Team was great. I am glad that I came."
"I have had massive migraines for over 30 years. I wasn't doing anything. I did not go to my kid's concerts, plays, because of my headaches. After coming to IPPMC after two treatments my headaches are almost gone. I can do stuff again instead of waiting for my head to hurt. My family is noticing that I am walking again. I love to walk and I could not walk because of the noises outside with my previous headaches."
"I came to IPPMC with limited function in my right shoulder and arm due to pain. It was a burning pain and I was unable to move through my range of motion. After an MRI at IPPMC we discovered a rotator and labral tear. I hit a plateau after my orthopedic care and I was reacquainted with Marybeth Larcom, IPPMC upper extremity specialist. She was able to significant improve my shoulder function and pain after I had hit a plateau. I cannot believe how well I am feeling and how well I am healing. "
"I came to IPPMC in a wheelchair due to chronic lower back pain. I'd had previous surgery a number of years ago and was having difficulty walking. I was treated on my first visit, and my pain improved considerably. Now I am not only walking, I am in a rehabilitation program that is working on increasing my strength and function. Thank you, IPPMC, for your professionalism."
"I have had a history of L5-S1 hemilaminectomy in 2008 for back and left leg pain. I started having similar symptoms in my right leg, so I had this worked up. I have been treated for a year and a half for my leg symptoms. I was unable to sleep on my right side for a year and a half, and I was sleeping only four hours per night due to the pain. After one treatment at IPPMC, I was able to walk with a normal gait and I was able to sleep on my right side! We are still working on my symptoms, and we are continuing to maximize my function because I am way too busy to be laid up!"
"I am a veteran of the Afghanistan and Irac wars. I received a military medical release due to injuries sustained in Irac, including motor percussion in which I injured my back and my head. I was told by military doctors that by the time I was 30 I would be in a wheelchair. I sought out my own medical care and came to IPPMC. When I came I was using a cane and was very depressed, inactive and homebound.I started treatments here including injections. I would say the whole team in all the departments have been wonderful. I have never been treated this good in the treatment of my pain issues. I would recommend this place to anyone. When you find a place that will help the veterans, it's a good thing."
"I have had lower back pain for eight years. I had spine surgery in 2003, and a year-and-a-half later they removed the hardware. The pain never went away. I have had pain for eight years. My primary care provider referred me to IPPMC. I received a cryotherapy injection to the injured site, and the pain is gone! I used to not want to go anywhere because of the pain. Now I am going out. My husband and I can take road trips now. It has changed my attitude about being active and being more social."
"The first time I came to IPPMC was one year ago. I had pain in my ribs. I was treated in this region, and I no longer have pain there. Dr. K found some abnormal moles on my back, which my other physician downplayed. Dr. K removed the mole, and it was a malignant melanoma. I felt great that Dr. K found this because this could have spread and killed me. I also had neck problems which were terrible. Now I do not have any neck pain anymore. I thank you very much!"
"I was treated for cancer of the rectum on the outside wall. They were able to remove the cancer, but they told me that I would have increased pain from the surgery. I was told if I had the scar tissue removed, the symptoms would worsen. I just about died with the first surgery, so I declined further surgery. I have been living with the rectal pain since 1986. I have been taking medication for the pain. After a few treatments, my pain is 75% improved! I enjoy that! It is time to get a new life. It is nice to come to the table in the morning, have coffee, and not cry because of the pain."