"I came into IPPMC for chronic shoulder pain, back pain and lower extremity pain. On my first evaluation, Dr. Kowalkowski performed a comprehensive physical examination and requested I undergo further workup for my lower extremity symptoms. I discovered I had 100% occlusion of my bilateral femoral arteries and needed surgery. I did receive treatment for my bilateral shoulder pain that day. I returned almost one year later to have my shoulders retreated since the previous treatment had provided significant relief. I wanted to say thank you for your thoroughness in finding the occlusions in my lower extremities. I came for pain management and received much more."
"My treatments have been very good since starting treatment here. Before my treatments I had difficulty standing in the kitchen and doing my housework. Now it is very much better which allows for an improved quality of life. I want to thank the staff and physician for their good work."
"I presented to IPPMC three years ago for lower back pain. I received treatment including a spinal injection. Three years later I still do not have lower back pain. Thank you for your help."
"I had severe burning pain on the right side of my face and head for a year and a half. I was unable to sleep well. I did not feel like going anywhere because I was in pain all of the time. I came to IPPMC. I do not know what they called it, but I received some injections and medication. My pain is now reduced by greater than 70%. I am able to sleep now, and I have my life back. That sums up my care at IPPMC."
Violet (By her daughter)
"My 90-year-old mother is doing so much better now. She is out of pain. Her appetite is way better. She was over sedated on over 50 mcg of fentanyl and morphine, which was causing terrible itching, previous to coming to the pain clinic. Now she is only taking Tylenol. By treating the right sources of pain she is now more active." Thank you IPPMC."
"I had a total of three surgeries in six months for my neck and my left upper extremity. I didn't receive significant benefit from these surgeries. I developed chronic pain in my neck from posterior fusions. I was at the point that I didn't even want to live when I presented to IPPMC. I was on a lot of medications without results. I was elevating medication dosing and it wasn't helping. After getting a combination of treatments I have 90% improvement in my pain. I went through a lot of personal stress during this period. I have 90% improvement in my pain level since coming here. I have 50% improvement in my cervical range of motion. I'm to a point where if this is the best it gets I'm okay."
"I never thought I'd have a day where I'd wake up and not experience pain. It got to the point of being very depressing that at age 34 I couldn't do some of the basic things that I could do before my pain began. I've been through two back surgeries in different places, saw different doctors with no results. Pain medication was all they would basically try to do to help me. Since I started this program at the Interventional Pain Clinic I've steadily gotten better. My depression has lifted. I'm doing things a guy my age should be able to do and I'm looking forward to the future of not living in pain thanks to the program, and whatever you guys do works."
"I was in severe pain from shingles. I had no idea how to treat it. My primary care doctor sent me to IPPMC. I couldn't function at all due to my pain. I didn't know what to do. My mind was really messed up because I didn't know what to do. From my first evaluation forward it has been really great. I have 100% relief of my pain. It was the right thing to do."
"After ten years of having back pain and seeing doctors, seeing specialists, being prescribed pills, this is the first time that I've had a reduction in the pain and been able to function better. I've had better than 80% improvement of my pain level. I'd highly recommend to doctors and patients to follow up at IPPMC."
"Hi! Before I came in here I could hardly walk down the stairs due to my Achilles tendons for at least two years. I have no pain whatsoever in my feet. My back feels just about 100% better. I golfed for the first time in three years. I got all the weeding and gardening done. I worked all day and I didn't hurt anyplace. I'll come back and get the treatments as many times as needed as long as I have to because it's the only thing that has worked in many years. I've been going to the chiropractor for 15 years and it helped me only for a short time."
"I came here with severe pain in my lower back and my legs. Previous to coming I tried so many other things and nothing helped. Between the different programs at IPPMC I received benefit. I eventually received a spinal cord stimulator for my back and leg pain and it improved me to 90%."