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Updates + Announcements

Labor Day Schedule: Our Offices Will Be CLOSED Monday, Sept. 5

The Center for Pain Management’s offices will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. We will re-open Tuesday, September 6 and operate during regular office hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. If you have a medical…
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New Pain Management Center in Lafayette, Indiana is Open & Accepting New Patients

The Center for Pain Management is proud to announce our new pain management center in Lafayette, Indiana: Innovations Pain Management  Group. This state-of-the art 4,000 square-foot medical office is conveniently located at 3738 Landmark Drive in Lafayette, Indiana. Contact us…
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Don’t Ruin Your Summer Vacation with Avoidable Injuries

You’d be surprised how many dangers await you this summer vacation, excluding the risk of poison ivy, bug bites and sunburns! We’ve compiled a list of activities, destinations and surprising culprits that cause the most common summer vacation injuries (many…
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Senior Olympic Race Walker Beats Back Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulator

Kay is an accomplished competitive race walker who participated in the Senior Games for 20 years until severe back pain ended her Olympic dreams. Instead of accepting defeat and living with the pain, this active 82 year old athlete had…
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Meet Dr. John Fitzgerald, MD – Anesthesiologist + Pain Management Physician

Dr. John Fitzgerald, MD is a board certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician at the Center for Pain Management. He joined the practice in 2004 and offers 30 years of experience as a pain management and treatment specialist.  Dr. John…
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Meet Dr. Robert Prince, MD – Anesthesiologist + Pain Management Physician

Dr. Robert Prince, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist with over 20 years of experience practicing medicine. He has notable expertise in a wide range of innovative interventional medical procedures for treating acute and chronic pain conditions….
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ALERT: Long Term Disability Support is Discontinued Effective Immediately

Effective as of January 14, 2016, the Center for Pain Management will no longer complete any new forms or paperwork in support of Long Term Disability. Long Term Disability Support is Discontinued At the Center for Pain Management, our goal…
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Edward Kowlowitz, MD Adds ABAM Board Certification in Addiction Medicine to His CV

After meeting the American Board of Addiction Medicine’s (ABAM) eligibility criteria and passing the certification examination in addiction medicine, Edward Kowlowitz, MD is now ABAM Board Certified. With this new credential, Dr. Kowlowitz, MD joins the esteemed ranks of less…
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New Greenwood Pain Management Center is Now Open

The Center for Pain Management is proud to announce that our new Greenwood pain management center is now open. This state-of-the art 7,000 square-foot southside Indianapolis medical office and surgery center is located in the Indiana American Office Park on…
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Ask The Pain Experts: Why Should I Go to Physical Therapy for Back Pain?

Spine Universe features real patient questions and clinicians’ answers. Read the response to this question by Amy Rice, MSPT of the Center for Pain Management. PATIENT QUESTION: I have spinal stenosis, and I’ve been told by my doctor that doing…
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Edward Kowlowitz, MD is the 1st Doctor in Indiana to Implant the New St. Jude Medical Protege MRI Spinal Cord Stimulator Just One Week After the New Medical Device Receives FDA Approval

Edward Kowlowitz, MD, leading authority on chronic neuropathic pain, international leader in spinal cord stimulation therapy and founder of the Center for Pain Management in Indianapolis, is the first physician in Indiana to implant the world’s smallest upgradeable MR-conditional spinal cord stimulator…
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Do You Know the Dangers of Spring Cleaning?

According to the U.S. National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries (oftentimes resulting in serious neck and back pain) and the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, falls account…
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Are There Treatment Options for RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome)?

Are you seeking treatment options for RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome? There are many medical treatment options available, depending on the severity of the pain conditions. The Indianapolis Center for Pain Management diagnoses and treats RSD with a multidisciplinary…
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What are the Treatment Options for CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)?

Are you looking for treatment options for CRPS or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? There are many effective medical treatment options available, depending on the severity and prognosis of the pain conditions. The Indianapolis Center for Pain Management diagnoses and treats…
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Are You Interested in a Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial?

If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain, your treating physician has likely already talked to you about an outpatient surgical procedure called spinal cord stimulation (SCS). SCS is FDA-approved and is one of the most commonly-used medical treatments for persistent…
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New Year, New Pain? Our Indianapolis Pain Specialists Can Help!

Pain can manifest as a result of stress, fatigue, illness, depression and injury, among other reasons. Now that the marathon of holiday parties, family get-togethers, out-of-town visitors and workplace celebrations are over, it’s no wonder you’re only now noticing how…
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Don’t Let Neck & Back Pain Ruin Your Holidays: Get Checked by an Indianapolis Pain Specialist

The holiday season is underway in Central Indiana, and that means hauling firewood, hanging lights and standing in front of the stove for hours on end while cooking up something homey and delicious for family. Unfortunately, this also means it’s…
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Edward Kowlowitz, MD Implants the Industry’s Newest Spinal Cord Stimulator in Local Indianapolis Patient Just Six Days After the New Medical Device Receives FDA Approval

Dr. Kowlowitz is the 1st Doctor in Indiana to Implant St. Jude Medical’s New Upgradeable Spinal Cord Stimulator: Protégé™ IPG Edward Kowlowitz, MD, leading authority on chronic neuropathic pain, international leader in spinal cord stimulation therapy and founder of the…
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Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 246 (SEA 246) – What Does It Mean?

In December 2013, revisions to the Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 246 (SEA 246) were approved to include new standards and protocols for prescribing controlled substances (opioid medications) for pain management treatment. The new guidelines are designed to increase accountability, improve…
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UPDATE: Revised Notice of Privacy Practices

The Center of Pain Management has revised the medical practice’s Notice of Privacy Practices, effective September 23, 2013.  Please download a current copy of the notice from our website or request a copy from one of our staff members.

What is Lumbar Radiculopathy and Sciatica?

Want to know what is lumbar radiculopathy? Lumbar radiculopathy is a common disorder that causes irritation of the spinal nerve roots (which run from the lower back down each leg) leading to a painful condition known as sciatica. Sciatica occurs…
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Questions About Epidural Steroid Injections?

All of the recent news about epidural steroid injections has significantly increased awareness, confusion and questions about this commonly used pain management procedure. We want to provide you with important information as you continue to hear media messages that over…
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Are You Exploring Spinal Stenosis Treatments? Get a Medical Diagnosis from a Specialist First.

If you are researching spinal stenosis treatments, the first step in your journey is finding an experienced pain management specialist or doctor who can provide you with an accurate medical diagnosis. Our team of physicians has extensive expertise diagnosing and…
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Back pain: “I threw my back out!”

Back pain affects as many as 80% of Americans at least once in their lives. Back pain brought on by a sudden injury or activity is referred to as acute back pain (whereas back pain typically lasting longer than six…
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Need an Indianapolis CRPS / RSD Doctor or Specialist for Treatment of Your Burning Arm or Leg Pain?

If you have injured or had surgery on an arm or leg and are now experiencing a burning pain, hypersensitivity or restricted range of motion in that limb, you may have what is known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS),…
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Seeking an Indianapolis Lumbar Radiculopathy / Sciatica Pain Doctor for Treatment of Your Pain?

Experiencing tingling, pain, numbness or weakness in one or both legs? It may be time to seek out an Indianapolis lumbar radiculopathy / sciatica doctor. The physicians at the Center for Pain Management are experts in treating sciatica (also known…
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The Center for Pain Management Has Fibromyalgia Doctors in Indianapolis Who Can Help

May is National Fibromyalgia Month. But if you are someone who needs treatment for fibromyalgia, then this month may feel no different than the rest. For people seeking fibromyalgia doctors in Indianapolis, the specialists at the Center for Pain Management…
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Could a Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Be the Answer to Your Chronic Neck and Back Pain?

If you’re one of the many people in Indianapolis with chronic back pain or neck pain, it is likely that you and your doctor have tried many back or neck pain treatment options. Maybe now is the time to discover…
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