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Updates + Announcements

September is Pain Awareness Month

Center for Pain Management joins the global health care community in recognizing September as Pain Awareness Month.  This international campaign was first established in 2001 to create greater understanding that pain is a serious public health issue. Pain Awareness Month…
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Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship

The Center for Pain Management is seeking qualified candidates for its 12-month Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship. This is a salaried, non-ACGME accredited training program for individuals interested in pursuing a career in clinical practice. Fellows will be trained and become…
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Meet Dr. Scott Kim, MD – Anesthesiologist + Pain Management Physician

Dr. Scott Kim, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist. He has notable expertise in a wide range of interventional medical procedures for treating acute and chronic pain conditions. Learn More About Dr. Scott Kim, MD at the…
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Center for Pain Management in Lafayette, Indiana is Now Open & Accepting New Patients

We are proud to announce the opening of a new location. The Center for Pain Management in Lafayette, Indiana (formerly known as Innovations Pain Management  Group) is open and accepting new patients. This state-of-the art 4,000 square-foot pain care center…
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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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Center for Pain Management in Greenwood, Indiana is Now Open & Accepting New Patients

The Center for Pain Management in Greenwood, Indiana is open and accepting new patients. This new state-of-the art 7,000 square-foot pain care clinic and surgery center is located on the south side of Indianapolis in the Indiana American Office Park…
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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

By meeting the American Board of Addiction Medicine’s (ABAM) eligibility criteria and passing the certification examination in addiction medicine, Edward Kowlowitz, MD earned the ABAM Board Certification in Addiction Medicine. With this new credential, Dr. Kowlowitz, MD joins the esteemed…
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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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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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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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