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Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is one of the many chronic pain condition treated at the Center for Pain Management. We have locations in Indianapolis, Greenwood and Lafayette where our pain management physicians, clinical pain specialists and medical staff offer extensive experience treating this serious pain disorder.

Learn About Neuropathic Pain Syndrome

Patients often describe their experience as:

  • “shooting pain”
  • “stabbing pain”
  • “burning pain”
  • “numbness”
  • “tingling” or “pins and needles”
  • “radiating pain”

Neuropathic pain is often associated with injury to or irritation of a nerve. This can result from direct pressure to a nerve as when disc material or a bone spur in the spine presses on a nerve or when a nerve is entrapped in scar tissue following surgery. Inflammation in the area of a nerve can also chemically irritate a nerve. Some conditions such as diabetes and some medications including chemotherapy agents can cause pathological changes in nerve tissue resulting in neuropathic pain. Examples include radiculopathy, sciatica, peripheral neuropathy, post herpetic neuralgia, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD).

Causes of neuropathic pain in the low back include disc problems, spinal stenosis, arachnoiditis, and scar tissue following surgery. Other causes  include diabetes, nerve injury due to trauma, chemotherapy, nerve entrapment syndromes, and viral infections. Neuropathic pain treatment often requires a combination of medications and/or nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy.

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Updates + Announcements

Christmas Schedule: All Offices Will CLOSE Early Monday, Dec. 24 & All Day Tuesday, Dec. 25

All of the Center for Pain Management’s locations will CLOSE EARLY Monday, December 24 and CLOSE ALL DAY Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas. This includes our Indianapolis, Greenwood and Lafayette, Indiana medical offices and surgery centers. Please keep…
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Dr. Edward Kowlowitz Named One of America’s Top Doctors in Pain Medicine

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. named Edward Kowlowitz, MD one of America’s Top Doctors in Pain Medicine. Dr. Kowlowitz is 1 of 7 physicians in Indiana to earn this distinguished designation. He has been practicing medicine since 1988 and founded Center…
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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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CBS Affiliate WLFI-18 in Lafayette Indiana Interviews Dr. Edward Kowlowitz About Prescribing Pain Medications

Reporter Kayla Sullivan with WLFI-18 TV (CBS affiliate), interviewed Lafayette pain management doctor, Dr. Edward Kowlowitz, MD at the Center for Pain Management. The news channel has been investigating why major pharmacies are denying prescriptions for pain medications. Dr. Kowlowitz…
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Meet Dr. David Miller, MD in Our Lafayette, Indiana Pain Center

Dr. David C. Miller is a Board Certified interventional pain management physician with more than 25 years of experience. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of complex pain problems utilizing advanced interventional therapies, injections, implantable technologies, regenerative medicine, palliative…
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