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Get Help for Aching and Throbbing Pain
If you're experiencing aching or throbbing pain or muscle spasms, contact us today. We offer comprehensive treatment plans that will help you start to feel like yourself again.

Nocioceptive Pain: The Most Common Type of Pain

Pain is usually classified as either neuropathic – pain that originates in the nervous system – or nocioceptive, pain that occurs due to actual damage to the body. Burns, muscle strains, and trauma are all causes of nocioceptive pain. 

Aching pain, throbbing pain, and muscle spasms are typical nocioceptive symptoms. Back pain may have both nocioceptive and neuropathic origins – spinal injury or degenerative conditions of the spine can cause nerve damage. 

Center for Pain Management treats patients who have chronic pain and acute injuries. If pain is interfering with your ability to work, sleep, or engage in everyday activities, we may be able to help you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in Greenwood, Lafayette, or Indianapolis: (317) 706-7246. 

Nocioceptive Back Pain

Several conditions may cause nocioceptive pain in the back, including: 

  • Spondylosis (degenerative joint and/or disc disease)
  • Spondylolisthesis (dislocation of a lumbar vertebra)
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Osteoarthritis

Most types of pain can be treated without surgery.

Nocioceptive Pain Treatment

Anti-inflammatory medicines and muscle relaxants may be effective in treating pain associated with acute injuries. For chronic pain, we may recommend a nerve block or radiofrequency ablation, a procedure that superheats a nerve root and disrupts pain signals between the nerves and the brain. 

Our Approach to Pain Relief

At Center for Pain Management, we don’t just focus on treating systems – we look for underlying causes of pain, such as nutritional deficiencies or past injuries. Our goal is to help patients feel better, regain strength, and avoid injury in the future. If you need help with your pain, please contact us.  

Call today to request a consultation: (317) 706-7246.

Updates + Announcements

Press Release – American Pain Consortium Holdings

Center for Pain Management’s parent organization – American Pain Consortium Holdings – has acquired a surgery center in Columbus, Ohio, and will provide management services to its affiliated pain management practice. Read more about the acquisition in the attached press…
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North Meridian Office CLOSED, April 8, 2019

Patients, Our 8805 N. Meridian St. location is closed today, April 8, due to a water main break.  If you have questions please call 317-706-7246 tomorrow (April 9) during normal business hours. Thank you, Center for  Pain Management

New Research Shows Long Term Results from Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Implants

Patients Report Improvement in Pain Relief & Daily Life Activity Two Years After Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Implants The European Journal of Pain recently accepted a research article for peer review, “Spinal cord stimulation for chronic refractory pain: long‐term effectiveness…
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WEATHER ALERT: All Locations are OPEN During Regular Office Hours

Worried about the weather? Follow us on social media for updates! ALL locations for the Center for Pain Management are OPEN during regular office hours. This includes our Indianapolis, Greenwood and Lafayette, Indiana pain treatment centers. We will update our…
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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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