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Edward J. Kowlowitz, MD
Medical Director
Center for Pain Management
Indianapolis, IN

About Edward J. Kowlowitz, MD

Dr. Ed Kowlowitz is the Owner and Medical Director of the Center for Pain Management and Center for Special Surgery. A native of New York state, he earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Columbia University and completed medical school at New York Medical College. After completing his residency at Danbury (CT) Community Hospital, he performed his both anesthesiology residency and chronic pain management fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

Since opening the Center for Pain Management in 1992, Dr. Kowlowitz has held numerous additional positions, including Chief of Anesthesiology at PhysiciansCare Outpatient Surgical Center, and Medical Director of the Winona Hospital Pain Management program.

Dr. Kowlowitz employs a multidisciplinary approach to pain management, including assessment and treatment of pain and suffering. He and his colleagues at Center for Pain Management utilize interventional procedures, physical therapy, medication management, and psychological counseling, all of which are provided within the walls of his practice, to help patients manage or overcome their conditions.

Dr. Kowlowitz has a particular interest in neuromodulation to treat chronic neuropathic pain and has done extensive research and training with Advanced Neuromodulation Systems in order to evaluate and improve the safety and effectiveness of such devices. He is one of the leading implanters of spinal cord stimulators in the state of Indiana and the Midwest.

Articles Written by Edward J. Kowlowitz, MD

Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia

Thinking about trying alternative treatments for fibromyalgia relief? Learn which alternative treatments may work for you.

Fibromyalgia Medications

The FDA has approved three medications to treat fibromyalgia, but they are not your only options. Learn more in this article.

Fibromyalgia Study: It's a Real Disease

A French study published in November 2008 suggests that there's a correlation between blood flow in the brain and how fibromyalgia patients experience pain. Does this lead to a better understanding of this chronic pain disorder?

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

Get a quick, accurate overview of fibromyalgia diagnosis. Reviews current diagnostic criteria from the American College of Rheumatology.

Rest to Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

Sleep can be elusive when you have fibromyalgia: get 7 tips on getting a better night's sleep with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Treatments

List of all fibromyalgia treatments to try to find pain (and other fibro symptoms) relief. Includes links to doctor-reviewed and approved articles on specific fibromyalgia treatments.

Fibromyalgia Causes

Researchers have not yet determined the exact cause of fibromyalgia, but this article summarizes current research on fibromyalgia causes.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Clear list of the most common fibromyalgia symptoms. They include: widespread pain, fatigue, and disturbed sleep. Written by a pain management specialist.

Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Exercise is an essential part of fibromyalgia treatment. Here's how to develop an exercise program that's effective at managing your symptoms.

Physical Therapy for Fibromyalgia

You may try physical therapy to manage your fibromyalgia. Get the scoop on how physical therapy can help bring pain relief from this chronic pain condition.

How Psychologists Help Fibromyalgia Patients

Living with fibromyalgia can lead to depression or anxiety: get advice from a pain specialist on handling the emotional effects of fibro.

Stress Management for Fibromyalgia

Manage your stress levels to help you manage your fibromyalgia. Get stress relief tips in this pain management specialist-reviewed article.

Who Treats Fibromyalgia?

List of which doctors are most likely to provide the best treatment for fibromyalgia: which kind of doctor should you see?

Recent blog posts from Edward J. Kowlowitz, MD

April 29, 2009

Will a Spinal Pump Relieve My Back and Leg Pain?

A spinal cord stimulator may reduce your leg pain, but if it doesn't help your low back pain, a pump may be a good option. If you decide to implant a pump, it is best to remove your stimulator to prevent the complications described in this article.

August 06, 2008

Pain Management Technique: Patient Controls Spinal Cord Stimulation

Can a spinal cord stimulator over-stimulate and cause you more pain? Read the answer from a pain management specialist. Includes explanation of how a patient controls the spinal cord stimulator.

July 02, 2008

Spinal Cord Stimulation after Surgery

A pain management specialist explains who will benefit from spinal cord stimulation. Details different types of pain and covers why you must have a trial stimulator put in before knowing if SCS will relieve your pain by 50% or more.

More from Dr. Kowlowitz's blog "Beating Back Pain"

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