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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

Fibromyalgia Causes

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

Fibromyalgia Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects millions of Americans each year—primarily women—and can be both physically and emotionally distressing.

Fibromyalgia Treatments

Learn more about fibromyalgia treatments that can ease your ache, clear your brain fog, and boost your energy.

Who Treats Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia may be diagnosed and treated by your primary care doctor, rheumatologist, neurologist and/or a pain management specialist.

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.

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.

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

A fibromyalgia diagnosis is more a process of elimination because there are other conditions with similar symptoms, including rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and lupus.

Fibromyalgia Medications

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Symptoms

Six common fibromyalgia symptoms include body tender points, widespread pain, pain that is worse in the morning, fatigue, sleeping problems, and anxiety and depression.

Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia

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

Recent blog posts from Edward J. Kowlowitz, MD

April 28, 2009

Will a Spinal Pump Relieve My Back and Leg Pain?

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has many benefits. However, there are some important considerations you need to take into account.

August 05, 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.

July 01, 2008

Spinal Cord Stimulation after Surgery

A pain management specialist explains who will benefit from spinal cord stimulation.

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

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