Rice Lake • Hudson • Amery • Hayward
866-745-PAIN (7246)
715-234-PAIN (7246)


The IPSW team is led by John Brendel, MD. Over the years, Dr. Brendel has earned a reputation as one of the region’s top specialists in interventional pain medicine. Together, he and his staff are committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate solutions for many types of acute and chronic pain. To them, nothing is more rewarding than helping patients enjoy the kind of normal, active life that the rest of us take for granted.

Your trusted partner for pain relief

Why can IPSW help when other treatments have failed?
Click here for more
about our uniquely
effective approach.

Click here to make
an appointment,
or ask a question.

Board Certified: American Society of Anesthesiology
Subspecialist: Interventional Pain Medicine
Anesthesiology Residency: University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville
MD: University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison Wisconsin
Faculty Member: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, International Spine Intervention Society
Member: American Medical Association, American Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Instructor: Technique courses and educational inservices for physicians across the United States
Clinical Researcher: On acute and chronic pain

Knowledge and commitment
“The years I’ve spent studying Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Interventional Pain Medicine have given me the comprehensive knowledge I need to provide true, lasting pain relief for my patients. Understanding both the physiology of chronic pain, and how various medications and other treatments work inside the body is absolutely essential. I am proud to combine this knowledge with an unwavering commitment to making sure every patient I treat is 100 percent comfortable with the solutions I provide.”

Comprehensive solutions
“Chronic pain is not just physically exhausting, it is a complex challenge that can affect many areas of your life. Emotional issues, family relationships, job-related concerns, and financial stress can all play a part in the pain cycle. My goal is to provide comprehensive solutions that resolve many aspects of your pain. To accomplish this, I pinpoint and treat the physical source of your pain and work to identify underlying issues that, if left untreated, may be interfering with your ability to find relief. Over the years, I’ve found that this approach consistently provides the best results for my patients.”

Sharing innovations
“In addition to working with patients, I also enjoy collaborating with other medical professionals at meetings and inservices across the country. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to teach other physicians about the latest, leading-edge pain relief techniques. I am also proud to be an active participant in clinical research and the development of innovative new technologies for use in the field. By sharing this information, I know that more people will receive the effective solutions they need to enjoy a life that is no longer controlled by chronic pain.”