The importance of your Calmare Therapy provider’s expertise

April 12, 2013

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Director, Calmare Therapy NJ

Calmare Certified Location LogoI’ve received several patient queries lately about the expertise of the healthcare professional who is actually administering Calmare Therapy.  I’d like to touch on the importance of this question today─

Calmare is a “provider dependent” therapy

The scrambler therapy is performed by a “provider,” the specially-trained clinician who places each of the leads on the patient, sets the voltage, monitors response minute-by-minute and day-by-day, and makes ongoing adjustments based upon the patient’s response. In my practice, I am the provider, 100 percent of the time, from start to finish ─ no exceptions. The administering healthcare professional must have extensive expertisetraining and understanding to accurately diagnose the precise location of the pain site/s. This can be easier said than done.

Why? Because the placement of the leads (patches) which are attached to each of the algorithms must be precisely placed in order to alleviate pain. If these leads are placed in the wrong area, this lessens the overall capability of the Calmare MC-5A technology to optimally perform its job. I have served as a Trainer for the treatment for some new doctors introducing Calmare, and it is a responsibility I take very seriously.

What to look for in your Calmare provider

The most experienced Calmare Therapy providers have received a careful review and on-site examination by the company’s administrators who may or may not designate the top providers as Calmare Certified. I strongly encourage you to seek out these providers for your therapy. Secondly, ask the provider you are considering how many patients they have treated with your specific chronic pain condition ─ back and neck pain, post surgical pain, RSD / CRPS / fibromyalgia, pain after chemotherapy, diabetic neuropathy, etc.

Your Calmare technology will be most successful when your chosen provider has advanced expertise in the placement of each lead. In my opinion, this vitally important task should only be administered by a healthcare professional specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of several types of advanced neuropathy.

3 responses to “The importance of your Calmare Therapy provider’s expertise

  1. Pingback: New Jersey woman turns off spinal cord stimulator after Calmare Therapy Treatment | calmarenj

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  3. I have two daughters that are suffering with RND. CAn this work even though their pain is spread throughout most of the body? In bnoth case it started in the neck and back. My 15-year old has it everywhere now and my 12-year old has it form the waist up. We have been through the RND therapy program in PIttsburgh at the Childrens; Institute. They are worse now.

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