November 13, 2015
Dianne came to us from Texas suffering from full-body RSD.
She was initially injured as a child and has been suffering with chronic pain for decades.
Despite her serious healthcare challenges, she was able to earn her Registered Nurse (RN) degree while she experienced some remission.
But following back surgery in 2000, the RSD flared its ugly head yet again.
Over the years, Dianne underwent several different therapies and tried various prescribed medications to help lessen the pain.
A long history of unsuccessful neuropathic pain treatments
As most RSD patients can confirm, these efforts were unfortunately unsuccessful. Dianne had repeated nerve blocks, Ketamine, not-one-but-two spinal stimulators impanted, an implanted drug pump and used several powerful medications, to no avail.
Equally frustrating, the side effects from all the prescribed drugs opened the door to listlessness, weight gain, depression, too much sleep and/or insomnia.
But even while ensuring all these obstacles, with the support of her family, she didn’t give up looking for pain and symptom relief.
Using her own health and medical education expertise, she never stopped searching for new therapies to help overcome the severe RSD symptoms.
Two women worlds apart find common ground with chronic pain
From Texas, she connected online with our patient Michelle, who had a similar medical history, who had traveled from Australia to New Jersey for Calmare scrambler therapy and sustained an outstanding patient outcome.
Michelle shares her Calmare Therapy NJ story here:
After many texts and emails back and forth, Dianne and her husband decided to make the long 3,000 mile trip to New Jersey where she underwent ten 30-minute scrambler therapy treatments each day.
Steadily, her pain began to decrease and each day, the pain relief lasted for longer periods of time.
She told Dr. Cooney she really couldn’t describe what she felt as her pain began to diminish because it had been so long since she had experienced any relief.
An ‘astonished’ Texan finally achieves RSD pain relief
Earlier this week, Dianne completed her treatments and reported an “astonished” 0 pain level upon her departure. She also significantly reduced her medication needs.
Because of the long-term severity of her condition, Dianne may need to return periodically for booster treatments. We’ve advised her to take it easy, sleep at least 8-hours a night, do not “do too much” each day, and slowly get back to enjoying her life again, which she so richly deserves.
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