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Non-Invasive Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Sciatica and Back Pain

November 8, 2018

Mari Ramos_back leadsCalmare scrambler therapy is an exciting drug-free alternative to combat nerve damage as a result of medication and treatment-resistant sciatica or lumbar nerve damage.

Calmare uses biophysical “scrambler” technology, a treatment for nerve pain that uses electrodes placed on the skin.

How the Calmare MC-5A technology can significantly lessen treatment-resistant lumbar and sciatica neuropathy

Our device reduces sciatic and spinal neuropathy by creating an artificial neuron that retrains the brain by sending a ‘no-pain’ signal along the sciatic root to the brain.

It’s key to understand the distinction between

a sciatic/lumber neuritis and a sciatic/lumbar neuropathy.

The neuropathy (chronic pain) is constant; the pain may vary from low to high, but the discomfort never goes away completely. This chronic, never-ending nerve pain is the root cause that scrambler therapy can relieve.

Conversely, a sciatic/lumbar neuritis is usually a structural or biomechanical problem, such as a pinched nerve or ligament damage. These types of conditions should be treated by chiropractors or physical therapists who specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

Via small electrodes strategically positioned by a specially-trained doctor, a ‘no-pain’ message is transmitted directly to the nerve for a period of approximately 35 minutes per session.

Regardless of severity, pain and physical symptoms caused by the neuropathic condition can be significantly reduced-or even alleviated-by the conclusion of the 10-treatment series.

The cause of chronic sciatica or back pain may be a result of injury, failed back surgery or generalized aging of bones and joints.

Double-Blind Clinical Study Finds Decreased Low Back Pain Following Calmare Therapy

For severe cases of neuropathic pain, subsequent Calmare booster treatments are sometimes, but not always, necessary for patients who have lived with the chronic pain condition for an extended period of time before undergoing Calmare Therapy treatment.

Calmare scrambler therapy benefits
  • Proven successful in the treatment of neuropathic pain by leading oncologic studies 
  • FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
  • Pain-free
  • Non-invasive
  • Drug-free
  • No side effects

People with treatment and medication-resistant neuropathy describe their outcomes after Calmare Therapy

Will Calmare work for my back pain?

First, let us be perfectly clear—while this non-invasive therapy has been successful for more than 75 percent of our patients with chronic nerve pain, it does not significantly reduce or eliminate pain or everyone, unfortunately.

We have seen marked success (pain reduction or remission) for children, teens, adults and seniors battling these neuropathic pain conditions:

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chemotherapy associated Cancer Pain – CIPN
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – CRPS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathic Pain/Neuropathy – General
  • Phantom Limb Syndrome
  • Post Shingles Pain – PHN
  • Pudendal (Gynecologic) Pain

Calmare is a ‘provider dependent therapy. Is your doctor Calmare Certified?

When will my pain level start to decrease?

In most cases, we see by treatment 3-4 if a patient’s neuropathy will be significantly minimized or a pain-free state can be achieved. Many patients experience pain relief as early as 10 minutes into their first treatment session. As the number of treatment sessions increases, the duration of pain relief is prolonged.

What if my pain comes back?

Depending on the severity of the original condition and the length of time the patient has been experiencing chronic pain, periodic booster treatments may be required to combat any return of pain.

Is Calmare technology comparable to a TENS unit?

No. The Calmare® MC-5A device creates a low energy electrical impulse which travels through the patient’s nerves delivering a “no-pain” signal to the brain.

This scrambles (disrupts) the brain’s misfiring pain signal that the area of pain is normal and eventually results in prolonged pain relief.

TENS units are self-use devices that can temporarily lessen pain but when discontinued provide no lasting pain resolution.

To find out if your chronic back pain or sciatic condition may be suitable for Calmare therapy, contact us using the form below or call 201-933-4440 and Dr. Michael Cooney will speak with you directly about your chronic pain challenge.

 

 

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Calmare NJ Booster Appointment Holiday Schedule

November 1, 2018

Please be advised that we have limited Calmare booster appointments available between Christmas and the New Year.

As of this morning, we have the following dates available.

Single or Booster Series Available:

December 26 – 28

January 2-4

Learn More About Calmare Booster Therapy at Calmare NJ USA

To schedule an appointment or if you have an urgent need around these dates, please call us at (201) 933-4440.

 

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Meet 30 Calmare Therapy NJ Patients on YouTube

October 23, 2018

By Dr. Michael Cooney, Clinical Director, Calmare Therapy NJ USA

Most people who visit our website are already frustrated with the medical community.

They or a loved one are in pain.

Pain medication is not pain management, they have learned firsthand.

But a myriad of painful procedures, surgery and implanted devices have also failed to do their jobs.

Then what?

From unexplained neuropathy after surgery to diabetic neuropathy or pain after chemotherapy , too many people are left with unresolved neuropathy.

And they continue to lead debilitated lives, so unfairly.

I came to this conclusion years ago, which is what compelled me to launch Calmare scrambler, an FDA-cleared alternative therapy here in New Jersey in 2011.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Test Scrambler Therapy for Pain

It has no side effects, is painless to undergo. It’s drug-free. The worst case scenario is that the treatment does not work, which happens.

But in more than 75% of the patients we treat, their pain is significantly reduced–or eliminated.

Watch and listen to the patients for whom we have relieved severe chronic pain over the years–

From 10-year-old children to seniors who had battled neuropathy for decades, you will discover someone who has fought the same battle with pain that you do.

Then, we hope you’ll reach out via the contact form below, by emailing us at calmarenj@gmail.com or calling our clinic at (201) 933-4440.

Only Calmare Therapy NJ USA Supports Calmare with Diagnostic BrainSpan

Don’t give up. Keep fighting. The solution to your pain is close at hand.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CalmareTherapyNJ/videos

 

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Emily Hewatt Checks in Two Years Since Her Calmare Therapy

October 17, 2018

Emily Hewatt is a wonderful young woman who gained global attention in her quest to find a pain management solution for the CRPS she had been battling for four years. The pain and side effects of the disease had kept her inside, unable to enjoy a true quality of life.

She had foot surgery in 2012 and the symptoms of CRPS began about a month after the operation. Her condition and pain region continued to expand from her lower extremities up the right side of her body.

Due to extreme sensitivity in her foot and leg, she eventually required the support of a wheelchair full-time. In addition, she has not been able to wear shoes on her feet for years.

Discovering a new treatment for CRPS from a fellow Aussie

She discovered Calmare through another woman from Australia who had achieved life-changing pain relief. Her quest to raise the funds began, attracting media attention:

Corryong woman books two tickets to access life-changing treatment with help of community

After her successful pain management outcome with us in 2016, almost two years to the day, she left us pain-free and without the need of a wheelchair.

The severity of her CRPS condition will require lifelong healthcare maintenance, which Emily recently shared and generously permitted us to share with you.

Emi sends a update on her health two years after scrambler therapy

Excerpt:

It has been two years since I was so humbly blessed with tremendous generosity and support which allowed me to be further blessed by the caring hands of Dr. Cooney and his team.

It was a very scary and daunting adventure traveling from our tiny town in North East Victoria, Australia halfway around the world to Rutherford, New Jersey, USA in search of a pain management treatment for my CRPS.

My treatment outcome was life-changing, to say the least. I left New Jersey without any pain, without the need of a wheelchair. It was just unbelievable.

Emily Hewatt returns from treatment in New Jersey pain-free

For the first two weeks post treatment I did as I was told and did nothing but rest and recover.

On the 15th day however, we had to execute a charity trail ride we had organized months earlier. After four years of excruciating pain forcing me bound within the walls of our home. It was my first full day out and walking!

Until later that night when we got home and my body was on fire and I was back in my wheelchair just to get inside from the car, I could barely move.

That was when I realized that even though I had felt amazing–with no pain since the Calmare treatment–that I still had CRPS and needed to manage it.

Emi’s mother, Dr. Cooney and Emi

So that has been the underlying theme of my life, to keep myself feeling as good as possible and as often as possible, and I’d say I am doing pretty well at it.

This drove home for me how important, especially now, it was to take care of myself, which is how we eventually came across Calmare Therapy or scrambler therapy as we now know it as in Australia.

My philosophy is do whatever you need to do to feel better.

Now two years since my Calmare Therapy,

I don’t really think about the CRPS all that

much—even after enduring four years of constant pain.

I have learned how to live my life so when I do get pain and become symptomatic from time to time, it’s not a big deal. I have all the tools, like the scrambler therapy, and knowledge I need to manage it.

The only one who truly knows me and knows what is right for me is me.

So thank you, Dr. Cooney, and your team and everyone who has shared their generosity and support with me.

Only I will ever truly know how much you all have given back to me.

Emi Hewatt, North East Victoria, Australia

To learn more about treating chronic nerve pain using non-invasive scrambler therapy, call (201) 933.4440 or email us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com and we’ll respond within 48 hours of your call or message.

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Ten Tips to Prepare for Your Calmare Therapy

October 10, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director, Calmare Therapy New Jersey 

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Our tools to get ready for your Calmare treatments will lessen stress and prepare you for success.

Before the end of the year,  we will be welcoming many new patients to Calmare Therapy here in New Jersey who are traveling here from nearby New Jersey to as far away as South America, Sweden, South Africa and Australia.

I thought it would be a good time to recap how patients and families can optimally prepare for their upcoming scrambler therapy sessions.

Patients generally treat for a minimum of 10 sessions, one per business day, lasting about 35 minutes, on average.

How to Prepare for Your Calmare Therapy:
  1. Fill out your New Patient Forms in advance. Forward them to us by fax (201-933-8159) or scan and email to calmarenj@gmail.com .
  2. Send or bring along any objective tests ( X-rays, EEG, MRI, EMG or cat scans) for our pre-treatment study).
  3. Wean off as many medications (i.e. anticonvulsants and antidepressants) as possible, working in partnership with your prescribing doctor/s. (Note: Each patient case is different. Well in advance, we’ll talk specifically about your specific medication protocol and how to safely and effectively prepare).
  4. Refrain from using skin lotions or oils 24-hours before each treatment.
  5. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing and bring some entertainment to occupy you during each treatment.
  6. Consider keeping a journal about your experience and discuss how you feel each day during therapy.
  7. Make hotel reservations well in advance. We provide a list of lodging options which have received high marks from patients. (We don’t recommend using Airbnb or other sub-rental accommodations due to quality unreliability).
  8. Focus on nutrition and hydration. We understand your high level of pain may stymie appetite and water intake. But by building up your metabolism and fueling your body with hydration, you are setting a course for an optimal treatment outcome.
  9. Find ways to help relax your mind and body. Traveling is challenging even when you feel great–it can be exhausting and painful when you are battling pain. Gather items of comfort–slippers, pillows, scented items and keep them in a handy bag on the plane or in the car with you.
  10. Don’t be nervous!  The treatments are non-invasive and have no side effects.

CalmareWe are a positive and spirited team who will make you feel as comfortable as possible from your first visit to your last.

Our collective goal is to lessen your chronic nerve pain and eliminate a need for pharmaceuticals painkillers or invasive pain management treatments.

Every patient’s case is unique. If you have questions or concerns, reach out to us anytime and we’ll reply within 24-48 hours of your contact.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or call 201.933.4440.

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An Exciting Update from Liz Since Calmare Booster Therapy

September 26, 2018

Don’t think once your Calmare treatments are over that you’ve heard the last from us. On the contrary, we hope you’ll stay in touch, ask questions and let us know how you’re doing.

Whenever we hear from a patient–on social media, phone or email–we are elated.

This week, Liz checked in a little less than a year after her second scrambler therapy booster treatments.

Liz first came to us here in New Jersey for treatment in 2014 after a CRPS diagnosis as a result of a basketball injury.

You can read her chronic pain story here.

She generously allowed us to share her update, sent to us this week, about her life and her health:

Hello to the NJ Calmare Therapy Crew,

It’s been a little under a year since we last made the trek from the midwest to Rutherford, NJ for my second booster treatment, and a lot has changed for me since then, in large part thanks to your team.

It’s not lost on me that if you had told me a little over four years ago where I’d be today, I would have shaken my head in disbelief.

When I first arrived at your clinic in November 2014, you all did more than perform a disappearing act on pain that had been my constant companion for over a year.

Up until that point, I had fully accepted CRPS was going to claim unyielding ownership over my life—my academic career, my physical health, my social life, my happiness.

It felt like everything was deteriorating so quickly, and I was on the verge of completely losing my mind.

Then you showed up in a random google search, and I’ll be honest, your treatment sounded too good to be true. I was truly torn between being desperate enough to try anything– and the fear of being conned.

Believe it or not, while I’d drawn up a list of pros and cons, I decided to flip a coin on the decision to take the risk and go, or pursue other forms of treatment more locally.

Interestingly enough, as a broke college freshman at the time, I didn’t even have a dime to flip. So I drew an X on a Cheez-It and flipped that instead.

I truly believe God may have tipped the cracker in the right direction, because that fateful snack led me halfway across the country to your office, where you all gave me my life back and more, empowering and inspiring me to begin pursuing a career in the healthcare industry.

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Liz completes four Calmare booster treatments and heads back to the midwest pain-free.

I finished my undergraduate degree (a BS in Exercise Science) and graduated in early May, then turned right around and began my graduate adventure in the Medical Center’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program a few weeks later.

I’m in class full-time during the week, but still make time to volunteer at the large/exotic cat sanctuary regularly.

I’m able to live the life I never would have thought possible when I graduated high school, but I never take a single second of it for granted.

I just wanted to drop you a note so that when the daily battle against the various forms of chronic pain becomes difficult, you can be reminded that you are making a huge difference in the lives of many.

The work you do matters.

My family and I are forever indebted to how you helped us find peace from a problem we were braced to deal with for a lifetime.

I hope you are all doing well, and trying to enjoy summer’s last stand before the cooler weather arrives for good.

Your friend,

Liz

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Ten-year-old with CRPS Walks Again after Calmare Scrambler Therapy

September 21, 2018

Ten-year-old Kiera is one of the reasons we love coming to work every day.

Last month, she traveled with her mother from Canada to our New Jersey clinic, arriving in a wheelchair due to a spreading CRPS condition and Lyme Disease.

Kiera had not been able to walk for 53 days due to the pain intensity, her mother confirmed.

She and her mother stayed for 14 Calmare treatments instead of the standard 10 treatments.

We are elated to report she can stick that wheelchair in the back of the garage from now on…

Her pain level sitting is a 0 and standing/walking is now a 2.

Better yet, we’ll let mother and daughter share their experience:

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A Better Therapy to Treat Nerve Damage after Chemotherapy (CIPN)

September 13, 2018

Calmare for cancer painChemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy or CIPN is caused by the heavy metals in the these medications which strive to eradicate cancer cells, but may also cause significant nerve damage in the process.

The after-effects of this neuropathy can significantly diminish the patient’s quality of life, even after the cancer is gone.

A combination of studies has found that more than 50 percent of chemo patients suffer from CIPN, a tremendously painful condition that is famously difficult to treat with traditional medication, most commonly Cymbalta, Lyrica, or Gabapentin, and standard pain management strategies.

It can also reduce the quality of life due to chronic tingling and numbness in the hands and feet.  Mobility and other essential activities of daily living can become impossible.

That’s why the news from several studies, including the University of Wisconsin, the Massey Cancer Institute, and the Mayo Clinic are so important.

National Institute of Health Reports on Scrambler Therapy study with CIPN patients.

These centers’ studies have confirmed that Calmare’s scrambler therapy is producing significantly positive results in minimizing or even eliminating pain from chemotherapy treatment.

“The FDA cleared the Calmare MC-5A device specifically to treat patients

with neuropathy as a result of chemotherapy,” says Dr. Michael Cooney.

“We have treated patients with CIPN since 2011 and have seen

dramatically positive outcomes firsthand.”

 

Deena and Dr. Cooney during her Calmare Therapy treatment sessions for CIPN (2017).

Deena uses Calmare scrambler therapy to combat pain from CRPS and nerve pain after chemo.

These findings, reported by top U.S. cancer centers, serve as a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel of pain for our friends, family and colleagues living with the painful after-effects of chemotherapy treatment.

We welcome you to contact us to learn more about using scrambler therapy as a non-invasive, painless treatment for nerve pain after cancer treatment.

Also important, the treatments have no side effects.

Nelia describes her Calmare Therapy to lessen CIPN

Fill out the info card below and we’ll reach out to you.

Or, feel free to call the clinic at (201) 933-4440 and speak with our friendly and knowledgeable Calmare team.

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Calmare Therapy NJ USA Expands Again

September 10, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney Clinical Director

Calmare Certified Provider

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

I’ve been in the pain management field since Gerald Ford was president. Over the course of my career, I’ve seen countless pain management therapies and pain medications come and go.

During all of those years, I’ve never seen patient outcomes come anywhere close to what we have achieved with Calmare scrambler therapy.

Calmare NJ USA Patient Testimonials on YouTube

Since we introduced “the scrambler” in 2011, we have watched children, teens, adults and seniors’ lives transformed by its uncanny ability to reduce or eliminate chronic pain (neuropathy).

We have been able to help people who had already tried all the drugs, the invasive therapies, the painful procedures and the failed surgeries, without success.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think people in pain would travel to us for treatment from Australia, South Africa, South America, Europe and Canada.

Over 25% of Americans with Chronic Pain Affected by High Impact Chronic Pain (MD Magazine)

After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to close our physical therapy and chiropractic practice to free up my time to help more people fighting chronic pain as a result of:

* Surgery
* Cancer treatment (CIPN)
* Shingles (PHN)
* CRPS
* Fibromyalgia
* Diabetic neuropathy
* Other nerve pain conditions

Don’t get me wrong–scrambler therapy doesn’t work wonders for everyone, unfortunately. It is not a miracle treatment and you’ll never hear me say that it is.

But in the majority of people I have treated,
the pain reduction results have been life-changing.

So starting today, we will be able to help more people, provide quicker service and offer a broader range of appointments.

If you’re ready to try a newer way to fight pain, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s to winning the war on pain, one patient at a time.

Call our clinic at (201) 933-4440 or leave your information below, and we’ll reach out to you:

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Donna’s Nerve Entrapment and CRPS Pain Reduced by Calmare

August 28, 2018

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Donna Sisco, left, is shown with Dr. Michael Cooney and her sister Debbie.

From traditional pain management and prescription medications to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, from acupuncture to the use of a tens unit, nothing could reduce Donna Sisco’s chronic nerve pain after total knee replacement surgery in 2012.

At age 61, she began to feel that hope was lost. But after finding an online support group for people living with CRPS, she heard about Calmare scrambler therapy and the success of Dr. Michael Cooney at Calmare Therapy NJ USA.

With her sister along for support, the siblings flew 3,000 miles to New Jersey with equal amounts of hope and skepticism.

Why Diagnostic BrainSpan™ is a key asset to your Calmare Therapy protocol.

“I can’t blame patients who feel reservations about Calmare,” says Dr. Cooney. “These people have tried traditional pain management, bags full of prescription medication and even more invasive procedures–and still live with chronic pain.”

When Donna arrived in New Jersey, her pain level was a consistent 7/10 and she battled with the additional side effects of CRPS–pins and needles, sensitivity to touch, hair loss.

Steadily each day, she had a scrambler therapy treatment, lasting about 35 minutes. The therapy has no side effects and is pain-free.

After 10 scrambler therapy treatments (once daily), her pain level steadily decreased to a 0-2/10 by the time she left our clinic last week.

To learn more about people like you who have undergone Calmare Therapy, watch and read their stories here.

 To find out if Calmare might be right for your chronic pain condition, call us at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at CalmareNJ@gmail.com.

 

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Teen Football Star Finds CRPS Pain Relief After Calmare Therapy

August 9, 2018

Teenager Austin was enjoying high school until he sustained a fibula fracture during a football game.

Soon after surgery, he was diagnosed with CRPS shooting nerve pain and small burning lesions on his foot.

His traditional pain management efforts were not successful, eventually requiring him to use a cane for stable mobility.

He was also bothered by (spreading) painful blisters on top of his right foot, a common CRPS side effect.

Austin traveled across the U.S. to undergo scrambler therapy treatment in New Jersey

We are happy to report he achieved and sustained a half to 1/10 pain level and is headed back west cane-free.

His foot lesions are also nearly gone.

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Learn more about lesions, a common side effect of long-term CRPS. 

Do you have medication or treatment-resistant chronic pain?

The majority of patients we help here at Calmare Therapy NJ USA have already tried the traditional cocktail of pain management medications, including opioids, injections, Ketamine and other aggressive therapeutic efforts to obtain chronic pain relief, without success.

If you would like to discuss if Calmare might be right for your chronic nerve pain, please complete the info card below:

 

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Laura Ready to ‘Live Life’ Again after Full Body CRPS

August 2, 2018

In 2011, Laura injured the ball of her foot in a random accident.

Soon after, she was diagnosed with CRPS which eventually spread throughout her body, after traditional pain management therapy and opioid medications were unable to control or minimize her pain.

In her powerful message of hope and fortitude below, she describes what happened to her chronic pain after 10 Calmare Therapy treatments, performed by clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney at Calmare Therapy NJ USA, after living with CRPS for seven long years:

To watch or read more stories voluntarily submitted by our Calmare patients here in New Jersey, click on the image below to connect to our YouTube channel:

To learn more or discuss your chronic pain condition, call (201) 933-4440 or send us a private email at calmarenj @ gmail.com

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Burning Nights CRPS (UK) Publishes Calmare Therapy Update

July 20, 2018

We have been friendly partners with Victoria and her team from the UK who created and manage Burning Nights CRPS, a global resource for education, support and resources for people around the world battling complex regional pain syndrome.

Since 2015, the web-based organization has published educational pieces about drug-free CRPS pain management options, including Calmare Scrambler therapy.

This week, the highly-respected organization published Dr. Michael Cooney’s article “Fighting Back Against CRPS with Calmare Therapy,” which offers the doctor’s personal insight about why scrambler therapy has been so successful minimizing and even eliminating CRPS pain and physical symptoms.

He also shares some recent patient success stories, including a teenager from Scotland.

Burning Nights CRPS Founder Victoria Abbott-Fleming Visits Calmare Therapy NJ Clinic

We hope you will visit Burning Nights, if you or a loved one is affected by complex regional pain syndrome to learn more, find support and discover valuable resources.

If you can contribute to their charity, even a little bit, all the better.

Meanwhile, we hope Dr. Cooney’s latest article,  provides insightful information to parents in search of drug-free, non-invasive treatment to lessen or eliminate their child’s chronic nerve pain.

Wishing you a low pain weekend!

 

 

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CRPS Skin Blisters: Another Painful Side Effect

July 17, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

When complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is discussed, the primary focus is the extreme and widespread nerve pain caused by the disease.

The neuropathy can quickly affect mobility, being able to work or attend school, diminish socialization and decrease the overall quality of life.

In cases where the person’s CRPS has exacerbated over a long period of time, some people develop skin abnormalities which can take on varying presentations and can also cause a great deal of discomfort.

For some people, the skin issues result in blisters or lesions that do not heal.

CRPS Skin Manifestations

Approximately 71 percent of patients with CRPS for a duration of at least five years have skin manifestations in varying degrees of severity.

These skin changes usually present in the combination of a rash, mottling, cyanosis or erythema resulting in circular lesions generally up to one inch in diameter.

Some patients’ lesions appear as spontaneous recurring bruises which may or may not be near the pain site/s.

During the course of the condition, the skin can also become shiny and highly sensitive to touch, or even the wind.

Fingernails are ridged, thin, and break easily. Overall, there may also be eventual muscle atrophy (weakness).

In addition to CRPS-specific changes, patients may also experience often have concomitant venous stasis (slow blood flow in the veins, usually the legs), cellulitis (a bacterial infection under the skin surface characterized by redness, warmth, swelling and soreness), and skin ulceration.

Calmare’s Role in Healing Skin Lesions

I have performed Calmare Therapy since 2011. About 40 percent percent of our RSD / CRPS patients arrive at our clinic with some kind of skin abnormality.

The cause of these skin blisters / lesions or malformations is unclear, but my opinion is that they may be attributed to the ongoing result of brain misinterpretation or ongoing blood flow issues.

While we are not sure of the etiology, we have seen a surprisingly rapid decrease (healing) of these skin issues in CRPS patients for whom Calmare is successful.

As you can see from the examples below, the results are very significant after just a 2-week course of 10 Calmare Therapy treatment sessions.

Bridget (name changed for patient privacy):

Bridget Overcomes Full Body CRPS Physical Side Effects with Calmare Pain Therapy

Before 10 scrambler therapy treatments performed over a 2-week period:

After undergoing 10 Calmare Therapy treatments:

 

Austin 

This 18-year-old male patient had open sores on his affected areas for such a long period of time, he could not recall when they first presented.

Before 10 scrambler therapy treatments performed over a 2-week period:

After undergoing 10 Calmare Therapy treatments:

Have CRPS Treatment Efforts Failed You?

The majority of our patients have already tried all the medications, painful treatments, Ketamine, spinal cord stimulators (SCS), etc., without success.

But even with all these disappointments, they have not given up hope.

If you are battling CRPS, I will speak with you personally about your case and together, we will come to a mutual determination if Calmare might be a suitable therapy option for you.

calmare, pain management, chronic pain, scrambler therapyShould you wish to speak with one of our CRPS patient volunteers who has already had Calmare Therapy, we will be happy to make a referral for you via our exclusive Patient-2-Patient program.

Feel free to contact me directly by calling (201) – 933-4440 or privately email us at Calmarenj@gmail.com.

We will reply to your message within 48 hours.

Until then, wishing you a low pain day, and many more on the road ahead.

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Keep Hope Alive

June 21, 2018

We have welcomed several new pain management patients to our clinic here in Bergen County, NJ this week.

We have seen something in each of them that inspires us to do better in our own lives.

Hope.

The majority of the chronic pain warriors we help have already tried many medications, painful procedures, surgery, sedation–you name it.

And their heartbreaking outcomes were still not successful.

They are living with debilitating pain every day that is stealing their quality of life.

But the people from far and near who are treating at our clinic have kept their hope alive and not succumbed to giving up.

Most have not completed the Calmare 10-treatment series yet, but progress is steady and pain levels are pointing downward.

They are unquestionably making progress, day by day.

We hope you are as well.

Wishing you a low pain day.

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Calmare Therapy Pushes CRPS Pain Down, Down, Down

June 15, 2018

Earlier this year, we treated a 30-something gentleman who battled CRPS for the past four years.

And we use the word ‘battle’ literally–

He shared this message with us recently, permitting us to share it:

“In 2018, Doctor Cooney came into my life to change it for the better.

After almost four years of pain management efforts that included:

  • Intensive physical therapy
  • A myriad of medication from steroids to synthetic heroin
  • X-Rays and MRIs
  • Ablations
  • Various injections
  • Ketamine
  • Trial spinal cord stimulator (SCS)

ONLY Calmare Therapy placed my CRPS into remission.

Prior to beginning my Calmare scrambler therapy sessions, my lowest pain level was 6/10;

after Calmare, therapy sessions my highest pain level is a 4/10.

I am now looking forward to living a normal life, spending time with my loved ones, and even being able to venture back out into the workforce again.

Basically, my whole world has opened up, after years of struggle and pain, pain, pain.

Thank you and God bless you.”

JB

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Meet Our Calmare Patients on YouTube

June 14, 2018

We are incredibly grateful to all of our Calmare Therapy patients who have generously shared their personal experiences after undergoing scrambler therapy for their neuropathic chronic pain conditions.

Since 2011, we have treated people battling treatment-resistant neuropathic pain from around the corner here in Bergen County, New Jersey, to around the world, including South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Columbia, Australia, the UK and Africa.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CalmareTherapyNJ/featured

To learn more, watch their inspiring stories and feel free to reach out to us with questions or to schedule your personal phone or WhatsApp consultation with Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director, one of only six Calmare-Certified providers in the U.S.

(201) 933-4440   |   calmarenj@gmail.com
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Would You Like to Talk with a Calmare Patient?

June 8, 2018

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If you are reading this article, you may have already tried countless pain management medications, therapies and painful procedures, all in an effort to tame the chronic pain monster.

Rest assured, you are not alone.

By the time most of our patients come to our clinic here in New Jersey, they have undergone all of these frustrating, heartbreaking and bank-account-draining experiences.

One of the many ways we strive to go above and beyond for patients is to offer an exclusive program called Calmare Patient-2-Patient, where future patients can talk by phone, Skype or email with one of our previous patients who has volunteered to share their personal treatment experiences.

Speak with Someone Fighting the Same Chronic Pain Battle

We’ll also do our best to put you in touch with one of our patient volunteers who has the same or a similar medical challenge to yours. (Our patient volunteers are not compensated).

The result? You can get firsthand information about what Calmare treatment is really like directly from other patients just like you!

It’s that simple.

More than 75 percent of the patients we have treated are pain-free or have significantly reduced their pain levels.

Now these patients have offered to “pay-it-forward.”

How does scrambler therapy reduce pain and physical symptoms?

(Keep in mind, the majority of our P2P patient volunteers are not medical professionals and cannot offer any medical advice or opinions).

Calmare Therapy NJ USA is One

of Only Seven Certified Providers

in the United States (Dec. 2017).

How to Request the Calmare Patient-2-Patient Program

  1. Call (201) 933-4440 or complete the Information Card (below) and we’ll put you in touch with our clinical director, Michael J. Cooney, DC, who will talk with you personally about your medical history, medication usage and other pain management therapies you have tried.
  2. If you mutually agree Calmare Therapy is a viable neuropathic pain treatment option, we’ll get to work connecting you with a P-2-P volunteer diagnosed with the same or a similar medical condition. (You can chat by email, text, Skype, FaceTime or phone).

If you have questions, reach out to our respectful, patient and friendly Calmare team any time!

 

 

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Lauren Writes Letter of Thanks for Her Husband’s Calmare Therapy

May 29, 2018

Robert Vaughn adds his pin to the Calmare NJ USA patient map. May 2018
We were honored to receive this email message from Lauren Vaughn at the conclusion of her husband’s two-week Calmare protocol for CRPS (diagnosed in 2013). The couple generously permitted us to share it below.

“As we approach our last day with you, I wanted to send my sincere thank you!

It has been such a positive experience for my husband and myself! We have seen so much progress!

To see Robert live with 8 or 9 out of a scale of 10 pain level for the past 5+ years has been difficult, to say the least!

You have given us hope for the future!

Within the past two weeks we have observed his pain level decrease to a 3 out of 10! Unbelievable!

Not only is the treatment amazing, but Dr. Cooney and the staff have been such a joy to work with!

From the bottom of our hearts we will be forever grateful!

Thank you for giving our family hope again! Thank you again for your amazing partnership in Robert’s treatment and recovery.”

Quality of life is a gift that few can give and you have certainly given us that back!

Lauren Vaughn

(Robert Vaughn’s wife)
Would you like to discuss an alternative therapy for your treatment-resistant chronic pain that is opioid-free?

First, check out our pages here that describe the Calmare treatment.

Then watch videos of some of our patients who have undergone scrambler therapy.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CalmareTherapyNJ/videos

Fill out the info card below, and we’ll reach out to you at a convenient time for you to chat.

Call our friendly Calmare team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com and we’ll reply within 48 hours.

 

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How to Enjoy the Summer While Managing Chronic Pain

May 25, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney

Chronic pain conditions can disrupt daily routines and activities, especially in the summer. Hot weather can exacerbate pain symptoms, while changes to the household routine such as school breaks for the kids or family vacations can make wellness routines harder to maintain.

Regardless of where you live, everyone looks forward to the summer months—the daily schedule is less hectic leaving more time to just enjoy yourself.

Enjoying the summer months and hopefully making some new memories along the way requires planning for chronic pain sufferers.

I start telling my patients in April that they should be thinking of warmer months ahead and plan accordingly.

Self-care extends through all the seasons. Planning ahead for health-challenging roadblocks minimizes reliance on others, feeds your independence and keep you socially engaged.

Don’t let pain rule your summer by preparing for challenges—and enjoying the luxuries that only these few months offer:

  1. Seek out your happy place – the water

Depending on your pain condition, water can be a wonderful respite from pain and you can find a pool or lake without looking too hard. Make a point of accepting those pool party invitations and bring a cool drink into the water with you. Don’t swim? Many pools are only four to five feet deep, so no worries. While you are in the surf or lake or pool, do some light stretching (so one can see you under the water). Closer to home, a misting fan can be very relaxing and cold packs can be lifesavers during summer pain flares.

  1. Avoid extreme heat

Unfortunately, you may be living every day with burning nerve pain. The last thing you want to expose yourself to is sunburn or prolong heat exposure. Changes in temperature and barometric pressure can also trigger joint pain. Fortunately, many people who battle pain don’t also prefer to stay out of the heat, so it should not be hard to find some company. Plan activities in the early morning or after the sun begins to set and put a hand-held fan in your bag whenever you venture out. Wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Grab a light hat to shield your face, also.

  1. Prioritize proper seating

Summer activities always seem to include plenty of uncomfortable seating– tiny café chairs, bleachers at a ball game, outdoor concerts where you sit on the hard ground.

Plan ahead—store a folding or travel chair that fits in the truck of your car. Add a couple of cushions to sit on or bolster your lower back.

“Is your mattress contributing to your pain?”

  1. Boost your immune system and eat fresh summer fare

Fruits and vegetables are not going to be better than they are right now. Enjoy them and boost your vitamin and mineral bank as well. Increase the quality of your food. You will feel so much better for it. My favorite summer snack is the big red cherries you only see for a few weeks in the market. I eat far too many every year. The good news is that the USDA Agricultural Research Service found that cherries contain pain-fighting and inflammation-reducing compounds that can help lessen pain, particularly arthritis.

  1. Monitor the air quality

During the summer, it is especially important to pay attention to the air quality ratings before heading outdoors. Studies have shown urban air pollution increases inflammation, particularly for people with fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome, and MS. Before heading outside, check the Air Quality Index (AQI) at your outdoor destination.

  1. Don’t put your healthcare on vacation

Don’t let summer vacations or road trips get in the way of your treatment plan. Check in with your doctor before you go. Let us know what your plans are and we’ll help navigate your adventure as painlessly as possible.

Be as self-sufficient as you can by planning ahead this summer. This will lessen stress and increase your sense of independence.

Learn more about Calmare Therapy, an alternative therapy for combatting treatment-resistant nerve pain.

Dr. Michael Cooney is one of six U.S. certified providers of Calmare Scrambler Therapy. He can be reached at (201) 933-4440 or CalmareNJ@gmail.com.

 

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“VA Turns to Alternative Pain Treatments Amid Opioid Crisis”

May 17, 2018

“Pain is rampant among veterans. Nearly 60 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are afflicted by chronic pain, as are more than 50 percent of older veterans. Many have returned home with battlefield injuries, but even more suffer back ailments, nerve damage, headaches, and other forms of severe pain that come with age and inadequate treatment.”

Boston Globe

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The U.S. Air Force offers Calmare Therapy to airmen suffering from chronic nerve pain.

Since Calmare scrambler therapy was introduced in the United States, the Veteran’s Administration was one of the first healthcare organizations to purchase MC-5A devices and try the drug-free therapy to lessen several types of chronic pain.

Today, Calmare is offered at several VA hospitals worldwide and is also a covered treatment, enabling veterans to obtain scrambler therapy at any provider, including Calmare Therapy NJ USA, (with a referral from a VA-affiliated doctor).

U.S. Veterans are Covered for Calmare Pain Therapy with Referral

This week, the Boston Globe published a terrific article highlighting that the VA is aggressively adopting alternative medicine alternatives to battle pain instead of opioids.

While we were disappointed not to see Calmare featured (CPT Code 0278T), we were pleased to see recognition of the VA’s effort to treat neuropathy without opioids.

“Nerve Scrambler Therapy Lessens Pain for Warfighters”

Whether you are a veteran–or one of millions living with chronic pain because traditional pain management or prescription medications simply did not work for you–we hope you will reach out to learn more about our new pain management alternative.

Calmare has no side effects, the treatments are painless

and there are no medications or invasive procedures required.

Peruse our website, read our patient testimonials and reach out via email at calmarenj@gmail.com or call our New Jersey-based clinic at (201) 933-4440.

Most importantly, do not give up hope. There is a cure for your pain.

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Marilyn Checks in Two Years After Calmare Therapy

May 10, 2018

After failed foot surgery, Marilyn Green soon found herself facing a bigger challenge–a devastating CRPS diagnosis.

Two years later, she made us laugh out loud at this post (below) on our Facebook timeline:

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“Two years ago, I started my Calmare NJ Therapy.

Other than a “zinger” once in a while, I have been pain-free!

Thanks Dr. Cooney and staff.

I live life now!!! Hugs!

Marilyn Green

Are you tired of failed pain management treatments?

Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director, speaks personally with potential scrambler therapy patients every day.

Like Marilyn, If you have been diagnosed with a neuropathy and have not achieved significant relief from medication or other therapies, drug-free, non-invasive Calmare Therapy may be a viable treatment option for you.

If you peruse dozens and dozens of our patient stories, you will see one common thread:

“I had just about given up finding a therapy to reduce or eliminate my debilitating pain.”

If this describes your situation, call us at (201) 933-4440 or complete the info card below, and we’ll reach out to you:

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U.S. Veterans are Covered for Calmare Pain Therapy with Referral

May 6, 2018

The Veteran’s Administration is now covering Calmare scrambler therapy treatments on its VA Fee Basis Program for any patient under the care of a VA physician, using the CPT code 0278T.

All four branches of the U.S. Military have been successfully using scrambler therapy since 2011 and have steadily increased the number of MC-5A devices at its hospitals, including the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

To obtain medically-covered treatment from a Calmare provider, the patient must obtain a referral for scrambler therapy from a VA-affiliated hospital.

“The U.S. Military was one of the first treatment centers to adopt Calmare to treat injured soldiers who did not respond to pain medication or traditional neuropathic pain treatment,” says Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director of Calmare Therapy NJ USA.

“Clearly, for them to move add the Calmare CPT code to their list of covered services, they acknowledge the positive outcomes they have achieved.”

U.S. Soldier describes overcoming full-body CRPS after Calmare Therapy

During training sessions for military healthcare personnel, the Calmare Therapy method of pain relief was highlighted as one of their most promising medical treatments.

A Proven, Drug-Free, Painless, Chronic Pain Therapy for Soldiers with No Side Effects

Using a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical philosophy, this pain management approach treats neuropathic conditions caused by a variety of medical conditions including:

  • Cancer and chemotherapy
  • Chronic nerve pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Neuralgias
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD)
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Shingles (PHN)
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Failed back surgery
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Sciatic and lumbar pain

Calmare Therapy Offered at All Military Branches

How the Calmare Device Reduces or Eliminates Neuropathic Pain

The FDA-cleared MC-5A scrambler therapy device was adopted by the U.S. Armed Forces in 2011 as an alternative to surgery or potentially addictive narcotics.

The technology works by sending a “no-pain” signal through strategically-placed electrodes on the patient’s skin.

These signals override the native pain message, reducing the pain intensity and often offering immediate relief.

For maximum benefit and long-term alleviation of symptoms, multiple treatment sessions are often recommended, depending on the cause and severity of the pain.

The long-term success achievements—at no added risk to the soldier–has made it an effective weapon against the “War on Pain.”

Today, the American military is one of the world’s largest providers of Calmare Therapy; the device is offered at medical centers in every branch of service.

At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, is one of the world’s foremost experts on using the device to treat severe chronic pain in children, teens, adults and seniors.

“Time and again, we have seen the Calmare device help people regain control of their lives and resume a healthy quality-of-life,” Dr. Cooney notes. “We have helped patients regain long-lost mobility after arriving at our clinic using wheelchairs, walkers or canes.”

Schedule Your Calmare Therapy Consultation

If you are a patient at a VA hospital and have been prescribed Calmare scrambler therapy for pain management, contact our highly experienced team, located 10 minutes from New York City, 20 minutes from Newark Airport and about two hours from Philadelphia by calling (201) 933-4440.

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ADDED DATES: Fibromyalgia Clinical Trial at Calmare NJ USA

May 3, 2018

CLINICAL TRIAL – DIAGNOSED FIBROMYALGIA

Study 

To Measure Chronic Pain Reduction in Patients Diagnosed with Treatment-Resistant Fibromyalgia after Administering 3-5 Calmare (Scrambler Therapy) Treatments

Phase

Pilot

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.

Calmare scrambler therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive, FDA-cleared therapy that painlessly scrambles a misfiring pain message from the brain, suggesting there is pain, when, in fact, there is not.

Purpose of the Clinical Trial

To document the viability of using scrambler therapy as a pain management solution to significantly reduce or eliminate neuropathic pain in patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.

Study Conducted by

Michael J. Cooney, D.C., Clinical Director

Rutherford Allied Medical Group  | Calmare Therapy NJ USA

 Location

323 Union Ave., Rutherford, New Jersey (10 miles from New York City)

Trial Start Date (Rolling Admission)

May 21, 2018 to August 31, 2018

Testing Period

After a personal consultation and evaluation by Dr. Michael Cooney, selected trial candidates will undergo 3 to 5 treatments, once daily, lasting approximately 35 minutes. Additional treatments will be at the discretion of the clinical director.

Calmare Therapy NJ Background

Calmare Therapy NJ / Rutherford Allied Medical Group, is one of only eight certified providers of Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment®, an FDA-cleared, non-invasive, pain-free, drug-free technology to treat patients suffering from several types of long-term, high-intensity pain.

Scope of the Calmare Fibromyalgia Clinical Trial

We are conducting a no-cost, 3 or more treatments (one 35-minute daily therapy session) clinical trial study for pre-qualified patients suffering from diagnosed fibromyalgia FMS to determine the efficacy of scrambler therapy as a viable treatment solution for condition-induced neuropathy.

Trial participants are selected at the discretion of Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director, Calmare Therapy NJ USA | Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

Selected clinical trial volunteers must be available to undergo the protocol once per day. We will make every effort to schedule daily appointments at a convenient time for participants.

Travel, daily transportation, meals and accommodations are at the trial participant’s expense.

Contraindications

We are seeking trial candidates with few or no additional medical conditions, in order to maximize the treatment and outcome of the FMS condition exclusively.

Candidates are not eligible for the trial if they have the following medical conditions, devices or prescribed medications:

  • Pacemaker
  • Automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart conditions
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Antidepressants

Informed Consent

Clinical trial volunteers who are selected for the study are asked to sign the Informed Consent Form. Signing this document does not require participants to remain for the duration of the study, however.

People can leave the study at any time—either before the study starts or at any time during the study or the follow-up period. The informed consent process continues throughout the study. If new benefits, risks, or side effects are discovered during the study, the researchers must inform the participants.

Publicity

Calmare Therapy NJ reserves the right to publish data about any participant’s trial outcome. We will not include your name or image, at your request.

To Apply / Contact Us / For More Information

There is no fee to participate. 

To apply for the trial, click here to complete and scan the attached application form and return it to calmarenj@gmail.com or fax to (201) 933-8159.

For questions about the trial, please contact:

Dr. Michael Cooney

Clinical Director

Calmare Therapy NJ / Rutherford Allied Medical Group

(201) 933.4440   |   calmarenj@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Joe is Cane-Free After Battling CRPS for Four Years

May 2, 2018

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Joe arrived from New York State two weeks ago, using a cane for mobility. His pain level was 8/9 due to a four-year battle with CRPS, after an injury in the workplace.

He tried countless medications and pain management treatments over the years, which were not successful.

His therapy options, other than increasingly strong opioids, were limited.

Joe’s wife decided to try a different strategy–

She began to research alternative medicine options and discovered Calmare Therapy, a drug-free, painless solution to combat chronic nerve pain, particularly nerve pain conditions like RSD / CRPS.

Dr. Michael Cooney specializes in using Calmare scrambler therapy to combat CRPS.

Weeks later, Joe arrived at our clinic in New Jersey, feeling equal amounts of hope and skepticism, fearing he would be disappointed again, going home in the same level of pain.

Joe’s RSD Pain Level Decreases Throughout His Therapy

During the course of his Calmare treatments (once daily for 10 days) Joe’s pain level steadily improved:

  • After the first week, his pain level fell to a 4/5.
  • When he arrived for his sixth session, Joe was no longer using his cane.
  • By the conclusion of his tenth and final treatment, his pain level was reduced further to 3/4, and he was no longer using prescription pain medications.
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John adds his pin to the Calmare global patient map after his successful pain therapy.

“I wanted to share Joe’s story because he represents some of our patients who do not leave pain-free, but their pain has been significantly reduced, and they are no longer using canes, wheelchairs and other devices to support mobility,” says Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director at Calmare Therapy NJ USA.

But if you suffer from neuropathy, you can certainly appreciate the vast quality-of-life improvement managing a pain level of ¾ versus 8/9.

When you consult with Dr. Cooney and his team of scrambler therapy professionals, he will explain the variables that will play a role in your eventual outcome.

That’s right, you will be speaking with our clinical director personally about your medical history. Why?

“Calmare is not right for every patient,” says Dr. Cooney.

“By speaking with patients, I can assess if scrambler therapy is a viable treatment option.”

Would you like to have a phone conference with Calmare clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney

Terrific!

Fill out and click ‘send’ on the ecard below, call the Calmare NJ USA clinic at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com.

We’ll respond to your message within 48 hours.

Until then, wishing you and your loved ones a low-pain day.

 

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Teenager Travels from Scotland to NJ for Calmare Therapy

April 26, 2018

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Cara adds a pin to Scotland on the Calmare patient map.

Thirteen-year-old Cara underwent several therapies and pain management medications to lessen her nerve pain as a result of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

She was still left in pain throughout much of her body.

Ultimately, her family elected to seek an alternative pain therapy solution and chose to cross the pond after Cara’s parents consulted via phone with Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director, Calmare Therapy NJ USA.

“I continue to see very positive outcomes in children and teens who are battling nerve pain,” Dr. Cooney explains. “The therapy is not painful and has no side effects–when does that ever happen?”

This young lady lit up the clinic during her stay here in New Jersey a few weeks ago.

Best of all, she left smiling with her pain level down to a 1/10.

She and her mother explain how her treatment went, from start to finish:

Do you have a child or teenager battling neuropathic chronic pain?

We’d be happy to speak with you about a drug-free, painless (tingly, as Cara called it) technology that can reduce or even resolve the pain, so your child can go back to being a kid again.

Reach out at Calmarenj@gmail.com or call the clinic directly at (201) 933-4440 to speak with our friendly, respectful team of pain warriors.

Learn more about treating pediatric chronic pain using Calmare scrambler therapy.
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BrainSpan™ Diagnostic Services Improve Calmare Patient Outcomes

April 18, 2018

Through the examination of nerve cells, we can diagnose potential inflammation, which may the root cause of chronic pain symptoms.

At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, your scrambler therapy protocol includes more than pre-treatment consultations, multiple therapy sessions — performed only by clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney — and monitored follow-up care.

BrainSpan™ Diagnostic Services– Only at Calmare NJ USA

Before your Calmare Therapy treatments begin, you will undergo two tests that diagnose cell health, the foundation for optimal brain and body health.

These simple blood (prick-only) and cognitive (performed online) tests measure cell health and inflammatory balance.

Nerve cells (neurons) stained and mounted for microscopic examination of health, abnormalities or inflammation.

“But what do cells have to do with my chronic pain?” you may ask.

Examining your cellular structure gives us (your treatment provider) a precise diagnostic measurement of the health of your cells and the overall nervous system.

Your brain’s connectors can become stronger or weaker over time due to small and repetitious physical, nutritional, or emotional events.

Brain health markers can be quantified by analyzing essential fatty acid biomarkers in your blood cells.

The Omega-3 Index Factor in Treating Nerve Pain

In partnership with our Calmare scrambler therapy, we concentrate on:

  • Omega-3 Index
  • Inflammatory Index
  • Palmitic Acid Index

A high Omega-3 Index can help provide effective pain relief for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

How Cell Health Diagnostics Can Help Chronic Pain Management

Neuropathies (chronic nerve pain) can be a direct result of deficiencies in the Omega 3’s that ultimately results in an inflammatory process (inflammation), which can lead to a prolonged pain cycle referred to as chronic pain or neuropathy.

We are excited to introduce BrainSpan™’s new and non-invasive diagnostic tools as a valuable partner with our FDA-cleared Calmare scrambler therapy treatment protocol.

Have Opioids and Other Pain Management Options Failed to Reduce Your Pain?
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Robert adds his hometown pin to our Global Patient Map at Calmare NJ

We can understand your frustration. Rest assured, nearly all of the patients we treat have already tried every conventional pain management therapy.

Please look around our website, watch and read stories about our patients and then reach out to us at (201)-933-4440 if you’d like to determine if this treatment is right for you.

We’ll also respond to your message (below) within 48 hours, and you can expect a call directly from Dr. Cooney, if you provide your phone contact information below:

 

 

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Burning Nights CRPS Founder Victoria Abbott-Fleming Visits Calmare Therapy NJ Clinic

March 28, 2018

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Burning Nights CRPS founder Victoria Abbott-Fleming, seated, visited Calmare Therapy NJ USA’s offices on March 26. She is shown with (l to r): her husband Michael Fleming, Dr. Michael Cooney, Star and Tim Williams from Alabama and Cathy G, Calmare Patient Care Coordinator. (Rutherford, NJ)

On Monday, we were honored to welcome Victoria Abbott-Fleming, the founder of Burning Nights – CRPS Support, a UK-headquartered CRPS advocacy and support organization for sufferers worldwide, and her husband Michael to our clinic.

We have been mutual supporters for years and I have written articles which were published on the Burning Nights website:

Calmare Therapy – A Q&A with Dr. Michael Cooney

A Progress Update on Scrambler Therapy to Combat CRPS

Helping Children and Teens Battle CRPS with Calmare Therapy

Dr. Damon Orlando from Studio City, CA visited our clinic to shadow Dr. Cooney as he treated patients battling chronic pain using Calmare scrambler therapy. (July 2017)

Victoria, a CRPS sufferer herself since 2003, had a sample scrambler therapy treatment and we enjoyed a great talk.

One of our CRPS patients from Alabama was in town for  booster treatments. She was delighted to meet Victoria, whom she follows on social media.

We are committed to partnerships and building friendships with like-minded CRPS warriors, like Victoria, Dr. Tim from India,

A smiling Emily Blake is shown with Dr. Cooney and Dr. Timakkondu, visiting Calmare physician from Madurai, India. (October 2017)

(Dr. Kuppusami Timakkondu, also a Calmare provider) and other doctors who have visited the clinic to learn, train and share their expertise on drug-free pain management alternatives, like Calmare Therapy.

In conjunction with helping our patients from around the world, these alternative healthcare providers inspire me to do more, work harder and forge more powerful relationships that will ultimately benefit patient care.

Together, we will resolve neuropathy–without reliance on opioids or invasive procedures– and help return people in pain to the healthy and fulfilling lives they so richly deserve.

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Calmare Keeps Tonya’s CRPS from Spreading

March 23, 2018

Tonya Schuler, a full-of-life fitness trainer from West Virginia, was diagnosed with CRPS after carpal tunnel surgery. The chronic pain started in one hand and soon spread to the other.

From there, the neuropathy affected her neck, back and stomach.

After trying a myriad of prescription pain drugs, injections and invasive procedures, her pain management doctor eventually recommended she have a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) surgically implanted into her back.

“When I realized an SCS was the final treatment option, I knew I had to take matters into my own (painful) hands and reach out to the CRPS community,” explains.

“A Facebook group that included thousands of other sufferers consistently mentioned Dr. Cooney and Calmare for helping reduce their pain, even for full-body sufferers.”

“Beyond Opiates, The Future of Pain Management” (WebMD)

Tonya says she sent off an email to him (calmarenj@gmail.com) and he called her the next day.

Watch the video above to learn what happened next.

To learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy, a drug-free alternative pain treatment, call 201-933-4440 to speak with our chronic pain management experts.

 

 

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Seniors Living with Chronic Pain Benefit from Scrambler Therapy

March 14, 2018

We don’t want anyone to live with pain–but it’s especially disheartening to see older people forced to battle neuropathy during their golden years, often as a result of:

  • Nerve damage (small fiber neuropathy)
  • Diabetic neuropathy (chronic foot pain)
  • Pain from cancer or chemotherapy treatment (CIPN)
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Phantom limb syndrome

Since we introduced Calmare Therapy in 2011, we have helped older people reduce or even eliminate their neuropathic pain, after a myriad of prescription pain medications and other traditional therapies failed.

Recently, Bernice Goldman made the trip up from Florida with her daughter, who discovered Dr. Cooney’s success using scrambler therapy through online research.

Bernice was suffering from small fiber neuropathy and had tried every medication, every therapy and every treatment, without success. She explains below:

Mrs. Goldman is one of several seniors who reaped the rewards of FDA-cleared Calmare Therapy, which is a painless treatment with no side effects.

Peter Hinninger Battled #CRPS for 17 Years and Won the War with Calmare
“Peter’s Foot” is available on Amazon.com. Click on the image to go to Amazon.
Author and Calmare Therapy NJ USA Patient Peter Hinninger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eighty-seven-year-old Ann Shares Her Pain Relief Story
A Letter from Nelia B Who Traveled to NJ from Amsterdam for CIPN Relief After Chemo Taxol Therapy

“For the past two and a half years I’ve been suffering from severe CIPN in my feet, after undergoing Taxol therapy for breast cancer. Three months after finishing the chemo, the neuropathy got much worse.

Since then I’ve been on a high dose of pain medication (Gabapentin, Venlafaxine, Tramadol). Still, my pain kept being at a level between 5 to 10. I also tried morphine patches, two painful and unsuccessful nerve blocks, cortisone injections, acupuncture, tens treatments and vitamin B12 shots. Nothing helped.

My doctors told me that my CIPN was chronic and not much else could be done about it.

Meanwhile, I kept researching options and read about the clinical trials for CIPN with “Calmare Therapy” at the Massey Cancer Center, as well as at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Carbone Center.

The doctors at both institutions told me that they experienced positive outcomes. I was also able to talk to a patient who underwent Calmare treatment, which was encouraging. Then in the fall of 2011, I learned that the U.S. Military opened several Calmare centers.

I decided to give it a try and contacted Dr. Cooney at the Rutherford Allied Medical Group in the United States.”

Read Nelia’s full story and treatment outcome here.

Do You or an Older Loved One Suffer from Treatment-Resistant Chronic Pain?

If the diagnosis is neuropathy, scrambler therapy may be a viable pain management solution which can:

  • Lessen or eliminate chronic pain
  • Improve or restore mobility
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for debilitating prescription pain medication
  • Dramatically improve daily quality-of-life

We invite you to reach out to talk one-on-one about you or your loved one’s medical history and pain management goals.

Complete the info card below or call our respectful and friendly Calmare team at (201) 933-4440 between 10 am and 6 pm EST.

You can also email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com, where our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, will respond to your message personally within 48 hours.

 

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Scrambler therapy helps people with fibromyalia pain and symptoms

March 1, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

I have been treating people in pain for more than 30 years. Providing successful pain relief for fibromyalgia sufferers has been especially challenging because many, if not most, therapies are often unsuccessful.

In the worst case scenario, you could be worse.

As a result, people with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are dependent on pain medications for relief, which can introduce its own set of problems and ongoing expenses.

The chronic nature of fibromyalgia symptoms interferes with job performance and attendance, personal relationships and ultimately dampens the overall quality of life.

The value of drug-free alternative treatments for women with fibromyalgia
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Women are ten times more likely to develop fibromyalgia.

FDA-cleared Calmare scrambler therapy uses a drug-free, non-invasive, biophysical scrambler therapy to transmit a “no pain” message from the brain to the area in pain using electrodes similar to what you might use for an EKG.

Men Battle Different Fibromyalgia Symptoms 

After treating more than 1,000 patients since 2011, we’ve experienced an overall success rate of 80 percent, which includes people living with fibromyalgia.

What does “success rate” mean?

In order to be considered part of our 80% success rate, the patient is required to achieve an outcome that reflects a very significant decrease in pain which is sustained for an increasing period of time after each treatment.

In several cases, patients leave treatment at a 0/10 on the traditional pain scale.

Scrambler therapy is not a “miracle” treatment

But let me be clear─Calmare is not a “one-time-only” miracle cure.

Our FDA-cleared therapy is administered during a 10-treatment series, each lasting about an hour, which includes preparation, treatment and recovery.

In nearly all cases, the patient experiences no pain or discomfort during or after therapy.

The importance of your Calmare Therapy treatment provider

Should you be qualified to undergo Calmare Therapy for fibromyalgia or another type of pain management, a word of advice:

Calmare Certified Location LogoResearch and confirm your therapy is performed by a doctor who has advanced expertise in understanding the musculoskeletal system and how pain is communicated between the brain and the receptors in the body.

Ensure they have successfully treated several patients with your specific condition.

If your therapy is performed by someone with less expertise, your results may be diminished.

Also, there are currently only seven providers in the U.S. who have been certified to perform Calmare Therapy, including myself.

Scrambler therapy patients defeating fibro pain weigh in

Laura Miller from Indiana

Katie Salmon from Pennsylvania

Melissa S from Michigan

If you’re a fibromyalgia sufferer, don’t give up the fight to find a cure for your pain.

pain management therapyAsk about our exclusive Patient-to-Patient Program where we will put you directly in touch with a patient who has already completed the therapy.

I am always available to answer any questions or talk about your particular healthcare situation. Feel free to contact me anytime.

About Dr. Michael J. Cooney

Dr cooney on the phone_2_2018Michael Cooney is a doctor of chiropractic at Rutherford Allied Medical Group in Bergen County, New Jersey.

He is one of only seven (2018) Certified Calmare Therapy providers in the U.S.

The FDA-cleared MC-5A scrambler therapy device has proven to be successful in the treatment of neuropathy (nerve pain) as a result of injury, RSD, fibromyalgia, radiating pain, cancer and chemotherapy treatment, PHN, diabetic pain, back and neck pain, post surgical pain, failed back surgery syndrome, and general neuropathy.

To learn more, call (201) 933- 4440 or complete this inquiry form below:

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Virginia Nurse Finds Success with Calmare after Traditional Pain Management Fails

February 20, 2018

Zahira Hodge, RN, MSN, a 33-year-old registered nurse from Virginia, was unable to work due to debilitating pain from CRPS. The condition left her unable to be on her feet all day and her chronic pain eventually forced her to make a tough decision to leave a career she loved.

In 2014, after undergoing corrective surgery as the result of an ankle fracture and torn ligaments, the pain in her foot did not subside and eventually began to spread up her leg to her knee.

Unable to determine the root cause of the neuropathy, she had a subsequent surgery to have all of the ‘hardware’ removed from the ankle surgery, to see if this was the cause of her pain.

It wasn’t.

Calmare NJ USA BrainSpan® Offers Patients Additional Diagnostic Data
Trying pain medication, needles, blocks and a spinal cord stimulator

After her eventual CRPS diagnosis, she used her healthcare expertise to undergo a variety of pain management treatments, including prescription and over-the-counter pain medications which only made her feel mentally foggy and exhausted.

She eventually pursued invasive treatments such as nerve blocks, injections and, eventually, the surgical implantation of a spinal cord stimulator (SCS).

Although she initially experienced a few complications following the SCS placement, she was able to get some relief from the CRPS symptoms affecting her ankle. However, the SCS failed to resolve her chronic pain level of 7-9/10 in her knee.

Her husband began researching alternative pain management options on the internet and discovered Calmare Therapy.

“When I read the information and watched the Calmare patient videos, I started to feel very optimistic,” Zahira recalls.

“I had considered DRG therapy, but just couldn’t see putting myself through another invasive procedure.”

Oregonian Nurse Chooses Calmare Therapy for CRPS Chronic Pain
Turning to Alternative Pain Management
Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

“I am especially honored when healthcare professionals turn to Calmare as their personal pain treatment choice,” says Calmare NJ USA clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney.

“They are open to alternative neuropathic pain therapies, especially those that don’t involve using prescription drugs or painful procedures.”

Zahira takes a leap of faith and heads to Calmare NJ USA

When she arrived in New Jersey in January 2018, her pain level was a consistent 8/10 and her pain region extended from her foot to her knee, requiring Zahira to use a cane for mobility.

“I’ll be honest, after all the pain treatment therapies I had already tried, I was skeptical scrambler therapy was going to work for me,” she recalls. “But as Dr. Cooney told me, the worst thing that could happen is it wouldn’t work.”

Thankfully, this was not the case.

After her eighth Calmare treatment, with a little support from our therapy dog Murphy, Zahira’s knee pain was gone and her leg pain was a manageable 1-3/10.

Looking back and driving forward

“Let me be clear–Calmare has changed my life,” she says with a smile. “I am looking forward to doing everyday things again, like driving a car and walking up the stairs unassisted.”

She is also committed to resuming her career and earning her Ph.D. in nursing.

“Taking a chance on Calmare was the best decision of my life. I have my mobility back, which I feared would never return. It was worth the risk. I only wish we had found it sooner.”

Have you tried all the traditional nerve pain therapies and still have pain?

Then you’ve come to the right place, because that’s the medical history most of our patients have as well. If you’d like to speak with Dr. Cooney and our chronic pain-fighting team, call us at (201) 933-4440 between 10 am and 6 pm.

If you are from outside the USA, email us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com and we’ll set up a phone or FaceTime consultation in advance.

If you’d like us to reach out to you, just complete the info card below:

 

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Answer Your Phone. It May Be Dr. Michael Cooney Calling

February 13, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

New Calmare patients are often astonished when I call them to discuss their cases and answer questions.

I’ve performed thousands of scrambler therapy treatments since we were one of the first in the U.S. to introduce Calmare in 2011.

I am happy to answer questions and ultimately make a determination if the patient may be right to undergo the treatments.

It shouldn’t be a rarity that doctors call patients, should it?

Since I began helping people defeat acute and chronic pain decades ago, I have believed that a strong relationship with every patient helps me to properly assess the holistic health of the person, which in turns helps me to more accurately diagnose the root cause/s of the pain.

Ultimately, I believe it leads to a more positive outcome for the patient.

A Calmare Patient from Australia Weighs in on Dr. Cooney’s Personal Approach

Kane Crampton wrote on Facebook recently:

“You’re one-of-a-kind Dr. Cooney!!

You have been the only doctor who has spoken on the phone to me in my 38 years alive, let alone the nearly 17 years I’ve been living with my condition.

If even a small number of doctors ‘took a leaf out of your book,’ it would not just help patients deal with what they’re going through… but also help open the discussion for those of us (& all other people with different conditions, illnesses etc) who keep it all so close to our chests.

I certainly know I wouldn’t be alone in saying that I am extremely grateful for not just the call, in which for me was probably as far away as civilization can be from New Jersey to Australia, but also for telling me to ‘Get to my room’ when I travelled over to see you and making it all as comfortable as possible.

Thank you also for putting up with my sense of humour and sharing yours.

So from the bearded bloke from sunny Berrima, NSW Australia, I say a huge THANK YOU to you & the team.

Keep up the good work you are doing. Keep smiling (especially when bearded Aussie blokes kiss you on the forehead…)”

Are You Looking for New Treatments to Combat Your Chronic Pain?

You’ve taken a positive first step by visiting Calmare Therapy NJ USA and educating yourself about this exciting opportunity to fight back against chronic nerve pain without painful and invasive treatments or unpleasant side effects from prescription medications.

Once you’ve watched some of our patient videos and learned how Calmare works on chronic pain, call our friendly pain experts at (201) 933-4440 or fill out the private Info Card below and (you know who) will ring you up within a day or two.

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Joy Returns for First Calmare Booster Treatments Since 2013

February 8, 2018

Joy Morris Booster_2.18One of our beloved patients, Joy Morris visited the clinic this week to undergo three  booster treatments.

In 2013, she arrived at Calmare NJ USA with a pain level of 10/10 due to RSD pain running from her left knee to her foot.

After her successful therapy, (she left New Jersey at a 0 / 10 pain level), her chronic pain from RSD diminished to the point that she no longer needed any of the 10 pain medications she was prescribed.

Living a Pain Medication-Free Life

Once Joy was free from all the pain pills, her overall health and well-being improved dramatically:

  • She began to have more energy and lost a significant amount of weight.
  • In turn, she soon no longer needed high blood pressure medication.
  • Joy no longer needs medication for elevated liver enzymes which returned to a normal range as a result of post-Calmare weight-loss and the elimination of pain drugs.

Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney Explains Calmare in the National Pain Report

Joy Turns to Calmare Booster Treatments

But over the years, her CRPS pain level began to increase, eventually sticking at 5/10.

Joy’s RSD resulted in chronic pain running from her left knee to her foot.

She conferred with Dr. Cooney and he recommended she come to New Jersey to undergo three booster treatments and then access if this would be sufficient to control her pain again.

To everyone’s delight, after three Calmare Therapy sessions, she went home yesterday pain-free.

Joy shares her original treatment experience in 2013 below, on our YouTube channel:

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Your Calmare Post-Treatment Protocol

February 2, 2018

By Dr. Michael Cooney, Clinical Director

Congratulations!  You have completed your Calmare Therapy treatment protocol.

Now that you have less pain, or are pain-free, your quality of life is about to improve dramatically.

Due to you improved mobility and decrease in pain level, many Calmare patients feel like they are ready to climb Mount Everest.

But doing too much too soon can actually hamper and potentially jeopardize your positive outcome.

Therefore, I’ve outlined some instructions for patients (healthcare providers can contact directly for more detailed clinical guidelines) to ensure you recover optimally, and enjoy the benefits of Calmare Therapy for as long as possible.

Every patient’s medical history is unique and we welcome your individual questions about any of the recommendations cited below:

No Vigorous Exercise or Clinical Physical Therapy for Two Weeks after Treatment

Your body is in the midst of recalibrating itself since your Calmare treatments.

When you begin to exercise, be prepared for soreness associated with new this activity (a positive sign you have awakened muscles which had not been used before!)

During recovery, if an injury occurs, use ice to reduce swelling and inflammation.

To treat muscle soreness, use heat. In both cold and hot treatment, administer 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for a period of one hour.

Don’t Overdo

While it is thrilling to feel less pain and be more mobile, muscles need time to adjust to renewed use. Be careful and cautious and don’t do too much too soon. If you feel tired or any pain, stop what you are doing and rest.

Additional Sleep

Your body needs to re-adjust to several physiological changes after treatment. More than likely, it has also been a long time since you have slept well.

You may need to sleep several more hours than usual for the next several weeks. This is normal.

Welcoming a Good Night’s Sleep After Calmare Therapy

Make an Appointment with Your Pain Management, Specialist or Family Physician

It’s important to discuss your successful treatment outcome with your doctor. It is likely that your medications, particularly for pain, may be lessened or eliminated completely.

Discuss how your lessened or eliminated pain will affect your holistic health and ask for guidelines going forward.

Improve Your Nutrition

Now that you are feeling better and moving more, you should see an improvement in your appetite. Take advantage of feeling better and fuel your recovering body with high-quality foods– fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts and protein (white before red).

Hydrate with at least 6 – 8 tall glasses of water daily.

Finally, for patients who treated beginning in 2018, your BrainSpan™ report will arrive soon after you have returned home. Based upon your blood work, the report will detail any diagnosed vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Speak with your primary care doctor about ways to increase your consumption, either through pills or the foods you eat regularly.

Journal How You Feel

We hope you will chronicle how you feel after Calmare Therapy. Keep a record of the new activities you are able to engage in and record how you feel during and after the activity.

We hope this treatment is life-altering for you. Therefore, chart your progress and celebrate your success!

If You Feel Pain

Depending on your medical condition and the length of time you have experienced it, pain may return (to a lesser degree).

Pay careful attention to any physical or emotional issues that may have contributed to this.

If pain continues for five continuous days, Calmare booster treatments (generally 1 – 3 treatments) may be necessary. Please call the office for further instructions.

Calmare Booster Treatments

Stay in Touch with Us

Always feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

We also welcome your pictures or videos to let us know how you are doing!

Are You Interested in Calmare Therapy?

Wonderful!  We’d love to tell you more about it and discuss your chronic pain condition with you. Keep in mind, scrambler therapy is not right for everyone. Call our friendly Calmare team at (201) 933-4440, email us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com or complete our eCard below and we’ll call you at a convenient time for you:

 

 

 

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Teenager is Pain-Free Again After Calmare Booster Treatments

January 22, 2018

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While Evan receives his Calmare Therapy treatment, our pet therapy dog Murphy keeps him company.

Thirteen-year-old Evan, from a mid-Atlantic state, underwent Calmare Therapy for CRPS, which he was diagnosed with after an elbow injury.

When he arrived at our New Jersey clinic last summer, the teenager was experiencing a chronic pain level of 8/10 from his hand to his shoulder.

Thankfully, after undergoing 10 scrambler therapy sessions, performed by clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney, he achieved a 0/10 pain-free state and returned home to start school.

A Re-Injury Triggers CRPS Symptoms

Unfortunately, he re-injured the elbow months later and his CRPS pain was all-too-happy to rear its ugly head once again.

But Evan’s family brought him back to us to undergo three Calmare booster treatments, which quickly brought his pain level back down to 0 once again.

“Some patients need booster treatments periodically if the pain level increases or there is a re-injury,” Dr. Cooney explains. “Evan’s parents acted quickly and brought him to the clinic, which helped us to reduce his pain and will hopefully sustain it.”

At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, we treat many children and teen patients who are battling chronic nerve pain, most commonly as a result of CRPS and fibromyalgia.

In 70 – 80% of patients, we achieve a significant lessening of pain or, in Evan’s case, send the patient home pain-free.

Especially valuable for pediatric patients,

Calmare has no side-effects, is drug-free,

non-invasive and painless.

Calmare Scrambler Therapy Performed Exclusively By Dr. Michael Cooney

Calmare is a “provider-dependent” therapy. Your success is determined by the customized placement of the treatment leads in accordance with the original injury.

Calmare certified doctor, Michael Cooney, DC, has been using Calmare Therapy since 2011.

Dr. Cooney serves as a professional trainer for new doctors who are adding the pain treatment therapy to their own practices, and has successfully treatment more than 1,000 patients from around the world.

To learn more, call us at 201-933-4440, email us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com or complete the eCard below, and we’ll reach out to you to discuss your chronic pain challenge.

 

 

 

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Calmare NJ Adds BrainSpan™ to Scrambler Therapy Protocol

Through the examination of nerve cells, we can diagnose potential inflammation, which may the root cause of chronic pain symptoms.

January 24, 2018

Cell dysfunction is the source of inflammation, pain and disease

Every day, we strive to be the top-rated provider of Calmare Therapy in the world.

To that end, we are proud to introduce two new diagnostic services that will be offered to all Calmare Therapy NJ USA patients.

These simple but highly effective tests are included in the cost of treatment:

Calmare NJ USA Introduces BrainSpan™

At the beginning of your Calmare Therapy treatments, you will undergo two tests to diagnose cell health, the foundation for optimal brain and body health:

A simple blood (finger prick-only) test and cognitive test (performed online) measure cell health and inflammatory balance.

Nerve cells (neurons) stained and mounted for microscopic examination of health, abnormalities or inflammation
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The results provide us (your Calmare team) with a precise diagnostic measurement of the health of your cells and overall nervous system.

Your brain’s connectors can become stronger or weaker over time due to small and repetitious physical, nutritional, or emotional events.

Brain health markers can be quantified by analyzing essential fatty acid biomarkers in your blood cells.

The Omega-3 Index Factor and Treating Nerve Pain

In partnership with our Calmare scrambler therapy, we concentrate on:

  • Omega-3 Index
  • Inflammatory Index
  • Palmitic Acid Index

A high Omega-3 Index can help provide effective pain relief for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

How Cell Health Diagnostics Can Help Chronic Pain Management

Neuropathies (chronic pain) can be a direct result of deficiencies in the Omega 3’s which  ultimately result in an inflammatory process (inflammation), which can lead to a prolonged pain cycle, referred to as chronic pain or neuropathy.

We are excited to introduce these new and non-invasive diagnostic tools as a valuable partner with our Calmare scrambler therapy treatment protocol.

Our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, has performed successful pain management therapy for nearly 1,000 patients since he began offering scrambler therapy in 2011. We are thrilled to add these two simple-but-effective diagnostic tools to our arsenal designed to defeat chronic pain.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about Calmare and/or BrainSpan™, contact our expert team of pain management professionals here in New Jersey at 201 . 933. 4440 or email us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com.

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Robert Welcomes 2018 by Eliminating His Chronic Nerve Pain

January 12, 2018

Bergen County, New Jersey

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Robert adds his hometown pin to our Global Patient Map at Calmare NJ

Robert, a married teacher with two children from Georgia, was battling chronic nerve pain after foot surgery in 2013.

As the school track coach, his pain condition began to interfere with his mobility, making coaching difficult and frustrating.

For pain management, Robert chose not to use prescription painkillers and preferred to aggressively fight back by undergoing an additional ‘corrective’ surgery, physical therapy, use of a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, bone stimulation and orthotics.

And still, he was battling nerve pain in his right foot daily.

Researching Drug-Free Pain Management Options

He began researching non-invasive, alternative medicine options which treat neuropathic pain and discovered Calmare Therapy, performed by leading Calmare Certified provider, clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney in New Jersey.

While he was never officially diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), Robert was experiencing the same type and severity of symptoms.

He consulted by phone with Dr. Cooney about his medical history and pain treatment goals and they mutually agreed that he was a suitable candidate to undergo the treatment.

When Robert arrived in New Jersey, his pain level was a 6 / 10. He immediately began daily therapy sessions over the course of the next two weeks.

By the end of the series of scrambler therapy treatments, he was pain-free, with only a mild tingling sensation over the surgical scars.

Our team was delighted to see a very different Robert leave the clinic:

He was smiling again and looking forward to getting back to school and resuming his track team coaching.

Good luck Coach!

Do You Have Chronic Nerve Pain That is Resistant to Traditional Medical Treatments?

The majority of our patients have already tried medications, injections, surgery and other therapies before they turn to Calmare, often as a last resort. Even if you have limited mobility, or have suffered with neuropathic pain for years, scrambler therapy, performed exclusively by Dr. Michael Cooney, may be able to help you, so you can enjoy life again.

Call us at (201) 933-4440, email us at calmarenj@gmail.com or complete the Calmare NJ eCard below and Dr. Cooney will call you directly to discuss your case, within 48 hours of receiving your contact information!

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Calmare is FDA-Cleared as a Therapy for Nerve Pain After Chemotherapy

January 8, 2018

Chemotherapy patients may experience resulting nerve damage, a condition called CIPN, which is resistant to traditional medical treatment, including painkillers.

It is one of the great frustrations of healthcare — how to mitigate pain.

Those who suffer most live every moment of every day in pain, due to a wide variety of factors.

This could not be more true for cancer patients who have endured chemotherapy in order to eradicate cancer cells from their bodies and achieve remission.

But some patients pay a price for this victory — they are left with painful nerve damage as a result of the powerful after-affects of the cancer-killing drugs.

This condition, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN, has no cure.

Patients battling nerve pain after cancer treatment are often prescribed prescription painkillers  (more drugs) and, we hope, at least a few alternative therapy options.

That’s why the news from several studies, including the University of Wisconsin, the Massey Cancer Institute, and the Mayo Clinic are so important.

National Institute of Health Reports on Scrambler Therapy study with CIPN patients.

These centers’ studies have confirmed that Calmare’s scrambler therapy is producing significantly positive results in minimizing or even eliminating pain from chemotherapy treatment.

We have treated patients with CIPN since 2011 and have seen these positive outcomes firsthand.

Deena and Doc
Deena and Dr. Cooney during her Calmare Therapy treatment sessions for CIPN (2017).
Deena uses Calmare scrambler therapy to combat pain from CRPS and nerve pain after chemo.

These findings, reported by top U.S. cancer centers, serve as a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel of pain for our friends, family and colleagues living with the painful after-effects of chemotherapy treatment.

We welcome you to contact us to learn more about using scrambler therapy as a non-invasive, painless treatment for nerve pain after cancer treatment.

Also important, the treatments have no side effects.

Nelia describes her Calmare Therapy to lessen CIPN

Fill out the info card below and we’ll reach out to you. Or, feel free to call the clinic at (201) 933-4440 and speak with our friendly and knowledgeable Calmare team.

 

 

 

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Celebrating the Calmare Therapy NJ USA Team

December 19, 2017

It was a rare occasion to see the Calmare team outside the office. But yesterday, we snuck out for a few hours to celebrate each other and our very special team.

Namrata (left) with Cathy

I would like to offer my deepest thanks and appreciation to our pain management physician, Dr. Robert Kelly; Barbara, our practice manager for more than 25 years; patient-favorite and beloved Calmare patient coordinator & administrator, Cathy; and our incredibly caring and skillful physical therapists, Namrata and Alicia.

Dr. Cooney and Barbara.

It is not an easy task to assemble the right healthcare team, but we have done it.

You all mean the world to me, and our patients across the globe.

Merry Christmas!

Dr. Cooney

 

 

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Woman from South America Finds CRPS Relief at Calmare Therapy NJ USA

December 15, 2017

El síndrome de dolor regional complejo (SDRC)

Juana adding her pin to our Calmare global patient map.

Juana, age 44, from Columbia, was diagnosed in 2009 with CRPS in both legs after an injury and eventual surgery.

En español es síndrome de dolor regional complejo (SDRC) también llamado distrofia simpática refleja.

Over the years, she was prescribed a lengthy list of prescription medications to lessen her chronic pain, including Ketamine, epidurals and nerve blocks.

These efforts provided no pain relief and her symptoms expanded to include:

  • allodynia
  • numbness
  • tingling
  • sensitivity to temperature changes
  • intermittent burning
  • pins and needles sensations

Juana and her husband discovered Dr. Michael Cooney‘s use of Calmare scrambler therapy as a pain management therapy to lessen the symptoms of CRPS.

What is Calmare and How Can It Relieve Chronic Nerve Pain?

After a video conference consultation, the wife and mother of two children was approved to undergo therapy and the couple arrived in New Jersey, USA in early December, 2017.

When Juana presented at our clinic, her pain level was a consistent 9/10, and had been at this level for some time.

After reviewing her medical records, Dr. Cooney formulated a treatment plan for optimal placement of the Calmare leads, in conjunction with her original pain regions.

Calmare Is a Provider-Dependent Therapy.  Know Your Provider
Dr. Michael Cooney, Juana and her husband during her Calmare Therapy treatments in New Jersey, USA.

“While Juana was experiencing a very high pain level, I had treated other patients with her similar medical history and felt confident we would achieve a positive outcome,” Dr. Cooney explains.

Each day, Juana received a single scrambler therapy treatment and then returned to her hotel to rest.

After a full week of Calmare treatments, her pain had reduced to a 5/6; at the conclusion of her 10 sessions, her pain has reduced to a 2/3 for the first time in nearly eight years.

In addition, her additional physical symptoms noted above are now gone, with the exception of slight temperature sensitivity and pins and needles. (This may be due to the extreme cold temperatures we are experiencing in New Jersey now.)

“Of course we strive to send every patient home with no pain–but that is not possible for everyone,” Dr. Cooney noted.

“But living with a pain level this low (2/3) allows the person to fully engage in life again and resume normal functioning.”

The Certified Calmare provider remarked that Juana was extremely pleased with her outcome.

Juana was also in touch with another woman living with CRPS from Ecuador, who is currently undergoing treatment with us this week.

Read more about síndrome de dolor regional complejo (SDRC) in the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Have Painkillers, Invasive Treatments and Therapies Failed to Lessen Your Neuropathic Pain?

Nearly all of the patients we treat have already traveled down this path as well.

Juana and our Calmare patient coordinator, Cathy, became fast friends and will stay in touch via Skype.

We invite you to reach out to us by calling (201) 933-4440, privately email us at calmarenj@gmail.com or complete the info eCard below, and we’ll respond to you within 48 hours or less:

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Teenager with CRPS Fights Back and Wins with Calmare Therapy

December 8, 2017

Here in New Jersey, we have treated many children and teens battling chronic pain, particularly CRPS, over the years.

Prior to discovering scrambler therapy, the majority of these children had been prescribed prescription painkillers, including opioids, and subjected to painful and invasive treatments that failed to lessen or resolve their pain.

We recently treated 15-year-old Maiya, months after she was diagnosed with the condition after she was hit directly in the face and neck with a basketball.

Her family wisely moved quickly to find a drug-free solution to treat her pain, which was concentrated in her upper extremity region, after the painkillers she was prescribed only left her feeling tired and confused.

Learn more about treating pediatric chronic pain without drugs or invasive procedures.

She tells her compelling story below, followed by Calmare Therapy NJ’s clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, who provides an insightful overview of her case:

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U.S. Air Force Offers Airmen Drug-Free Calmare Therapy Chronic Pain Treatment

December 3, 2017

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The U.S. Air Force offers Calmare Therapy to airmen suffering from chronic nerve pain.

It is exciting to see our U.S. Military continue to promote the use of opioid-free Calmare scrambler therapy to treat several types of chronic pain, including complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in Air Force members and their families.

A recent article published on their website noted:

“NST (nerve scrambler therapy) is one of the Medical Wing’s most cutting-edge methods for managing chronic and debilitative nerve pain that impacts warfighters’ job performance and long-term quality of life.”

The Calmare MC-5A device transmits low-grade electrical messages between the pain site and the brain, scrambling the pain messaging.

The article also states that because of a thorough Air Force screening process, they have been very successful with Calmare Therapy and there have been no known or reported side effects or injuries from the use of this machine.

Phantom Limb Pain Treatment

The article states that Calmare is also commonly used to treat a condition found among some wounded warriors known as phantom limb pain. Phantom limb pain is a condition in which an amputee experiences pain sensation from the part of the body that was removed.

Have Painkillers, Invasive Treatments and Therapies Failed to Lessen Your Neuropathic Pain?

Nearly all of the patients we treat have already traveled down that same path, also.

We invite you to reach out to us by calling (201) 933-4440, privately emailing us at calmarenj@gmail.com or completing the info card below, and we’ll respond to you within 48 hours or less:

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Gratitude is Good for Your Health

November 22, 2017

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney  |  Clinical Director

As a health professional, I see every day how the mind affects health, emotionally and physically.

This week, a popular article is circulating which scientifically supports the premise that feeling grateful provides several key health benefits.

Results from a recent study found that acknowledging gratitude is good for body, mind and spirit 365 days a year, not just at Thanksgiving.

“People who partake in a “three good things” exercise — prompting people to think of three good moments or things that happened that day — see considerable improvements in depression and overall happiness, sometimes in as little as a couple of weeks.

If there were a drug that did that, whoever patented that drug would be rich.”

With that said, my gratitude is plentiful this year:

From many family celebrations, including my daughter committing to college next year,  to treating hundreds of people battling acute and chronic pain, it has been a year to be grateful for so many things.

In 2017, we have treated a record number of patients who have put their trust in us to  help them overcome severe chronic pain.

My thanks to you for reading our blog and sharing our journey.

May your Thanksgiving celebration create memories that last a lifetime.

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Oregonian Nurse Chooses Calmare Therapy for CRPS Chronic Pain

November 7, 2017

We continue to welcome an influx of healthcare professionals seeking treatment for their own medication and treatment-resistant neuropathies.

This is an important honor for us and we are pleased to share another medical professional who achieved pain relief success from Calmare Therapy, registered nurse Kathryn Talenda–

Kathryn suffered from diagnosed CRPS for 10 long years.

She developed the condition (one she had never heard of) after a right foot sprain.

After trying every therapy from Botox to PT, she was debilitated by even more pain.

Eventually, she let her nursing license expire, as she was no longer able to work.

Not willing to give up, Kathryn traveled 3,000 to Calmare NJ USA, arriving with a consistent pain level of 8.5 / 10.

She explains what happened next below:

Are You Battling Medication and Treatment-Resistant Chronic Pain?

Most of our patients, who come from around the globe, have already tried every pill and procedure available, including spinal cord stimulators and Ketamine, but are still in pain every day.

Why Calmare Therapy is a completely different type of pain management:

  • Non-invasive
  • FDA-cleared
  • Drug-free
  • Painless

To learn more, read our Patient Case Studies page and watch people tell their own stories.

If you would like to talk about your chronic nerve pain, or discuss a loved one’s battle, call our friendly and respectful Calmare NJ USA team at (201) 933-4440, email us privately at CalmareNJ@gmail.com, or complete the eCard below and we’ll call you:

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Dr. Michael Cooney Discusses Calmare in NJ Monthly Magazine

November 2, 2017

Dr. Cooney and his success treating several types of chronic nerve pain (chronic pain) is included in a lengthy article in NJ Monthly magazine, “As Addiction Rises, Doctors Seek Pain-Relieving Alternatives to Opioids”.

“We think there’s a hypersensitivity that develops within the pain center of the brain in some people,” says Dr. Michael Cooney, one of fewer than 10 Certified providers of Calmare Therapy nationwide. “Scrambler therapy uses painless electrodes to move “a no-pain signal” out of the area of pain in order to “reboot” the brain, so that it’s no longer sending any pain signal.”

Marilyn Green, a patient who underwent the therapy after refusing to fill opioid prescriptions offered by her pain management physician, was interviewed for the article. She experienced debilitating post-surgical foot pain that eventually left her wheelchair-bound.

““When I went to see Dr. Cooney, my pain level was at nine and I could not walk,” she says. “On day five of the 10 Calmare treatments, it was already down to zero.”

To speak personally with Dr. Michael Cooney to find out if Calmare scrambler therapy may be a treatment option for your medication and treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain, call our friendly and professional Calmare team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at Calmarenj@gmail.com.

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Calmare Patient Releases New Book About His CRPS Treatment Success

October 27, 2017

Earlier this year, Peter Hinninger came to Calmare NJ as a last resort.

Over the course of 17 long years, he had tried every medication and every treatment, including a spinal cord stimulator (neuromodulation) to lessen his chronic pain.

Still, his pain level hovered around a consistent 7-8 on the Pain Scale.

Peter widened his search for pain relief by researching alternative medicine solutions that would not involve more surgery,  more pain or constant mental fogginess.

He discovered Calmare.

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Peter Hinninger at Calmare Therapy NJ USA

Peter describes his long history with chronic pain and eventual relief after scrambler therapy.

After the completion of his therapy, performed by clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney, he was pain-free for the first time in more than a decade.

Eventually, he and his longtime partner wrote a book about his successful treatment, detailing his physical improve day-by-day during the course of his 10 scrambler therapy treatments.

The New Jersey resident’s purpose in writing the book is to let others living in chronic pain know that reducing or eliminating pain does not have to come in the form of a pill or invasive procedure.

“Peter is an exceptionally bright gentleman who documented his pain management treatment with us in captivating detail,” says Dr. Cooney. “Anyone living with chronic nerve pain can appreciate how life-changing achieving a pain-free state can be.”

“Peter’s Foot” is now available on Amazon.com.

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West Virginia Woman Battles CRPS after Carpel Tunnel Surgery

October 17, 2017

On Friday, Tonya Shuler completed her final Calmare treatment and prepared to head home to West Virginia, pain-free. A personal trainer, she was diagnosed with CRPS a year ago, after undergoing carpel tunnel surgery.

The majority of her chronic 9/10-level pain was in her arm and hand.

Before coming to New Jersey, the married mother of three adult children had been prescribed several different painkillers including:

  • Gabapentin
  • OxyCondone
  • Cymbalta

None of these drugs offered any significant pain relief and she was also uncomfortable using opioids for an extended period of time.

Eventually, she also tried nerve blocks and injections, which were also ineffective.

Like so many other living with chronic nerve pain she and her family felt like they were out of options. And Tonya’s pain range began to spread.

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Tonya heard about Calmare Therapy, an FDA-cleared, painless alternative therapy for neuropathic pain on a CRPS support group website. Since it had no side effects, she and her family decided to try it.

She began scrambler therapy treatment on October 2 and finished Friday, October 13.

“Tonya arrived with a pain level near a 10/10,” Dr. Cooney explains. “But after her final session this morning, she is leaving us pain-free and is off all pain medications.”

Where Do You Turn When Traditional Treatments and Painkillers Don’t Work?

Dr. Cooney says patients often suffer for years before seeking out opioid-free alternative therapy for neuropathic chronic pain.

“The healthcare industry usually prescribes prescription painkillers as the first treatment for chronic pain,” he says. “But in many cases, these drugs don’t reduce pain and become less effective the longer they are used.”

One of six Certified Calmare providers in the U.S., Dr. Cooney introduced scrambler therapy to his practice in 2011 to help his treatment-resident patients battling chronic pain. Today, he treats patients from around the world, including Australia, South America, Israel, Canada and Europe.

To learn more, call our patient and friendly Calmare team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com. International patients may set up a phone-in consultation with Dr. Cooney by confirming a date/time in advance. 

 

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Four Calmare Booster Treatments Later, Liz Puts CRPS Pain Back at 0

October 12, 2017

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Liz completes four Calmare booster treatments and heads back to Missouri pain-free.

Liz treated here with us in November of 2014. She was battling increasingly severe CRPS symptoms and it was keeping her from sports (she’s a star basketball player) and just enjoying college.

She was diagnosed with CRPS after a nasty basketball injury to her right leg. Using crutches when she arrived from Missouri, Liz had a consistent pain level of  8 / 10.

But as many of you know, CRPS can rear its ugly head down the road, even when a pain-free level has been achieved.

When Liz’s pain level returned seven months later in 2015, she returned for a few Calmare booster treatments which put the pain into remission until this summer (2017).

She was here a few weeks ago, over two years since her last booster, since her pain had risen to a 6/10.

After four boosters, she went back to her life pain-free once again.

“We’ve been treating CRPS since 2011, so we have a track record of how patients respond months and years after their initial 10-treatment cycle is complete,” explains Calmare Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney.

“Those who do experience a pain recurrence, and have one or more boosters, seem to require them less frequently as time goes on, in the majority of cases.”

If you would like to learn more about treating your neuropathic pain condition without drugs or painful procedures, reach out to our kind and experienced pain fighters at Calmare Therapy NJ USA by calling 201-933-4440 or email us your medical history and questions privately at CalmareNJ@gmail.com

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Laurie’s Calmare Booster Treatments Tame CRPS Pain and Physical Symptoms

October 3, 2018

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We welcomed back chronic pain warrior, Laurie Mounts, who traveled 3,000 miles from the U.S. Northwest to undergo Calmare booster treatments.

Warriors like this young woman are why we do what we do.

Her unrelenting will to win the CRPS war is an inspiration to all of us.

Laurie has battled a lengthy and severe battle with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) for 10 long years, after a simple fall on the stairs in 2008.

CRPS Can Be More Than Just Severe Chronic Pain

While she aggressively tried prescription medications and other neuropathic pain treatments, they were unsuccessful in reducing her high pain level and associated CRPS symptoms:

Calmare Treatment for CRPS
Allodynia
  • Allodynia
  • Neuropathic pain up to 9/10
  • Skin discoloration
  • Skin tingling, sweats and burning
  • Inability to achieve sustained sleep
  • Brittle hair

Over time, her RSD condition spread from her ankles up to her shoulders, resulting in full body CRPS.

She came to us in 2014 as a last-ditch effort to garner some much-needed relief.

Her outcome was remarkable.

Laurie and her mother Ruth describe her medical history during their first visit to Calmare Therapy NJ USA in 2014.

Calmare scrambler therapy is drug-free, painless and has no side effects. It has been FDA-cleared for nearly a decade.

Laurie Battles Back When Chronic Pain Levels Increase

Due to the longevity and severity of Laurie’s CRPS condition, the disease symptoms slowly returned. In late September 2018,  Laurie and her family returned to New Jersey for additional therapy sessions (boosters) to reduce pain and related symptoms.

After several treatments, Laurie posted this message, which we are sharing with her permission:

“Well, it’s the end of my time here on the East Coast.

I’m currently having my final Calmare booster treatment.

Knowing I can come here to get relief from this pain is so helpful! I don’t know what I would have done without them in my life!

Thank you for all you guys do for all of us CRPS warriors!

I’m so thankful for Doc Cooney and all he does to help with my (and so many others) pain.

He definitely goes above and beyond for his patients.

I’m also so thankful for all of my friends and family for the prayers and thoughts as we’ve battled this disease through the years.

I wouldn’t have made it without you! 🧡🧡

Dr. Michael Cooney is one of only seven Calmare-Certified providers in the United States. He has successfully treated (eliminated or significantly reduced chronic pain) for nearly 500 patients from around the world.

Are You Seeking a New Treatment for CRPS?

We would be happy to listen, and together, determine if Calmare scrambler therapy might be right for you. Reach out to us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com or fill out the card below and we’ll get in touch with you to talk about your chronic pain.

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