When Cecilia Carney had her arthritic hand operated on in 2004, she had no idea the long term pain she would endure after surgery, particularly after she took a bad fall, pushing her thumb back into her wrist. In all, she spent seven years researching and experimenting with a variety of medications and therapies to relive the post-surgical pain in her hand. “The pain was unending, 24/7–and excruciating,” explains Cecilia. “One day during a break at work, I read about Calmare® Pain Therapy in the Bergen Record. After thinking about it for a few days, I called Dr. Cooney. At my first appointment, my pain level was at 9/10 on a 10-point scale.”

Cecilia said she felt at ease in the office from the start. “Dr. Cooney explained that not every chronic pain condition can be treated with Calmare, but believed my pain could be greatly alleviated.  He even offered me a treatment–right on the spot.” Ten daily treatments later, Cecilia is a changed woman. “I hadn’t slept through the night in years and gave up doing so many things I enjoyed because I just didn’t have the strength with all the pain.”

Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment uses a biophysical (using physical methods to treat biological problems) rather than a biochemical (drugs) approach. The FDA-cleared device relieves pain directly at the pain site by small electrodes, through which a ‘no-pain’ message is transmitted directly to the nerve for a period of 30 – 45 minutes, on average. Regardless of severity, many pain symptoms have been proven to be significantly reduced or alleviated during the treatment series process and there are no side effects.

Today, Cecilia continues to work full-time and sees her life in a new light. “Before Calmare, I was reliant on pain medications like Percocet and Tramadol to fight the constant pain. But now, I’ve said goodbye to those drugs–for good.”