April 30, 2013 

We’re delighted to report not one –but two–positive outcomes in the works with two RSD patients who began treatment last week. They’ve given us permission to share their stories as a vehicle for helping others who may read this (thank you both!).

Let’s begin with Deena from Pennsylvania —

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Click image for Deena’s personal story (April 2013).

In 2008, Deena fell on a wet tile floor and experienced hyperextention of the knee with a grade 2 tear of the medial collateral ligament (MCL). A year after her injury, she was diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).  Treatment efforts for the past three years have consisted of physical therapy, nerve blocks and painkilling drugs such as Gabapentin and Tramadol, with no positive results.

Unable to walk without pain on the right side from the buttock to her foot, Deena has not been able to work or be fully engaged in day-to-day life.

Living in central PA, Deena felt isolated with her chronic pain, but through Facebook, she discovered other people who were also living with RSD.  Over time, she read about several positive experiences with Calmare scrambler therapy, she called the national headquarters for more information she was referred to Dr. Michael Cooney in New Jersey, who has treated many RSD / CRPS/ Fibromyalgia patients.

When she arrived at Calmare Therapy NJ last week, her lower extremity pain level was severe, 10 / 10. After five treatments, her pain has been reduced to a three  at night only at the original pain site (knee). The rest of her lower extremity pain is gone. Her mobility is vastly improved — she has no more limping or pain when walking and has overcome the allodynia (pain when touched).

Deena shares her story here: http://www.youtube.com/edit?feature=vm&video_id=KFkTEr-uz78&ns=1

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