John Willis came to Calmare Therapy New Jersey on May 4, 2015 for treatment of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) as a result of Shingles. He had been suffering for nine long months with a consistent pain level of 8/10.
Eventually, his pain decreased his quality of life—he could not longer drive or do many of the things he enjoyed.
His physician prescribed a number of prescription medications to help manage his pain but they were ineffective.
Mr. Willis was not content to live the rest of his life in this degree of pain. Once it was clear the medications were not going to help, he considered other alternative pain treatments. Through his research, he discovered Dr. Michael Cooney and his success using scrambler therapy.
He consulted with Dr. Cooney and they mutually agreed he was a suitable candidate to undergo the scrambler, which is painless and has no side effects.
John completed the 10-treatment regime and reduced his pain from an 8/10 to a steady 3/10. The good news is he is maintaining this more manageable pain level without using any medications which made him drowsy and just not feeling “like himself.”
Best of all, he can function again and resume his daily routine, including driving his car.
As always, our goal here at Calmare Therapy NJ is to achieve a 0/10 pain level with every patient. But, sometimes, that goal cannot be achieved. However, in John’s case, since his scrambler therapy treatment, his pain rate varies between 1 but does not go above a 3.
To Mr. Willis, this is a great success.
PHN Clinical Trial Results Using Calmare Scrambler Therapy
But don’t just take our word for this success. Here’s what researchers have found in clinical trials:
• Dr. Thomas Smith, director of Palliative Care at the Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, performed a study for PHN patients where they achieved an amazing 95% reduction in pain a month after the treatment with no side effects.
• Another study recently published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management with 52 random pain participants compared guideline-based drug management with the scrambler. The Calmare participants had a 91 percent reduction in pain compared to a 28 percent reduction in pain for those who used drug management.
“Scrambler therapy appears to have a promising effect on post herpetic neuropathy (PHN) with prompt and continued relief and no side effects.”
Are you or someone you care about living with severe pain from PHN?
Feel free to leave your information below and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information. We can also discuss your medical history and mutually determine if scrambler therapy might be right for you.