August 28, 2015
Calmare scrambler therapy is not a “cure” for RSD or CRPS, unfortunately.
But in the best possible scenario for patients who undergo the 10-treatment series, it can put the severe pain and physical symptoms:
- severe temperature fluctuations
- sensitivity to touch
- debilitating pain and muscle weakness
into a remission state and restore the patient’s quality of life.
As you may know from our patient stories, we are treating many children, teens and young adults with this condition, many successfully.
Some patients, like Jamie, who we treated for shoulder pain three years ago, have never needed additional scrambler therapy “booster treatments” but some patients do need them periodically. From my experience, most patients who require boosters need fewer as time goes on and they can sustain a pain recurrence for longer periods of time.
Jamie’s mother Joan was kind enough to check in last week and shared the following:
Here he is out in the back yard with a friend throwing a Frisbee so I took a few photos for you. Left arm/shoulder doing just fine as you can see!
Thanks again. I do not even want to think about what life would have been like these last 3 years if you hadn’t helped him.”
It’s hard to describe what these messages mean to all of us from former patients. For children and young adults who are riddled with debilitating neuropathy is particularly difficult.
But when we receive these kind of messages? It makes all the daily challenges more than worth it.
Thank you for reaching out Joan. Great to hear from you. And to Jamie–be careful on the roads!