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Why Calmare Can Be Ideal for Children and Teens Battling Chronic Pain

November 30, 2016

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

The last thing any parent or caregiver wants to do is subject their child to pain or watch them battle pain day after day.

Additionally, no parent I’ve ever met wants to give their child narcotics to combat pain, even for the short-term.

But, if your child is suffering, you’ll do just about anything to help them feel better.

I realized that during the month of June at our New Jersey Calmare clinic, about 70 percent of the patients we treated for neuropathy using scrambler therapy were under 25 years old.

And about 50 percent of those patients were under age 18.

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  • FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
  • Pain-free treatment
  • Non-invasive (no injections, IV’s, outpatient procedures)
  • Drug-free (no narcotics or even over-the-counter medications required).
  • No side effects (except for a possible light humming sensation which we can adapt if your skin is unable to sustain any kind of touch)

How does scrambler therapy work?

Children or teenagers are comfortably connected to the Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment® device via small electrodes (similar to those used in EKG and other medical procedures) placed on the patient’s skin at the pain site/s.

The device then sends a very low current of electrical stimulation through the skin and nerve fibers, which carries a “no pain” signal to the brain, essentially overriding the previous pain signal.

Abby Bluteau getting treatment_2015We recommend the child have books, magazines or handheld entertainment to help pass the time during the 35-minute daily treatments (see Abby at left).

In some cases, pain relief has been reported after the first treatment, but each child’s case is unique.

Scrambler therapy treatments are performed over a two-week period, with the goal of the patient’s pain steadily decreasing, eliminating the need for wheelchairs, canes or any mobility support devices.

Once the child is back home, after ample rest and care is taken not to “do too much too soon,” many pediatric patients return to school and normal daily activities.

Pediatric Chronic Pain Patient Testimonials 

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Would you like to discuss if Calmare might help your child or teenager?

Reach out by calling the Calmare Therapy NJ USA clinic (located minutes from New York City) at (201) 933 – 4440; email us privately at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or complete the eCard below:

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Fibromyalgia (FMS) pain and symptoms can be lessened or eliminated with Calmare Therapy

Symptoms_of_fibromyalgiaNovember 28, 2016

People living with fibromyalgia are often left to suffer from debilitating symptoms–radiating muscular and joint pain, depression, painful tender points, fatigue, headaches, and sleep disorders–since the disease is notoriously treatment-resistant.

A laundry list of prescription medications, invasive and even non-invasive treatments have left sufferers still in pain, and living on the sidelines of life because of it.

One of the reasons Dr. Cooney and Dr. Kelly introduced Calmare Therapy in 2011 was to offer a new pain relief solution specifically for people battling medication and treatment-resistant pain, like fibromyalgia.

Calmare scrambler therapy painlessly scrambles pain messaging from the brain

FDA-cleared Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment uses a drug-free, non-invasive, biophysical approach to chronic pain relief by transmitting a ‘no-pain’ message to the pain-producing nerve/s via painless surface electrodes applied to the skin consistently over a period of time.

calmare-patient-laura-miller-in-central-park-2011Laura Miller describes her Calmare Therapy treatment for fibromyalgia

Regardless of the intensity of the pain, Calmare can offer a truly viable alternative to medications that only mask the pain temporarily.

Providing patients with Calmare chronic pain relief since 2011, we have experienced an average success rate of 80 percent, meaning patients have attained significant pain and symptom relief the degree they were able to return to normal daily function.

Teenager Katie Salmon talks about Calmare Therapy helping to defeat her fibromyalgia

Any potential Calmare patient has a live, phone or video chat meeting with Calmare Therapy NJ clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, to discuss:

1) medical history

2) medications being used to treat FMS symptoms

3) other therapeutic treatment efforts previously undertaken

This one-on-one meeting also gives patients and loved ones the opportunity to ask their own questions about the Calmare therapy treatment process.

Our exclusive Calmare NJ Patient-2-Patient™ program will put you in touch with a fellow fibromyalgia patient (volunteer) who had a positive outcome after undergoing Calmare Therapy.

Catherine Miller gets her life back on track after Calmare Therapy 

Use our Patient-to-Patient program to talk with one of our patient volunteers who used Calmare to lessen fibromyalgia pain and symptoms

calmare-patient2patientPeople from around the world who come to New Jersey for Calmare scrambler therapy have already tried countless medications and painful and invasive treatments. Understandably, it’s difficult for them to try another ‘alternative treatment’ and risk disappointment again.

For this reason, we offer our Patient-to-Patient program comprised of volunteer (unpaid) former patients who completed the 10-treatment program and lessened or even eliminated their pain and symptoms from several chronic pain conditions, including FMS.

If you’d like to learn more about Calmare or chat with one of our volunteer patients, call us at (201) 933-4440, email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or complete the eCard below:

 

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving_calmareFrom our entire team here in New Jersey, USA, we wish all of our patients, colleagues and friends a happy Thanksgiving.

No matter what our challenges may be in life, we have the gift of just being here, and for this we are so very grateful.

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Mayo Clinic Doctors Tout Calmare Scrambler Therapy’s Chronic Pain Treatment Benefits

November 14, 2016

mayo clinicAs we’ve reported before, the Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s most respected medical research institutions,  has performed a number of clinical trials using scrambler therapy for chronic pain reduction.

In the 11.11.16  issue of their patient-targeted newsletter published last Friday, Mayo Clinic Health Newsletter, the institution published a lengthy overview about scrambler therapy and its significant pain reduction merits for people with a range of medication and treatment-resistant neuropathies.

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Results from Dr. Charles Loprinzi’s scrambler therapy trial (2015)

Key Excerpt:

“Mayo Clinic doctors are optimistic about the pain scrambler. Based on research, and their own experience treating people, it appears the device can have good to dramatic results…”

We are (again) encouraged by the Mayo Clinic’s confidence to highlight scrambler therapy in their publications, which reach thousands of reader subscribers around the world.

To learn more about scrambler therapy treatment performed exclusively by Dr. Michael Cooney

Find out if your chronic pain condition might be right for Calmare Therapy.

Unlike other healthcare clinics, you can speak directly with Dr. Cooney about your medical history and previous chronic pain treatment efforts. At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, we will not recommend treatment for you if our team does not pre-determine you may a strong chance of sustained pain reduction.

Call us at (201) 933-4440 and let’s talk about your chronic pain condition. As you will discover after reading our Patient Case Studies, we treat newly diagnosed neuropathy as well as cases where patients have been battling this disease for decades.

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Honoring CRPS and RSD Warriors Everywhere – November 7

November 7, 2016

rsd-awarenessEveryone at Calmare Therapy NJ USA honors those battling one of the most debilitating silent diseases.

We are fighting every day to reach as many people as possible to let them know that there are alternative therapies which may help lessen their pain, when drugs, devices and invasive treatments have failed them.

There is always hope.

 

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Calmare Therapy Clinical Trial: Diagnosed Diabetic Nerve Pain

Calmare Therapy (Scrambler Therapy) to Treat Diagnosed Cases of Diabetic Nerve Pain and Reduce Chronic Neuropathic Pain Symptoms

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What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur as a side effect from diagnosed diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can damage nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy–nerve pain as a result of the disease of diabetes–most often damages nerves in the lower extremities (legs and feet) and the hands.

Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from pain and numbness in the extremities to digestive, urinary tract, blood vessels and heart complications. For some people, these symptoms are mild; for others, diabetic neuropathy can be extremely painful, debilitating and disabling.

Even with stringent blood sugar control and a healthy lifestyle, some diabetic patients still experienced severe diabetic nerve pain.

Study Conducted by

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

Rutherford Allied Medical Group / Calmare Therapy NJ

Location

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

Study Start Date

Monday, December 5 to Friday, December 16, 2016

Calmare Therapy NJ Background

Calmare Therapy NJ / Rutherford Allied Medical Group, is one of only ten 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.

Since introducing the treatment in 2011, Dr. Cooney has successfully treated more than 500 patients with severe neuropathic pain as a result of injury, surgery or disease.

Scope of the Diabetic Nerve Pain Study

We are conducting a no-cost, 10-treatment (one 35-minute daily therapy session) Calmare Therapy clinical trial study for pre-qualified patients suffering from diagnosed diabetic neuropathy to determine the efficacy of scrambler therapy as a viable treatment solution for condition-induced neuropathy.

Eligibility Criteria

Selected clinical trial volunteers must be available to undergo a protocol of 10 treatments, once per day, Monday through Friday. 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

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

To apply for the trial, learn more or ask questions, please contact:

Dr. Michael Cooney

Clinical Director

Calmare Therapy NJ / Rutherford Allied Medical Group

(201) 933.4440   |   calmarenj@gmail.com

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Honoring CRPS and RSD Awareness Month

November 1, 2016

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For more than five years, we have met courageous and resilient emi-hewatt_mom_dr-cooney_10-16people from around the world–from Australia to Latin America to South Africa to Canada–who are battling RSD and CRPS every minute of their lives.

We honor them even more during CRPS Awareness Month, held every November.

Many have come to Calmare Therapy NJ to try our scrambler therapy, often after drugs, Ketamine, spinal cord stimulators, injections and other treatments have failed them.

Danielle Payne and friends_7.16For many, this machine has changed their lives and allowed them to enjoy living again.Matt Hannon_7.16

To see smart, kind and funny CRPS warriors arrive at our clinic in wheelchairs–and leave walking with smiles on their faces–has been life-changing for every one of us involved in this battle.

We honor RSD and CRPS warriors everywhere.

You inspire us every single day.

Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

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Catherine is back in the kitchen after undergoing Calmare Therapy for Fibromyalgia

October 21, 2016

Catherine is able to do what she loves again, including cooking.
Catherine is able to do what she loves again, including cooking.

Catherine, a 50-something professional who works at a local university in Pennsylvania, had no success getting pain relief for her diagnosed fibromyalgia. But it certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying–

Over the years, she went to see many doctors and tried several chronic pain medications, steroids, epidurals and physical therapy.

She was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2007 after sustaining a shoulder injury. Since then, Catherine’s daily pain fluctuated between at least a four and as high as 8/10 on the pain scale. Not surprisingly, the disease made daily living increasingly difficult; she was also completely exhausted from the disease, to the point it affected her ability to actively participate in life.

When Traditional Fibromyalgia Medications and Treatments Fail…

Catherine heard good things about Calmare Therapy and liked that it was a drug-free, painless treatment–without any unpleasant side effects. She had tried  all of the “traditional” fibromyalgia treatments with no success. It was time to try an alternative therapy because as she noted, “I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

Ten Calmare treatments later, for the first time in nine long years, she is finally enjoying significantly less pain, much more energy and  no longer “living life on the sidelines.”

We were delighted to receive her update in our Facebook timeline earlier this week:

“I took a flying leap of faith and went to NJ for the 10-day Calmare Therapy treatment. Now that Calmare Technology 2012I’m feeling so much better, I found a place of my own!!! Move-in day is soon and I am starting to believe that I may have finally taken control of my life again.

This is also the first food photo that I have posted in a very long time.

With the reduced level of pain and the increase in energy since having Calmare, I can actually enjoy cooking again. Here’s a photo of my chicken bruschetta with parmesan roasted potatoes.”

Have Medications and Traditional Treatments for Your Fibromyalgia or Chronic Pain Condition Failed?

We can appreciate your situation. Most of the patients we care for have already tried medications, implanted pain devices, surgery, in-patient procedures and other pain management options, without success.

FAQs with logoCalmare Therapy is not right for everyone, but we would be happy to talk with you about your condition. Contact our friendly team at (201) 933-4440, email us on our private server at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or complete the eCard below and we’ll follow-up with you, if you prefer:

 

 

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Emi Hewatt Heads Back to Australia After Successful CRPS Treatment

October 14, 2016

emi-hewatt-having-calmare-treatment-_10-16You may recall The Border Mail newspaper article which addressed Emi’s four-year battle with CRPS and her effort to raise funds to come to New Jersey, USA from Corryong, Australia to undergo Calmare Therapy, performed by Dr. Michael Cooney, our clinical director.

Emi’s medical history may sound familiar to some of you–

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.

After a year spent fundraising, Emi arrives in New Jersey

She arrived here two weeks ago, after the arduous 24-hour flight and we immediately began daily scrambler therapy treatments. Steadily, Emi began to experience a lessening of pain with each passing day along with improved mobility.

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The young Aussie buys her first pair of shoes in years during her Calmare Therapy treatment in New Jersey, USA.

Emi responded after treatment #5 that she wanted to go shopping for a pair of shoes. Then she began walking without the need of her wheelchair.

We’ll let Emi share her outcome via her Facebook post after her final Calmare treatment:


“Well tonight is our last night here in the U.S., we fly home tomorrow. I ended up having another treatment yesterday and today. I only had a very very slight amount of pain but thought I would make the most of Calmare while I am here and I am glad I did! We NEED this Calmare treatment in Australia! It’s unbelievable how amazing it works. Before we came we were a bit sceptical and thought it was toogood to be true but after experiencing the amazing results for myself I can’t believe Australia is so behind.

I don’t want to leave! I want to stay here with Calmare NJ and the Calmare machine forever.

Thank you so much to Dr Cooney for giving me and many other CRPS suffers our lives back. You, Barb and Cathy are just beautiful!

The Purple Bucket Foundation are still working hard to get Calmare into Australia. We currently have a ‘my cause’ campaign going to get the machine registered with the Therapeutic Good Administration:  https://www.mycause.com.au/page/138433/bring-scrambler-to-australia

Can’t wait to get home and give everyone a big proper cuddle for the first time in 4 years!!

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A drug-free, alternative treatment for chronic pain, with no side effects

Considering the Herculean effort Emi and her family made to come to us for treatment, we hoped and prayed that she would achieve a successful outcome. (Scrambler therapy is not a panacea and does not work for everyone. Some patients have extenuating health issues beyond the chronic pain condition, some have been misdiagnosed and some disappointing outcomes are unexplained).

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Emi’s mother, Dr. Cooney and Emi say goodbye.

While we are filled to capacity this week, it’s going to be a little quiet around here now that Emi has headed back Down Under. But we are absolutely elated that she’s going home to enjoy a vastly improved quality of life, starting with the newfound ability to hug her loved ones again, without feeling any pain.

To learn more about Calmare Therapy NJ, USA

If you’d like to know more about Calmare Therapy, performed exclusively by CRPS treatment specialist and clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, visit all the pages on this website. Then we invite you to reach out to us at (201) 933-4440 or email your medical history and questions to CalmareNJ@gmail.com. You can also connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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