Calmare Therapy NJ USA

a drug-free chronic nerve pain solution



Calmare Therapy NJ USA Now Accepts VA Hospital Referrals

March 19, 2018

The Veteran’s Administration is now covering Calmare scrambler therapy treatments on its VA Fee Basis Program for any patient under the care of a VA physician under the CPT code 0278T.

All four branches of the U.S. Military have been successfully using scrambler therapy since 2011 and have steadily increased the number of MC-5A devices at its hospitals, including the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

To obtain medically-covered treatment from a Calmare provider, the patient must obtain a referral for scrambler therapy from a VA-affiliated hospital.

“The U.S. Military was one of the first treatment centers to adopt Calmare to treat injured soldiers who did not respond to pain medication or traditional neuropathic pain treatment,” says Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director of Calmare Therapy NJ USA. “Clearly, for them to move add the Calmare CPT code to their list of covered services, they acknowledge the positive outcomes they have achieved.”

During training sessions for military healthcare personnel, the Calmare Therapy method of pain relief was highlighted as one of their most promising medical treatments.

A Proven, Drug-Free, Painless, Chronic Pain Therapy for Soldiers with No Side Effects

Using a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical philosophy, this pain management approach treats neuropathic conditions caused by a variety of medical conditions including:

  • Cancer and chemotherapy
  • Chronic nerve pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Neuralgias
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD)
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Shingles (PHN)
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Failed back surgery
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Sciatic and lumbar pain

Calmare Therapy Offered at All Military Branches

How the Calmare Device Reduces or Eliminates Neuropathic Pain

The FDA-cleared MC-5A scrambler therapy device was adopted by the U.S. Armed Forces in 2011 as an alternative to surgery or potentially addictive narcotics.

The technology works by sending a “no-pain” signal through strategically-placed electrodes on the patient’s skin. These signals override the native pain message, reducing the pain intensity and often offering immediate relief. For maximum benefit and long-term alleviation of symptoms, multiple treatment sessions are often recommended, depending on the cause and severity of the pain.

The long-term success achievements—at no added risk to the soldier–has made it an effective weapon against the “War on Pain.”

Today, the American military is one of the world’s largest providers of Calmare Therapy; the device is offered at medical centers in every branch of service.

At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, is one of the world’s foremost experts on using the device to treat severe chronic pain in children, teens, adults and seniors.

“Time and again, we have seen the Calmare device help people regain control of their lives and resume a healthy quality-of-life,” Dr. Cooney notes. “We have helped patients regain long-lost mobility after arriving at our clinic using wheelchairs, walkers or canes.”

Dr. Cooney says the success of the scrambler therapy device has been the highlight of his 35-year career in pain management.

Schedule Your Calmare Therapy Consultation

If you are a patient at a VA hospital and have been prescribed Calmare scrambler therapy for pain management, contact our highly experienced team, located 10 minutes from New York City, 20 minutes from Newark Airport and about two hours from Philadelphia by calling (201) 933-4440.


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Seniors Living with Chronic Pain Benefit from Scrambler Therapy

March 14, 2018

We don’t want anyone to live with pain–but it’s especially disheartening to see older people forced to battle neuropathy during their golden years, often as a result of:

  • Nerve damage (small fiber neuropathy)
  • Diabetic neuropathy (chronic foot pain)
  • Pain from cancer or chemotherapy treatment (CIPN)
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Phantom limb syndrome

Since we introduced Calmare Therapy in 2011, we have helped older people reduce or even eliminate their neuropathic pain, after a myriad of prescription pain medications and other traditional therapies failed.

Recently, Bernice Goldman made the trip up from Florida with her daughter, who discovered Dr. Cooney’s success using scrambler therapy through online research.

Bernice was suffering from small fiber neuropathy and had tried every medication, every therapy and every treatment, without success. She explains below:

Mrs. Goldman is one of several seniors who reaped the rewards of FDA-cleared Calmare Therapy, which is a painless treatment with no side effects.

Peter Hinninger Battled #CRPS for 17 Years and Won the War with Calmare
“Peter’s Foot” is available on Click on the image to go to Amazon.
Author and Calmare Therapy NJ USA Patient Peter Hinninger









Eighty-seven-year-old Ann Shares Her Pain Relief Story
A Letter from Nelia B Who Traveled to NJ from Amsterdam for CIPN Relief After Chemo Taxol Therapy

“For the past two and a half years I’ve been suffering from severe CIPN in my feet, after undergoing Taxol therapy for breast cancer. Three months after finishing the chemo, the neuropathy got much worse.

Since then I’ve been on a high dose of pain medication (Gabapentin, Venlafaxine, Tramadol). Still, my pain kept being at a level between 5 to 10. I also tried morphine patches, two painful and unsuccessful nerve blocks, cortisone injections, acupuncture, tens treatments and vitamin B12 shots. Nothing helped.

My doctors told me that my CIPN was chronic and not much else could be done about it.

Meanwhile, I kept researching options and read about the clinical trials for CIPN with “Calmare Therapy” at the Massey Cancer Center, as well as at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Carbone Center.

The doctors at both institutions told me that they experienced positive outcomes. I was also able to talk to a patient who underwent Calmare treatment, which was encouraging. Then in the fall of 2011, I learned that the U.S. Military opened several Calmare centers.

I decided to give it a try and contacted Dr. Cooney at the Rutherford Allied Medical Group in the United States.”

Read Nelia’s full story and treatment outcome here.

Do You or an Older Loved One Suffer from Treatment-Resistant Chronic Pain?

If the diagnosis is neuropathy, scrambler therapy may be a viable pain management solution which can:

  • Lessen or eliminate chronic pain
  • Improve or restore mobility
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for debilitating prescription pain medication
  • Dramatically improve daily quality-of-life

We invite you to reach out to talk one-on-one about you or your loved one’s medical history and pain management goals.

Complete the info card below or call our respectful and friendly Calmare team at (201) 933-4440 between 10 am and 6 pm EST.

You can also email us at, where our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, will respond to your message personally within 48 hours.


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Scrambler therapy helps people with fibromyalia pain and symptoms

March 1, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

I have been treating people in pain for more than 30 years. Providing successful pain relief for fibromyalgia sufferers has been especially challenging because many, if not most, therapies are often unsuccessful.

In the worst case scenario, you could be worse.

As a result, people with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are dependent on pain medications for relief, which can introduce its own set of problems and ongoing expenses.

The chronic nature of fibromyalgia symptoms interferes with job performance and attendance, personal relationships and ultimately dampens the overall quality of life.

The value of drug-free alternative treatments for women with fibromyalgia

Women are ten times more likely to develop fibromyalgia.

FDA-cleared Calmare scrambler therapy uses a drug-free, non-invasive, biophysical scrambler therapy to transmit a “no pain” message from the brain to the area in pain using electrodes similar to what you might use for an EKG.

Men Battle Different Fibromyalgia Symptoms 

After treating more than 1,000 patients since 2011, we’ve experienced an overall success rate of 80 percent, which includes people living with fibromyalgia.

What does “success rate” mean?

In order to be considered part of our 80% success rate, the patient is required to achieve an outcome that reflects a very significant decrease in pain which is sustained for an increasing period of time after each treatment.

In several cases, patients leave treatment at a 0/10 on the traditional pain scale.

Scrambler therapy is not a “miracle” treatment

But let me be clear─Calmare is not a “one-time-only” miracle cure.

Our FDA-cleared therapy is administered during a 10-treatment series, each lasting about an hour, which includes preparation, treatment and recovery.

In nearly all cases, the patient experiences no pain or discomfort during or after therapy.

The importance of your Calmare Therapy treatment provider

Should you be qualified to undergo Calmare Therapy for fibromyalgia or another type of pain management, a word of advice:

Calmare Certified Location LogoResearch and confirm your therapy is performed by a doctor who has advanced expertise in understanding the musculoskeletal system and how pain is communicated between the brain and the receptors in the body.

Ensure they have successfully treated several patients with your specific condition.

If your therapy is performed by someone with less expertise, your results may be diminished.

Also, there are currently only seven providers in the U.S. who have been certified to perform Calmare Therapy, including myself.

Scrambler therapy patients defeating fibro pain weigh in

Laura Miller from Indiana

Katie Salmon from Pennsylvania

Melissa S from Michigan

If you’re a fibromyalgia sufferer, don’t give up the fight to find a cure for your pain.

pain management therapyAsk about our exclusive Patient-to-Patient Program where we will put you directly in touch with a patient who has already completed the therapy.

I am always available to answer any questions or talk about your particular healthcare situation. Feel free to contact me anytime.

About Dr. Michael J. Cooney

Dr cooney on the phone_2_2018Michael Cooney is a doctor of chiropractic at Rutherford Allied Medical Group in Bergen County, New Jersey.

He is one of only seven (2018) Certified Calmare Therapy providers in the U.S.

The FDA-cleared MC-5A scrambler therapy device has proven to be successful in the treatment of neuropathy (nerve pain) as a result of injury, RSD, fibromyalgia, radiating pain, cancer and chemotherapy treatment, PHN, diabetic pain, back and neck pain, post surgical pain, failed back surgery syndrome, and general neuropathy.

To learn more, call (201) 933- 4440 or complete this inquiry form below:

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Virginia Nurse Finds Success with Calmare after Traditional Pain Management Fails

February 20, 2018

Zahira Hodge, RN, MSN, a 33-year-old registered nurse from Virginia, was unable to work due to debilitating pain from CRPS. The condition left her unable to be on her feet all day and her chronic pain eventually forced her to make a tough decision to leave a career she loved.

In 2014, after undergoing corrective surgery as the result of an ankle fracture and torn ligaments, the pain in her foot did not subside and eventually began to spread up her leg to her knee.

Unable to determine the root cause of the neuropathy, she had a subsequent surgery to have all of the ‘hardware’ removed from the ankle surgery, to see if this was the cause of her pain.

It wasn’t.

Calmare NJ USA BrainSpan® Offers Patients Additional Diagnostic Data
Trying pain medication, needles, blocks and a spinal cord stimulator

After her eventual CRPS diagnosis, she used her healthcare expertise to undergo a variety of pain management treatments, including prescription and over-the-counter pain medications which only made her feel mentally foggy and exhausted.

She eventually pursued invasive treatments such as nerve blocks, injections and, eventually, the surgical implantation of a spinal cord stimulator (SCS).

Although she initially experienced a few complications following the SCS placement, she was able to get some relief from the CRPS symptoms affecting her ankle. However, the SCS failed to resolve her chronic pain level of 7-9/10 in her knee.

Her husband began researching alternative pain management options on the internet and discovered Calmare Therapy.

“When I read the information and watched the Calmare patient videos, I started to feel very optimistic,” Zahira recalls.

“I had considered DRG therapy, but just couldn’t see putting myself through another invasive procedure.”

Oregonian Nurse Chooses Calmare Therapy for CRPS Chronic Pain
Turning to Alternative Pain Management
Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

“I am especially honored when healthcare professionals turn to Calmare as their personal pain treatment choice,” says Calmare NJ USA clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney.

“They are open to alternative neuropathic pain therapies, especially those that don’t involve using prescription drugs or painful procedures.”

Zahira takes a leap of faith and heads to Calmare NJ USA

When she arrived in New Jersey in January 2018, her pain level was a consistent 8/10 and her pain region extended from her foot to her knee, requiring Zahira to use a cane for mobility.

“I’ll be honest, after all the pain treatment therapies I had already tried, I was skeptical scrambler therapy was going to work for me,” she recalls. “But as Dr. Cooney told me, the worst thing that could happen is it wouldn’t work.”

Thankfully, this was not the case.

After her eighth Calmare treatment, with a little support from our therapy dog Murphy, Zahira’s knee pain was gone and her leg pain was a manageable 1-3/10.

Looking back and driving forward

“Let me be clear–Calmare has changed my life,” she says with a smile. “I am looking forward to doing everyday things again, like driving a car and walking up the stairs unassisted.”

She is also committed to resuming her career and earning her Ph.D. in nursing.

“Taking a chance on Calmare was the best decision of my life. I have my mobility back, which I feared would never return. It was worth the risk. I only wish we had found it sooner.”

Have you tried all the traditional nerve pain therapies and still have pain?

Then you’ve come to the right place, because that’s the medical history most of our patients have as well. If you’d like to speak with Dr. Cooney and our chronic pain-fighting team, call us at (201) 933-4440 between 10 am and 6 pm.

If you are from outside the USA, email us privately at and we’ll set up a phone or FaceTime consultation in advance.

If you’d like us to reach out to you, just complete the info card below:


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Answer Your Phone. It May Be Dr. Michael Cooney Calling

February 13, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

New Calmare patients are often astonished when I call them to discuss their cases and answer questions.

I’ve performed thousands of scrambler therapy treatments since we were one of the first in the U.S. to introduce Calmare in 2011.

I am happy to answer questions and ultimately make a determination if the patient may be right to undergo the treatments.

It shouldn’t be a rarity that doctors call patients, should it?

Since I began helping people defeat acute and chronic pain decades ago, I have believed that a strong relationship with every patient helps me to properly assess the holistic health of the person, which in turns helps me to more accurately diagnose the root cause/s of the pain.

Ultimately, I believe it leads to a more positive outcome for the patient.

A Calmare Patient from Australia Weighs in on Dr. Cooney’s Personal Approach

Kane Crampton wrote on Facebook recently:

“You’re one-of-a-kind Dr. Cooney!!

You have been the only doctor who has spoken on the phone to me in my 38 years alive, let alone the nearly 17 years I’ve been living with my condition.

If even a small number of doctors ‘took a leaf out of your book,’ it would not just help patients deal with what they’re going through… but also help open the discussion for those of us (& all other people with different conditions, illnesses etc) who keep it all so close to our chests.

I certainly know I wouldn’t be alone in saying that I am extremely grateful for not just the call, in which for me was probably as far away as civilization can be from New Jersey to Australia, but also for telling me to ‘Get to my room’ when I travelled over to see you and making it all as comfortable as possible.

Thank you also for putting up with my sense of humour and sharing yours.

So from the bearded bloke from sunny Berrima, NSW Australia, I say a huge THANK YOU to you & the team.

Keep up the good work you are doing. Keep smiling (especially when bearded Aussie blokes kiss you on the forehead…)”

Are You Looking for New Treatments to Combat Your Chronic Pain?

You’ve taken a positive first step by visiting Calmare Therapy NJ USA and educating yourself about this exciting opportunity to fight back against chronic nerve pain without painful and invasive treatments or unpleasant side effects from prescription medications.

Once you’ve watched some of our patient videos and learned how Calmare works on chronic pain, call our friendly pain experts at (201) 933-4440 or fill out the private Info Card below and (you know who) will ring you up within a day or two.

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Joy Returns for First Calmare Booster Treatments Since 2013

February 8, 2018

Joy Morris Booster_2.18One of our beloved patients, Joy Morris visited the clinic this week to undergo three  booster treatments.

In 2013, she arrived at Calmare NJ USA with a pain level of 10/10 due to RSD pain running from her left knee to her foot.

After her successful therapy, (she left New Jersey at a 0 / 10 pain level), her chronic pain from RSD diminished to the point that she no longer needed any of the 10 pain medications she was prescribed.

Living a Pain Medication-Free Life

Once Joy was free from all the pain pills, her overall health and well-being improved dramatically:

  • She began to have more energy and lost a significant amount of weight.
  • In turn, she soon no longer needed high blood pressure medication.
  • Joy no longer needs medication for elevated liver enzymes which returned to a normal range as a result of post-Calmare weight-loss and the elimination of pain drugs.

Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney Explains Calmare in the National Pain Report

Joy Turns to Calmare Booster Treatments

But over the years, her CRPS pain level began to increase, eventually sticking at 5/10.

Joy’s RSD resulted in chronic pain running from her left knee to her foot.

She conferred with Dr. Cooney and he recommended she come to New Jersey to undergo three booster treatments and then access if this would be sufficient to control her pain again.

To everyone’s delight, after three Calmare Therapy sessions, she went home yesterday pain-free.

Joy shares her original treatment experience in 2013 below, on our YouTube channel:

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Your Calmare Post-Treatment Protocol

February 2, 2018

By Dr. Michael Cooney, Clinical Director

Congratulations!  You have completed your Calmare Therapy treatment protocol.

Now that you have less pain, or are pain-free, your quality of life is about to improve dramatically.

Due to you improved mobility and decrease in pain level, many Calmare patients feel like they are ready to climb Mount Everest.

But doing too much too soon can actually hamper and potentially jeopardize your positive outcome.

Therefore, I’ve outlined some instructions for patients (healthcare providers can contact directly for more detailed clinical guidelines) to ensure you recover optimally, and enjoy the benefits of Calmare Therapy for as long as possible.

Every patient’s medical history is unique and we welcome your individual questions about any of the recommendations cited below:

No Vigorous Exercise or Clinical Physical Therapy for Two Weeks after Treatment

Your body is in the midst of recalibrating itself since your Calmare treatments.

When you begin to exercise, be prepared for soreness associated with new this activity (a positive sign you have awakened muscles which had not been used before!)

During recovery, if an injury occurs, use ice to reduce swelling and inflammation.

To treat muscle soreness, use heat. In both cold and hot treatment, administer 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for a period of one hour.

Don’t Overdo

While it is thrilling to feel less pain and be more mobile, muscles need time to adjust to renewed use. Be careful and cautious and don’t do too much too soon. If you feel tired or any pain, stop what you are doing and rest.

Additional Sleep

Your body needs to re-adjust to several physiological changes after treatment. More than likely, it has also been a long time since you have slept well.

You may need to sleep several more hours than usual for the next several weeks. This is normal.

Welcoming a Good Night’s Sleep After Calmare Therapy

Make an Appointment with Your Pain Management, Specialist or Family Physician

It’s important to discuss your successful treatment outcome with your doctor. It is likely that your medications, particularly for pain, may be lessened or eliminated completely.

Discuss how your lessened or eliminated pain will affect your holistic health and ask for guidelines going forward.

Improve Your Nutrition

Now that you are feeling better and moving more, you should see an improvement in your appetite. Take advantage of feeling better and fuel your recovering body with high-quality foods– fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts and protein (white before red).

Hydrate with at least 6 – 8 tall glasses of water daily.

Finally, for patients who treated beginning in 2018, your BrainSpan™ report will arrive soon after you have returned home. Based upon your blood work, the report will detail any diagnosed vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Speak with your primary care doctor about ways to increase your consumption, either through pills or the foods you eat regularly.

Journal How You Feel

We hope you will chronicle how you feel after Calmare Therapy. Keep a record of the new activities you are able to engage in and record how you feel during and after the activity.

We hope this treatment is life-altering for you. Therefore, chart your progress and celebrate your success!

If You Feel Pain

Depending on your medical condition and the length of time you have experienced it, pain may return (to a lesser degree).

Pay careful attention to any physical or emotional issues that may have contributed to this.

If pain continues for five continuous days, Calmare booster treatments (generally 1 – 3 treatments) may be necessary. Please call the office for further instructions.

Calmare Booster Treatments

Stay in Touch with Us

Always feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

We also welcome your pictures or videos to let us know how you are doing!

Are You Interested in Calmare Therapy?

Wonderful!  We’d love to tell you more about it and discuss your chronic pain condition with you. Keep in mind, scrambler therapy is not right for everyone. Call our friendly Calmare team at (201) 933-4440, email us privately at or complete our eCard below and we’ll call you at a convenient time for you:




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Teenager is Pain-Free Again After Calmare Booster Treatments

January 22, 2018

Evan Wasser_2018
While Evan receives his Calmare Therapy treatment, our pet therapy dog Murphy keeps him company.

Thirteen-year-old Evan, from a mid-Atlantic state, underwent Calmare Therapy for CRPS, which he was diagnosed with after an elbow injury.

When he arrived at our New Jersey clinic last summer, the teenager was experiencing a chronic pain level of 8/10 from his hand to his shoulder.

Thankfully, after undergoing 10 scrambler therapy sessions, performed by clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney, he achieved a 0/10 pain-free state and returned home to start school.

A Re-Injury Triggers CRPS Symptoms

Unfortunately, he re-injured the elbow months later and his CRPS pain was all-too-happy to rear its ugly head once again.

But Evan’s family brought him back to us to undergo three Calmare booster treatments, which quickly brought his pain level back down to 0 once again.

“Some patients need booster treatments periodically if the pain level increases or there is a re-injury,” Dr. Cooney explains. “Evan’s parents acted quickly and brought him to the clinic, which helped us to reduce his pain and will hopefully sustain it.”

At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, we treat many children and teen patients who are battling chronic nerve pain, most commonly as a result of CRPS and fibromyalgia.

In 70 – 80% of patients, we achieve a significant lessening of pain or, in Evan’s case, send the patient home pain-free.

Especially valuable for pediatric patients,

Calmare has no side-effects, is drug-free,

non-invasive and painless.

Calmare Scrambler Therapy Performed Exclusively By Dr. Michael Cooney

Calmare is a “provider-dependent” therapy. Your success is determined by the customized placement of the treatment leads in accordance with the original injury.

Calmare certified doctor, Michael Cooney, DC, has been using Calmare Therapy since 2011.

Dr. Cooney serves as a professional trainer for new doctors who are adding the pain treatment therapy to their own practices, and has successfully treatment more than 1,000 patients from around the world.

To learn more, call us at 201-933-4440, email us privately at or complete the eCard below, and we’ll reach out to you to discuss your chronic pain challenge.




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Calmare NJ Adds BrainSpan™ to Scrambler Therapy Protocol

Through the examination of nerve cells, we can diagnose potential inflammation, which may the root cause of chronic pain symptoms.

January 24, 2018

Cell dysfunction is the source of inflammation, pain and disease

Every day, we strive to be the top-rated provider of Calmare Therapy in the world.

To that end, we are proud to introduce two new diagnostic services that will be offered to all Calmare Therapy NJ USA patients.

These simple but highly effective tests are included in the cost of treatment:

Calmare NJ USA Introduces BrainSpan™

At the beginning of your Calmare Therapy treatments, you will undergo two tests to diagnose cell health, the foundation for optimal brain and body health:

A simple blood (finger prick-only) test and cognitive test (performed online) measure cell health and inflammatory balance.

Nerve cells (neurons) stained and mounted for microscopic examination of health, abnormalities or inflammation

The results provide us (your Calmare team) with a precise diagnostic measurement of the health of your cells and overall nervous system.

Your brain’s connectors can become stronger or weaker over time due to small and repetitious physical, nutritional, or emotional events.

Brain health markers can be quantified by analyzing essential fatty acid biomarkers in your blood cells.

The Omega-3 Index Factor and Treating Nerve Pain

In partnership with our Calmare scrambler therapy, we concentrate on:

  • Omega-3 Index
  • Inflammatory Index
  • Palmitic Acid Index

A high Omega-3 Index can help provide effective pain relief for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

How Cell Health Diagnostics Can Help Chronic Pain Management

Neuropathies (chronic pain) can be a direct result of deficiencies in the Omega 3’s which  ultimately result in an inflammatory process (inflammation), which can lead to a prolonged pain cycle, referred to as chronic pain or neuropathy.

We are excited to introduce these new and non-invasive diagnostic tools as a valuable partner with our Calmare scrambler therapy treatment protocol.

Our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, has performed successful pain management therapy for nearly 1,000 patients since he began offering scrambler therapy in 2011. We are thrilled to add these two simple-but-effective diagnostic tools to our arsenal designed to defeat chronic pain.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about Calmare and/or BrainSpan™, contact our expert team of pain management professionals here in New Jersey at 201 . 933. 4440 or email us privately at

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