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CRPS Organizer Reduces Pain with Calmare Booster Treatments

May 8, 2019

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During Jenn’s Calmare NJ booster treatments, she wears the hat supporting her CRPS awareness organization, “Racing 4A CURE.”

Jenn was with us last week to undergo Calmare booster treatments to reduce pain levels from complex regional pain syndrome.

We are delighted to report she returned home to Wyoming with her pain management under control again where she runs an amazing organization, “CRPS Awareness – Racing 4A CURE,” a program that partners with the auto and cycle racing industry to bring awareness to CRPS.

CRPS Awareness decals have been displayed on 32 cars participating in Britcar at Brands Hatch. Since then, the decals have been featured on many forms of motorsport, including Karting, Formula Vee, Formula Ford, F4, Britcar, Vw Cup, VAG Trophy, Junior Fiesta, Mini 7’s and Junior Ginetta’s.

This young woman is beyond inspiring and we are so happy to rid her of pain again.

If you have medication- and treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain, scrambler therapy is a non-invasive, side-effect-free pain management solution that may reduce or eliminate your diagnosed neuropathy and related physical symptoms.

Meet more people like you who have successfully undergone Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment.

Our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, personally consults with every potential patient so you can mutually determine if Calmare is a viable pain management solution for you.

Reach out to us at 201.933.4440 or email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

 

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Calmare Therapy: Opioid-Free Neuropathic Pain Relief

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April 24, 2019

2019 Scrambler Therapy Pain Management Update

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

In 2010, as I obtained the professional training to use the Calmare MC-5A device, I grew more excited about using technology to deliver pain relief to my patients without the need for any prescription drugs.

Nine years later, I’d like to offer an update about the progress we have made helping people reduce or even eliminate treatment- and medication-resistant chronic pain.

Those of us who work in pain management were not surprised to see the eventual explosion of the opioid crisis.  My healthcare specialty as a doctor of chiropractic requires using drug-free techniques to minimize and eliminate pain.

Calmare scrambler is a remarkable pain management therapy for several reasons, including the fact that it can be used to combat several types of chronic nerve pain (neuropathy), including chemotherapy treatments (CIPN), Shingles (PHN), diabetes, post-surgical pain and unexplained nerve pain.

How Calmare Can Lessen Severe Pain for CRPS Sufferers

What I did not foresee was the vast community of CRPS sufferers who had tried a myriad of medications, painful procedures, surgeries, treatments– and were still left with debilitating pain.

I’m often asked why scrambler therapy is one treatment that can significantly reduce CRPS pain and physical symptoms:

  • Allodynia
  • Skin lesions that will not close/heal
  • Hair loss
  • Skin discoloration

After treating more than 1,000 patients, over the past nine years, it is apparent to me that CRPS /RSD is a unique communication between local skin tissue and the pain center of the brain.

How Calmare Therapy Works

The Calmare MC-5A device scrambles this misfiring pain message/signal–which says there is pain—when, in fact, there is not.

After the technology scrambles this misfiring message over a series of daily treatments for a period of two weeks, in most cases, the brain’s misfiring message ceases and pain is eliminated.

Using several small electrodes (think EKG) carefully placed in the region of the injury, the technology sends a mild and painless “no pain” message to the brain through the electrodes.

Essentially, the scrambler machine “overrides” the brain’s confused message and corrects it to the ‘no pain here” message.

Keep in mind, the brain can send this faulty pain message to any region of the body—even a location which never sustained any kind of injury.

There is, in fact, no physiological reason for the pain.

As a comparison, phantom limb pain can result when a person who has undergone an amputation still feels significant pain in the part of the body which has been amputated.

Calmare is a ‘Provider-Dependent’ pain therapy.

Therefore, it is essential to confirm your provider’s expertise

and measurable success treatment your type of neuropathy.

Calmare Clinical Trial Success: Mayo Clinic

Dr. Charles L. Loprinzi, who was interviewed in January 2016 after leading his own successful Calmare clinical trial for the Mayo Clinic, explains,

TENS (a self-administered tens unit) is thought to work through the gateway theory of temporary pain relief, whereby normal touch sensations blocks pain sensations.

But scrambler therapy, on the other hand, provides ‘no-pain’ electrical information via nerves which have received transmissions of chronic pain information.”

Dr. Loprinzi said that through a process called ‘plasticity,’ the brain is ‘retrained’ and will no longer register a pain sensation in the affected area.

To date, there are at least 20 published reports on scrambler therapy that included results involving close to 1,000 patients in total.

These reports include clinical practice summaries, prospective non-randomized clinical trials and randomized controlled trials, including two trials that sought to double-blind patients and investigators.

Mayo Clinic Calmare Trial Patient Story: “Side-Lined No More”

Post-Clinical Trial Interview with Dr. Loprinzi

Calmare Case Studies

pain management patients

With patients’ permission, we regularly share their outcomes on our website. I’d like to share a few of our successful patient outcomes in the past year:

Peter Hinninger – New Jersey, USA

CRPS for 17 Years

For 17 long years, Peter tried every medication and every treatment, including a spinal cord stimulator (neuromodulation or SCS) to lessen his chronic pain.

Still, his pain level hovered around a consistent 7-8 on the Pain Scale.

After the completion of the standard 10-treatment therapy, we both teared up when he realized he was pain-free for the first time in more than a decade.

Peter and his long-time partner co-wrote a book detailing his Calmare Therapy treatment experience.

 

 

pediatric chronic pain patient
Cara adds a pin to Scotland on the Calmare patient map. (April 2018)

Cara – Scotland

Pediatric CRPS

Young teenager Cara from the UK underwent several therapies and pain management medications to lessen her neuropathy. She was still left in pain throughout much of her body.

Ultimately, her family elected to seek an alternative medicine solution and chose to cross the pond to the U.S. so that Cara could be treated by our Calmare New Jersey team.

I’m delighted to report she sustained a terrific outcome. Best of all, she left smiling with her pain level down to a 1/10.

She and her mother tell her story here: https://calmaretherapynj.com/calmare-patient-testimonial/cara-scotland-pediatric-crps/

Tonya Schuler – West Virginia, USA

CRPS after Carpal Tunnel Surgery

“When my pain management doctor told me a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) was the final treatment option, I knew I had to take matters into my own hands and reach out to the chronic pain community for a less invasive option,” Tonya explains.

After her routine hand and wrist surgery, the chronic pain started in one hand and soon spread to the other. As the condition worsened, the chronic nerve pain spread to her neck, back and stomach.

Tonya tells her personal story after undergoing Calmare Therapy:

Hope, Fortitude, Tenacity, Sheer Determination

You can read or watch more of our patient stories, most of whom arrived at our clinic bearing the weight of daily pain that made work, school–even socializing or taking a walk in the park–impossible.

They courageously tried invasive pain relief procedures and side-effect-laden painkillers and opioids without success, up to the day they arrived at our clinic.

Not surprisingly, many new patients arrive at our clinic skeptical and dejected.

Who could blame them?

But they all had one key attribute that remained steadfast–regardless of all the treatment disappointments.

Hope.

And we were honored that they mustered the remarkable fortitude to try (one more time) to mitigate their pain and regain their quality of life.

Providing Pain Relief to Children, Teens, Adults and Seniors

Eight years after introducing scrambler therapy to our clinic, I have treated children, teens, parents, and grandparents, most of whom are living pain levels from 8-10 every day.

In 2019, Calmare is now the only pain relief therapy we offer here in our NJ clinic.

After 10 daily treatment sessions, lasting about 35-minutes each, more than seven in 10 patients achieve a pain-free state or a reduction in pain to the degree that enables them to resume a pleasurable quality of life.

Why do 30 percent not achieve pain relief?

Sometimes they have additional health issues which interfere with treatment, sometimes they are non-compliant after therapy, and sometimes we just don’t know why Calmare did not lessen their pain, unfortunately.

In this era of failed opioid pain relief and increasing difficulty obtaining medication for chronic pain, people in pain are seeking drug-free options to lessen pain.

Nine years since first introducing Calmare scrambler therapy, I have never felt more assured that this treatment can dramatically elevate the quality of life for people living with chronic pain.

Dr. Michael Cooney is one of seven certified Calmare providers in the U.S. His clinic is located just outside New York City. He is a professionally certified chiropractor who has been treating severe acute and chronic pain conditions for more than 35 years.

After introducing Calmare Therapy in 2011, he soon began helping people with treatment-resistant neuropathy from as far away as South America, South Africa, Australia and Europe.

Dr. Cooney offers complimentary phone or video chat consultations with people from outside the U.S. To learn more, visit www.calmaretherapynj.com email info@calmaretherapynj.com or call 201.933.4440.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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74-Year-Old Cal Finally Defeats 50-Year-Old Chronic Pain

April 3, 2019

Seventy-four-year-old Retired U.S. Army Officer Cal suffered from chronic nerve pain below his knee after a battle injury 50 years ago. Three years ago, he underwent a second corrective surgery which left him with an infection and continued chronic pain in his left leg.

Over the years he tried several pain management treatments and drugs without success.

He read about other military personnel achieving pain relief with Calmare scrambler therapy and contacted Dr. Michael Cooney.

Tired of all the medications and invasive medical procedures, Cal chose Calmare scrambler therapy because it is:

Drug-free

• Painless

• FDA-cleared

• Side effect-free

Cal Describes His Calmare Scrambler Therapy

Since introducing scrambler therapy to his New Jersey pain management clinic in 2011, Dr. Michael Cooney has helped hundreds of people from around the world, including military personnel, battle neuropathic pain to reduce and even eliminate their chronic nerve pain.

Is Your Scrambler Therapy Provider Calmare Certified?

Dr. Cooney is one of only six Calmare Certified providers in the U.S. today. He now uses scrambler therapy exclusively to treatment medication and treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain.

To learn more, email us at info@calmaretherapynj.com or call our clinic at 201.933.4440. You can also fill out the eCard (below).

Wishing you a low pain day.

I’d Like to Discuss My Treatment and Medication-Resistant Neuropathy

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Abby Uses Calmare Therapy to Prepare for Her Prom

March 29, 2019

Abby from Vermont was here this week for three booster treatments.

The teenager and her family first came to us in 2015 when Abby’s CRPS was uncontrolled and spreading.

Now age 17 and getting ready for her first prom (gasp), she arrived at a 4/5 pain level in her leg.

Her motivation?

“Abby didn’t want to attend her prom with any chronic pain.”

Three sessions later, she left pain-free again.

Why Calmare Scrambler Therapy Can be Ideal for Treating Pediatric Neuropathy

Depending on the severity of the original condition, and the length of time the patient has been experiencing chronic pain, periodic booster treatments may be required to combat any return of pain.

While many patients never need further scrambler therapy, more advanced stages or prolonged or severe neuropathy, one or more boosters can be extremely useful against an elevation in pain.

What to Do if Your Neuropathic Pain Level Returns or Increases

Calmare patients who experience a recurrence of pain should document when the pain returns, subsides and what environmental issues were involved (stress, weather conditions, excessive use of the affected area) or if there was no specific cause for the elevation of pain.

We hope the lucky fellow who has the honor of taking this young lady to the dance appreciates how special she truly is!

To learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy or schedule booster treatments (even if you’re not preparing for your prom) reach out to our team by emailing us at info@calmaretherapynj.com or call our clinic in New Jersey at (201) 933-4440.

 

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Teenager with RSD Discovers Calmare Scrambler Therapy on YouTube

March 13, 2019

Leave it to the teenagers to discover Calmare scrambler therapy on YouTube!

Since we launched scrambler therapy here in New Jersey in 2011, we have used YouTube to share patient case studies with a broader audience seeking drug-free, alternative treatments for chronic nerve pain.

Today, we have nearly 50 patient outcomes on our channel and nearly 100 more featured on our blog-based website.

Emma from Montreal is a 16-year-old suffering from CRPS as a result of a fall from a bicycle.

After battling intensifying pain in her right and then left leg for the past year, her neuropathy eventually prohibited her from attending high school and seeing friends regularly.

She had undergone pain management injections and even reported to Ketamine to help lessen her pain.

All efforts were unsuccessful.

A Teenager Discovers Her Own CRPS Pain Relief Solution

She searched “CRPS” on YouTube one day, hoping to discover other young people like her who were socially isolated because of the condition.

During her search, she discovered several teenagers from around the world who had successfully undergone Calmare scrambler therapy with us and left pain-free or at significantly reduced pain levels, including:

Kira from Scotland, age 13

Austin from AZ, age 18

Maiya, age 15

Evan, mid-Atlantic US, age 13

Emma and her parents arrived here in Rutherford on February 25, 2019; her pain level hovered around 7.5/10.

Steadily, each day, she underwent her scrambler therapy treatment and most days, her pain level decreased. On the tenth and final day of therapy, she left with a 2/10 pain level, which had been sustained for a few days.

Only Calmare Therapy NJ USA Offers Diagnostic BrainSpan 

Emma is obviously elated that she finally discovered a treatment to reduce her CRPS pain.

Her number one priority when she gets back to Toronto is to “be back in school with all my friends again.”

An Update form Emma’s Parents

Since returning to her life back in Canada, Emma’s parents dropped us an update this week:

Hello Dr.  Cooney,

I wanted to give you an update on Emma:

The pain is down to a 1 in both legs and she said that sometimes she feels no pain all.

This truly is a life changer for Emma and we can’t thank you enough.

Have a nice evening!

Calmare Scrambler Therapy Benefits

  1. FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
  2. Pain-free
  3. Non-invasive
  4. Drug-free
  5. No side effects

To learn more, call our friendly team to discuss your chronic pain condition at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

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Abraham Travels from Israel for Post-Surgical Neuropathy Relief

March 7, 2019

By Dr. Michael Cooney, Clinical Director

This week we welcomed 54-year-old Abraham back from Kiryat Ye’arim, Israel who first treated with us in 2015 and again 2017 for booster treatments to reduce his post-surgical neuropathy.

He returned this week for four booster treatments and added his pin to Israel on our Calmare patient map.

We are always amazed to discover how people with chronic pain discover us from around the world.

Abraham, first heard about Calmare scrambler therapy in 2015 after watching a promising story about scrambler therapy featured on the Charles Osgood File Report.

Abe, a rabbi who works in publishing, makes the long trip from Israel to our clinic in New Jersey to reduce or eliminate his chronic nerve pain, when the pain returns and begins to increase.

Some of our patients never require further treatment (Calmare booster therapy) while others with more severe conditions, or who suffered with treatment-resistant neuropathy for a year or more, may need occasional treatments, if the pain returns.

As I’ve said before, in many cases, the need for boosters is generally less frequent as time goes on and fewer sessions are required.

Speak with Dr. Cooney about Your Chronic Pain Condition

If you have been unsuccessful lessening or eliminating post-surgical neuropathy or other types of chronic nerve pain, I would be happy to discuss your case during a no-fee phone or video consultation.

Note that you should be in a position to travel to New Jersey, USA and lodge in the New York City/New Jersey area for a period of two weeks, should we mutually agree you are a viable candidate for this FDA-cleared pain management therapy.

To confirm a phone consultation, we invite you to email us at info@calmaretherapynj.com, call the clinic at 201.933.4440 or complete the card below and we’ll reach out to you within 72 hours. 

 

 

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Teenager Snowboards By for a Post-Calmare Scrambler Therapy Update

February 28, 2019

Last summer, high school football player Austin arrived at our clinic using a cane and could not put weight on his leg/foot.

After surgery for a fractured fibula, he was soon diagnosed with CRPS which caused continued shooting pain; over time small treatment-resistant lesions began to develop on his affected foot (center image).

His family had read about our success treating these lesions and resulting chronic nerve pain from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) using scrambler therapy.

They flew with Austin from the Southwest for him to undergo treatment and he achieved both pain relief and the lesions on his foot were more than 50% healed after his 2-week treatment (image on right).

Teen Football Star Finds CRPS Pain Relief After Calmare Therapy

Last week, Austin’s parents took the time to let us know how Austin is doing since his scrambler therapy:

Dr. Cooney,
Austin is doing wonderful. It has been a 180 since Calmare treatment, we are ever so grateful to you. Below is a video of him snowboarding!!!! Thank you again for all you do!
Forever Grateful,
Isabel, Duke and Austin 

 

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Nerve Pain After Chemotherapy Reduced After Calmare Scrambler Therapy

February 20, 2019

pain treatment after chemo

Kudos to our patients who aren’t phased by the approaching snow event this week.

Their nearby hotels will bring them to/from our clinic and we’ll keep the doors open to treat everyone, rest assured.

We are increasingly welcoming more people battling nerve pain after chemotherapy treatment. (This neuropathy generally scoffs at traditional pain medication).

Very, very uplifting for us to see these patients mobile and smiling again.

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy or CIPN is caused by the heavy metals in the these medications which strive to eradicate cancer cells, but may also cause significant nerve damage in the process.

The after-effects of chemo can be life-saving, most assuredly, but can later diminish the patient’s quality of life with resulting nerve pain.

Symptoms of CIPN

If you have peripheral neuropathy, you may notice some of these sensations in your hands or feet:

  • Tingling (or a “pins and needles”)
  • Burning or hot sensation under your skin
  • Numbness or weakness
  • Regionalized or full-body pain
  • Reduced sensation to hot and cold temps
  • Chronic Cramping (mostly in the lower extremities)

Studies show that as many as 50 percent of chemo patients suffer from CIPN, a tremendously painful condition that is famously difficult to treat with traditional medication, most commonly Cymbalta, Lyrica, or Gabapentin, and standard pain management strategies.

It can also reduce the quality of life due to chronic tingling and numbness in the hands and feet.  Mobility and other essential activities of daily living can become impossible.

Calmare’s Electronic Stimulation Proven to Reduce Chemo Nerve Pain

That’s why the news from several studies, including the University of Wisconsin, the Massey Cancer Institute, and the Mayo Clinic are so important.

National Institute of Health Reports on Scrambler Therapy study with CIPN patients.

These centers’ studies have confirmed that Calmare’s scrambler therapy is producing significantly positive results in minimizing or even eliminating pain from chemotherapy treatment.

“The FDA cleared the Calmare MC-5A device specifically to treat patients

with neuropathy as a result of chemotherapy,” says Dr. Michael Cooney.

“We have treated patients with CIPN since 2011 and have seen

dramatically positive outcomes firsthand.”

Calmare scrambler therapy to combat pain from CRPS and nerve pain after chemo.

These findings, reported by top U.S. cancer centers, serve as a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel of pain for our friends, family and colleagues living with the painful after-effects of chemotherapy treatment.

Live, No Cost Consultation with Dr. Cooney

We welcome you to contact us to learn more about using scrambler therapy as a non-invasive, painless treatment for nerve pain after cancer treatment. Our clinical director and founder, Dr. Michael Cooney, speaks personally with any potential Calmare patient.

Scrambler therapy is not right for everyone, and we will not recommend treatment unless Dr. Cooney determines there is a strong probability of pain relief for the patient.

Calmare is non-invasive, has no side effects and is 100% drug-free.

Nelia describes her Calmare Therapy to lessen CIPN

Fill out the info card below and we’ll reach out to you.

Or, feel free to call the clinic at (201) 933-4440 and speak with our friendly and knowledgeable Calmare team.

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Pets are Welcome at Calmare Therapy NJ USA

February 10, 2019

pet therapy for chronic pain

By Dr. Michael Cooney, Clinical Director

Gina, who has been treating with us for post-surgical neuropathy, swears her little dog helps lessen stress and lower her pain level.

And I agree 100%.

If bringing your pet to your Calmare treatments makes you feel better, bring him or her along!

READ: “How Pets Can Help Lessen Chronic Pain” (Everyday Health)

We don’t operate like other pain management clinics,

never have, never will.

Bring your pet.

If you are living with treatment-resistant chronic pain, consider an alternative medicine therapy, such as Calmare scrambler therapy.

For more than a decade, Calmare has been FDA-cleared, has no side effects and is painless to undergo.

Best of all, there are no opioids, prescription drugs or any medications at all connected with undergoing Calmare.

READ: How Does Scrambler Therapy Work?

This can be particularly helpful to people who have been reliant upon prescription medication for a prolonged period of time and who may benefit from a drug-free pain therapy alternative.

Chronic pain puts too many good people–from children to seniors–on the sidelines of living.

I believe so strongly in the healing power of scrambler therapy, I use this technology exclusively to treat various types of neuropathy, in varying degrees of severity.

We invite you to reach out and let’s discuss if Calmare can help you or a loved one finally defeat the monster we call pain.

Call (201) 933-4440 or email us privately about your case at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

I’ll talk to you soon.

Doc

 

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