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Virginia Woman’s CRPS Causes 10/10 Pain and Feet Lesions

May 26, 2017

Debbie Meade’s son begged for her feet to be amputated so she would no longer suffer with excruciating CRPS pain.

Her debilitating chronic pain had spread and was causing severe swelling in her feet, which eventually caused the skin to tear. The resulting lesions did not heal naturally, leaving her open to the danger of infection.

In addition, her pain level was regularly 10/10 on the McGill Pain Scale.

Arriving here in New Jersey using two canes for mobility, her life was about to change dramatically.

Debbie describes her Calmare Therapy experience (May 2017)
Calmare Scrambler Therapy History and Clinical Trial Outcomes

Calmare Therapy is a drug-free, FDA-cleared treatment that safely scrambles the pain message from the brain. It is painless and has no side effects.

The first study on scrambler therapy was published in 2003 by a team of researchers led by Giuseppe Marineo, professor in Delta Research and Development at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Italy.

His team found that scrambler therapy was effective in reducing pain symptoms in patients with severe, drug-resistant pain from terminal cancer.

Mayo Clinic physician and scrambler therapy researcher Charles L. Loprinzi, MD, reports on his team’s clinical findings with Healio (2016).

Scrambler Therapy Lessens Chronic Nerve Pain

Calmare (the brand name for the MC-5A scrambler therapy device) was later found to also aid in the lessening or alleviation of chronic nerve pain as a result of:

  • chemotherapy (CIPN)
  • diabetes (diabetic nerve pain)
  • fibromyalgia
  • back and neck pain
  • shingles (PHN)
  • failed back surgery syndrome
  • phantom limb pain
  • other neuropathic nerve pain conditions
Using Calmare to Reduce CRPS / RSD Neuropathy and Physical Symptoms

Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney at Calmare Therapy NJ USA has also successfully treated hundreds of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and RSD patients from around the world

To find out more about Calmare and determine if this therapy might be right for your medication and treatment-resident chronic pain, call our friendly and experienced team at (201) 933-4440 or email us below:

 

 

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Calmare Booster Therapy Reduces Fibromyalgia and CRPS Pain Recurrence

May 22, 2017

For patients with diagnosed chronic nerve pain conditions appropriate for Calmare Therapy, the standard treatment protocol is one daily treatment for 10 days.

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

Keep in mind, many of our patients never need further therapy but in RSD / CRPS cases, and other conditions resulting in prolonged and severe chronic pain, ‘boosters’ can be extremely useful against any eventual elevation in pain.

Danielle – Teen CRPS

High school student Danielle was with us last year for successful #CRPS treatment after her family had exhausted all other drug and treatment options. She left pain-free and in remission.

Over time, her pain level slowly increased. Rather than wait for the pain to take over again, Danielle and her mother, a registered nurse,  returned to the clinic last week to have four booster treatments.

She left us on Friday pain-free again.

Read about this family’s relentless quest to get their teenage daughter’s life back | https://calmaretherapynj.com/…/danielle-new-york-teen-with…/

Catherine Miller – Fibromyalgia

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. After years of  doctor and hospital visits, medications, steroids, epidurals and physical therapy, she was still in the same degree of pain.

She heard about our work treating fibromyalgia (FMS) and underwent the 10-treatment series in 2016. (Read her full story here).

When her pain levels also crept back, she came in last week for five booster treatments (one per day).

On Friday, she posted on our Facebook timeline:

Feeling grateful!

Calmare NJ did it again! Five booster treatments 8 1/2 months after my first time is getting my neuropathic / neuralgia pain and fibromyalgia back under control once again. Thank you Calmare!

How many booster treatments will I need?

The number of booster treatments required ranges from a single session to five or more treatments.

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.

Over time, the need for booster treatments may become less frequent and fewer treatments may be needed.

Have medications and invasive treatments still left you in pain?

Calmare is a newer treatment for combatting chronic nerve pain as a result of injury, surgery or disease. While it isn’t right for every person battling chronic pain, clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney and his Calmare NJ USA team have helped hundreds of people from around the world to regain control of their lives by lessening or alleviating their neuropathic pain.

Call our friendly and experienced pain management team at (201) 933-4440 to speak with Dr. Cooney. He also pre-schedules no-fee phone-in or FaceTime consultations with people from outside the United States every week.

Email us at calmareNJ@gmail.com to learn more, or complete the e-Info Card below:

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MD Anderson Pain Management Chair Supports Scrambler Therapy for Chronic Nerve Pain

May 11, 2017

Dr. Salahadin Abdi, Ph.D., M.D., professor and chair of the Pain Management Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center, on of the top cancer diagnosis, treatment and research centers in the world, spoke this week about the benefits of scrambler therapy to treat nerve pain and bypass risks associated with prescribed opioid therapy.

“Remarkably, scrambler therapy seems to reduce this type of
neuropathy (pain after chemotherapy or CIPN) which the patients present with, it’s been really remarkable,” says Dr. Abdi.

https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/cancer-newsline/spring-2017/pain-management-with-scrambler.html?intcmp=Highlights5_ScramblerTherapyCancerPain

You can also read a transcript of the interview here.

Calmare scrambler therapy is performed on a patient battling full body CRPS. (May 2017)

Scrambler therapy offers patients a drug-free treatment for several types of diagnosed neuropathic pain.

Since 2011, Calmare Therapy NJ USA clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, has used the FDA-cleared Calmare MC-5A device to successfully lessen or even alleviate chronic pain in these diagnosed medical conditions:

  • Nerve damage after chemotherapy treatment
  • diabetic nerve pain (diabetic neuropathy)
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • CRPS  / RSD
  • Pediatric chronic pain
  • PHN – Nerve pain/damage after a Shingle’s diagnosis

Scrambler therapy has no side effects and is a painless procedure.

Calmare Therapy NJ USA patients share their stories here

Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

Dr. Michael J. Cooney is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the use of scrambler therapy, particularly in the treatment of CRPS / RSD. To learn more and find out if Calmare Therapy might be right for you, call our friendly and experienced team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at calmarenj@gmail.com

Calmare Therapy NJ USA is located in Rutherford, New Jersey, Bergen County, just 10 miles outside New York City.

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Star Describes her Calmare Therapy Treatment Outcome for CRPS Pain

May 4, 2017

Star and her husband arrived here from Maine a few weeks ago. Seven long years ago, Star sustained a left hand injury, eventually resulting in CRPS, which spread to her whole body, taking away her independence and quality of life.

For those of you suffering from RSD /  CRPS, this story may sound all too familiar…

Star talks about her Calmare scrambler therapy treatments below and kindly allowed us to share her recent Facebook post, where she described her medical history and eventual treatment outcome after 10 scrambler therapy treatments, performed by CRPS specialist, Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director.

Facebook update by Star on May 1, 2017:

“I want to share my journey through RSD/CRPS.

I was injured in my left hand/wrist, which started me on this path through a very lonely hell for the past 7 years. Soon after my injury, I developed RSD/CRPS in my left hand/wrist. Over time, it spread to entire body involvement.

I lost so much during this time like my independence, job, friends, sense of self, and very importantly I lost my will to live. The burning pain and stabbing hurt so bad that no conventional medication or therapy was helping.

I have been through years of physical & occupational therapy, pool therapy, mirror therapy, trigger point injections, 5 stellate ganglion blocks in my neck, HBOT therapy, over a dozen specialists, numerous nerve conduction testing, and the list goes on and on…

I was even considering spinal cord stimulation or Ketamine Coma therapy. Both not FDA approved and extremely invasive procedures.

I am very fortunate that I have an amazing husband, family and close friends that wouldn’t give up on me but more importantly they wouldn’t let me give up on myself and life.

My husband found Dr. Michael Cooney in Rutherford NJ who performs Calmare Scrambler Therapy. I had never heard of this procedure and we did lots of research into it and Dr. Cooney.

I called Dr. Cooney’s office and spoke at length with his staff member, Cathy, and she was so helpful and kind answering all my questions and helping me be at ease about going in for this therapy.

We arrived at the clinic and were immediately greeted by Cathy, Barbara and Dr. Cooney. Up until this point, I was feeling optimistically hopeful that this would be the treatment that finally worked for me. I arrived at the clinic with a 8-10+ pain scale for the past several years–with little to no relief.

After just one treatment, I was already feeling a tiny bit better. Each day, I gradually felt less pain and RSD/CRPS symptoms. (Resting between treatments and for 7-10 days after treatment ends is key to healing).

I left treatment after the 10 sessions feeling like an entire new lease on life had just been gifted to me. My pain levels dropped to a manageable 3-4.

I have been asked if I have been cured and my response is no, this is not a cure, however, it has lessened my pain and symptoms considerably and I am still healing. There is no way to know how long this last , or when and if I would need a booster treatment in the future.

Regardless,  I would do it again and every moment I am not in severe pain and agony, I will always be grateful to those who were a part of my journey and continue to be my special warriors.

I still have a very long road ahead of me in rehabilitation, but now the difference is I have less pain and hope for the future again.

Forever thankful to those who stood by me!!!”

Meet Star via her YouTube Video (click in center)

Would you like to be considered for Calmare Therapy to Combat Chronic Pain?

We are elated to celebrate another successful outcome and a wonderful, full-of-life person regain power over her life and her health. But Calmare is not right for everyone. If you or a loved one is battling treatment- and medication-resistant chronic nerve pain ( neuropathy ) we would be happy to talk with you in more detail about your medical history and pain therapy goals.

Call us at (201) 933-4440, email us your story at calmarenj@gmail.com or fill our the Calmare eCard below and we’ll reach out to you or a caregiver.

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Star Celebrates Overcoming CRPS Pain with Calmare Therapy

April 18, 2017

Human Resource Manager Star from Alabama battled CRPS for seven years. Since 2010, she tried all the prescription pain medications and (often painful) invasive treatments, without success.

Meanwhile, her pain level continued to increase.

By chance, she discovered Calmare Therapy on Facebook.

After performing due diligence about the treatment and its success treating CRPS, she chose Dr. Michael Cooney to perform her therapy.

Star had lower extremity pain (concentrated in the knee region) and underwent the Calmare 10-treatment series in 2015.

She came in for one (1) booster treatment in the fall of 2016 when she experienced an increase in her pain level.

Star gave us permission to share her recent Facebook post about how she feels today (4/15/17):

“Beautifully Blessed Day!!!
God is so good and I am feeling so much better!!
After 7 years of pain, God’s healing hands and direction leading us to Calmare NJ has changed my life🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻.
I am still off all my previous meds for CRPS and feel pain ever-so-often but briefly and greatly reduced.
So blessed!!!😄
Here what I accomplished just today–
 
Cleaned up on House✔️
Walked Boston✔️
Watch Nephew Luke play baseball✔️
Late lunch with Tim/Michael Buffalo Wild Wings
About to watch movie at home and then out for another walk”👍
Does Your Calmare Provider Offer This Level of Advanced Expertise?

Choosing your Calmare provider is pivotal to your treatment outcome since this therapy is “provider dependent.”

The patient is reliant upon the expertise of the scrambler therapy provider for proper placement of the leads in partnership with the use of the MC-5A scrambler therapy device.

Calmare Therapy NJ USA Clinical Director, Dr. Michael Cooney, is one of the premier Certified Calmare providers in the world.

He has successfully treated hundreds of patients battling neuropathy since 2011 due to RSD, fibromyalgia, PHN from shingles, pain after chemotherapy (CIPN), diabetic nerve pain and unexplained pain after surgery or injury.

Talk About Your Treatment-Resistant Pain with Dr. Michael Cooney

Unlike other healthcare practices, people interested in Calmare Therapy can speak directly with our clinical director about their specific case. You are welcome to submit measurable test results (MRI, Cat Scan, etc.) in advance for his review as well.

Call our friendly Calmare team at 201-933-4440 or email us at calmarenj@gmail.com.

Callers from outside the USA are invited to pre-schedule call-in consultations via phone or FaceTime.

You are also invited to complete the eCard below:

 

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Laura Checks in Six Years After Calmare for RSD & Fibromyalgia

April 7, 2017

Laura is shown walking on grass without excruciating pain for the first time in years after Calmare Therapy (NYC 2011)

We jokingly call Laura from Indiana one of our Calmare Pioneers.

When Dr. Cooney began offering Calmare scrambler therapy in 2011, he intended to use it to help his existing medication and treatment-resistant patients.

But quickly, patients and their families battling neuropathy discovered his success using the MC-5A device to lessen or alleviate several types of treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain.

Laura, a newlywed and special needs school teacher, was severely debilitated by both fibromyalgia and RSD pain and related physical symptoms.

While she was undergoing RSD treatment at the Cleveland Clinic, she saw a post on Facebook by another RSD sufferer which changed her life.

Amanda and Dr. Cooney

Amanda posted that Calmare had given her life back,” Laura recalls. “She wanted to shout to the rooftops to anyone living with chronic pain that there is something out there that truly works.”

Laura and her husband talked and agreed to halt the current treatment regimen and drove to New Jersey to meet with Dr. Michael J. Cooney.

Read more about Laura ‘s Calmare Therapy experience

Laura shares a message six years since her scrambler therapy

Today, Dr. Cooney was delighted to see this message on his Facebook timeline from Laura. (Don’t think Dr. Cooney will forget about you after your treatments are complete. He stays in touch with everyone in the ‘Calmare Family.’).

“Dr. Cooney, I saw an old post from 2011 on my ‘Memories for Today’ and of course I thought of you! The Cleveland Clinic ended up telling me that I was, “In denial about my condition. That I would never improve because RSD has no cure.” My prayers for remission were answered when I found you just a few months later! I’m forever grateful.

You have given me the gift of life without pain and it’s been full of joy again!

Laura is one of those young women you wish you could clone, because she’s just a lovely person inside and out.

Thank you for taking a chance on Calmare, Laura, and we appreciate your unrelenting support since your treatment with us in 2011.

Wishing you every happiness, today and always.

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Emily is Pain-Free from CRPS for the First Time in Six Years

April 4, 2017

We have great admiration for patients and their families who take their chronic pain stories to the media.

Their efforts provide a personal view about the stress and frustration of dealing with chronic nerve pain while highlighting the fact that opioids and implanted devices often don’t alleviate or even lessen the pain.

You may recall, we recently shared an article about a young woman from Indiana who battled CRPS for six long years, without finding a pain solution.

Her family finally decided to seek out alternative pain treatment solutions and discovered Dr. Cooney’s success using Calmare scrambler therapy.

Emily is pain-free from CRPS for the first since she was 10-years-old

Emily just completed 10 daily scrambler therapy treatments last Friday.

We are elated to report that she left us pain-free for the first time in six long years!

Her mother shared this message on Facebook:

“I just wanted to give everyone an update on Emily and her treatment.

Emily finished 10 Calmare treatments yesterday and she is pain-free!
It is the first time in 6 years that we can say this!!

God is Good!!

For those of you wondering if she is permanently out of pain, the answer is we don’t know. Everyone with CRPS responds differently to treatment. Some people have gone into remission and others have the pain come back. For those who have the pain come back, they usually go back for booster treatment.

Here is the information for those who are interested in Calmare Scrambler Therapy.

I recommend going to see Dr. Cooney as he has a high success rate treating CRPS.

Michael J. Cooney, D.C.
323 Union Ave.
Rutherford, NJ
201-933-4440.”

Emi Hewatt, receiving a Calmare scrambler therapy treatment performed by clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney (2016)
Emi Hewatt’s successful Calmare treatment story

You may recall another young woman with similar circumstances, Emi Hewatt, who also shared her RSD battle with the media last year:

Emi Hewatt Comes from Australia to Calmare Therapy NJ USA for (Successful!) CRPS Treatment

Based upon the posts and messages we see from Emi, she continues to do well and has resumed the normal activities of any young woman.

Find out if Calmare Therapy might be right for your neuropathic condition

If you would like to learn more about Calmare, a drug-free, non-invasive chronic nerve pain treatment, call us at (201) 933-4440, email us at calmarenj@gmail.com or complete the eCard below and Dr. Cooney will personally contact you to discuss your case.

 

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Laurie’s Calmare Booster Treatments Bring CRPS Pain Back to 0/1

March 13, 2017

Laurie Mounts was injured in 2008 and later diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). When she presented at Calmare Therapy NJ in July 2014, her pain level was a 9/10 on her entire left side from her feet up to the shoulder.

Laurie Mounts Legs before
Laurie battled CRPS pain on her entire left side and physical symptoms associated with the condition.

Laurie’s symptoms includes discoloration (see image at left), allodynia, numbness, tingling, sweats, swelling, burning and brittle hair.

Trying Other Pain Management Treatments Without Success

Before discovering scrambler therapy, Laurie tried pain relief treatments including physical therapy and prescription medications. Ultimately she had a spinal cord stimulator ( SCS ) implanted but did not achieve sustained pain relief.

After traveling 3,000 to us for treatment, Laurie and her mother shared her outcome here:

Time for Calmare booster treatments

Depending on the severity of the original neuropathic condition, and length of time the patient has been experiencing chronic pain, periodic booster treatments  can be extremely useful against any eventual elevation in pain.

March 2017 – Laurie receives a Calmare booster treatment on ler left leg. Due to CRPS, she was experiencing pain on her entire left side.

Just shy of three years since her original 10 daily scrambler therapy treatments, Laurie’s CRPS pain was steadily increasing. But this time, she knew what to do. She scheduled booster appointment treatments. (Laurie had 10 treatments, but some patients require as few as a single treatment).

Laurie on the way back to her hotel after treatment number eight.

When we opened our pain management clinic this morning and checked our Facebook page, we were delighted to be greeted by an image of her smiling and this message:

Feeling ABSOLUTELY amazing right now!! Best I’ve felt yet!! Thanks Dr Cooney!! You’re my hero!! 😘

Have Traditional Pain Management Solutions Failed?

If you are reading this post, then you have not given up the search for the right neuropathic pain solution for you. If you are battling CRPS | RSD, pain after surgery, shingles (PHN), diabetes or chemotherapy treatment (CIPN), reach out to us below and we will put you in direct contact with clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney–who treated Laurie–and performs every Calmare treatment personally–from start to finish.

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Teen from Indiana Interviewed About Upcoming CRPS Treatment at Calmare NJ USA

February 19, 2017

pediatric-chronic-painPediatric pain specialist Dr. James Tolley at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis recommended Emily Blake and her family contact Calmare NJ USA clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney to consider scrambler therapy as a pediatric pain management treatment for her spreading CRPS pain.

The media heard about the teenager’s challenging chronic pain condition (CRPS) and healthcare journalist Jennifer Boen wrote a heartfelt account of the family’s struggle to find a treatment to lessen or end their daughter’s debilitating pain.

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Excerpt:

“I’m never not in pain,” Blake said, giving a vivid description of sensation: “I feel like I’m wrapped in barbed wire.” Once a champion swimmer and diver who placed first in the city and 11th in the state in butterfly, Blake can no longer tolerate the feel of the pool water. She’s undergone six nerve blocks, seen seven specialists, had many weeks of physical therapy and been prescribed an increasing number of medications.

Read the full story in the News-Sentinel here

We look forward to welcoming the Blake family next month and will do everything within our power to help her. Stay tuned!

To learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy as a pain management solution for pediatric chronic pain, click here: https://calmaretherapynj.com/treatment-specialties/pediatric-chronic-pain/ or call (201) 933-4440.

 

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