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Lauren Writes Letter of Thanks for Her Husband’s Calmare Therapy

May 29, 2018

Robert Vaughn adds his pin to the Calmare NJ USA patient map. May 2018

We were honored to receive this email message from Lauren Vaughn at the conclusion of her husband’s two-week Calmare protocol for CRPS (diagnosed in 2013). The couple generously permitted us to share it below.

“As we approach our last day with you, I wanted to send my sincere thank you!

It has been such a positive experience for my husband and myself! We have seen so much progress!

To see Robert live with 8 or 9 out of a scale of 10 pain level for the past 5+ years has been difficult, to say the least!

You have given us hope for the future!

Within the past two weeks we have observed his pain level decrease to a 3 out of 10! Unbelievable!

Not only is the treatment amazing, but Dr. Cooney and the staff have been such a joy to work with!

From the bottom of our hearts we will be forever grateful!

Thank you for giving our family hope again! Thank you again for your amazing partnership in Robert’s treatment and recovery.”

Quality of life is a gift that few can give and you have certainly given us that back!

Lauren Vaughn

(Robert Vaughn’s wife)
Would you like to discuss an alternative therapy for your treatment-resistant chronic pain that is opioid-free?

First, check out our pages here that describe the Calmare treatment.

Then watch videos of some of our patients who have undergone scrambler therapy.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CalmareTherapyNJ/videos

Fill out the info card below, and we’ll reach out to you at a convenient time for you to chat.

Call our friendly Calmare team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com and we’ll reply within 48 hours.

 

 

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 Amazon.com. 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 (below):
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 CalmareNJ@gmail.com, where our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, will respond to your message personally within 48 hours.

 

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 calmarenj@gmail.com or complete our eCard below and we’ll call you at a convenient time for you:

 

 

 

Teenager is Pain-Free Again After Calmare Booster Treatments

January 22, 2018

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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 calmarenj@gmail.com or complete the eCard below, and we’ll reach out to you to discuss your chronic pain challenge.

 

 

 

Dr. Michael Cooney Discusses Calmare in NJ Monthly Magazine

November 2, 2017

Dr. Cooney and his success treating several types of chronic nerve pain (chronic pain) is included in a lengthy article in NJ Monthly magazine, “As Addiction Rises, Doctors Seek Pain-Relieving Alternatives to Opioids”.

“We think there’s a hypersensitivity that develops within the pain center of the brain in some people,” says Dr. Michael Cooney, one of fewer than 10 Certified providers of Calmare Therapy nationwide. “Scrambler therapy uses painless electrodes to move “a no-pain signal” out of the area of pain in order to “reboot” the brain, so that it’s no longer sending any pain signal.”

Marilyn Green, a patient who underwent the therapy after refusing to fill opioid prescriptions offered by her pain management physician, was interviewed for the article. She experienced debilitating post-surgical foot pain that eventually left her wheelchair-bound.

““When I went to see Dr. Cooney, my pain level was at nine and I could not walk,” she says. “On day five of the 10 Calmare treatments, it was already down to zero.”

To speak personally with Dr. Michael Cooney to find out if Calmare scrambler therapy may be a treatment option for your medication and treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain, call our friendly and professional Calmare team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at Calmarenj@gmail.com.

Calmare Patient Releases New Book About His CRPS Treatment Success

October 27, 2017

Earlier this year, Peter Hinninger came to Calmare NJ as a last resort.

Over the course of 17 long years, he had tried every medication and every treatment, including a spinal cord stimulator (neuromodulation) to lessen his chronic pain.

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

Peter widened his search for pain relief by researching alternative medicine solutions that would not involve more surgery,  more pain or constant mental fogginess.

He discovered Calmare.

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Peter Hinninger at Calmare Therapy NJ USA

Peter describes his long history with chronic pain and eventual relief after scrambler therapy.

After the completion of his therapy, performed by clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney, he was pain-free for the first time in more than a decade.

Eventually, he and his longtime partner wrote a book about his successful treatment, detailing his physical improve day-by-day during the course of his 10 scrambler therapy treatments.

The New Jersey resident’s purpose in writing the book is to let others living in chronic pain know that reducing or eliminating pain does not have to come in the form of a pill or invasive procedure.

“Peter is an exceptionally bright gentleman who documented his pain management treatment with us in captivating detail,” says Dr. Cooney. “Anyone living with chronic nerve pain can appreciate how life-changing achieving a pain-free state can be.”

“Peter’s Foot” is now available on Amazon.com.

West Virginia Woman Battles CRPS after Carpel Tunnel Surgery

October 17, 2017

On Friday, Tonya Shuler completed her final Calmare treatment and prepared to head home to West Virginia, pain-free. A personal trainer, she was diagnosed with CRPS a year ago, after undergoing carpel tunnel surgery.

The majority of her chronic 9/10-level pain was in her arm and hand.

Before coming to New Jersey, the married mother of three adult children had been prescribed several different painkillers including:

  • Gabapentin
  • OxyCondone
  • Cymbalta

None of these drugs offered any significant pain relief and she was also uncomfortable using opioids for an extended period of time.

Eventually, she also tried nerve blocks and injections, which were also ineffective.

Like so many other living with chronic nerve pain she and her family felt like they were out of options. And Tonya’s pain range began to spread.

Learn More about Calmare on our FAQs Page

Tonya heard about Calmare Therapy, an FDA-cleared, painless alternative therapy for neuropathic pain on a CRPS support group website. Since it had no side effects, she and her family decided to try it.

She began scrambler therapy treatment on October 2 and finished Friday, October 13.

“Tonya arrived with a pain level near a 10/10,” Dr. Cooney explains. “But after her final session this morning, she is leaving us pain-free and is off all pain medications.”

Where Do You Turn When Traditional Treatments and Painkillers Don’t Work?

Dr. Cooney says patients often suffer for years before seeking out opioid-free alternative therapy for neuropathic chronic pain.

“The healthcare industry usually prescribes prescription painkillers as the first treatment for chronic pain,” he says. “But in many cases, these drugs don’t reduce pain and become less effective the longer they are used.”

One of six Certified Calmare providers in the U.S., Dr. Cooney introduced scrambler therapy to his practice in 2011 to help his treatment-resident patients battling chronic pain. Today, he treats patients from around the world, including Australia, South America, Israel, Canada and Europe.

To learn more, call our patient and friendly Calmare team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com. International patients may set up a phone-in consultation with Dr. Cooney by confirming a date/time in advance. 

 

Four Calmare Booster Treatments Later, Liz Puts CRPS Pain Back at 0

October 12, 2017

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Liz completes four Calmare booster treatments and heads back to Missouri pain-free.

Liz treated here with us in November of 2014. She was battling increasingly severe CRPS symptoms and it was keeping her from sports (she’s a star basketball player) and just enjoying college.

She was diagnosed with CRPS after a nasty basketball injury to her right leg. Using crutches when she arrived from Missouri, Liz had a consistent pain level of  8 / 10.

But as many of you know, CRPS can rear its ugly head down the road, even when a pain-free level has been achieved.

When Liz’s pain level returned seven months later in 2015, she returned for a few Calmare booster treatments which put the pain into remission until this summer (2017).

She was here a few weeks ago, over two years since her last booster, since her pain had risen to a 6/10.

After four boosters, she went back to her life pain-free once again.

“We’ve been treating CRPS since 2011, so we have a track record of how patients respond months and years after their initial 10-treatment cycle is complete,” explains Calmare Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney.

“Those who do experience a pain recurrence, and have one or more boosters, seem to require them less frequently as time goes on, in the majority of cases.”

If you would like to learn more about treating your neuropathic pain condition without drugs or painful procedures, reach out to our kind and experienced pain fighters at Calmare Therapy NJ USA by calling 201-933-4440 or email us your medical history and questions privately at CalmareNJ@gmail.com

Dr. Michael Cooney Discusses Alternative Medicine on The Mighty

August 22, 2017

Choosing an alternative health care provider is different than finding a traditional doctor.

Calmare Therapy NJ USA Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney shares his advise and recommendations on The Mighty, an outstanding support and educational resource for patients and loved ones battling chronic illness, chronic pain or any serious medical condition.

Dr. Cooney also describes how to find the optimal holistic pain therapy to help you finally achieve pain relief, including scrambler therapy.

Stay tuned for more educational articles by Dr. Cooney on The Mighty.

“5 Tips for Choosing the Right Alternative Medicine Provider”

 

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