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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.

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”

 

Future Calmare Doctors Mentored by Dr. Michael Cooney

August 16, 2017

Dr. Damon Orlando from Studio City, CA visited our clinic last week to shadow Dr. Cooney as he treated patients battling chronic pain using Calmare scrambler therapy. He is considering introducing Calmare to his geographic area.

Dr. Cooney has received acclaim for his use of opioid-free therapies to overcome several types of acute and chronic pain for more than 30 years.

But adding Calmare in 2011 as a pain management therapy (which has no side effects) garnered global attention:

Emily Hewatt Returns from Treatment in New Jersey Pain-Free

emi-hewatt-having-calmare-treatment-_10-16“Patients should understand that Calmare is a ‘provider-dependent’ treatment,” Dr. Cooney cautions. “The provider (doctor) determines the placement of the individual leads according to the origin of the pain site–not necessarily where the pain is being experienced.”

The Calmare Certified doctor says the scrambler therapy provider should also have a proven history of treatment success for the specific medical condition the patient is seeking therapy.

Ensure your provider is “Calmare Certified” and has successfully treated several patients with your specific pain condition.

Do You Have Medication and Treatment-Resistant Pain?

We invite you to reach out and consult with our Calmare team to mutually determine if scrambler therapy might be right for you.

At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, you’ll speak directly with our founder and clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, who has treated hundreds of patients battling chronic pain.

Complete the info below, or call (201) 933-4440.

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:

Burning Nights (UK) Features Calmare Therapy for Pediatric CRPS

March 29, 2017

Burning Nights is an outstanding global resource for CRPS sufferers. From clinical trial updates and patient testimonials to a plethora of resources for patients and families, it is no wonder that people worldwide look to founder and CRPS warrior Victoria Abbott-Fleming and her charitable organization for guidance.

Calmare NJ USA has been fortunate to be included as a Burning Nights resource since 2015. Today, Dr. Cooney has shared his third article which highlights the success of scrambler therapy for pediatric patients diagnosed with several types of neuropathy, including CRPS / RSD.

We hope you will visit Burning Nights, if you or a loved one is affected by complex regional pain syndrome to learn more, find support and discover valuable resources.

If you can contribute to their charity, even a little bit, all the better.

Meanwhile, we hope Dr. Cooney’s latest article provides insightful information to parents in search of drug-free, non-invasive treatment to lessen or eliminate their child’s chronic nerve pain.

Wishing you a low pain day.

Pain News Network Features Dr. Michael Cooney and Calmare Therapy

February 16, 2017

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Calmare Therapy NJ USA clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney contributed The 411 on Calmare Scrambler Therapy” to Pain News Network. The bylined article describes his clinical experience administering this newer therapy to help patients lessen or eliminate several types of diagnosed neuropathy, particularly CRPS / RSD, PHN, diabetic nerve pain, post-surgical pain and chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).

Dr. Cooney also discusses the merits of alternative medicine as a solution for treatment-resistant patients battling severe chronic pain.

Pain News Networkreaching more than 100,000 unique readers each month, is a non-profit, independent news source for information and commentary about chronic pain and pain management. The publication’s mission is to raise awareness about chronic pain and connect and educate pain sufferers, caregivers, healthcare providers and the public about the pain experience.

“I’ve followed this publication for some time and believed their readers would be open to learning more about Calmare Therapy, particularly the fact that it is drug-free, painless and has no side effects,” says Dr. Cooney.

Article Introduction:

“Personally and professionally, my biggest frustration is when our therapies do not achieve a Calmare leads on back 2_2014successful patient outcome.

Often, “treatment-resistant” patients are forced to seek out more invasive procedures – surgeries, spinal cord stimulators, or powerful narcotics such as ketamine − where success has been uneven, but side effects can be significant.

I wasn’t comfortable recommending these “next level” neuropathic pain treatments for my patients. So my partner Dr. Robert Kelly and I spent two years looking for a non-invasive therapy that didn’t cause pain or come with added side effects.”

Read the full article here: 

 

Honoring CRPS and RSD Awareness Month

November 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

We honor RSD and CRPS warriors everywhere.

You inspire us every single day.

Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

Calmare Post-Treatment Protocol

March 17, 2016

By Dr. Michael J. 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. Once you are home, however, it is important to follow our post-treatment protocol, which we have outlined below.

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 lessen your results.

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

relax sign“I’m back home after my scrambler therapy treatments. Now what?”

Please follow these instructions below and contact us any time if you have a question or concern.

Every patient is different and we welcome your queries any time:

No Exercise or 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 activity. During recovery, if injury occurs, use ice. To treatment muscle soreness, use heat. In both cold and hot treatment, administer 10 minutes on and then 10 minutes off for a period of one hour.

Don’t Overdo

While it is thrilling to feel less pain and be more mobile, the 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. You may need to sleep several more hours than usual for the next two to three weeks. This is normal.

Check-in 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.

Improve Your Nutritiongrilled chicken

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.

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 participate in and how you feel throughout the day. We hope this treatment is life-altering for you. Therefore, write down how you feel.

If You Feel Pain

Depending on your medical condition and 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.

Stay in Touch with Us

person on phoneAlways 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!

I’d like to learn more about Calmare Therapy and if it’s right for me

Great, we would be happy to talk with you personally or exchange emails if you are from overseas. Fill out the information card below and we’ll be in touch with you, according to your preference.

How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Calmare Scrambler Therapy Treatments

February 22, 2016

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director, Calmare Therapy New Jersey 

ID-10053921Looking ahead to March, we will be welcoming many new patients to Calmare Therapy here in New Jersey.

I thought it would be a good time to recap how patients and families can optimally prepare for their upcoming treatments.

Patients generally treat for a minimum of 10- daily (excluding Sunday and some Saturdays) which take about 35 minutes, on average.

Dr. Cooney’s Tips and Tools to Prepare for Your Calmare Therapy:
  1. Fill out your New Patient Forms in advance. You can forward them to us by fax (201-933-8159); send them by mail; or scan and email them to calmarenj@gmail.com.
  2. Send or bring along any objective tests ( X-rays, EEG, MRI, EMG or cat scans) for our pre-treatment study).
  3. Wean off as many medications (i.e. anticonvulsants and antidepressants) as possible, working in partnership with your prescribing doctor/s. (Note: Each patient case is different. We’ll talk with you about your specific medication protocol and how best to address this issue.)
  4. Do not use any skin lotions 24-hours before each treatment.
  5. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring some hand-held entertainment to occupy you during each treatment, which lasts about 35 minutes.
  6. Consider keeping a journal about your experience and discuss how you feel each day during therapy.
  7. Make hotel reservations well in advance. We provide a list of lodging options which have received high marks from our patients. (We don’t recommend using Airbnb or other sub-rental accommodations due to quality unreliability).
  8. Don’t be nervous!  The treatments are painless.

We are a positive and spirited team (as we hope you have heard!) and will be 100% certain to make you feel as comfortable as possible from your first visit to your last. Our collective goal is to lessen your pain without reliance on painkillers or other invasive treatments.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Would you like to talk with us about your chronic pain condition?

Email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or call us at (201-933-4440).

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