Tonya Schuler, a full-of-life fitness trainer from West Virginia, was diagnosed with CRPS after carpal tunnel surgery. The chronic pain started in one hand and soon spread to the other.
From there, the neuropathy affected her neck, back and stomach.
After trying a myriad of prescription pain drugs, injections and invasive procedures, her pain management doctor eventually recommended she have a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) surgically implanted into her back.
“When I realized an SCS was the final treatment option, I knew I had to take matters into my own (painful) hands and reach out to the CRPS community,” explains.
“A Facebook group that included thousands of other sufferers consistently mentioned Dr. Cooney and Calmare for helping reduce their pain, even for full-body sufferers.”
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.”
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 email@example.com or complete the eCard below, and we’ll reach out to you to discuss your chronic pain challenge.
We received a great question from a family coming to New Jersey for Calmare scrambler therapy next week from California–
“What should we bring?
Of the hundreds of posts we’ve published since we introduced Calmare in 2011, we’ve never shared a list of suggested items to bring with you:
Fear not, problem solved below–
We like to think that our patients and their loved ones will be enthralled by our daily good humor, great looks and professional expertise, but just in case, here are some items that we recommend you bring along to your treatments to make you more comfortable:
Any medical documentation you have not sent in advance, including your New
If you’d like to learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy, an FDA-cleared treatment for several types of chronic pain (chronic nerve pain), reach out to us between 10 am and 6 pm Eastern Time at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at CalmareNJ@gmail.com.
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.
“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’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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the eCard below and Dr. Cooney will personally contact you to discuss your case.
You may recall The Border Mail newspaper article which addressed Emi’s four-year battle with CRPS and her effort to raise funds to come to New Jersey, USA from Corryong, Australia to undergo Calmare Therapy, performed by Dr. Michael Cooney, our clinical director.
Emi’s medical history may sound familiar to some of you–
She had foot surgery in 2012 and the symptoms of CRPS began about a month after the operation. Her condition and pain region continued to expand from her lower extremities up the right side of her body.
Due to extreme sensitivity in her foot and leg, she eventually required the support of a wheelchair full-time. In addition, she has not been able to wear shoes on her feet for years.
After a year spent fundraising, Emi arrives in New Jersey
She arrived here two weeks ago, after the arduous 24-hour flight and we immediately began daily scrambler therapy treatments. Steadily, Emi began to experience a lessening of pain with each passing day along with improved mobility.
Emi responded after treatment #5 that she wanted to go shopping for a pair of shoes. Then she began walking without the need of her wheelchair.
We’ll let Emi share her outcome via her Facebook post after her final Calmare treatment:
“Well tonight is our last night here in the U.S., we fly home tomorrow. I ended up having another treatment yesterday and today. I only had a very very slight amount of pain but thought I would make the most of Calmare while I am here and I am glad I did! We NEED this Calmare treatment in Australia! It’s unbelievable how amazing it works. Before we came we were a bit sceptical and thought it was toogood to be true but after experiencing the amazing results for myself I can’t believe Australia is so behind.
I don’t want to leave! I want to stay here with Calmare NJand the Calmare machine forever.
Thank you so much to Dr Cooney for giving me and many other CRPS suffers our lives back. You, Barb and Cathy are just beautiful!
Can’t wait to get home and give everyone a big proper cuddle for the first time in 4 years!!
A drug-free, alternative treatment for chronic pain, with no side effects
Considering the Herculean effort Emi and her family made to come to us for treatment, we hoped and prayed that she would achieve a successful outcome. (Scrambler therapy is not a panacea and does not work for everyone. Some patients have extenuating health issues beyond the chronic pain condition, some have been misdiagnosed and some disappointing outcomes are unexplained).
While we are filled to capacity this week, it’s going to be a little quiet around here now that Emi has headed back Down Under. But we are absolutely elated that she’s going home to enjoy a vastly improved quality of life, starting with the newfound ability to hug her loved ones again, without feeling any pain.
To learn more about Calmare Therapy NJ, USA
If you’d like to know more about Calmare Therapy, performed exclusively by CRPS treatment specialist and clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, visit all the pages on this website. Then we invite you to reach out to us at (201) 933-4440 or email your medical history and questions to CalmareNJ@gmail.com. You can also connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
Besides taking time to visit New York City (10 minutes from the office), they also ventured to Philly (under two hours) and Boston (about four hours) during their time here.
Peggy again achieved a pain-free state and is looking forward to heading back to their ranch with full use of her hand and arm.
As time goes on, patients who require scrambler therapy boosters generally need them less frequently. Some patients require only a single 35-minute booster treatment, while other need more sessions.
Are you battling carpal tunnel syndrome or another chronic pain condition?
Our Calmare Therapy team here in New Jersey would be happy to discuss our program and learn more about your medical history and pain management goals. Call us at 201-933-4440, email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or complete the Information E-card below:
“Thanks for all you do Dr. Cooney, not just for me, but for all of us. My RSD pain is still at 0, hands and feet still improving from CIPN. Did I mention I planted a garden and mowed the lawn today?”
“If you, or someone you know is experiencing pain from cancer, seriously, look into Calmare. I wouldn’t steer you the wrong way. Dr. Cooney knows what’s up! Dr Michael Cooney, you’re the main man in my book when it comes to Calmare Therapy.”
“A little over a year ago and still pain free! I ran for the first time last week! Thank you Dr. Cooney and Calmare NJ, you gave me my life back!”
“My doctor recommended a spinal cord stimulator as a last resort to help with my CRPS pain. But I researched Calmare and decided to go to Dr. Cooney in NJ for treatment. I had nothing to lose. Ten treatments later, I am going home at a 0 on the pain scale. I am overjoyed.”
Kansas City, MO
“Thanks to you guys, my own Christmas will be filled with joy and celebration as I embark on a new pain-free journey in 2015! Your admirable dedication to healing will always be an inspiration for me.”
“I am really feeling like I have a new lease on life. As strange as it may seem, it took some time to get used to having no pain!”
“Someone I knew who had the same condition recommended I go to NJ for scrambler treatment with Dr. Cooney for my CRPS. Arrived a skeptic..left in so much less pain.”
Mark Stomp (parent of patient)
“We chose Dr. Cooney because he has successfully treated so many people with CRPS. Also, his staff was very nice and inviting and his patients I spoke to had tremendous results. It has been 5 months since my daughter’s treatment and she is still pain free, symptom free, and taking no meds.”
“You just need to try this treatment because it may just give you back the life you enjoyed before CRPS stole it away.”
RSD / RND
“We will always remember and cherish your help in getting our daughter to where we can hug her again!! You are such a special man and healer. God Bless you and may He continue to use you to bring healing and compassion to others!”