We are elated to see an increase in the US’s most prestigious hospitals reporting about the substantial pain relief benefits by helping people with chronic pain using Calmare scrambler therapy.
Dr. Salahadin Abdi, Ph.D, MD, Department of Pain Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center and tenured professor at University of Texas, recently shared his insight about the hospital’s use of scrambler therapy to lessen chronic nerve pain as a result of cancer and cancer treatment (CIPN):
Learn more about how Calmare Therapy NJ USA clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, has used scrambler therapy to treat chronic pain after chemotherapy, CRPS, PHN / Shingles nerve damage, post-surgical pain, diabetes pain in the lower legs and feet, fibromyalgia and other neuropathic pain conditions.
To determine if Calmare is a viable solution to lessen or eliminate your treatment and medication-resistant chronic nerve pain, tell us about your case by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 933-4440.
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:
Skin lesions that will not close/heal
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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 email@example.com, call the clinic at 201.933.4440 or complete the card below and we’ll reach out to you within 72 hours.
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).
The Calmare® MC-5A device creates a low energy electrical impulse which travels through the patients nerves delivering a “no-pain” signal to the brain.
This process “tricks” the brain that the area of pain is normal and eventually results in prolonged pain relief.
This non-invasive technology has successfully treated thousands of patients in the U.S. and Europe, where the therapy has been shown to be effective in relieving and minimizing pain and physical symptoms as a result of several treatment-resistant neuropathic conditions.
Schedule Your Phone or Video Consultation with Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney
If you have a similar situation to Robm and living with medication and treatment-resistant nerve pain, Dr. Cooney would be happy to offer his assessment about the potential viability of Calmare Therapy in your case.
Calmare is not right for everyone and Dr. Cooney will not perform the therapy on any patient unless he determines there is a high probability of pain relief success.
Complete the Consultation Request Card below or call us directly at (201) 933-4440.
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
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.
“My biggest frustration is when our tried-and-true pain therapies do not result in a successful outcome for our patient.
As a result, these patients are forced to undergo more invasive procedures, such as surgically implanted spinal cord stimulators (SCS) or powerful narcotics, (even Ketamine), where pain reduction outcomes have been uneven and come with significant side effects.
What happens to these patients for whom traditional pain treatments and medications simply don’t work?”
One by one, patients battling treatment-resistant neuropathy, from Bergen County, NJ to Australia and South America, came to Rutherford for scrambler therapy performed by Dr. Cooney.
If traditional pain management procedures and medications have left you still battling chronic nerve pain, we invite you to reach out to us and speak directly with Dr. Cooney about your medical condition.
If the doctor feels scrambler therapy has a low probability of helping your condition, he will not advise you to come for treatment.
Reach out to us at (201) 933-4440, email us about your case at firstname.lastname@example.org complete the Phone Consultation Request form below and we’ll be in touch with you within 48 hours.
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Calmare Patient Quotations
“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!”