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Calmare Therapy NJ USA Expands Again

September 10, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney Clinical Director

Calmare Certified Provider

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

I’ve been in the pain management field since Gerald Ford was president. Over the course of my career, I’ve seen countless pain management therapies and pain medications come and go.

During all of those years, I’ve never seen patient outcomes come anywhere close to what we have achieved with Calmare scrambler therapy.

Calmare NJ USA Patient Testimonials on YouTube

Since we introduced “the scrambler” in 2011, we have watched children, teens, adults and seniors’ lives transformed by its uncanny ability to reduce or eliminate chronic pain (neuropathy).

We have been able to help people who had already tried all the drugs, the invasive therapies, the painful procedures and the failed surgeries, without success.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think people in pain would travel to us for treatment from Australia, South Africa, South America, Europe and Canada.

Over 25% of Americans with Chronic Pain Affected by High Impact Chronic Pain (MD Magazine)

After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to close our physical therapy and chiropractic practice to free up my time to help more people fighting chronic pain as a result of:

* Surgery
* Cancer treatment (CIPN)
* Shingles (PHN)
* CRPS
* Fibromyalgia
* Diabetic neuropathy
* Other nerve pain conditions

Don’t get me wrong–scrambler therapy doesn’t work wonders for everyone, unfortunately. It is not a miracle treatment and you’ll never hear me say that it is.

But in the majority of people I have treated,
the pain reduction results have been life-changing.

So starting today, we will be able to help more people, provide quicker service and offer a broader range of appointments.

If you’re ready to try a newer way to fight pain, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s to winning the war on pain, one patient at a time.

Call our clinic at (201) 933-4440 or leave your information below, and we’ll reach out to you:

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Laura Ready to ‘Live Life’ Again after Full Body CRPS

August 2, 2018

In 2011, Laura injured the ball of her foot in a random accident.

Soon after, she was diagnosed with CRPS which eventually spread throughout her body, after traditional pain management therapy and opioid medications were unable to control or minimize her pain.

In her powerful message of hope and fortitude below, she describes what happened to her chronic pain after 10 Calmare Therapy treatments, performed by clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney at Calmare Therapy NJ USA, after living with CRPS for seven long years:

To watch or read more stories voluntarily submitted by our Calmare patients here in New Jersey, click on the image below to connect to our YouTube channel:

To learn more or discuss your chronic pain condition, call (201) 933-4440 or send us a private email at calmarenj @ gmail.com

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Burning Nights CRPS (UK) Publishes Calmare Therapy Update

July 20, 2018

We have been friendly partners with Victoria and her team from the UK who created and manage Burning Nights CRPS, a global resource for education, support and resources for people around the world battling complex regional pain syndrome.

Since 2015, the web-based organization has published educational pieces about drug-free CRPS pain management options, including Calmare Scrambler therapy.

This week, the highly-respected organization published Dr. Michael Cooney’s article “Fighting Back Against CRPS with Calmare Therapy,” which offers the doctor’s personal insight about why scrambler therapy has been so successful minimizing and even eliminating CRPS pain and physical symptoms.

He also shares some recent patient success stories, including a teenager from Scotland.

Burning Nights CRPS Founder Victoria Abbott-Fleming Visits Calmare Therapy NJ Clinic

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 weekend!

 

 

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CRPS Skin Blisters: Another Painful Side Effect

July 17, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

When complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is discussed, the primary focus is the extreme and widespread nerve pain caused by the disease.

The neuropathy can quickly affect mobility, being able to work or attend school, diminish socialization and decrease the overall quality of life.

In cases where the person’s CRPS has exacerbated over a long period of time, some people develop skin abnormalities which can take on varying presentations and can also cause a great deal of discomfort.

For some people, the skin issues result in blisters or lesions that do not heal.

CRPS Skin Manifestations

Approximately 71 percent of patients with CRPS for a duration of at least five years have skin manifestations in varying degrees of severity.

These skin changes usually present in the combination of a rash, mottling, cyanosis or erythema resulting in circular lesions generally up to one inch in diameter.

Some patients’ lesions appear as spontaneous recurring bruises which may or may not be near the pain site/s.

During the course of the condition, the skin can also become shiny and highly sensitive to touch, or even the wind.

Fingernails are ridged, thin, and break easily. Overall, there may also be eventual muscle atrophy (weakness).

In addition to CRPS-specific changes, patients may also experience often have concomitant venous stasis (slow blood flow in the veins, usually the legs), cellulitis (a bacterial infection under the skin surface characterized by redness, warmth, swelling and soreness), and skin ulceration.

Calmare’s Role in Healing Skin Lesions

I have performed Calmare Therapy since 2011. About 40 percent percent of our RSD / CRPS patients arrive at our clinic with some kind of skin abnormality.

The cause of these skin blisters / lesions or malformations is unclear, but my opinion is that they may be attributed to the ongoing result of brain misinterpretation or ongoing blood flow issues.

While we are not sure of the etiology, we have seen a surprisingly rapid decrease (healing) of these skin issues in CRPS patients for whom Calmare is successful.

As you can see from the examples below, the results are very significant after just a 2-week course of 10 Calmare Therapy treatment sessions.

Bridget (name changed for patient privacy):

Bridget Overcomes Full Body CRPS Physical Side Effects with Calmare Pain Therapy

Before 10 scrambler therapy treatments performed over a 2-week period:

After undergoing 10 Calmare Therapy treatments:

 

Austin 

This 18-year-old male patient had open sores on his affected areas for such a long period of time, he could not recall when they first presented.

Before 10 scrambler therapy treatments performed over a 2-week period:

After undergoing 10 Calmare Therapy treatments:

Have CRPS Treatment Efforts Failed You?

The majority of our patients have already tried all the medications, painful treatments, Ketamine, spinal cord stimulators (SCS), etc., without success.

But even with all these disappointments, they have not given up hope.

If you are battling CRPS, I will speak with you personally about your case and together, we will come to a mutual determination if Calmare might be a suitable therapy option for you.

calmare, pain management, chronic pain, scrambler therapyShould you wish to speak with one of our CRPS patient volunteers who has already had Calmare Therapy, we will be happy to make a referral for you via our exclusive Patient-2-Patient program.

Feel free to contact me directly by calling (201) – 933-4440 or privately email us at Calmarenj@gmail.com.

We will reply to your message within 48 hours.

Until then, wishing you a low pain day, and many more on the road ahead.

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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.

 

 

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Marilyn Checks in Two Years After Calmare Therapy

May 10, 2018

After failed foot surgery, Marilyn Green soon found herself facing a bigger challenge–a devastating CRPS diagnosis.

Two years later, she made us laugh out loud at this post (below) on our Facebook timeline:

chronic foot pain treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Two years ago, I started my Calmare NJ Therapy.

Other than a “zinger” once in a while, I have been pain-free!

Thanks Dr. Cooney and staff.

I live life now!!! Hugs!

Marilyn Green

Are you tired of failed pain management treatments?

Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director, speaks personally with potential scrambler therapy patients every day.

Like Marilyn, If you have been diagnosed with a neuropathy and have not achieved significant relief from medication or other therapies, drug-free, non-invasive Calmare Therapy may be a viable treatment option for you.

If you peruse dozens and dozens of our patient stories, you will see one common thread:

“I had just about given up finding a therapy to reduce or eliminate my debilitating pain.”

If this describes your situation, call us at (201) 933-4440 or complete the info card below, and we’ll reach out to you:

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Joe is Cane-Free After Battling CRPS for Four Years

May 2, 2018

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Joe arrived from New York State two weeks ago, using a cane for mobility. His pain level was 8/9 due to a four-year battle with CRPS, after an injury in the workplace.

He tried countless medications and pain management treatments over the years, which were not successful.

His therapy options, other than increasingly strong opioids, were limited.

Joe’s wife decided to try a different strategy–

She began to research alternative medicine options and discovered Calmare Therapy, a drug-free, painless solution to combat chronic nerve pain, particularly nerve pain conditions like RSD / CRPS.

Dr. Michael Cooney specializes in using Calmare scrambler therapy to combat CRPS.

Weeks later, Joe arrived at our clinic in New Jersey, feeling equal amounts of hope and skepticism, fearing he would be disappointed again, going home in the same level of pain.

Joe’s RSD Pain Level Decreases Throughout His Therapy

During the course of his Calmare treatments (once daily for 10 days) Joe’s pain level steadily improved:

  • After the first week, his pain level fell to a 4/5.
  • When he arrived for his sixth session, Joe was no longer using his cane.
  • By the conclusion of his tenth and final treatment, his pain level was reduced further to 3/4, and he was no longer using prescription pain medications.
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John adds his pin to the Calmare global patient map after his successful pain therapy.

“I wanted to share Joe’s story because he represents some of our patients who do not leave pain-free, but their pain has been significantly reduced, and they are no longer using canes, wheelchairs and other devices to support mobility,” says Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director at Calmare Therapy NJ USA.

But if you suffer from neuropathy, you can certainly appreciate the vast quality-of-life improvement managing a pain level of ¾ versus 8/9.

When you consult with Dr. Cooney and his team of scrambler therapy professionals, he will explain the variables that will play a role in your eventual outcome.

That’s right, you will be speaking with our clinical director personally about your medical history. Why?

“Calmare is not right for every patient,” says Dr. Cooney.

“By speaking with patients, I can assess if scrambler therapy is a viable treatment option.”

Would you like to have a phone conference with Calmare clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney

Terrific!

Fill out and click ‘send’ on the ecard below, call the Calmare NJ USA clinic at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com.

We’ll respond to your message within 48 hours.

Until then, wishing you and your loved ones a low-pain day.

 

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Burning Nights CRPS Founder Victoria Abbott-Fleming Visits Calmare Therapy NJ Clinic

March 28, 2018

people united in the war on CRPS
Burning Nights CRPS founder Victoria Abbott-Fleming, seated, visited Calmare Therapy NJ USA’s offices on March 26. She is shown with (l to r): her husband Michael Fleming, Dr. Michael Cooney, Star and Tim Williams from Alabama and Cathy G, Calmare Patient Care Coordinator. (Rutherford, NJ)

On Monday, we were honored to welcome Victoria Abbott-Fleming, the founder of Burning Nights – CRPS Support, a UK-headquartered CRPS advocacy and support organization for sufferers worldwide, and her husband Michael to our clinic.

We have been mutual supporters for years and I have written articles which were published on the Burning Nights website:

Calmare Therapy – A Q&A with Dr. Michael Cooney

A Progress Update on Scrambler Therapy to Combat CRPS

Helping Children and Teens Battle CRPS with Calmare Therapy

Dr. Damon Orlando from Studio City, CA visited our clinic to shadow Dr. Cooney as he treated patients battling chronic pain using Calmare scrambler therapy. (July 2017)

Victoria, a CRPS sufferer herself since 2003, had a sample scrambler therapy treatment and we enjoyed a great talk.

One of our CRPS patients from Alabama was in town for  booster treatments. She was delighted to meet Victoria, whom she follows on social media.

We are committed to partnerships and building friendships with like-minded CRPS warriors, like Victoria, Dr. Tim from India,

A smiling Emily Blake is shown with Dr. Cooney and Dr. Timakkondu, visiting Calmare physician from Madurai, India. (October 2017)

(Dr. Kuppusami Timakkondu, also a Calmare provider) and other doctors who have visited the clinic to learn, train and share their expertise on drug-free pain management alternatives, like Calmare Therapy.

In conjunction with helping our patients from around the world, these alternative healthcare providers inspire me to do more, work harder and forge more powerful relationships that will ultimately benefit patient care.

Together, we will resolve neuropathy–without reliance on opioids or invasive procedures– and help return people in pain to the healthy and fulfilling lives they so richly deserve.

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Calmare Keeps Tonya’s CRPS from Spreading

March 23, 2018

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.”

“Beyond Opiates, The Future of Pain Management” (WebMD)

Tonya says she sent off an email to him (calmarenj@gmail.com) and he called her the next day.

Watch the video above to learn what happened next.

To learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy, a drug-free alternative pain treatment, call 201-933-4440 to speak with our chronic pain management experts.

 

 

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