Emily Hewatt is a wonderful young woman who gained global attention in her quest to find a pain management solution for the CRPS she had been battling for four years. The pain and side effects of the disease had kept her inside, unable to enjoy a true quality of life.
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.
Discovering a new treatment for CRPS from a fellow Aussie
She discovered Calmare through another woman from Australia who had achieved life-changing pain relief. Her quest to raise the funds began, attracting media attention:
After her successful pain management outcome with us in 2016, almost two years to the day, she left us pain-free and without the need of a wheelchair.
The severity of her CRPS condition will require lifelong healthcare maintenance, which Emily recently shared and generously permitted us to share with you.
Emi sends a update on her health two years after scrambler therapy
It has been two years since I was so humbly blessed with tremendous generosity and support which allowed me to be further blessed by the caring hands of Dr. Cooney and his team.
It was a very scary and daunting adventure traveling from our tiny town in North East Victoria, Australia halfway around the world to Rutherford, New Jersey, USA in search of a pain management treatment for my CRPS.
My treatment outcome was life-changing, to say the least. I left New Jersey without any pain, without the need of a wheelchair. It was just unbelievable.
For the first two weeks post treatment I did as I was told and did nothing but rest and recover.
On the 15th day however, we had to execute a charity trail ride we had organized months earlier. After four years of excruciating pain forcing me bound within the walls of our home. It was my first full day out and walking!
Until later that night when we got home and my body was on fire and I was back in my wheelchair just to get inside from the car, I could barely move.
That was when I realized that even though I had felt amazing–with no pain since the Calmare treatment–that I still had CRPS and needed to manage it.
So that has been the underlying theme of my life, to keep myself feeling as good as possible and as often as possible, and I’d say I am doing pretty well at it.
This drove home for me how important, especially now, it was to take care of myself, which is how we eventually came across Calmare Therapy or scrambler therapy as we now know it as in Australia.
My philosophy is do whatever you need to do to feel better.
Now two years since my Calmare Therapy,
I don’t really think about the CRPS all that
much—even after enduring four years of constant pain.
I have learned how to live my life so when I do get pain and become symptomatic from time to time, it’s not a big deal. I have all the tools, like the scrambler therapy, and knowledge I need to manage it.
The only one who truly knows me and knows what is right for me is me.
So thank you, Dr. Cooney, and your team and everyone who has shared their generosity and support with me.
Only I will ever truly know how much you all have given back to me.
Emi Hewatt, North East Victoria, Australia
To learn more about treating chronic nerve pain using non-invasive scrambler therapy, call (201) 933.4440 or email us privately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll respond within 48 hours of your call or message.
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 this neuropathy can significantly diminish the patient’s quality of life, even after the cancer is gone.
A combination of studies has found that more than 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.
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.
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.
Also important, the treatments have no side effects.
From traditional pain management and prescription medications to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, from acupuncture to the use of a tens unit, nothing could reduce Donna Sisco’s chronic nerve pain after total knee replacement surgery in 2012.
At age 61, she began to feel that hope was lost. But after finding an online support group for people living with CRPS, she heard about Calmare scrambler therapy and the success of Dr. Michael Cooney at Calmare Therapy NJ USA.
With her sister along for support, the siblings flew 3,000 miles to New Jersey with equal amounts of hope and skepticism.
“I can’t blame patients who feel reservations about Calmare,” says Dr. Cooney. “These people have tried traditional pain management, bags full of prescription medication and even more invasive procedures–and still live with chronic pain.”
When Donna arrived in New Jersey, her pain level was a consistent 7/10 and she battled with the additional side effects of CRPS–pins and needles, sensitivity to touch, hair loss.
Steadily each day, she had a scrambler therapy treatment, lasting about 35 minutes. The therapy has no side effects and is pain-free.
Do you have medication or treatment-resistant chronic pain?
The majority of patients we help here at Calmare Therapy NJ USA have already tried the traditional cocktail of pain management medications, including opioids, injections, Ketamine and other aggressive therapeutic efforts to obtain chronic pain relief, without success.
If you would like to discuss if Calmare might be right for your chronic nerve pain, please complete the info card below:
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:
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To learn more or discuss your chronic pain condition, call (201) 933-4440 or send us a private email at calmarenj @ gmail.com
“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!”