As travel opportunities continue to reopen worldwide, we are now scheduling appointments for new patients and booster treatment appointments beginning mid-June-July 2021.
The Calmare team, including Dr. Michael Cooney, is fully vaccinated against Covid-19. We continue to support all the virus prevention guidelines recommended by the CDC.
We will continue to schedule one patient in the clinic at a time as a precautionary measure. Doing so does reduce the number of daily appointments, so please reach out promptly.
No fee phone consultations are required for all potential patients. We request that people interested in pursuing Calmare first learn more about the therapy on these web pages prior to scheduling your consultation.
When new/future patients have some basic understanding about how non-invasive scrambler therapy is performed–and how it can lessen or eliminate chronic pain–helps us focus our discussion more specifically on the exact nature of your neuropathy and understand your pain management goals after therapy.
Any essential reason for this consultation, which is held only with our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, is because Calmare is not right for everyone.
We will not treat patients for whom Dr. Cooney does not feel there is a high probability of pain reductionafter scrambler therapy treatments.
If you would like to schedule a new consultation or booster treatments, please complete the quick form below, and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours of receipt of your message. If you prefer to call our New Jersey clinic, please reach out at (201) 933-4440 between 10 am and 5 pm weekdays.
During the course of your life, you may experience chronic pain, which is generally described as consistent pain lasting for at least three months. The neuropathy may result from an injury; side effect from a chronic disease treatment for a condition, such as chemotherapy; or simply wear and tear on an aging body.
Regardless, choosing a pain management provider requires special preparation to find the right doctor to relieve your pain and achieve your desired outcome.
Unlike a broken arm or a case of shingles, neuropathy can’t be observed with the naked eye. Therefore, it is essential for the patient to be able to describe their pain, including the level of pain, based upon a verbal conversation.
Dependent on how long you have lived with long-term pain, it is important to clearly delineate your treatment goals—
Do you want to eliminate the need for prescription pain medications or invasive therapies?
Do you want to be completely pain-free, or would you be satisfied if your pain level remained under 3/10?
Do you want to alleviate a need for mobility devices?
Is your goal to return to work full-time or attend school?
Once you have stated your pain therapy goals, the next step is to determine if the doctor has the tools and mindset to lessen or eliminate your pain successfully.
Doctors who treat neuropathic pain generally specialize in a specific sub-specialty such as pediatrics, orthopedics, gastroenterology, psychiatry, neurology, geriatric care or rheumatology, for example.
I was a clinical chiropractor for 30+ years before administering Calmare scrambler therapy exclusively at my New Jersey clinic.
For me, working with the body’s central nervous system for three decades served as an essential skill in optimally placing the leads required for successful scrambler therapy outcomes.
With the explosion of opioid abuse over the past decade, just prescribing pain medications to people with chronic pain is no longer a long-term solution to managing pain for most people.
I have been a strong believer that medications are not usually required to overcome pain throughout my career.
Ask how frequently the doctor treats people with your specific medical condition/s and describe the overall success rate (pain elimination or significant reduction).
In our practice, we have a list of patient volunteers who are willing to speak with potential patients about their Calmare scrambler therapy treatment experiences.
Note: I’d like to thank our Calmare patients and chronic pain friends on Facebook who contributed their firsthand input to these questions below:
Do you regularly treat patients with my condition? If not, how many patients have you treated with my condition and what was the outcome for the majority?
What is your area of medical specialty in treating nerve pain?
Can you offer a typical outcome for patients with my condition and pain level?
What percentage of your patients experience a significant reduction in pain within six months?
For my condition, what are the most common treatment protocols you prescribe, starting with the least invasive?
Do you feel pain medication is the primary treatment plan for me? Why?
Do you support alternative pain therapies and, if so, can you describe them?
Based upon your expertise, what do you project my ‘best-case outcome may be?
Remember, the doctor works for you and is being paid to provide you with healthcare that will make you feel healthier, less pain and improve your quality of life. This is a tall order that will require a significant commitment.
Ensure that you are working with a care provider you believe is best suited to meet your needs and health goals.
Calmare scrambler therapy is not right for everyone experiencing neuropathic pain; after a clinical consultation (sometimes performed by phone for clients residing outside of our metro New York City geographic area and out of country patients), we will not recommend this therapy for you if Dr. Cooney does not feel there is a strong possibility for significant pain relief, elimination of pain, markedly improved mobility or a significant improvement in quality of life.
Calmare scrambler therapy is an ideal pain management treatment for children battling chronic pain:
• No medication • Non-Invasive • Painless treatment • No side effects • FDA-cleared
Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney has been performing Calmare Therapy for children, teens, adults and seniors since 2011.
He is one of only seven Certified Calmare providers in the US and frequently acts as a trainer for new doctors introducing this alternative treatment to their pain management protocols.
To determine if Calmare might be right to help overcome your chronic nerve pain, call our New Jersey-based clinic at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at email@example.com about your chronic pain condition.
Hearing from our previous patients months and years after their Calmare treatment is the gift that keeps on giving. It sustains us to keep looking forward with hope.
Last week, we heard from this young man’s mother, who brought him to us in 2012, as a 12-year-old boy, with treatment-resistant shoulder neuropathy.
This is a family of very bright people, who aggressively traveled to see the top pediatric pain management doctors and treatment centers in the US. Finally, a pain management clinic in the Midwest recommended they pursue an alternative pain treatment called Calmare Therapy , because it is non-invasive and has no side effects.
As you may know from our Patient Stories, we use non-invasive, drug-free scrambler therapy to treat adults as well.
The scrambler therapy device doesn’t just lessen or eliminate nerve pain. Dependent upon the cause of the neuropathy, physical symptoms can also be alleviated after undergoing the standard Calmare 10-treatment series, including:
Severe temperature fluctuations
Extreme sensitivity to touch
Healing of lesions and blisters
Neurological and cognitive challenges
Muscle weakness and reduced mobility
Ultimately, our goal is to retrain the patient’s brain and eliminate the misfiring ‘there is pain here‘ message to a ‘there is no pain here, so we will no longer need to send the pain message.’
If you have tried traditional pain medications, pain management and/or physical therapy for neuropathy and have been disappointed with the results, contact our New Jersey team, with 10 years of Calmare treatment expertise, led by clinical director, Dr. Michael J. Cooney.
Few things are harder for a parent than being unable to reduce chronic pain for a child living with neuropathy. Parents often resort to giving their children powerful opioids, desperate to lessen their discomfort.
As parents, we all feel that if we could take on the pain our children have, we would do so gladly.
But we can’t.
Parents of children battling medication and treatment-resistant chronic pain live with this challenge daily.
Estimates suggest that anywhere between 5 and 38% of children live with chronic pain. It not only affects their quality of life and that of their parents, but also increases the likelihood of this becoming a lifelong issue.
At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, we have treated more than 100 children, from ages 8 to 18.
“A common hurdle children with chronic pain face is the invisible nature of neuropathy and a child’s understandable difficulty describing their pain and level of pain,” says Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director.
Why non-invasive Calmare is ideal for pediatric neuropathy
FDA-cleared510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
Non-invasive (no injections, IV’s, outpatient procedures)
Drug-free (no narcotics or over-the-counter medications required)
No side effects (except for a possible light humming sensation, which we can adapt if your skin is unable to sustain any physical contact.)
How does scrambler therapy work?
Children or teenagers are comfortably connected to the Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment® device via small electrodes (similar to those used in EKG and other medical procedures) placed on the patient’s skin at the pain site/s.
The device then sends a very low current of electrical stimulation through the skin and nerve fibers, which carries a “no-pain” signal to the brain, essentially overriding the previous pain signal.
We recommend the child have books, magazines or handheld entertainment to help pass the time during the 35-minute daily treatments.
In some cases, pain relief has been reported after the first treatment, but each child’s case is unique.
Scrambler therapy treatments are performed over a two-week period, with the goal of the patient’s pain steadily decreasing, eliminating the need for wheelchairs, canes or any mobility support devices.
After ample rest and continued recovery at home, pediatric patients are encouraged to ease back into normal daily activities.
Eligibility criteria for pediatric Calmare patients
Prior to approval for treatment, parents should provide copies of the child’s MRIs, EMGs and/or CAT scans.
We treat children who have been medically-diagnosed with neuropathy
Youngsters should be able to describe where their pain is located, and on a scale of one to 10, roughly describe the level of pain with some accuracy.
Children should also be able to verbalize if their pain level increases or decreases.
Since the Calmare MC-5A device is FDA-cleared, has no side effects and cannot worsen an existing condition, the overall risk factor is very low.
There are no drugs, injections or surgery connected with scrambler therapy.
During the 10-treatment course of therapy, most children will be able to identify a reduction in pain by the fifth treatment, some as soon as the first treatment.
Children with CRPS
Most families with a child experiencing chronic pain have previously tried ‘every pain management treatment under the sun’ before contacting us, especially for children living with CRPS / RSD / RND.
Not surprisingly, many are initially skeptical (and who could blame them?) about the potential for pain relief using scrambler therapy.
And after 10 daily Calmare treatment sessions, lasting about 35-minutes each, more than half of the pediatric patient we treat experience “very significant and sustained pain relief.”
Does Calmare work for every child? Sadly, like any therapy or medication, it does not work for everyone and we do not guarantee success.
Disappointing outcomes are often attributed to additional health issues inhibiting pain relief, misdiagnosis of the neuropathy (it is a structural injury rather than a nerve injury) or there is an additional undiagnosed medical condition/s.
Now that school is coming to a close for many students, summer is an ideal time to consider pain management.
Dr. Cooney offers no-cost phone consultations to discuss the child’s case, review medical records and answer questions.
Calmare Therapy Pediatric Testimonials
As you will see below, other families with children and adolescents have generously shared their firsthand experiences with scrambler therapy, which helps families see the potential for success.
Dr. Michael Cooney is one of seven USA certified providers of Calmare scrambler therapy. Since 2011, he has specialized in treating patients of all ages battling severe neuropathy as a result of CRPS / RSD, fibromyalgia, diabetes, shingles, post-surgical pain and pain after chemotherapy (CIPN ).
To contact Dr. Cooney at his clinic in New Jersey just outside New York City, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-933-4440 for a no-cost personal phone consultation.
“I was honored to be included in a truly comprehensive book about the challenges faced by so many courageous people around the world living with CRPS,” says Dr. Cooney.
“It is vitally important that sufferers understand that drugs and invasive procedures are not the only way to reduce pain from this disease.”
Scrambler Therapy: Drug-Free, Non-Invasive Pain Management for Chronic Nerve Pain
Dr. Michael Cooney treats people with pain with a refreshingly personal approach–he talks to you before you ever step foot into our New Jersey clinic.
Calmare Therapy, cleared by the FDA more than a decade ago, is not right for everyone suffering from CRPS or other conditions resulting in chronic nerve pain.
If you are able to travel to our clinic, located in New Jersey, USA, 15 minutes outside New York City, we invite you to complete the Consult Request form below.
Dr. Cooney will personally contact you by phone within 48 hours of receipt of your message (USA and Canada only); if you are are from outside the USA/Canada, we will be happy to pre-schedule a video chat consultation.
There is no fee for this consultation and no time limit.
We’re in the midst of a very busy week, but we always start our day by checking email and social media profiles to see how our patients are doing post-treatment.
This morning, we were delighted to receive a 5-starFacebook review from the mother of a patient from Canada who just completed her Calmare treatments with us to combat a 4-year battle against CRPS.
Dr. Cooney loves this image with Megan and we are proud to share her mother’s review:
“Dr. Cooney just gave our daughter her life back after four years of intense suffering in her right foot with CRPS.
She started her treatment with a pain level of 9/10 and seven treatments later she was at a zero!!
We cannot thank this amazing, kind wonderful man enough!!!
Dr. Cooney will forever hold a huge part of our hearts.”
Dr. Michael Cooney obtained specialized training to use the Calmare MC-5A scrambler therapy device in 2010 and began treating his medication and therapy-resistant patients with chronic nerve pain in 2011.
Today, he has helped relieve advanced neuropathy in more than 1,000 patients who travel to Rutherford, New Jersey for his personalized treatment.
Should you wish to speak via phone or video chat directly with Dr. Cooney about your chronic pain condition, call our clinic at 201.933.4440, email us privately at email@example.com complete the card below and Dr. Cooney will reach out to you directly.
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).
“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!”