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Dr. Cooney and Patient Interviewed for New CRPS Book

August 31, 2020

Clinical Director, Dr. Michael Cooney, who has successfully treated hundreds of people living with CRPS since 2011 using Calmare scrambler therapy, is featured in a new book on the topic:

COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS): PATIENTS’ PERSPECTIVE OF LIVING IN CHRONIC PAIN.

The book is co-written by pain management physician Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric M. Phillips, president of the International RSD Foundation.

Dr. Abd-Elsayed cited Dr. Michael Cooney and Calmare Therapy in his new book for sale on Amazon.
Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed

Dr. Abd-Elsayed is a noted chronic pain physician who has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, presented more than 200 presentations on the national and international level, written dozens of book chapters and serves on the editorial board of several pain management medical journals. He is a longtime chronic pain advocate.

 

Thus far, the CRPS book is receiving positive reviews from readers, achieving nearly a 5-star rating:

“This is such a candid view of CRPS from the standpoint of many different people affected by this debilitating disease. So useful to see how other people have dealt with and managed this disease. Dr. Al and Eric did a wonderful job putting together this collaboration of patients trying to help others. If you or a family member have this disease, this book is a useful tool in understanding CRPS. Thank you to all of the authors in this book. Substantial Book.”

Calmare NJ USA Patient Outcome Cited

One of our teen patients, Austin, is featured. His parents describe his significant pain relief (and leg lesion healing) after Calmare Therapy and booster treatments:

CRPS book features Dr. Michael Cooney

Teen Football Star Finds CRPS Pain Relief After Calmare Therapy

We are grateful to Austin’s family, who volunteered to share their family’s story and Austin’s positive outcome after Calmare Therapy.

Austin did return months later for three scrambler therapy booster treatments, which may be necessary for more severe or prolonged cases of chronic nerve pain.

He shared an update from the mountains (where he was snowboarding!) in February 2019:

Teenager Snowboards By for a Post-Calmare Scrambler Therapy Update

Austin and Dr. Michael Cooney celebrate his success after undergoing Calmare scrambler for CRPS.

“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.”

CRPS book features calmare therapy

CRPS: Better Non-Invasive Pain & Symptom Management

Dr. Michael Cooney treats people with CRPS chronic 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.

Note: People from COVID-19 Travel Advisory States are Approved to Travel to NJ

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.

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Calmare NJ Accept Patients from Travel Advisory States

August 17, 2020

Understandably, traveling to New Jersey (or anywhere, for that matter) these days is complex. We’ve recently received calls from upcoming patients who are confused about their ability to enter our state if they are traveling from one of the 31 states (as of 8/17/20) listed on the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Travel Advisory List.

Important Note:  Traveling to New York/New Jersey to undergo healthcare treatment is permissible; the self-quarantine is voluntary and compliance is expected.

“Travelers from impacted states should self-quarantine at a hotel, or other temporary lodging. Individuals should only leave the place of self-quarantine to seek medical care/treatment or to obtain food and other essential items.”

NJ State COVID-19 Information Hub

We do recommend that you speak with your local lodging provider about any COVID-19 operational changes and current precautionary measures.

Should you need recommendations for local hotels, please visit our New Patients page and click on Hotel & Travel Information.

Andrea is a registered nurse RN from PA who came to New Jersey for Calmare Therapy performed by Dr. Michael Cooney
Registered Nurse Andrea was here from PA in July 2020.

The Good News

Dr. Cooney and the Calmare team use every precautionary measure to protect patients and staff from possible virus transmission.

The Governor of New Jersey has been very conservative regarding the reopening phases for our state (no indoor dining, indoor gyms or indoor gatherings of more than 25 people).

Right now, our state’s transmission rate is below 1%, after a blip upward around the Fourth of July. This is one of the lowest COVID rates in the nation at this time.

At our clinic, we continue to treat only one patient in the clinic at a time and follow all CDC and State of NJ Department of Health precautionary guidelines.

Since we are keeping our staff as bare bones as possible, you may only come into direct contact with Dr. Michael Cooney, our clinical director, since he is the sole treatment provider.

Certainly, we are living in crazy times. But many people are still living with uncontrolled chronic pain. We can’t “wait” to help people in pain, living day-after-day with a diminished quality of life.

Therefore, following state requirements, we are continuing to move forward, treating our patients with fastidious care, supported by COVID precautionary measures in place.

Rhonda adds her pin to California on the Calmare Patient Map. Summer 2020

Pain waits for no one, not even a pandemic. But we will fight back with a safe and comforting environment to provide treatment, just like we have since 2011.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Cooney directly if you have questions or concerns about your future Calmare Therapy treatments.

Email:  info@calmaretherapynj.com

PH: 201.933.4440

Until we welcome you to New Jersey, stay safe, stay secure and may you have many low-pain days and nights.

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More Healthcare Providers Turn to Calmare for Chronic Pain Treatment

August 5, 2020

Andrea_crop

September 1, 2020 – Update from Andrea

Via email to Dr. Cooney (yes, we request ongoing updates from you after treatment!)

Hi Dr. Cooney!

Not being in that horrible pain is such a wonderful thing! I have been able to do most things now like I used to. I’ve been trying to strengthen my muscles by swimming almost daily, and I will be joining the gym on Tuesday to continue strengthening.

Tomorrow is my first day back to work! I have 8 hours shifts for the next 2 weeks and then 12 hour shifts start. I’m hoping to be able to pace myself and use medications during my shifts if needed.

I’ll keep in touch with you as time goes on! Thank you for everything!!!!”

Sincerely,

Andrea L. S., RN
PA


It means the world to us when healthcare providers put their expertise and trust in Calmare scrambler therapy and clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney to treat their chronic pain.

Andrea, a bright and talented registered nurse from PA, has battled CRPS since 2017, after a simple fall in her driveway at home.

After her diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS),  she was eventually unable to work, living with a consistent pain level of 8/9 daily.

After six Calmare treatments, Andrea’s CRPS pain level has reduced from an 8/9 to 1–and we aren’t done yet!

Clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney will perform four more Calmare treatments (10 scrambler therapy treatments is the typical protocol) to fortify the pain reduction with the goal of achieving a sustained pain-free level.

Our goal is to send Andrea home pain-free and with plans for her to get back to work and resume the work that is her passion–helping others.

“Andrea will follow our Calmare NJ USA-specific post-treatment protocol and rest as much as possible,” Dr. Cooney notes. “If she feels ready, I can foresee her returning to nursing in about a month.”

Meet More Registered Nurses Who Trust Calmare Therapy

Click on the links below to meet more healthcare providers who have shared their scrambler therapy experiences:

Virginia Nurse Finds Success with Calmare after Traditional Pain Management Fails

Oregonian Nurse Chooses Calmare Therapy for CRPS Chronic Pain

Registered Nurse Beth Finally Gets RSD Pain Relief with Calmare Therapy

RN Deena from Texas with CRPS Shares Her Calmare Therapy Review

If you would like to discuss your chronic pain condition with Dr. Cooney, call our Calmare team at 201-933-4440, email us at info@calmaretherapynj.com or complete the free Consultation Request card below, and we’ll be happy to reach out to you:

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Natalie Overcomes CRPS Symptoms with Calmare Pain Therapy

July 19, 2019

Twenty-year old Natalie from New York was diagnosed with CRPS after an ankle sprain seven months ago.

What began as ankle pain steadily spread to chronic nerve pain throughout her entire leg.

As a result, she walked with a limp and was only able to wear sneakers.

As her condition spread, she underwent an aggressive regime of pain management efforts, which she describes in the video below.

Her pain continued, unrelently.

Natalie’s mother refused to give up.

She took to the internet in search of alternative medicine options which were drug-free and offered positive patient outcomes.

While searching ‘CRPS treatment,’ she came across an article by our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, and consulted with him by phone with Natalie.

Natalie describes her outcome after 10 scrambler therapy treatments in this video.

To learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy, call our pain management clinic at (201) 933-4440. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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MD Anderson Doctor Supports Scrambler Therapy for Chronic Pain

May 20, 2019

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.

Medical Conditions Suitable for Calmare Therapy

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 info@calmaretherapynj.com or call (201) 933-4440.

 

 

 

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Teenager with RSD Discovers Calmare Scrambler Therapy on YouTube

March 13, 2019

Leave it to the teenagers to discover Calmare scrambler therapy on YouTube!

Since we launched scrambler therapy here in New Jersey in 2011, we have used YouTube to share patient case studies with a broader audience seeking drug-free, alternative treatments for chronic nerve pain.

Today, we have nearly 50 patient outcomes on our channel and nearly 100 more featured on our blog-based website.

Emma from Montreal is a 16-year-old suffering from CRPS as a result of a fall from a bicycle.

After battling intensifying pain in her right and then left leg for the past year, her neuropathy eventually prohibited her from attending high school and seeing friends regularly.

She had undergone pain management injections and even reported to Ketamine to help lessen her pain.

All efforts were unsuccessful.

A Teenager Discovers Her Own CRPS Pain Relief Solution

She searched “CRPS” on YouTube one day, hoping to discover other young people like her who were socially isolated because of the condition.

During her search, she discovered several teenagers from around the world who had successfully undergone Calmare scrambler therapy with us and left pain-free or at significantly reduced pain levels, including:

Kira from Scotland, age 13

Austin from AZ, age 18

Maiya, age 15

Evan, mid-Atlantic US, age 13

Emma and her parents arrived here in Rutherford on February 25, 2019; her pain level hovered around 7.5/10.

Steadily, each day, she underwent her scrambler therapy treatment and most days, her pain level decreased. On the tenth and final day of therapy, she left with a 2/10 pain level, which had been sustained for a few days.

Emma is obviously elated that she finally discovered a treatment to reduce her CRPS pain.

Her number one priority when she gets back to Toronto is to “be back in school with all my friends again.”

An Update form Emma’s Parents

Since returning to her life back in Canada, Emma’s parents dropped us an update this week:

Hello Dr.  Cooney,

I wanted to give you an update on Emma:

The pain is down to a 1 in both legs and she said that sometimes she feels no pain all.

This truly is a life changer for Emma and we can’t thank you enough.

Have a nice evening!

Calmare Scrambler Therapy Benefits

  1. FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
  2. Pain-free
  3. Non-invasive
  4. Drug-free
  5. No side effects

To learn more, call our friendly team to discuss your chronic pain condition at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

CRPS Side Effect: Skin Lesions

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.

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.

 

 

Virginia Nurse Finds Success with Calmare after Traditional Pain Management Fails

February 20, 2018

Zahira Hodge, RN, MSN, a 33-year-old registered nurse from Virginia, was unable to work due to debilitating pain from CRPS. The condition left her unable to be on her feet all day and her chronic pain eventually forced her to make a tough decision to leave a career she loved.

In 2014, after undergoing corrective surgery as the result of an ankle fracture and torn ligaments, the pain in her foot did not subside and eventually began to spread up her leg to her knee.

Unable to determine the root cause of the neuropathy, she had a subsequent surgery to have all of the ‘hardware’ removed from the ankle surgery, to see if this was the cause of her pain.

It wasn’t.

Trying pain medication, needles, blocks and a spinal cord stimulator

After her eventual CRPS diagnosis, she used her healthcare expertise to undergo a variety of pain management treatments, including prescription and over-the-counter pain medications which only made her feel mentally foggy and exhausted.

She eventually pursued invasive treatments such as nerve blocks, injections and, eventually, the surgical implantation of a spinal cord stimulator (SCS).

Although she initially experienced a few complications following the SCS placement, she was able to get some relief from the CRPS symptoms affecting her ankle. However, the SCS failed to resolve her chronic pain level of 7-9/10 in her knee.

Her husband began researching alternative pain management options on the internet and discovered Calmare Therapy.

“When I read the information and watched the Calmare patient videos, I started to feel very optimistic,” Zahira recalls.

“I had considered DRG therapy, but just couldn’t see putting myself through another invasive procedure.”

Oregonian Nurse Chooses Calmare Therapy for CRPS Chronic Pain
Turning to Alternative Pain Management
Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

“I am especially honored when healthcare professionals turn to Calmare as their personal pain treatment choice,” says Calmare NJ USA clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney.

“They are open to alternative neuropathic pain therapies, especially those that don’t involve using prescription drugs or painful procedures.”

Zahira takes a leap of faith and heads to Calmare NJ USA

When she arrived in New Jersey in January 2018, her pain level was a consistent 8/10 and her pain region extended from her foot to her knee, requiring Zahira to use a cane for mobility.

“I’ll be honest, after all the pain treatment therapies I had already tried, I was skeptical scrambler therapy was going to work for me,” she recalls. “But as Dr. Cooney told me, the worst thing that could happen is it wouldn’t work.”

Thankfully, this was not the case.

After her eighth Calmare treatment, with a little support from our therapy dog Murphy, Zahira’s knee pain was gone and her leg pain was a manageable 1-3/10.

Looking back and driving forward

“Let me be clear–Calmare has changed my life,” she says with a smile. “I am looking forward to doing everyday things again, like driving a car and walking up the stairs unassisted.”

She is also committed to resuming her career and earning her Ph.D. in nursing.

“Taking a chance on Calmare was the best decision of my life. I have my mobility back, which I feared would never return. It was worth the risk. I only wish we had found it sooner.”

Have you tried all the traditional nerve pain therapies and still have pain?

Then you’ve come to the right place, because that’s the medical history most of our patients have as well. If you’d like to speak with Dr. Cooney and our chronic pain-fighting team, call us at (201) 933-4440 between 10 am and 6 pm.

If you are from outside the USA, email us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com and we’ll set up a phone or FaceTime consultation in advance.

If you’d like us to reach out to you, just complete the info card below:

 

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