For more than five years, we have met courageous and resilient people from around the world–from Australia to Latin America to South Africa to Canada–who are battling RSD and CRPS every minute of their lives.
We honor them even more during CRPS Awareness Month, held every November.
Many have come to Calmare Therapy NJ to try our scrambler therapy, often after drugs, Ketamine, spinal cord stimulators, injections and other treatments have failed them.
For many, this machine has changed their lives and allowed them to enjoy living again.
To see smart, kind and funny CRPS warriors arrive at our clinic in wheelchairs–and leave walking with smiles on their faces–has been life-changing for every one of us involved in this battle.
You may recall The Border Mail newspaper article which addressed Emi’s four-year battle with CRPS and her effort to raise funds to come to New Jersey, USA from Corryong, Australia to undergo Calmare Therapy, performed by Dr. Michael Cooney, our clinical director.
Emi’s medical history may sound familiar to some of you–
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.
After a year spent fundraising, Emi arrives in New Jersey
She arrived here two weeks ago, after the arduous 24-hour flight and we immediately began daily scrambler therapy treatments. Steadily, Emi began to experience a lessening of pain with each passing day along with improved mobility.
Emi responded after treatment #5 that she wanted to go shopping for a pair of shoes. Then she began walking without the need of her wheelchair.
We’ll let Emi share her outcome via her Facebook post after her final Calmare treatment:
“Well tonight is our last night here in the U.S., we fly home tomorrow. I ended up having another treatment yesterday and today. I only had a very very slight amount of pain but thought I would make the most of Calmare while I am here and I am glad I did! We NEED this Calmare treatment in Australia! It’s unbelievable how amazing it works. Before we came we were a bit sceptical and thought it was toogood to be true but after experiencing the amazing results for myself I can’t believe Australia is so behind.
I don’t want to leave! I want to stay here with Calmare NJand the Calmare machine forever.
Thank you so much to Dr Cooney for giving me and many other CRPS suffers our lives back. You, Barb and Cathy are just beautiful!
Can’t wait to get home and give everyone a big proper cuddle for the first time in 4 years!!
A drug-free, alternative treatment for chronic pain, with no side effects
Considering the Herculean effort Emi and her family made to come to us for treatment, we hoped and prayed that she would achieve a successful outcome. (Scrambler therapy is not a panacea and does not work for everyone. Some patients have extenuating health issues beyond the chronic pain condition, some have been misdiagnosed and some disappointing outcomes are unexplained).
While we are filled to capacity this week, it’s going to be a little quiet around here now that Emi has headed back Down Under. But we are absolutely elated that she’s going home to enjoy a vastly improved quality of life, starting with the newfound ability to hug her loved ones again, without feeling any pain.
To learn more about Calmare Therapy NJ, USA
If you’d like to know more about Calmare Therapy, performed exclusively by CRPS treatment specialist and clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, visit all the pages on this website. Then we invite you to reach out to us at (201) 933-4440 or email your medical history and questions to CalmareNJ@gmail.com. You can also connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
You may recall Kelly came to us from Texas a year ago after hearing about Dr. Cooney’s success using Calmare to treat CRPS. At that time, she had been debilitated by severe pain for nearly seven long years. As a busy wife and mother with young children, she refused to give up finding a solution to make her pain manageable.
Just shy of a year since her successful treatment series, Kelly is back with us this week for booster treatments, to reduce her pain level.
She shared this post on our timeline just before arriving here in New Jersey:
“CRPS has the nicknamed the ‘suicide disease’ and I know exactly why (and it sucks that I know this). I have been through many of the treatments they discuss in the CRPS documentary, “Trial By Fire,” including a 4-day ketamine infusion treatment, which was a very, very hard treatment to go through…
If you, or anyone you know, if suffering from this disease, please reach out and contact Calmare NJ and see if Calmare therapy is right for you!
It has done amazing things to change my live and the chronic pain path I have been on for over 8 years now.
I will never be 💯 percent pain-free, but to be able to be even close to that is all I could ask for!! Looking forward to seeing you Dr. Cooney on Wednesday!!”
Calmare Booster Treatments
Depending on the severity of the original condition, and the length of time the patient has been experiencing chronic pain, periodic booster treatments may be needed to combat any return of pain. Many Calmare patients never need further therapy, but in RSD cases and other conditions resulting in prolonged chronic pain, boosters can be extremely useful.
Some patients only require one booster treatment, others require up to three, on average.
Dr. Cooney explains:
Learn More About a Drug-free Chronic Pain Solution
To learn more about scrambler therapy, which has no side effects, and how it can help lessen several types of neuropathic pain, call us at (201) 933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com. We’ll respond within 24 hours and even put you in touch directly with Dr. Cooney.
Presented in Q&A format, the scrambler therapy overview includes pointed and objective questions about what scrambler therapy is–and what it is not.
If you have not discovered RSDSA, whose sole mission is to offer CRPS / RSD warriors (and loved ones) valuable resources not only cope with CRPS/RSD–but to live well, we hope you will visit their website.
While you are visiting, please read Dr. Cooney’s article:
September 22, 2016
Tisha, a 30-something respiratory therapist from Vermont, was injured in an auto accident in January 2015 and eventually diagnosed with full body CRPS.
As a medical professional at a large regional medical center, she had access to all the pain management, cutting-edge pain medications and therapeutic treatments available where she aggressively sought pain relief.
She used a myriad of prescribed pain medications, underwent repeated nerve blocks and ongoing physical therapy.
Unfortunately, her CRPS pain was still relentless.
When prescribed medications and traditional pain treatments don’t work
Having exhausted traditional pain management solutions, Tisha researched alternative neuropathic pain therapies and discovered Calmare Therapy NJ during an internet search for “new treatments for CRPS.”
After speaking directly with clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney about her medical history, previous CRPS treatment efforts and current medication usage, they mutually agreed that scrambler therapy was a viable treatment option for her case.
When Tisha arrived in New Jersey, her pain level varied from a minimum of 6 up to 10/10.
She began the 10-treatment regime on Tuesday, September 6, but pain resolution was not immediate. Because Dr. Cooney is a doctor of chiropractic, he diagnosed that Tisha had sustained a slight derangement of the tibia/ fibula and femur junction, as a result of the car accident.
Thankfully, he as able to reduce the derangement through chiropractic manipulation. After this chiropractic procedure was performed, her overall pain began to diminish steadily.
“Calmare is a ‘provider dependent therapy’ which means the patient is reliant upon the expertise of the provider to place the leads in the optimal positions to achieve the most positive outcome,” says Dr. Cooney, one of six “Calmare Certified” providers in the U.S.
At the conclusion of the treatment cycle, Tisha returned to New England with a pain level of 1 / 10 for the first time in nearly 18 months.
Are you battling CRPS or RSD?
Dr. Cooney and his friendly and professional team would be happy to talk with you about your battle and determine if scrambler therapy might be a suitable treatment for you. Call us at 201-933-4400, email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or complete the eCard below:
A new Calmare patient, treating with us for CRPS pain and symptom relief, shared this article from the Cleveland Clinic, which highlights a variety of alternative treatments they recommend to help people battling RSD / CRPS.
He explained that he first heard about Calmare from this article, published in 2014, which eventually led him to Calmare Therapy NJ USA.
The article noted:
Calmare® Pain Therapy and Experimental Therapies
Calmare® Pain Therapy could be effective in reducing your symptoms. At the present time, Cleveland Clinic Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation is trialing Calmare® under experimental review. The FDA is overseeing these investigations.
As you know from many of our patient testimonials from parents and their children, we have been able to lessen the pain from CRPS for many pediatric and adult patients using Calmare Therapy.
Calmare Booster Treatments Explained
1) the severity of the RSD / CRPS condition;
2) length of time the patient has been diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome;
From our clinical experience, over time, the frequency and number of booster treatments necessary should decrease over time for most patients.
Where do you start?
At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, the first thing for a potential patient to do is to pour a cup of tea and look at every page of our website. You’ll learn how our treatment works, the types of neuropathic pain we treat, and why having your therapy with us will be unique from other providers here in the U.S. and around the world.
Best of all, you will have a live, one-on-one conversation directly with our clinical director, Dr. Michael J. Cooney, who has championed Calmare as a superior treatment option for CRPS and RSD cases. During this discussion, you will talk about your medical history, other treatment therapies you have undergone and what medications you are currently using.
Call our friendly Calmare team at 201-933-4440 or fill out the eCard below and we’ll call you!
Oklahomian Brandon Willis was diagnosed with CRPS after foot surgery in 2013. Like many sufferers, prescribed opiates did not lessen his pain or help relieve other symptoms, particularly periodic swelling.
He discovered Dr. Cooney and Calmare Therapy after he joined several online CRPS groups, seeking support and treatment recommendations.
Brandon and his family headed east to New Jersey for treatment earlier this month. As he continued to feel better, they also made good use of the clinic’s close proximity to New York City and enjoyed several days of sightseeing.
Where do you turn when prescription drugs and other treatments don’t lessen your chronic pain?
Well, for starters, don’t give up searching for the right solution. Calmare is a new pain treatment that doesn’t involve any medication use, needles or other painful procedures. And there are no unpleasant side effects during or after each treatment.
We’d be honored to try to help you or a loved one battling CRPS, Shingles pain (PHN), pain after chemotherapy treatment (CIPN), diabetic neuropathy or chronic pain after surgery. Calmare Therapy NJ USA is one of only six Certified Calmare Therapy providers in the U.S.
Call our friendly and understanding Calmare team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at email@example.com. If you’d like us to reach out to you, complete the eCard below and we’ll get back to you right away.
Eighteen-year-old Joyce suffered for four long years with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). She was diagnosed with the condition although she did not suffer from an injury or surgery.
Powerful prescription drugs and other treatments efforts did not lessen her chronic pain. She soon needed a wheelchair for mobility. After undergoing 10 scrambler therapy treatments here at Calmare Therapy NJ USA, her pain was a 2/10 when she left.
Joyce shared an email update describing how she is doing on August 10, 2016:
“After a long, long trip home, I’m still resting well. Thanks to the Calmare, the flight home was a lot less painful and my nights are still a lot better!!
I’m tired and sore, but so glad I came to you guys! It’s been the most relief I’ve had in 4 years.
“My daughter missed about 75 percent of the last two school years,” says Marlo Payne, a registered nurse from update New York. “Her full body RSD had just taken over her life.” Danielle was diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) after a bunionectomy performed in 2013. The burning pain started in her toes and eventually spread to the top of her head.
Danielle said the burning pain was so severe she eventually felt ‘her brain sizzling.’ The Payne family mobilized and aggressively sought out a range of RSD treatment efforts:
Prescribed painkillers and opioids
With no significant success, and Danielle’s pain actively spreading, the family eventually traveled to the Cleveland Clinic so that Danielle could receive inpatient care in their widely regarded pain management physical therapy program.
Where do you turn after many chronic pain treatment efforts fail?
“We were all terribly disappointed when Danielle didn’t respond to this intensive treatment. I
thought—what else can we do?” Her father Dan took matters into his own hands and began researching new RSD treatments online. He discovered Dr. Michael Cooney who uses Calmare Therapy (scrambler therapy) to lessen or even alleviate several kinds of neuropathic pain, particularly RSD / CRPS.
Best of all, this FDA-cleared treatment is painless, completely drug-free and has no side effects.
“By this time, Danielle was experiencing skin discoloration, unbearable pain and often relied on crutches or a wheelchair to get around. It was that bad,” Marlo recalls. Much to her surprise, when she initially called Calmare Therapy NJ, Barbara and Cathy immediately put her through to speak with Dr. Cooney.
“We talked about Danielle’s case, her previous treatment efforts and the severity of her condition. I wanted him to be fully aware of how bad her situation was,” Marlo explains. After talking with the doctor, she told her daughter’s best friend to pack up for a two-week stay in New Jersey to keep Danielle company during Calmare scrambler therapy treatment.
Danielle Arrives in New Jersey to Try Calmare Therapy
When she arrived, Danielle’s pain was a constant 10/10 on the Pain Scale. After her first treatment, however, Danielle felt some relief, estimating her pain was reduced to about an 8. With each daily treatment session, lasting about 35 minutes, her pain continued to decrease.
By treatment #7, the teen’s pain was down to a 2/10. By treatment #10, Danielle was pain-free for the first time in nearly three years.
Life after Calmare Therapy
Now back home and resuming a normal life for the first time in three years, Marlo says the whole family is still in a state of shock. “We’ve been consumed with this monster for so many years and to have it suddenly wiped away, well, we still can’t quite believe it,” Marlo says with a smile.
This relieved mother says that Danielle won’t go back to playing all the sports she loves, for now, but that full-time high school is definitely on the agenda. “Danielle was understandably depressed, being removed from a normal teenager’s social life due to the pain, but that’s no longer the case. She really has a second chance at life now.”
A few words about Dr. Michael Cooney
The Payne family also has kind words for Dr. Cooney and his team’s care: He’s humble about his skill and he’s a straight-shooter, which I appreciate. He doesn’t sugar-coat and tells it like it is.”
Marlo says that families struggling with chronic pain should ‘make the phone call’ to Dr. Cooney.
“Study the information on their website and then speak to him about your situation. Dr. Cooney will be truthful, informative and candid with you. This machine may very well change your life. What are you waiting for?”
Would you like to learn more about Calmare Therapy, a drug-free treatment to combat chronic pain?
"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!"