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Burning Nights (UK) Features Calmare Therapy for Pediatric CRPS

March 29, 2017

Burning Nights is an outstanding global resource for CRPS sufferers. From clinical trial updates and patient testimonials to a plethora of resources for patients and families, it is no wonder that people worldwide look to founder and CRPS warrior Victoria Abbott-Fleming and her charitable organization for guidance.

Calmare NJ USA has been fortunate to be included as a Burning Nights resource since 2015. Today, Dr. Cooney has shared his third article which highlights the success of scrambler therapy for pediatric patients diagnosed with several types of neuropathy, including CRPS / RSD.

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 day.

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Laurie’s Calmare Booster Treatments Bring CRPS Pain Back to 0/1

March 13, 2017

Laurie Mounts was injured in 2008 and later diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). When she presented at Calmare Therapy NJ in July 2014, her pain level was a 9/10 on her entire left side from her feet up to the shoulder.

Laurie Mounts Legs before
Laurie battled CRPS pain on her entire left side and physical symptoms associated with the condition.

Laurie’s symptoms includes discoloration (see image at left), allodynia, numbness, tingling, sweats, swelling, burning and brittle hair.

Trying Other Pain Management Treatments Without Success

Before discovering scrambler therapy, Laurie tried pain relief treatments including physical therapy and prescription medications. Ultimately she had a spinal cord stimulator ( SCS ) implanted but did not achieve sustained pain relief.

After traveling 3,000 to us for treatment, Laurie and her mother shared her outcome here:

Time for Calmare booster treatments

Depending on the severity of the original neuropathic condition, and length of time the patient has been experiencing chronic pain, periodic booster treatments  can be extremely useful against any eventual elevation in pain.

March 2017 – Laurie receives a Calmare booster treatment on ler left leg. Due to CRPS, she was experiencing pain on her entire left side.

Just shy of three years since her original 10 daily scrambler therapy treatments, Laurie’s CRPS pain was steadily increasing. But this time, she knew what to do. She scheduled booster appointment treatments. (Laurie had 10 treatments, but some patients require as few as a single treatment).

Laurie on the way back to her hotel after treatment number eight.

When we opened our pain management clinic this morning and checked our Facebook page, we were delighted to be greeted by an image of her smiling and this message:

Feeling ABSOLUTELY amazing right now!! Best I’ve felt yet!! Thanks Dr Cooney!! You’re my hero!! 😘

Have Traditional Pain Management Solutions Failed?

If you are reading this post, then you have not given up the search for the right neuropathic pain solution for you. If you are battling CRPS | RSD, pain after surgery, shingles (PHN), diabetes or chemotherapy treatment (CIPN), reach out to us below and we will put you in direct contact with clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney–who treated Laurie–and performs every Calmare treatment personally–from start to finish.

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#1 Top Trend for Pain Management in 2017: Alternative Therapies

February 15, 2017

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

yahoo-news-logoThere has not been a lot of good news about pain management in the medical arena lately.

(If you are reading this message, you or a loved one may be battling chronic pain, so I don’t need to rehash what you already know.)

Clearly, opioids and peripheral drugs that fall into that category, are often not the solution to many types of pain.

I was delighted to read Yahoo’s predictions that put “Growth in Alternative Therapies” at the top of their list for pain management solutions that would garner the most attention this year.

We launched Calmare at our New Jersey pain management clinic in 2011 as an alternative emi-hewatt-having-calmare-treatment-_10-16neuropathic pain solution for people who have already endured invasive (painful) treatments, inpatient procedures, surgery and baskets full of prescription painkillers that didn’t work.

Not only can opioids fail to provide lasting pain relief, their side effects can be worse than the pain.

Alternative therapies, like scrambler therapy, take a less invasive approach and many have achieved outstanding clinically-proven outcomes for people battling a plethora of chronic pain conditions.

Tools for Choosing Your Alternative Medicine Provider

If you are seeking alternative treatment, perform due diligence beforehand–

  • Find out what clinical trials have been conducted on patients by medical research professionals and read the reports/findings.calmare-patient2patient
  • Ask the provider to put you in touch with other patients who have the same condition so you can gauge their feedback and outcome in making your decision to proceed.
  • Speak with your medical insurer to determine how you can submit for coverage, either in advance or by post-treatment reimbursement.
  • Call the clinic and speak with the doctor who would be treating you. Is he/she performing a sales pitch or asking about your medical history, previous treatment efforts, medication usage and ultimate goal for pain therapy?

Finally, don’t assume the physician currently treating your neuropathy is familiar with the alternative treatment you are considering. Even today, many doctors are often most comfortable with ‘traditional’ medical treatments.

While I certainly respect that position, what is the treatment plan for the patient who has undergone all the traditional medical therapies–without success?

Calmare treats several types of neuropathic pain using non-invasive, FDA-cleared technology

youtube_logoThank you for reading our blog while finding out more about scrambler therapy as an alternative pain management solution. Once you have watched our patient stories and reviewed the explanation of how the treatment works, we invite you to reach out to us at (201) 933-4440 or send an email to calmarenj@gmail.com so we can learn more about you and answer any questions you may have.

Sometimes, one simple outreach can lay the groundwork a lifelong change.

 

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Healthcare professional discovers Calmare and finally defeats her RSD pain

January 30, 2017

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Dianne and Dr. Cooney after her last Calmare treatment.

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of treating several healthcare professionals who were previously battling treatment-resistant chronic pain without any marked success.

They, too, took medications that didn’t work (or the side effects from the drugs were worse than the pain) or underwent painful and invasive procedures that only temporarily lessened their pain and additional physical symptoms.

One memorable patient was Dianne, a full-of-life RN from Texas, whose life was debilitated by pain from RSD. She discovered Calmare through an online CRPS support group.

Once she had completed the scrambler therapy treatment series with us, Dianne shared her firsthand experience on social media and permitted us to share her review below:

“I have had Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy for years and years! After an accident at work, I required back surgery (which turned into 3) and after the last one, my left foot was insanely painful.

It quickly spread throughout my entire body.

I have 2 spinal cord stimulators – one for my lower body and one for my upper body. I had a drug pump for years as well. I’ve had too many injections and blocks to even keep track of. I was in a wheelchair for years…

I originally had two Calmare treatments with  Dr. Michael Cooney (we’d gone up to visit with a friend from Australia who was having boosters) and unexpected experienced incredible relief from just the 2 treatments.

Since it worked so well – we (hubby and I) returned to New Jersey so that I could finish the full 10 sessions

My life after 10-treatment Calmare Therapy treatments:

  • I’ve not had either SCS on (normally they NEVER were off as doing so would cause camare foot image with leadsimmediate swelling and increased pain)
  • I’ve taken no meds during the day for pain and greatly reduced the night and morning meds!

I can say – for me – this has been the most wonderful treatment and it has worked!! I have had NO RSD pain thus far!

We stopped by out son’s on the way home  and I played outside with them. Our 16-yr-old granddaughter said, “Granny, this is the FIRST time we’ve ever gotten to play outside with you!” To be able to be “normal” and do things we take for granted each day??

PRICELESS!!

Even my kids and neighbors are amazed at just watching me walk!!

Downside? I have to get new shoes!! Lol. Not such a bad side!

But, I’m walking properly and all my shoes have this horrid wear pattern!! My back took a bit getting used to – finally being properly aligned while walking!! And geez, there are too many muscles complaining to me that they are being used and haven’t forever!!

Doc, feel free to send folks to me who’d like to know MY experience with Calmare!

They will get the whole truth – pros and cons (cuz we know not everyone does get relief – especially as well as I have) but they will get questions answered!

And I love that I have 2 perspectives I can share – the personal — and from a nursing point of view!!

Non-invasive treatment that DOES help with RSD? I can’t tell you how wonderful it is has been!!”

Would you like to find out if Calmare Therapy might be right for you?

imageWe handle every potential Calmare patient individually and personally (yes, this may be a little different from what you may have experienced elsewhere). First and foremost, you’ll have a one-on-one phone consultation with Dr. Michael Cooney, our clinical director, who has treated hundreds of people–children, adults and seniors–battling severe chronic pain, particularly CRPS and RSD.

Feel free to reach out directly by calling the clinic here in New Jersey at (201) 933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com

Or, just complete the eCard below.

First and foremost,  let’s work together to finally defeat your pain, without pain, drugs or side effects.

 

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The difference between Calmare MC-5A technology and a TENS unit

January 16, 2017

emi-hewatt-having-calmare-treatment-_10-16Here at Calmare Therapy NJ, we’ve been using scrambler therapy since 2011. We’ve successfully treated hundreds of patients from more than 20 countries.

But the question in this headline is 100 percent valid and requires a detailed explanation. The difference between these two medical devices can be compared to driving on a freshly-paved 16-lane super highway versus a one-lane, gravel-covered back road. So from a patient’s perspective, let’s put these two pain treatment devices head-to-head.

The operational distinctions between the two devices are significant:

  • Volume of current being used
  • Type of neurons transmitting the no-pain signal
  • Calmare device sends a “no pain” signal on the surface C-fiber nerve receptors instead of interrupting pain signals through the A-beta fibers (tens unit).

Calmare® Pain Therapy’s MC-5A Technology

This technology creates a low-energy electrical impulse which travels through the patient’s nerves delivering a “no-pain” signal to the brain. This process “tricks the brain” that the area of pain is normal and eventually results in prolonged pain relief.

Calmare uses primarily “C Fibers” to transmit these random ‘no pain’ signals to calm the brain. It operates at 40 to 50 Hz. and 16 different algorithms deliver five duel-channel signals to restart the brain and ultimately disrupt the chronic pain loop.

There is never a repeated cycle during a treatment, so there can be no accommodation by the brain (as with drugs or a self-administered, hand-held TENS unit).

Calmare technology pain relief offers patients a significantly longer duration (often months, years or more) of lower (or even eliminated) pain relief as opposed to using a TENS unit, where the pain returns soon after discontinuation of the treatment.

Calmare Certified Location LogoFinally, Calmare Therapy is only administered by a medical professional who has years of clinical expertise delivering customized pain therapy.

The Calmare Device Earned a U.S. Patent Number

The scrambler machine has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which identifies the device as a unique entity, unlike anything else in the market (i.e. a tens unit). The U.S. Patent number is 8,380,317.

Lead Placement Performed by a Trained Pain Management Professional…or Self-administered by the Patient?

TENS unitThe small, hand-held TENS unit is self-administered by the patient, so the placement of the pads hand-during-treatmentis determined not by a healthcare professional, but at the best judgment of the patient or loved one providing the treatment at home. The TENS operates using a single signal, allowing for short duration pain relief. Most importantly, the machine has been designed with the goal of temporarily reducing pain.

RSD and CRPS Patients

The main challenge in treating RSD/CRPS is the complicated change in the nervous system which can be traced to changes in the receptors in the brain. As a result, therapy to resolve this kind of pain must reach the brain. The use of electricity for the management of pain is not unique to Calmare.

In fact, many RSD/CRPS sufferers have already tried traditional TENS therapy prior to coming to our clinic.

Calmare Therapy Does Not Function Like a TENS Unit

Calmare Technology 2012Injury or other noxious stimulus in the body creates pain chemicals. These chemicals, in turn, are converted into electrical impulses by your nerves which are transmitted to the brain and INTERPRETED by the brain. When specially-trainined doctors use Calmare Therapy, they “control” the electrical impulses that the brain is receiving.

By manipulating the input into the brain, they “retrain” it to remove the pain signal to the area of the body where there is, in fact, no pain.

Interesting, medical science has already proven through other methodologies that the brain can be “taught.” In medicine, we refer to those changes as neuroplasticity and there are many resources of interesting reading on that topic.

Questions? Call Us. We’ll Answer

nurses-on-phoneAdmittedly, this information is a lot to take in for people without a healthcare background. Nonetheless, we hope this helps in recognizing the key differences between the two devices.

If you have questions or would like to find out if Calmare Therapy might be right for your chronic pain condition,  call our friendly team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at calmarenj@gmail.com.

 

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Teenager with CRPS Receives an Early Christmas Present After Calmare

December 22, 2016

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Brysen is shown with the Calmare MC-5A device leads on his neck, which are transmitting ‘no pain’ messages to his brain via varied algorithms. It is a painless process with no side effects.

Brysen is a 16-year-old from New Jersey. He arrived at our clinic on December 5, 2016, for treatment of CRPS, which he developed following surgery for a closed wrist reduction one year ago. The pain was concentrated in his left leg and arm.

He had previously been prescribed a number of anticonvulsants medications for pain management, which were not successful.

When he arrived at our clinic in New Jersey, his pain level was at a 7/10 which had escalated to as high as a 10/10. He was also prescribed Amitriptyline.

Prior to coming to the Calmare NJ clinic, Brysen had completed an intensive physical therapy regime at the renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

The teenager underwent 10 daily treatments of scrambler therapy which lasted about 35-minutes each. By treatment number three, he began to realize a pain reduction in both his leg and arm. As the treatments continued, his pain level continued to plummet.

Brysen’s Patient Outcome After Calmare Therapy for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Tomorrow he will complete his final treatment, but as of today, he is pain-free.

Additionally, he is no longer taking any pain medication.

He and his family will be leaving shortly for a vacation in Hawaii.

We have a feeling this is going to be a very special Christmas for Brysen and his family.

Merry Christmas!

Are You or a Loved One Battling RSD or CRPS?

Dr. Michael Cooney is known internationally for his success lessening or eliminating severe treatment-resident chronic pain using Calmare scrambler therapy. We are now booking 2017 consultations with the doctor by phone (there is no fee for this consultation).

If you would like to schedule a call with the doctor, first review all the pages of this website to learn more about how scrambler therapy works and how the painless treatments are performed.

Please know the treatment cycle requires you to visit the office for 10 visits over two weeks.

Our Calmare administrative team would be happy to offer recommendations for lodging nearby.

Please complete the eCard below, and we’ll be happy to follow-up with you:

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Get to Know Calmare Therapy NJ Via Social Media

December 18, 2016

Calmare scrambler therapy is a newer alternative treatment to reduce or lessen several types of treatment-refacebook-iconsistant chronic pain. Since we introduced this drug-free pain solution at our healthcare clinic in 2011, we chose not to launch a flashy advertising campaign touting the merits of this pain treatment.

Believe us, it was tempting, if only for the fact that Calmare has no side effects, so viewers are not subjected to watching the drug company-type ads featuring people frolicking through the park, while the narrator describes all the frightening potential after-effects from taking the drug…

We took a decidedly different approach.

We invited our patients from around the world to describe their firsLinkedin_Iconthand accounts about what the Calmare Therapy experience was like for them, before, during and after the treatments.

Besides sharing these testimonials here on our website, we found the best way to reach other chronic pain sufferers was through social media.

Itwitter-iconf you are just discovering Calmare, check out these pages on our website, read our patient case studies and check-out any of our social media profiles, where you can stay up-to-date on day-to-day activities here at our clinic here in New Jersey.

Jusgooglet connect with us via your favorite social site below and we’ll be happy to like or follow you back! Feel free to ask us questions and share your comments.

Calmare NJ USA’s Exclusive Patient-to-Patient Program

calmare-patient2patientIf you are considering undergoing our treatment, we can put you in touch with one of our Calmare NJ patient volunteers who previously treated with us for the same or a similar medical condition.

Just complete the eCard below, and we’ll reach out to one of our volunteers who will be happy to talk with you:

Need more information? Call our friendly and compassionate team at (201) 933-4440 or email us us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com.

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How to find the right pain management for your neuropathic condition

December 5, 2016

By Robert B. Kelly, D.O.

Calmare Therapy NJ 

Rutherford, New Jersey, USA

Dr. Cooney and I have been helping people overcome all kinds of pain for more than 30 years from our clinic here in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Here at Calmare Therapy NJ, we disagree with the traditional medical treatment plan which often consists of handing over a prescription for an opioid painkiller to a patient dealing with chronic pain or even acute pain.

The negative side effects from many of these drugs can quickly become more debilitating to the patient than the actual pain. Right now, there also seems to be no end in sight to the U.S.’s pain medication addiction epidemic.

Discovering new or improved pain management treatments while you are debilitated by pain–and possibly medication side effects–can be particularly challenging.

Whether your discomfort is an acute or chronic pain condition–back and neck pain, lower extremity injury, fibromyalgia, CRPS / RSD, diabetic neuropathy, arthritis, cancer treatment, or pain after surgery–it is imperative to find a pain solution to lessen your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

I’d like to share some recommendations on the best approach to finding the right pain solution for you:

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Finding the right pain management treatment and doctor to suit your needs and goals.

How do you find the right pain management doctor for you?

  • Do some legwork or ask for help from a friend or family member. Reach out through social media sites, either publicly on your timeline, or via private direct message for referrals.
  • Research a local support group for the condition you are battling and seek recommendations from members.
  • Ask your personal doctor, or the physician treating your specific condition, for suggestions.
  • Schedule an appointment with 2-3 different chiropractors or pain management specialists to discuss your case and assess if the doctor’s suggested protocol coincides with your treatment philosophy.

Make certain you agree with the doctor’s philosophy on treating the mind and body

While medication can be effective for some pain management issues, it certainly isn’t the only tool available when it comes to the resolution of neuropathy. Be sure to understand (and agree) with the doctor’s physical and emotional strategy to manage, lessen or alleviate your condition.

Physical therapy can also serve as an important part of any pain management program. Pain can be worsened by exercise that isn’t done correctly (or interpreted incorrectly as pain rather than overuse), and a physical therapist can tailor the right exercise regimen for you.

Proper exercise slowly builds your tolerance and reduces your pain — you won’t end up overdoing it and giving up because it hurts.

Reach out for pain management help sooner rather than later

As with any medical condition, the longer it goes untreated (or improperly treated) the moreAsian woman in painchallenging it can be to overcome.

Additionally, if you are foregoing pleasurable events and day-to-day activities due to pain, it’s time to reach out for help from a healthcare provider who has significant expertise in the specific type of injury or condition you are facing.

The reality is that most of us will need professional medical care to help with some kind of pain condition during the course of our lives. In order to achieve the fastest and most successful outcome possible, take your time when selecting your pain management provider.

About Dr. Kelly

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Dr. Robert B. Kelly, Interventional Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Kelly is a highly skilled Interventional Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician with over 30 years of personalized one-on-one patient care. He obtained his medical education from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ School of Osteopathic Medicine.

He completed his residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA.  Dr. Kelly is on staff at several New Jersey hospitals including St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Kelly works in tandem with Calmare Therapy NJ clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, to provide patients with a personalized, comprehensive pain management plan that will lessen or alleviate pain and significantly improve quality of life.

Is Calmare Therapy right for you? Find out more

The doctors at Calmare Therapy NJ believe in a one-on-one approach–beginning with our first contact with you. If you’d like to discuss your neuropathic pain condition, call us between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) at 201-933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com and we’ll respond within 24 hours.

calmare-patient2patientCalmare Therapy NJ USA offers an exclusive Patient-to-Patient Program© where you can talk directly with one of our former patient volunteers whose medical condition was lessened–or put into remission–after undergoing scrambler therapy performed exclusively by Dr. Cooney.

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Fibromyalgia (FMS) pain and symptoms can be lessened or eliminated with Calmare Therapy

Symptoms_of_fibromyalgiaNovember 28, 2016

People living with fibromyalgia are often left to suffer from debilitating symptoms–radiating muscular and joint pain, depression, painful tender points, fatigue, headaches, and sleep disorders–since the disease is notoriously treatment-resistant.

A laundry list of prescription medications, invasive and even non-invasive treatments have left sufferers still in pain, and living on the sidelines of life because of it.

One of the reasons Dr. Cooney and Dr. Kelly introduced Calmare Therapy in 2011 was to offer a new pain relief solution specifically for people battling medication and treatment-resistant pain, like fibromyalgia.

Calmare scrambler therapy painlessly scrambles pain messaging from the brain

FDA-cleared Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment uses a drug-free, non-invasive, biophysical approach to chronic pain relief by transmitting a ‘no-pain’ message to the pain-producing nerve/s via painless surface electrodes applied to the skin consistently over a period of time.

calmare-patient-laura-miller-in-central-park-2011Laura Miller describes her Calmare Therapy treatment for fibromyalgia

Regardless of the intensity of the pain, Calmare can offer a truly viable alternative to medications that only mask the pain temporarily.

Providing patients with Calmare chronic pain relief since 2011, we have experienced an average success rate of 80 percent, meaning patients have attained significant pain and symptom relief the degree they were able to return to normal daily function.

Teenager Katie Salmon talks about Calmare Therapy helping to defeat her fibromyalgia

Any potential Calmare patient has a live, phone or video chat meeting with Calmare Therapy NJ clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, to discuss:

1) medical history

2) medications being used to treat FMS symptoms

3) other therapeutic treatment efforts previously undertaken

This one-on-one meeting also gives patients and loved ones the opportunity to ask their own questions about the Calmare therapy treatment process.

Our exclusive Calmare NJ Patient-2-Patient™ program will put you in touch with a fellow fibromyalgia patient (volunteer) who had a positive outcome after undergoing Calmare Therapy.

Catherine Miller gets her life back on track after Calmare Therapy 

Use our Patient-to-Patient program to talk with one of our patient volunteers who used Calmare to lessen fibromyalgia pain and symptoms

calmare-patient2patientPeople from around the world who come to New Jersey for Calmare scrambler therapy have already tried countless medications and painful and invasive treatments. Understandably, it’s difficult for them to try another ‘alternative treatment’ and risk disappointment again.

For this reason, we offer our Patient-to-Patient program comprised of volunteer (unpaid) former patients who completed the 10-treatment program and lessened or even eliminated their pain and symptoms from several chronic pain conditions, including FMS.

If you’d like to learn more about Calmare or chat with one of our volunteer patients, call us at (201) 933-4440, email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or complete the eCard below:

 

 

 

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