Calmare scrambler therapy is a newer alternative treatment to reduce or lessen several types of treatment-resistant 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 firsthand accounts about what the Calmare Therapy experience was like for them, before, during and after the treatments.
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:
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 morechallenging 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.
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.
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.
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.
Use our Patient-to-Patient program to talk with one of our patient volunteers who used Calmare to lessen fibromyalgia pain and symptoms
People 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:
Everyone at Calmare Therapy NJ USA honors those battling one of the most debilitating silent diseases.
We are fighting every day to reach as many people as possible to let them know that there are alternative therapies which may help lessen their pain, when drugs, devices and invasive treatments have failed them.
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:
"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!"