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Arachnoiditis Warrior is Pain-Free after Calmare Therapy

January 27, 2021

By Dr. Michael Cooney

Pure joy.

When someone whose life has been sidelined by chronic nerve pain finally achieves pain relief–or a pain-free state–the feeling we get is pure joy.

As I’ve stated over the years, most of the time, people with chronic pain arrive at our clinic feeling skeptical, exhausted, financially spent and almost numb to the possibility of finally winning the war against pain.

This week, Sharlene is undergoing her second week of treatment with us after carefully weighing her decision to trust us with her health while helping lessen her pain after a 30-year battle with arachnoiditis. This debilitating condition causes chronic shooting pain, the feeling of bugs crawling on the skin, weak legs and even neurological problems.

Sharlene is one smart cookie, as is her devoted family, who are keeping a close watch on her care and her progress.

Today, we were delighted to see this update on Shar’s Facebook profile (which is public):

Sharlene shares her pain-free status on Facebook.

I performed treatment #7 of 10 this morning and we’ll continue to ensure her pain level remains stable at a 0, or a manageable level, for as long as possible.

Often, patients who have lived with chronic nerve pain for more than a decade may require Calmare Booster Therapy if the pain returns. Over time, this need decreases as time goes on.

One of the many reasons Calmare Pain Therapy has changed the face of pain management is the fact that is can lessen, or in Shar’s case, eliminate neuropathy caused by various types of injury or diseases, like arachnoiditis, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) after Shingles, fibromyalgia and light bruises to extensive surgery.

You won’t find needles, pain or a prescription drug list at Calmare Therapy, either.

This FDA-cleared alternative pain management therapy is non-invasive and has 0 side effects.

Yes, there are no side effects or pain when undergoing Calmare, other than you may be more tired for a period of time during and up to a month after treatment.

That’s it.

If you or a loved one feels that you are at the end of the line of pain management options, you are not.

Reach out and let’s talk about your battle. You and I will speak directly and there is no consultation fee, of course.

Call our clinic, located outside New York City, at (201) 933-4440 or email us at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

Let’s start fighting back against your pain today, no more waiting for tomorrow.

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Calmare NJ USA 2021 Covid-19 Precautions

January 20, 2021

Andrea is a registered nurse RN from PA who came to New Jersey for Calmare Therapy performed by Dr. Michael Cooney
Registered Nurse Andrea from PA receives neuropathy treatment from Dr. Michael Cooney

Calmare Therapy NJ USA is fully operational Monday – Friday, however, we are treating only one patient in the clinic at a time.

In addition, every patient is required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your first Calmare treatment. These reports can be emailed in advance to info@calmaretherapynj.com.

2021 Calmare NJ Safety Protocols  – Updated

  • Everyone, including patients, is required to wear masks and gloves at all times, even if you have received both Covid-19 vaccinations.
  • Dr. Cooney and his staff undergo regular COVID testing.
  • All patients have their temperatures taken prior to every treatment.
  • We are treating patients one-at-a-time only.
  • Unless patients are mobility-challenged, we ask that family/friends remain outside the clinic.
  • Clear partitions have been installed between patients/administrative staff.
  • Continuous deep-sanitizing is performed before and after every patient.
  • Hand sanitizer available in every treatment room, restroom and at clinic entrance/exit.

New Calmare Patients

If you are interested in pursuing Calmare Therapy for neuropathy (chronic nerve pain), please reach out to schedule your no-fee phone or video consultation with Dr. Cooney by calling (201) 933-4440 or email us at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

Calmare scrambler therapy is not right for everyone experiencing neuropathic pain; after a clinical consultation (sometimes performed by phone for out of region 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 is a Provider-Dependent Therapy – Know Your Provider!

Booster Treatments

Young woman with CRPS receives Calmare scrambler therapy treatment in New Jersey

Depending on the severity of the original neuropathic pain condition, and the length of time the patient has been experiencing chronic pain, periodic booster treatments may be required to reduce any return of pain.

We are now accepting appointments for existing Calmare patients seeking one or more booster treatments. If you are transferring to us from another Calmare provider, we will be happy to confirm a prompt phone consultation for you with our clinical director Dr. Cooney. During this call, he will obtain medical history information and discuss your specific pain management goals before booster therapy is scheduled.

In addition, we ask that you complete our New Patient forms in advance, so as not to delay your scheduled treatment.

Feel free to speak with Dr. Cooney if you have experienced a resumption of pain to discuss next steps.

Meet other people like you who have undergone Calmare Therapy in NJ

Travel and Lodging Arrangements

calmare hotel arrangementsFor patients traveling outside the metro New York City area, please check with your preferred hotel and ensure they are fully operational to meet your needs.

We offer local lodging recommendations who offers an exclusive discount to Calmare Therapy patients.

Click below to learn more:

Calmare Therapy Recommended Lodging

We thank you for weathering the COVID-19 storm with us, but pain waits for no one.

With great care and a focus on patient safety, Dr. Cooney and our team are ready to help.

Our war on medication and treatment-resident neuropathy continues.

Wishing you a low-pain day.

 

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Watch Nearly 100 Calmare Patient Testimonials

December 15, 2020

By Dr. Michael Cooney, Clinical Director

This time of year, I become rather sentimental, thinking about the previous 11 months and what we accomplished. Certainly, this year has been one for the record books (and not in a good way).

Remarkably, even since the onset of Covid-19 in March, we still welcomed new patients battling treatment-resistant chronic pain, who were determined to reach outside the confines of traditional pain management options (pain medications and invasive procedures) and traveled from around the country to undergo Calmare Therapy.

Masked, treating only one patient at a time, with family and friends waiting in their cars, we fired up the MC-5A Calmare device, and went to war, fighting chronic nerve pain as a result of disease or injury.

This week, I took a look at the Calmare YouTube channel for the first time in ages.

I was shocked by how many patient success stories we have posted since we introduced this little-known painless treatment for neuropathy back in 2011.

I lost count, but we are closing in on nearly 100 first-person patient reviews; I hope you will watch a few patient review videos to learn more about how Calmare works, especially if you are considering treatment with us in 2021.

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.

If we haven’t had an opportunity to speak directly about your chronic pain battle and mutually determine if Calmare might be right for you, please feel free to reach out to us at the clinic by calling (201) 933-4440 or email us at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

We are confirming new patients into May 2021 and hope you add you to our family of patients early next year.

As always, we will make every effort to accommodate patients traveling from outside the US.

2020 has been a rough year for all of us, but there are many better days up ahead on the horizon. I can see them. Until then, take good care.

Doc

 

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New Pain Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Sciatica

November 12, 2020

One of the frustrations about chronic sciatica is that medications, injections, physical therapy and independent exercises–even surgery–often fail to resolve the debilitating pain.

Sciatica and low back pain affects millions of people of all ages, from all walks of life.  While people as young as their 20s can suffer from sciatic nerve pain, it’s most common in adults in their 40s and 50s, affecting more men than women.

And yet, traditional medicine is often hindered by how to relieve this type of neuropathy.

The cause of sciatica or chronic back pain may be due to injury, failed back surgery or generalized aging of bones and joints.

Eventually, medication and treatment-resistant sciatica can result in leg weakness and mobility challenges. Further, overall health quality can be diminished due to poor sleep.

For people whose pain is nerve-focused, we are increasingly recommending Calmare Therapy, particularly for people battling chronic back pain for six months or longer.

Calmare uses biophysical “scrambler” technology, a painless treatment for nerve pain that uses electrodes placed on the skin emitting low amounts of electricity scrambles the pain message from the brain so that it stops sending the pain signal.

Yes, in fact, it’s as simple as it sounds.

Most importantly, 75 percent of the chronic nerve pain patients we have treated here in New Jersey have “significantly reduced–or even eliminated their neuropathic pain.”

How the Calmare MC-5A technology can significantly lessen treatment-resistant lumbar and sciatic neuropathy

Sciatica can be relieved using calmoare therapy

The device’s technology painlessly reduces sciatic and spinal neuropathy by creating an artificial neuron that retrains the brain. This is accomplished when the device sends a mild ‘no-pain’ signal along the sciatic root to the brain.

Calmare scrambler therapy has been performed at our pain control clinic since 2011. It is performed exclusively by Dr. Michael Cooney, one of only seven Calmare Certified doctors in the US.

Sciatic neuritis versus sciatic neuropathy

Sciatic neuritis is usually a structural or biomechanical problem, such as a pinched nerve or ligament damage.

It is acute (short term, not chronic) and often successfully treated by chiropractors or physical therapists who specialize in treating musculoskeletal injuries.

In most cases, Calmare Therapy may not be the ideal treatment for this condition.

Sciatic neuropathy is the second most common neuropathy of the lower extremity. Symptoms often include foot drop, mimicking common fibular neuropathy.

The neuropathy (chronic pain) is constant; the pain may vary from low to high, but the discomfort never goes away completely.

This diagnosis is ideal for Calmare scrambler therapy since neuropathic pain is the root cause of the discomfort.

Calmare treats diagnosed chronic nerve pain.

Meet Rina Stiano, who received 10 scrambler therapy treatments for her sciatic neuropathy, performed by Dr. Michael Cooney:

How is Calmare performed and is it painful?

Via small electrodes strategically positioned by Dr. Cooney, a low grade, ‘no-pain’ message is then transmitted directly to the damaged nerve for approximately 35 minutes per session.

Regardless of severity, pain and physical symptoms caused by the sciatica can be significantly reduced or even alleviated by the conclusion of the 10-treatment series.

Double-Blind Clinical Study Finds Decreased Low Back Pain Following Calmare Therapy

For severe neuropathic pain cases, subsequent Calmare booster treatments are sometimes, but not always, necessary for patients who have lived with the chronic pain condition for an extended period of time before undergoing Calmare Therapy treatment.

Calmare scrambler therapy benefits
  • Proven success in the treatment of neuropathic pain by leading oncologic studies 
  • FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
  • Pain-free
  • Non-invasive
  • Drug-free
  • No side effects

People with treatment and medication-resistant neuropathy describe their outcomes after Calmare Therapy.

Will Calmare work for my back pain?

Calmare can lessen chronic pain in the back and sciatica

First, let us be perfectly transparent—while this non-invasive therapy has been successful for more than 75 percent of our patients with chronic nerve pain, it does not significantly reduce or eliminate pain or everyone, unfortunately.

We have seen notable success (pain reduction or remission) for children, teens, adults and seniors battling these neuropathic pain conditions:

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chemotherapy associated Cancer Pain – CIPN
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – CRPS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathic Pain/Neuropathy – General
  • Phantom Limb Syndrome
  • Post-Shingles Nerve Pain – PHN
  • Pudendal (Gynecologic) Pain

Calmare is a ‘provider dependent therapy. Is your doctor Calmare Certified?

When will my pain level start to decrease?

In most cases, by treatment 3-4 we are able to foresee if a patient’s neuropathy will be significantly minimized or a pain-free state can be achieved. Many patients experience pain relief as early as 10 minutes into their first treatment session. As the number of treatment sessions increases, the duration of pain relief is prolonged.

What if my pain comes back?

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 required to combat any return of pain.

Is Calmare technology comparable to a TENS unit?

No. The Calmare® MC-5A device creates a low energy electrical impulse that travels through the patient’s nerves delivering a “no-pain” signal to the brain.

This scrambles (disrupts) the brain’s misfiring pain signal that the area of pain is normal and eventually results in prolonged pain relief.

TENS units are self-use devices that can temporarily lessen pain but when discontinued, provide no lasting pain resolution.


Learn more about our Calmare’s COVID-19 prevention protocols in place:

To find out if your chronic back pain or sciatic condition may be suitable for FDA-cleared Calmare Therapy, contact us using the form below, email us at info@calmaretherapynj.com or call 201-933-4440 during normal business hours.

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CRPS Awareness Month 2020

CRPS symptoms can be lessened or eliminated after 10 Calmare scrambler therapy treatments performed by Dr. Michael Cooney

Color The World Orange™ was started in 2014 to recognize people and their loved ones battling complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or RSD.

Yearly, CRPS Awareness Month is held in November, and we never miss an opportunity to recognize all the warriors around the world battling this debilitating condition.

Today, hundreds of buildings, bridges and landmarks around the world turn orange in recognition of this dreadful disease, for which there is currently no cure.

Calmare Therapy NJ USA has partnered with CRPS organizations around the world to help promote awareness and share resources for treatment and emotional support:

Burning Nights CRPS Support

Calmare Therapy content on Burning Nights: 

Calmare Therapy – Non-Invasive Treatment for CRPS

Fighting Back Against CRPS with Calmare Therapy 

Helping Children & Teens with CRPS Using Calmare Therapy

Calmare Therapy – Make New Inroads Against CRPS

 

RSDSA – Supporting the CRPS Community 

Calmare Therapy content on RSDSA:

Calmare Scrambler Therapy- When Traditional CRPS Treatments Don’t Work

 Facebook Live Interview with Dr. Michael Cooney of Calmare NJ USA (2020)Calmare has played an essential role in helping many CRPS warriors from around the world to resume a satisfactory quality-of-life after undergoing 10 Calmare treatments to relieve nerve pain.

A non-invasive, drug-free therapy, Calmare has O side effects and is painless to undergo.

Calmare is a new therapy for chronic painMeet our CRPS warriors after their Calmare Therapy treatment

To learn more about how Calmare scrambler therapy can lessen chronic pain and bring back the quality-of-life you deserve:

  • Call (201) 933-4440 and speak directly with our founder and clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney
  • Email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com
  • Fill out the eCard below and we will contact you at a convenient time:

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Free Calmare NJ Consultation and Treatment Nov. – Dec. 2020

New patients receive one 35-minute treatment at no charge

People seeking pain relief for medication and treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain will receive a first-time-ever free Calmare Therapy®  treatment, if they undergo the 10-treatment therapy protocol during Nov. – Dec. 2020.

“We hope this savings will help children, teens, adults and seniors make the decision to try an alternative therapy to reduce or eliminate their chronic nerve pain,” says Calmare NJ USA clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney.

In addition, new patients also receive a pre-treatment consultation, either by phone or in-person. During this discussion, patients have a firsthand opportunity to ask questions about scrambler therapy, including the customized treatment strategy for the placement of each Calmare lead.

Calmare Therapy (scrambler therapy) is an FDA-cleared alternative pain management therapy to lessen or reduce medication and treatment-resident chronic pain for children (age 10+), adolescents, adults and seniors.

The therapy is a non-invasive, painless treatment that is drug-free and has no side effects.

Regardless of pain level and physical symptoms, several neuropathic conditions can be significantly reduced—or even alleviated—after a series of 10 Calmare treatments, once per day.

Since 2011, Dr.  Cooney has personally treated more than 1,000 patients from the U.S. and around the world suffering from chronic, high-intensity neuropathic pain.

He is one of only seven Certified Calmare doctors in the United States (2020).

Why Calmare is a radically different pain treatment

Calmare is a new therapy for chronic pain

When someone is injured, the brain sets up a process to heal the injury. For example, cells carry away dead tissue or it increases blood flow to the area. Eventually, the brain realizes the injury has healed and it cuts off the pain message.

But for some, the brain never sends that pivotal message saying “there’s no more injury here so you can stop the pain signal.”

That’s where the scrambler device comes in. Using several small electrodes (think an EKG) carefully placed in the region of the injury, the technology sends a mild “no pain” message to the brain through the electrodes.

Essentially, the scrambler machine “overrides” the brain’s confused message and corrects it to the ‘no pain here” message.

How Do I Set-Up My Calmare consultation?

Potential scrambler therapy patients should follow these four easy steps below: (feel free to reach out to us with questions!):

  1.  Review the Calmare NJ USA website to understand how scrambler therapy can relieve severe chronic nerve pain.
  2. Read or watch a few video testimonials by more than 75 patients who have shared their Calmare NJ USA treatment experiences on our Case Studies page and our YouTube channel.
  3. Contact the Calmare NJ USA clinic to schedule your in-person (we follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety precautions) video or phone consultation. During this you will speak personally with Dr. Cooney about your medical history, previous pain relief efforts, current medication use and your pain management goals.
  4. If you and Dr. Cooney mutually agree to proceed with treatment, your 10-day therapy cycle will be scheduled, beginning on a Monday, and held at the same time each day, for two weeks (10 business days).

For questions, please email our Calmare team at info@calmaretherapynj.com or call our clinic directly at (201) 933-4440.

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US Military Veterans Covered for Calmare Chronic Pain Therapy

October 12, 2020

Veterans nationwide with medication and treatment-resistant chronic pain (neuropathy) can now undergo Calmare Therapy with Dr. Michael Cooney at Calmare Therapy NJ USA in Rutherford, New Jersey.

NOTE: A written referral for Calmare must be provided by a VA Hospital physician

Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director, Calmare Therapy NJ USA, located in Rutherford, NJ, is a VA-approved, OptumServe in-network provider of Calmare scrambler therapy (CPT Code 0278T), an FDA-cleared, non-invasive therapy to combat chronic nerve pain as a result of injury, surgery or disease.

The four branches of the U.S. Military have been using scrambler therapy since 2011, increasing the number of Calmare MC-5A devices at its hospitals, including the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

“The U.S. Military was one of the first treatment centers to recognize Calmare’s capacity to substantially reduce or eliminate nerve pain without using invasive procedures, needles, medications or surgeries,” explains Dr. Cooney.

“As an in-network OptumServe provider, we can help many veterans reduce neuropathic pain, especially those for whom medications and other traditional pain management therapies have failed to control their pain.”

How the Calmare device works painlessly to reduce chronic nerve pain

The FDA-cleared MC-5A scrambler therapy device (the brand name is Calmare) works by sending a “no-pain” signal through strategically-placed electrodes on the patient’s skin.

These signals override the native pain message, reducing the pain intensity and often offering immediate pain relief.

The long-term success achievements—at no added risk to the soldier–has made it an effective weapon against the “War on Pain.”

Calmare has no side effects and is painless to undergo.

While the treatment does not work for everyone, it has achieved am 80% success rate overall. Dr. Cooney has successfully treated nearly 1,000 patients since he underwent training to use the MC-5A device in 2011.

“Time and again, we have seen the Calmare device help people regain control of their lives and resume a healthy quality-of-life,” Dr. Cooney notes. “We have seen many people regain independent mobility after arriving at our clinic using wheelchairs, walkers or canes.”

Dr. Cooney says the success of the scrambler therapy device has been the highlight of his 35-year career in pain management.

Chronic pain conditions suitable for Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment

Using a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical approach, this pain management approach treats neuropathic conditions caused by a variety of medical conditions including:

  • Cancer and chemotherapy
  • Chronic nerve pain
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Chronic back pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Neuralgias
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD)
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Shingles (PHN)
  • Failed back surgery
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Sciatic and lumbar pain
  • Diagnosed neuropathy

Instructions for US veterans to schedule Calmare

  1. Contact your VA primary care doctor to request a written referral to receive Calmare therapy for pain management. The doctor must specify CPT Code 0278T (scrambler therapy).
  2. Contact the V.A.’s OptumServe (also called “Optum”) department and submit the referral to them. Request therapy to be provided by Michael Cooney.
  3. will contact Calmare Therapy NJ USA with your medical history and we will work with you directly to schedule your 10 treatment schedule at a convenient date and time for you.
  4. You have a phone consultation with Dr. Cooney to discuss your neuropathic pain condition and pain management goals.
  5. You report for one daily treatments lasting about 35-minutes, spread out over a Monday-Friday 2-week timeframe.

The cost of your Calmare Therapy treatments (CPT0278T) is covered through the V.A.

 Schedule your Calmare consultation

Our quiet and personalized clinic is located in Rutherford, (Bergen County), New Jersey. We treat only one patient at a time.

We are located about 15 minutes from New York City.

Should you be traveling long-distance to New Jersey, consult our Hotel and Travel Arrangements page for discounted lodging options.

If you have any questions about requesting Calmare scrambler therapy through your VA doctor, feel free to reach out to our team at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

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Here’s Why the Calmare® Medical Device is Very Different from a Tens Unit

September 22, 2020

We’ve been using the MC-5A Calmare scrambler therapy technology here in New Jersey since 2011. Clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney has single-handedly treated more than 1,000 patients from more than 20 countries, reducing pain levels, increasing mobility and helping people get a good night’s sleep for the first time in years.

One of the questions we are asked most often is how scrambler therapy compares to a self-administered tens device.

The difference between these two medical devices can be compared to driving on a freshly-paved 16-lane superhighway versus a one-lane, gravel-covered back road.

Technological distinctions between MC-5A (Calmare) and a tens machine

From a chronic nerve pain 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 versus a tens, which temporarily interrupts pain signals through the A-beta fibers.
Calmare® Pain Therapy’s MC-5A Technology

This technology creates a low-energy electrical impulse that 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 “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 dual-channel signals to restart the brain and ultimately disrupt the chronic pain loop.

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

Calmare technology offers patients a significantly longer duration (often months, years or more) of reduced or 0-level chronic nerve pain versus 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.

Why You Should Carefully Select Your Calmare Therapy Provider

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.

Do you want to administer your own pain management? 

TENS unitOf course not, especially if you are already living with treatment and medication-resistant chronic pain.

Keep in mind, the 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, a tens machine has been designed with the goal of temporarily reducing pain.

People Living with RSD and CRPS 

The use of electricity for the management of pain is certainly not unique to the Calmare medical device.

The main challenge in treating RSD/CRPS is the complicated change in the nervous system, which can be traced to changes in the brain’s receptors. As a result, therapy to resolve this kind of pain must reach the brain.

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 stimuli 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-trained 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.

Interestingly, medical science has already proven through other methodologies that the brain can be “taught.”

In healthcare, we refer to those changes as neuroplasticity; there are a wealth of interesting books on this topic, which we encourage you to peruse.

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 critical distinctions 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 info@calmaretherapynj.com to discuss your chronic pain condition.

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Calmare Therapy’s Longtime Friendship with Burning Nights CRPS

September 18, 2020

By Dr. Michael Cooney, Clinical Director


We began using Calmare scrambler therapy to combat CRPS in 2011. It all came about by coincidence–

For those of you with medication and treatment-resistant chronic pain, you can appreciate the tremendous frustration when traditional drugs and other mainstream pain management efforts fail to relieve or reduce your pain.

“Where do I turn when the pain management community has no more options left to help me manage my pain?”

This frustration and fear, to be honest, led some CRPS sufferers to contact me about the viability of using Calmare Therapy to combat CRPS/ RSD pain–and the many physical symptoms which often accompany this disease.

After discussing each CRPS patient’s full medical history, analyzing their previous therapy efforts, reviewing past and present medications, and evaluating pain level fluctuations, I felt comfortable that we could proceed with caution and closely monitor results.

The risk to trying Calmare was minimal–the FDA-cleared pain therapy has no side effects, is painless to undergo and completely non-invasive.

The single risk is that the therapy will not work.

Meet Amanda from Indiana, one of our first RSD patients

After Amanda, then a teenager, and her family took a gamble on Calmare Therapy, Amanda’s pain relief was so significant, she was able to:

  • Return to in-person high school
  • Go on to college and graduate
  • Marry the love of her life

(Note that Amanda did return over the years for a few Calmare booster treatments, when her pain level began to climb. After the boosters, her pain level returned to a steady 0-3).

After sharing Amanda’s reduction in chronic pain on our website and YouTube channel, people from around the world, who were also battling CRPS, began to come to our clinic for treatment.

Our CRPS warriors share their Calmare therapy outcomes

Meet Michelle from Australia

Meet Tammy from New Mexico

Meet Juana from Colombia

Meet Paul from Australia

Meet Carla from South Africa

Connecting with the Burning Nights CRPS organization in the UK

We have been fortunate to be supported by Burning Nights CRPS, a UK-based resource for people and families dealing with CRPS.

They offer a remarkable wealth of resources for people around the world with the aim of “helping to improve the quality of life for every CRPS sufferer around the world.”

In 2017, we were fortunate to welcome the organization’s founder, also a CRPS warrior, Victoria Abbott-Fleming, to our clinic for a tour and a demonstration of scrambler therapy.

Victoria, seated, founder of Burning Nights, and her husband, left, visited our clinic for a wonderful visit. Dr. Cooney is also shown with Star, a CRPS patient from Alabama, and her husband.

Today, we continue to support each other’s efforts. In fact, Burning Nights features a detailed description of Calmare on its Alternative Therapies for CRPS page.

Visit Burning Nights CRPS to learn more about Calmare Therapy

In addition to a wealth of support and resource information available, I have written several articles that offer my personal insight into the benefits of scrambler therapy:

Calmare Scrambler Therapy Q&A

Calmare Therapy for Children & Teens with CRPS

Calmare Pain Treatment’s Battle against CRPS Pain – A 2020 Update

Non-Invasive CRPS Treatment: Calmare Therapy 101  

Burning Nights CRPS Founder Victoria Abbott-Fleming Visits Calmare NJ USA

Finally, if you are in a position to donate to Burning Nights, a UL-registered charity, you can learn more here: https://www.burningnightscrps.org/crps-rsd-support/

CRPS warriors are never alone

With the advancement of organizations like Burning Nights CRPS, people who are battling this chronic condition with currently no cure, can always find guidance and advice from doctors, experts, fellow warriors and their families.

CRPS warrior, you are never alone.

For the time being, while we await relief from COVID-19, online support networks can also offer a kind listening ear, fresh ideas, or just a gentle virtual hug on a bad day.

If you would like to discuss if Calmare might be right for you, please call our clinic and I will be happy to speak with you personally.

As a reminder, people in the US are permitted to enter New Jersey for pre-scheduled medical treatment, even if they come from a Travel Advisory state. Learn more: https://calmaretherapynj.com/2020/08/17/calmare-nj-accept-patients-from-travel-advisory-states/ 

Due to fluctuating regulations, people from outside the US should consult with their home government for guidelines about traveling to the USA for medical treatment.

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