We are delighted to report she returned home to Wyoming with her pain management under control again where she runs an amazing organization, “CRPS Awareness – Racing 4A CURE,” a program that partners with the auto and cycle racing industry to bring awareness to CRPS.
CRPS Awareness decals have been displayed on 32 cars participating in Britcar at Brands Hatch. Since then, the decals have been featured on many forms of motorsport, including Karting, Formula Vee, Formula Ford, F4, Britcar, Vw Cup, VAG Trophy, Junior Fiesta, Mini 7’s and Junior Ginetta’s.
This young woman is beyond inspiring and we are so happy to rid her of pain again.
If you have medication- and treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain, scrambler therapy is a non-invasive, side-effect-free pain management solution that may reduce or eliminate your diagnosed neuropathy and related physical symptoms.
Star came to our New Jersey clinic for a 10-treatment series of Calmare Therapy a few years ago, but the degree of severity and length of time she had been battling both fibromyalgia and CRPS brought the pain back over time.
Recently she returned to see Dr. Michael Cooney in Rutherford, NJ for 10 booster treatments;fortunately, she received an even more positive outcome (pain reduction) after the second effort.
Calmare Therapy® (scrambler therapy) is a non-invasive, drug-free solution for pain control and medication-resistant neuropathy.
It uses biophysical “scrambler” technology, a treatment for nerve pain that uses electrodes placed on the skin.
The device works to relieve pain directly at the pain site without any reliance on medication or painful procedures.
Via small electrodes strategically positioned by a specially-trained doctor, a ‘no-pain’ message is transmitted directly to the nerve for a period of approximately 35 minutes per session.
Regardless of severity, pain and physical symptoms caused by the neuropathic condition can be significantly reduced-or even alleviated-during or by the conclusion of the 10-treatment series.
The cause of the neuropathy may be a result of injury, cancer and chemotherapy, surgery, diabetic pain, CRPS / RSD, Shingles/PHN, lower back pain, fibromyalgia (FMS), sciatic neuropathy, chronic neck pain, failed back surgery or phantom limb syndrome.
For severe cases of neuropathic pain, subsequent Calmare booster treatments are sometimes, but not always, necessary for patients who have lived with the chronic pain condition for a long period of time before undergoing Calmare Therapy treatment.
Scrambler Therapy Benefits
1. FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
5. No side effects
To learn more, visit calmaretherapynj.com or call our friendly team to discuss your chronic pain condition at (201) 933-4440.
Weeks later, Joe arrived at our clinic in New Jersey, feeling equal amounts of hope and skepticism, fearing he would be disappointed again, going home in the same level of pain.
Joe’s RSD Pain Level Decreases Throughout His Therapy
During the course of his Calmare treatments (once daily for 10 days) Joe’s pain level steadily improved:
After the first week, his pain level fell to a 4/5.
When he arrived for his sixth session, Joe was no longer using his cane.
By the conclusion of his tenth and final treatment, his pain level was reduced further to 3/4, and he was no longer using prescription pain medications.
“I wanted to share Joe’s story because he represents some of our patients who do not leave pain-free, but their pain has been significantly reduced, and they are no longer using canes, wheelchairs and other devices to support mobility,” says Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director at Calmare Therapy NJ USA.
But if you suffer from neuropathy, you can certainly appreciate the vast quality-of-life improvement managing a pain level of ¾ versus 8/9.
When you consult with Dr. Cooney and his team of scrambler therapy professionals, he will explain the variables that will play a role in your eventual outcome.
That’s right, you will be speaking with our clinical director personally about your medical history. Why?
“Calmare is not right for every patient,” says Dr. Cooney.
“By speaking with patients, I can assess if scrambler therapy is a viable treatment option.”
Would you like to have a phone conference with Calmare clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney
Tonya Schuler, a full-of-life fitness trainer from West Virginia, was diagnosed with CRPS after carpal tunnel surgery. The chronic pain started in one hand and soon spread to the other.
From there, the neuropathy affected her neck, back and stomach.
After trying a myriad of prescription pain drugs, injections and invasive procedures, her pain management doctor eventually recommended she have a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) surgically implanted into her back.
“When I realized an SCS was the final treatment option, I knew I had to take matters into my own (painful) hands and reach out to the CRPS community,” explains.
“A Facebook group that included thousands of other sufferers consistently mentioned Dr. Cooney and Calmare for helping reduce their pain, even for full-body sufferers.”
New Calmare patients are often astonished when I call them to discuss their cases and answer questions.
I’ve performed thousands of scrambler therapy treatments since we were one of the first in the U.S. to introduce Calmare in 2011.
I am happy to answer questions and ultimately make a determination if the patient may be right to undergo the treatments.
It shouldn’t be a rarity that doctors call patients, should it?
Since I began helping people defeat acute and chronic pain decades ago, I have believed that a strong relationship with every patient helps me to properly assess the holistic health of the person, which in turns helps me to more accurately diagnose the root cause/s of the pain.
Ultimately, I believe it leads to a more positive outcome for the patient.
A Calmare Patient from Australia Weighs in on Dr. Cooney’s Personal Approach
You have been the only doctor who has spoken on the phone to me in my 38 years alive, let alone the nearly 17 years I’ve been living with my condition.
If even a small number of doctors ‘took a leaf out of your book,’ it would not just help patients deal with what they’re going through… but also help open the discussion for those of us (& all other people with different conditions, illnesses etc) who keep it all so close to our chests.
I certainly know I wouldn’t be alone in saying that I am extremely grateful for not just the call, in which for me was probably as far away as civilization can be from New Jersey to Australia, but also for telling me to ‘Get to my room’ when I travelled over to see you and making it all as comfortable as possible.
Thank you also for putting up with my sense of humour and sharing yours.
So from the bearded bloke from sunny Berrima, NSW Australia, I say a huge THANK YOU to you & the team.
Keep up the good work you are doing. Keep smiling (especially when bearded Aussie blokes kiss you on the forehead…)”
Are You Looking for New Treatments to Combat Your Chronic Pain?
You’ve taken a positive first step by visiting Calmare Therapy NJ USA and educating yourself about this exciting opportunity to fight back against chronic nerve pain without painful and invasive treatments or unpleasant side effects from prescription medications.
Once you’ve watched some of our patient videos and learned how Calmare works on chronic pain, call our friendly pain experts at (201) 933-4440 or fill out the private Info Card below and (you know who) will ring you up within a day or two.
After the completion of his therapy, performed by clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney, he was pain-free for the first time in more than a decade.
Eventually, he and his longtime partner wrote a book about his successful treatment, detailing his physical improve day-by-day during the course of his 10 scrambler therapy treatments.
The New Jersey resident’s purpose in writing the book is to let others living in chronic pain know that reducing or eliminating pain does not have to come in the form of a pill or invasive procedure.
“Peter is an exceptionally bright gentleman who documented his pain management treatment with us in captivating detail,” says Dr. Cooney. “Anyone living with chronic nerve pain can appreciate how life-changing achieving a pain-free state can be.”
Liz treated here with us in November of 2014. She was battling increasingly severe CRPS symptoms and it was keeping her from sports (she’s a star basketball player) and just enjoying college.
She was diagnosed with CRPS after a nasty basketball injury to her right leg. Using crutches when she arrived from Missouri, Liz had a consistent pain level of 8 / 10.
But as many of you know, CRPS can rear its ugly head down the road, even when a pain-free level has been achieved.
When Liz’s pain level returned seven months later in 2015, she returned for a few Calmare booster treatments which put the pain into remission until this summer (2017).
She was here a few weeks ago, over two years since her last booster, since her pain had risen to a 6/10.
After four boosters, she went back to her life pain-free once again.
“We’ve been treating CRPS since 2011, so we have a track record of how patients respond months and years after their initial 10-treatment cycle is complete,” explains Calmare Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney.
“Those who do experience a pain recurrence, and have one or more boosters, seem to require them less frequently as time goes on, in the majority of cases.”
If you would like to learn more about treating your neuropathic pain condition without drugs or painful procedures, reach out to our kind and experienced pain fighters at Calmare Therapy NJ USA by calling 201-933-4440 or email us your medical history and questions privately at CalmareNJ@gmail.com.
We were delightedto receive this post on our Facebook timeline this morning from Emi Hewatt, who came to us from Down Under for scrambler therapy a few months ago. If you recall, she and her family gained media attention during their fundraising effort to come to us for Calmare Therapy.
Emi had a severe CRPS condition, which required her to use a wheelchair and greatly restricted her daily quality of life. She is a warn, funny and loving person–someone who should not be living on the sidelines of her young life.
“It’s now nearly 8 weeks since we returned home from America where I received the life changing Calmare Therapy treatment. And WOW, has my life changed. I apologise for it being so long since my last update but I have been flat out enjoying life!
We’ve been busy putting in Vege gardens, spending time with family and friends, celebrating 80th Birthdays, feeding calves, carting hay (and getting the truck bogged), bush walking with the Kangaroos, spending time with my horse, visiting my 90 yr old Nan in hospital, getting out and spending time in our beautiful part of the world, volunteering for community groups and organisations, talking to other suffers, lobbying medical professionals to take on Calmare, visiting local people and business to say thank you for all their support and speaking at local community group get togethers, all the while ensuring I get enough rest and learning to re-manage my life post Calmare.
Enjoying all the things that only a couple of months ago I couldn’t do.
We’ve also been holding and organising fundraising events to give back to the Lions Club of Corryong Community Account. We’ve had a trail ride and bush run from Geehi to Tom Groggin and sausages sizzles, with more to come, starting with another sausage sizzle at the Corryong Farmers Market this Saturday.
We just had CRPS awareness month in November and we’re still on board with The Purple Bucket Foundation raising awareness and getting Calmare here, with it now being approved for use within Australia!!!!
Again, we truly can’t thank you enough for all the support we have received and it definitely wouldn’t have been possible with out my amazing mum and Dr.Cooney Calmare NJ. Thank you all so much. I am loving life. xx”
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By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director, Calmare Therapy NJ
I’ve received several patient queries about the expertise of the healthcare professional who is actually performing the therapy (using their expertise to attach the leads to the patient in the optimal location-based upon the injury and pain region):
I’d like to touch on the importance of this question today─
Calmare is a “provider dependent” therapy
The scrambler therapy is performed by a “provider,” a specially-trained clinician who places each of the leads on the patient, sets the voltage, monitors response minute-by-minute and day-by-day, and makes ongoing adjustments based upon the patient’s response. In my practice,I am the provider, 100 percent of the time, from start to finish ─ no exceptions.
The Calmare administering healthcare professional must have extensive expertise, training and understanding to accurately diagnose the precise location of the pain site/s.
This can be easier said than done.
Why? Because the placement of the leads (patches) which are attached to each of the algorithms must be precisely placed in order to alleviate pain. If these leads are placed in the wrong area, this lessens the overall capability of the Calmare MC-5A technology to optimally perform its job. I have served as a Trainer for the treatment for some new doctors introducing Calmare, and it is a responsibility I take very seriously.
What to look for in your Calmare provider
The most experienced Calmare Therapy providers have received a careful review and on-site examination by the company’s administrators who may or may not designate the top providers as Calmare Certified. I strongly encourage you to seek out these providers for your therapy. Secondly, ask the provider you are considering how many patients they have treated with your specific chronic pain condition ─ back and neck pain, post surgical pain, RSD / CRPS / fibromyalgia, pain after chemotherapy, diabetic neuropathy, etc.
Your Calmare technology will be most successful when your chosen provider has advanced expertise in the placement of each lead. In my opinion, this vitally important task should only be administered by a healthcare professional specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of several types of advanced neuropathy.
As a reminder, I talk with patient living with severe, treatment-resistant chronic pain every day. Sometimes I recommend Calmare, sometimes other treatment is recommended. Regardless, I’m always happy to offer advice or my opinion. Feel free to call my office at (201) 933-444zero.
“Thanks for all you do Dr. Cooney, not just for me, but for all of us. My RSD pain is still at 0, hands and feet still improving from CIPN. Did I mention I planted a garden and mowed the lawn today?”
“If you, or someone you know is experiencing pain from cancer, seriously, look into Calmare. I wouldn’t steer you the wrong way. Dr. Cooney knows what’s up! Dr Michael Cooney, you’re the main man in my book when it comes to Calmare Therapy.”
“A little over a year ago and still pain free! I ran for the first time last week! Thank you Dr. Cooney and Calmare NJ, you gave me my life back!”
“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!”