It’s been mighty quiet around here since these two CRPS warriors left the building.
Laurie, left, from the west coast, was here for Calmare booster treatments and met new patient Megan from Calgary, who treated after her each day.
So great when our patients can meet others waging the same war.
We just wanted to remind any readers who visit our site that there are other people in the world fighting the same war.
Don’t give up hope finding pain relief.
Keep reading, keep calling.
Find a group of like-minded warriors.
Most importantly, remember that you are never alone in this battle.
To find out if Calmare scrambler therapy may be a via pain management solution to defeat your medication or treatment-resistant chronic pain, call our New Jersey clinic, located 15 minutes outside New York City, at 201-933-4440 to speak with our clinical director about your medical history and your case.
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.
We were delighted to receive this post-treatment update from our 47-year old female patient who battled complex regional pain syndrome after an injury to her foot in 2017.
Deryn was prescribed a battery of prescription pain medications, ranging from Cymbalta to Gabapentin, which she relied on to achieve (restricted) function of her leg and foot.
Virginia Woman Recounts Her Post-Calmare Treatment Pain Relief
“I received your email last week about your 9-year anniversary treating patients with Calmare Therapy. I just wanted to share with you that I am yet another one of your success stories and so happy to share this with you!
I came to you last April to reduce my pain from CRPS from a minor foot injury.
Going to physical therapy 2-3 times a week for a year
Receiving 18 nerve blocks (1 of which caused a seizure)
Trying numerous medical laser treatments
Attempting hypnosis from a psychologist
Visiting many different doctors
Taking a plethora of pain management medications with many awful side effects
I ultimately reduced my pain from a 10/10 to about a 6 or 7/10 on the pain scale.
I had previously been on crutches and unable to walk independently due to severe pain and muscle atrophy, but these assorted treatments allowed me to walk again.
Traditional Chronic Pain Medications & Therapies Fail
However, I was still not functioning well due to extreme pain and could not bear weight for any extended period of time.
My husband and I were always researching CRPS and various treatment methods. He had come across Calmare Therapy, but I was skeptical and hesitant to try it.
After we felt like we had exhausted all options, we realized this was something worth trying.
We were fortunate to get our health insurance to cover the treatment as in-network since it was not offered anywhere in our geographic region.
Waiting for the Pain Medications to Loosen Their Grip
After two weeks of scrambler therapy, I did have some pain relief, but was a little disappointed because I did not see nearly as much improvement in my pain compared to other patients I met while I was there.
However, I was also still weaning off all the pain medications (and also very sick from that) which may have interfered with the full effectiveness of the treatment.
But once I returned home, the success of the treatment became more apparent as time went by–
About two weeks later, I felt significant improvement. I was very pleased because I realized that my pain had decreased AND I was off all my medications.
Calmare Booster Therapy Further Reduces Pain Level
In July I decided to return for a week of Calmare booster treatments, as I realized that it probably would work better now that I was fully off the medications.
Once again, about two weeks after returning home, the pain continued to decrease.
As the months have gone by, I continued to see significant gradual improvements.
A year later, I now fluctuate between a 0-2 on the pain scale and sometimes even have full days of no pain!
I feel so fortunate to have found you and your practice and can’t even express in words how appreciative I am to have come to you for help!
You and your staff were very supportive and experienced.
By Dr. Michael Cooney, Clinical Director, Calmare Therapy NJ USA
In 2010, as I obtained the professional training to use the Calmare MC-5A device, I grew more excited about using technology to deliver pain relief to my patients without the need for any prescription drugs.
Nine years later, I’d like to offer an update about the progress we have made helping people reduce or even eliminate treatment- and medication-resistant chronic pain.
Those of us who work in pain management were not surprised to see the eventual explosion of the opioid crisis. My healthcare specialty as a doctor of chiropractic requires using drug-free techniques to minimize and eliminate pain.
Calmare scrambler is a remarkable pain management therapy for several reasons, including the fact that it can be used to combat several types of chronic nerve pain (neuropathy), including chemotherapy treatments (CIPN), Shingles (PHN), diabetes, post-surgical pain and unexplained nerve pain.
How Calmare Can Lessen Severe Pain for CRPS Sufferers
What I did not foresee was the vast community of CRPS sufferers who had tried a myriad of medications, painful procedures, surgeries, treatments– and were still left with debilitating pain.
I’m often asked why scrambler therapy is one treatment that can significantly reduce CRPS pain and physical symptoms:
Skin lesions that will not close/heal
After treating more than 1,000 patients, over the past nine years, it is apparent to me that CRPS /RSD is a unique communication between local skin tissue and the pain center of the brain.
How Calmare Therapy Works
The Calmare MC-5A device scrambles this misfiring pain message/signal–which says there is pain—when, in fact, there is not.
After the technology scrambles this misfiring message over a series of daily treatments for a period of two weeks, in most cases, the brain’s misfiring message ceases and pain is eliminated.
Using several small electrodes (think EKG) carefully placed in the region of the injury, the technology sends a mild and painless “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.
Keep in mind, the brain can send this faulty pain message to any region of the body—even a location which never sustained any kind of injury.
There is, in fact, no physiological reason for the pain.
As a comparison, phantom limb pain can result when a person who has undergone an amputation still feels significant pain in the part of the body which has been amputated.
Calmare is a ‘Provider-Dependent’ pain therapy.
Therefore, it is essential to confirm your provider’s expertise
and measurable success treatment your type of neuropathy.
“TENS (a self-administered tens unit) is thought to work through the gateway theory of temporary pain relief, whereby normal touch sensations blocks pain sensations.
But scrambler therapy, on the other hand, provides ‘no-pain’ electrical information via nerves which have received transmissions of chronic pain information.”
Dr. Loprinzi said that through a process called ‘plasticity,’ the brain is ‘retrained’ and will no longer register a pain sensation in the affected area.
To date, there are at least 20 published reports on scrambler therapy that included results involving close to 1,000 patients in total.
These reports include clinical practice summaries, prospective non-randomized clinical trials and randomized controlled trials, including two trials that sought to double-blind patients and investigators.
“When my pain management doctor told me a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) was the final treatment option, I knew I had to take matters into my own hands and reach out to the chronic pain community for a less invasive option,” Tonya explains.
After her routine hand and wrist surgery, the chronic pain started in one hand and soon spread to the other. As the condition worsened, the chronic nerve pain spread to her neck, back and stomach.
Tonya tells her personal story after undergoing Calmare Therapy:
Hope, Fortitude, Tenacity, Sheer Determination
You can read or watch more of our patient stories, most of whom arrived at our clinic bearing the weight of daily pain that made work, school–even socializing or taking a walk in the park–impossible.
They courageously tried invasive pain relief procedures and side-effect-laden painkillers and opioids without success, up to the day they arrived at our clinic.
Not surprisingly, many new patients arrive at our clinic skeptical and dejected.
Who could blame them?
But they all had one key attribute that remained steadfast–regardless of all the treatment disappointments.
And we were honored that they mustered the remarkable fortitude to try (one more time) to mitigate their pain and regain their quality of life.
Providing Pain Relief to Children, Teens, Adults and Seniors
Eight years after introducing scrambler therapy to our clinic, I have treated children, teens, parents, and grandparents, most of whom are living pain levels from 8-10 every day.
In 2019, Calmare is now the only pain relief therapy we offer here in our NJ clinic.
After 10 daily treatment sessions, lasting about 35-minutes each, more than seven in 10 patients achieve a pain-free state or a reduction in pain to the degree that enables them to resume a pleasurable quality of life.
Why do 30 percent not achieve pain relief?
Sometimes they have additional health issues which interfere with treatment, sometimes they are non-compliant after therapy, and sometimes we just don’t know why Calmare did not lessen their pain, unfortunately.
In this era of failed opioid pain relief and increasing difficulty obtaining medication for chronic pain, people in pain are seeking drug-free options to lessen pain.
Nine years since first introducing Calmare scrambler therapy, I have never felt more assured that this treatment can dramatically elevate the quality of life for people living with chronic pain.
Dr. Michael Cooney is one of seven certified Calmare providers in the U.S. His clinic is located just outside New York City. He is a professionally certified chiropractor who has been treating severe acute and chronic pain conditions for more than 35 years.
After introducing Calmare Therapy in 2011, he soon began helping people with treatment-resistant neuropathy from as far away as South America, South Africa, Australia and Europe.
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.
Calmare scrambler therapy is an exciting drug-free alternative to combat nerve damage as a result of medication and treatment-resistant sciatica or lumbar nerve damage.
Calmare uses biophysical “scrambler” technology, a treatment for nerve pain that uses electrodes placed on the skin.
How the Calmare MC-5A technology can significantly lessen treatment-resistant lumbar and sciatica neuropathy
Our device reduces sciatic and spinal neuropathy by creating an artificial neuron that retrains the brain by sending a ‘no-pain’ signal along the sciatic root to the brain.
It’s key to understand the distinction between
a sciatic/lumber neuritis and a sciatic/lumbar neuropathy.
The neuropathy (chronic pain) is constant; the pain may vary from low to high, but the discomfort never goes away completely. This chronic, never-ending nerve pain is the root cause that scrambler therapy can relieve.
Conversely, a sciatic/lumbar neuritis is usually a structural or biomechanical problem, such as a pinched nerve or ligament damage. These types of conditions should be treated by chiropractors or physical therapists who specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.
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-by the conclusion of the 10-treatment series.
The cause of chronic sciatica or back pain may be a result of injury, failed back surgery or generalized aging of bones and joints.
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 an extended period of time before undergoing Calmare Therapy treatment.
In most cases, we see by treatment 3-4 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.
No. The Calmare® MC-5A device creates a low energy electrical impulse which 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.
To find out if your chronic back pain or sciatic condition may be suitable for Calmare therapy, contact us using the form below or call 201-933-4440 and Dr. Michael Cooney will speak with you directly about your chronic pain challenge.
Are you tired of failed pain management treatments?
Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director, speaks personally with potential scrambler therapy patients every day.
Like Marilyn, If you have been diagnosed with a neuropathy and have not achieved significant relief from medication or other therapies, drug-free, non-invasive Calmare Therapy may be a viable treatment option for you.
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Calmare Patient Quotations
“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!”