December 30, 2015
By Robert B. Kelly, D.O.
Pain Management Physician
Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment
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.
Choosing the right treatment and pain management doctor to meet your personal health goals is a very important decision.
Here at Calmare Therapy NJ, we disagree with the increasingly common treatment plan which consists of handing over a prescription for an opioid painkiller to a patient dealing with acute or chronic pain.
Time and again, we have seen the side effects from some of these drugs are ultimately more debilitating than the pain. Additionally, there seems to be no end in sight to the U.S.’s pain medication addiction epidemic.
Looking for new or better pain management when you are debilitated by pain–and possibly medication side effects–can be particularly challenging.
I’d like to share some recommendations on the best approach to finding the right pain solution for you.
Whether your discomfort is a result of 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–you need to find a way to get your pain under control so you can enjoy the highest quality of life possible.
How do you find a pain management partner?
- 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 physician 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 and important for some pain management issues, it certainly isn’t the only tool available when it comes to pain treatment. Be sure to understand (and agree) with the doctor’s physical and emotional strategy for managing, lessening or alleviating your pain.
The unique benefits of Calmare Therapy and physical therapy
Our team here at Calmare Therapy NJ has been 100 percent committed to using scrambler therapy to “fix” the brain’s misconception that there is pain, when, in fact, it’s simply confused. In my partnership with Dr. Cooney’s outstanding efforts, particularly within the CRPS / RSD/ PHN / CIPN communities, we have shown time and again that these painless treatments can literally give patients back their former quality of life prior to the injury or disease resulting in the neuropathic condition.
You can overcome severe neuropathy without drugs!
Calmare Therapy NJ offers an exclusive Patient-to-Patient Program© where you can talk directly with one of our volunteer patients who has the same or similar medical condition and successfully underwent scrambler therapy.
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 more challenging 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
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, fill out the information below and our doctors will call you or feel free to call us between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone) at 201-933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com and we’ll respond within 24 hours: