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Pain News Network Cites Calmare as Pain Reduction Champion

June 29, 2017

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Barby Ingle, a global chronic pain educator, patient advocate, and president of the International Pain Foundation, who lives with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), migralepsy and endometriosis, published a commentary this week in Pain News Network, citing Calmare Therapy as a key alternative medicine treatment for chronic nerve pain.

Excerpt:

“The provider I hear about the most having success with this form of treatment is Dr. Michael Cooney, a chiropractor practicing in New Jersey who sees patients from all over country.”

Ms. Ingle also refers to Calmare Therapy NJ clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney’s Pain News Network guest editorial  describing how scrambler therapy is a side-effect-free and drug-free alternative to help lessen or even resolve treatment- and medication-resistant chronic pain.

Calmare Therapy is an FDA-cleared neuropathic pain treatment for several conditions including injury, post-surgical pain, CRPS / RSD, postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) as a result of shingles, fibromyalgia, nerve pain after chemotherapy treatment (CIPN), diabetic nerve pain and other types of diagnosed nerve damage.

“I hear more than ever from others living with chronic pain that they “have tried everything” and nothing helps. But there are always new pain therapies being developed or improved; some real, some placebo, and some researched more than others.”

Barby Ingle

Find Out if Calmare Therapy May be Right for You

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Virginia Woman’s CRPS Causes 10/10 Pain and Feet Lesions

May 26, 2017

Debbie Meade’s son begged for her feet to be amputated so she would no longer suffer with excruciating CRPS pain.

Her debilitating chronic pain had spread and was causing severe swelling in her feet, which eventually caused the skin to tear. The resulting lesions did not heal naturally, leaving her open to the danger of infection.

In addition, her pain level was regularly 10/10 on the McGill Pain Scale.

Arriving here in New Jersey using two canes for mobility, her life was about to change dramatically.

Debbie describes her Calmare Therapy experience (May 2017)
Calmare Scrambler Therapy History and Clinical Trial Outcomes

Calmare Therapy is a drug-free, FDA-cleared treatment that safely scrambles the pain message from the brain. It is painless and has no side effects.

The first study on scrambler therapy was published in 2003 by a team of researchers led by Giuseppe Marineo, professor in Delta Research and Development at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Italy.

His team found that scrambler therapy was effective in reducing pain symptoms in patients with severe, drug-resistant pain from terminal cancer.

Mayo Clinic physician and scrambler therapy researcher Charles L. Loprinzi, MD, reports on his team’s clinical findings with Healio (2016).

Scrambler Therapy Lessens Chronic Nerve Pain

Calmare (the brand name for the MC-5A scrambler therapy device) was later found to also aid in the lessening or alleviation of chronic nerve pain as a result of:

  • chemotherapy (CIPN)
  • diabetes (diabetic nerve pain)
  • fibromyalgia
  • back and neck pain
  • shingles (PHN)
  • failed back surgery syndrome
  • phantom limb pain
  • other neuropathic nerve pain conditions
Using Calmare to Reduce CRPS / RSD Neuropathy and Physical Symptoms

Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney at Calmare Therapy NJ USA has also successfully treated hundreds of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and RSD patients from around the world

To find out more about Calmare and determine if this therapy might be right for your medication and treatment-resident chronic pain, call our friendly and experienced team at (201) 933-4440 or email us below:

 

 

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Calmare Booster Therapy Reduces Fibromyalgia and CRPS Pain Recurrence

May 22, 2017

For patients with diagnosed chronic nerve pain conditions appropriate for Calmare Therapy, the standard treatment protocol is one daily treatment for 10 days.

Depending on the severity of the original condition, and the length of time the patient lived with chronic pain, periodic booster treatments may be required to combat any return of pain.

Keep in mind, many of our patients never need further therapy but in RSD / CRPS cases, and other conditions resulting in prolonged and severe chronic pain, ‘boosters’ can be extremely useful against any eventual elevation in pain.

Danielle – Teen CRPS

High school student Danielle was with us last year for successful #CRPS treatment after her family had exhausted all other drug and treatment options. She left pain-free and in remission.

Over time, her pain level slowly increased. Rather than wait for the pain to take over again, Danielle and her mother, a registered nurse,  returned to the clinic last week to have four booster treatments.

She left us on Friday pain-free again.

Read about this family’s relentless quest to get their teenage daughter’s life back | https://calmaretherapynj.com/…/danielle-new-york-teen-with…/

Catherine Miller – Fibromyalgia

Catherine, a 50-something professional who works at a local university in Pennsylvania, had no success getting pain relief for her diagnosed fibromyalgia. But it certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying. After years of  doctor and hospital visits, medications, steroids, epidurals and physical therapy, she was still in the same degree of pain.

She heard about our work treating fibromyalgia (FMS) and underwent the 10-treatment series in 2016. (Read her full story here).

When her pain levels also crept back, she came in last week for five booster treatments (one per day).

On Friday, she posted on our Facebook timeline:

Feeling grateful!

Calmare NJ did it again! Five booster treatments 8 1/2 months after my first time is getting my neuropathic / neuralgia pain and fibromyalgia back under control once again. Thank you Calmare!

How many booster treatments will I need?

The number of booster treatments required ranges from a single session to five or more treatments.

Calmare patients who experience a recurrence of pain should document when the pain returns, subsides and what environmental issues were involved (stress, weather conditions, excessive use of the affected area) or if there was no specific cause for the elevation of pain.

Over time, the need for booster treatments may become less frequent and fewer treatments may be needed.

Have medications and invasive treatments still left you in pain?

Calmare is a newer treatment for combatting chronic nerve pain as a result of injury, surgery or disease. While it isn’t right for every person battling chronic pain, clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney and his Calmare NJ USA team have helped hundreds of people from around the world to regain control of their lives by lessening or alleviating their neuropathic pain.

Call our friendly and experienced pain management team at (201) 933-4440 to speak with Dr. Cooney. He also pre-schedules no-fee phone-in or FaceTime consultations with people from outside the United States every week.

Email us at calmareNJ@gmail.com to learn more, or complete the e-Info Card below:

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Laura Checks in Six Years After Calmare for RSD & Fibromyalgia

April 7, 2017

Laura is shown walking on grass without excruciating pain for the first time in years after Calmare Therapy (NYC 2011)

We jokingly call Laura from Indiana one of our Calmare Pioneers.

When Dr. Cooney began offering Calmare scrambler therapy in 2011, he intended to use it to help his existing medication and treatment-resistant patients.

But quickly, patients and their families battling neuropathy discovered his success using the MC-5A device to lessen or alleviate several types of treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain.

Laura, a newlywed and special needs school teacher, was severely debilitated by both fibromyalgia and RSD pain and related physical symptoms.

While she was undergoing RSD treatment at the Cleveland Clinic, she saw a post on Facebook by another RSD sufferer which changed her life.

Amanda and Dr. Cooney

Amanda posted that Calmare had given her life back,” Laura recalls. “She wanted to shout to the rooftops to anyone living with chronic pain that there is something out there that truly works.”

Laura and her husband talked and agreed to halt the current treatment regimen and drove to New Jersey to meet with Dr. Michael J. Cooney.

Read more about Laura ‘s Calmare Therapy experience

Laura shares a message six years since her scrambler therapy

Today, Dr. Cooney was delighted to see this message on his Facebook timeline from Laura. (Don’t think Dr. Cooney will forget about you after your treatments are complete. He stays in touch with everyone in the ‘Calmare Family.’).

“Dr. Cooney, I saw an old post from 2011 on my ‘Memories for Today’ and of course I thought of you! The Cleveland Clinic ended up telling me that I was, “In denial about my condition. That I would never improve because RSD has no cure.” My prayers for remission were answered when I found you just a few months later! I’m forever grateful.

You have given me the gift of life without pain and it’s been full of joy again!

Laura is one of those young women you wish you could clone, because she’s just a lovely person inside and out.

Thank you for taking a chance on Calmare, Laura, and we appreciate your unrelenting support since your treatment with us in 2011.

Wishing you every happiness, today and always.

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The difference between Calmare MC-5A technology and a TENS unit

January 16, 2017

emi-hewatt-having-calmare-treatment-_10-16Here at Calmare Therapy NJ, we’ve been using scrambler therapy since 2011. We’ve successfully treated hundreds of patients from more than 20 countries.

But the question in this headline is 100 percent valid and requires a detailed explanation. The difference between these two medical devices can be compared to driving on a freshly-paved 16-lane super highway versus a one-lane, gravel-covered back road. So from a 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 instead of interrupting pain signals through the A-beta fibers (tens unit).

Calmare® Pain Therapy’s MC-5A Technology

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

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

Calmare technology pain relief offers patients a significantly longer duration (often months, years or more) of lower (or even eliminated) pain relief as opposed to using 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.

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.

Lead Placement Performed by a Trained Pain Management Professional…or Self-administered by the Patient?

TENS unitThe 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, the machine has been designed with the goal of temporarily reducing pain.

RSD and CRPS Patients

The main challenge in treating RSD/CRPS is the complicated change in the nervous system which can be traced to changes in the receptors in the brain. As a result, therapy to resolve this kind of pain must reach the brain. The use of electricity for the management of pain is not unique to Calmare.

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 stimulus 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-trainined 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.

Interesting, medical science has already proven through other methodologies that the brain can be “taught.” In medicine, we refer to those changes as neuroplasticity and there are many resources of interesting reading on that topic.

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 key differences 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 calmarenj@gmail.com.

 

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Fibromyalgia (FMS) pain and symptoms can be lessened or eliminated with Calmare Therapy

Symptoms_of_fibromyalgiaNovember 28, 2016

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.

calmare-patient-laura-miller-in-central-park-2011Laura Miller describes her Calmare Therapy treatment for fibromyalgia

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.

Teenager Katie Salmon talks about Calmare Therapy helping to defeat her fibromyalgia

Any potential Calmare patient has a live, phone or video chat meeting with Calmare Therapy NJ clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, to discuss:

1) medical history

2) medications being used to treat FMS symptoms

3) other therapeutic treatment efforts previously undertaken

This one-on-one meeting also gives patients and loved ones the opportunity to ask their own questions about the Calmare therapy treatment process.

Our exclusive Calmare NJ Patient-2-Patient™ program will put you in touch with a fellow fibromyalgia patient (volunteer) who had a positive outcome after undergoing Calmare Therapy.

Catherine Miller gets her life back on track after Calmare Therapy 

Use our Patient-to-Patient program to talk with one of our patient volunteers who used Calmare to lessen fibromyalgia pain and symptoms

calmare-patient2patientPeople 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:

 

 

 

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Catherine is back in the kitchen after undergoing Calmare Therapy for Fibromyalgia

October 21, 2016

Catherine is able to do what she loves again, including cooking.
Catherine is able to do what she loves again, including cooking.

Catherine, a 50-something professional who works at a local university in Pennsylvania, had no success getting pain relief for her diagnosed fibromyalgia. But it certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying–

Over the years, she went to see many doctors and tried several chronic pain medications, steroids, epidurals and physical therapy.

She was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2007 after sustaining a shoulder injury. Since then, Catherine’s daily pain fluctuated between at least a four and as high as 8/10 on the pain scale. Not surprisingly, the disease made daily living increasingly difficult; she was also completely exhausted from the disease, to the point it affected her ability to actively participate in life.

When Traditional Fibromyalgia Medications and Treatments Fail…

Catherine heard good things about Calmare Therapy and liked that it was a drug-free, painless treatment–without any unpleasant side effects. She had tried  all of the “traditional” fibromyalgia treatments with no success. It was time to try an alternative therapy because as she noted, “I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

Ten Calmare treatments later, for the first time in nine long years, she is finally enjoying significantly less pain, much more energy and  no longer “living life on the sidelines.”

We were delighted to receive her update in our Facebook timeline earlier this week:

“I took a flying leap of faith and went to NJ for the 10-day Calmare Therapy treatment. Now that Calmare Technology 2012I’m feeling so much better, I found a place of my own!!! Move-in day is soon and I am starting to believe that I may have finally taken control of my life again.

This is also the first food photo that I have posted in a very long time.

With the reduced level of pain and the increase in energy since having Calmare, I can actually enjoy cooking again. Here’s a photo of my chicken bruschetta with parmesan roasted potatoes.”

Have Medications and Traditional Treatments for Your Fibromyalgia or Chronic Pain Condition Failed?

We can appreciate your situation. Most of the patients we care for have already tried medications, implanted pain devices, surgery, in-patient procedures and other pain management options, without success.

FAQs with logoCalmare Therapy is not right for everyone, but we would be happy to talk with you about your condition. Contact our friendly team at (201) 933-4440, email us on our private server at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or complete the eCard below and we’ll follow-up with you, if you prefer:

 

 

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Caterpillar Walk 2016 for Fibromyalgia in NYC

Caterpillar event_2_2016May 10, 2016

On Saturday, May 7, I had the honor and privilege to be part of the annual Caterpillar Walk for fibromyalgia held at Hudson River Park in Manhattan.Dr. Cooney_Caterpillar Walk 2016

I met so many inspiring people and families who have been affected by this “silent” disease.

It was an amazing day for me personally. When so many people fighting the same battle came together, we felt powerful, not debilitated.

As you’ll see in the coming weeks, we are achieving very positive outcomes with our patients battling FMS and the volume of patients we are treating with this disease is increasing every week.

Best of all, we are achieving these outcomes without any opioid use.

Thank you to the incredible event organizer, Milly Velez, along with her wonderful family and roster of co-workers, who organized an outstanding event that will contribute funds raised to families affected by this disease.

Meet Dr. Cooney Saturday, May 7 at the NY/NJ Caterpillar Walk for Fibromyalgia (FMS)

Caterpillar Walk_2016May 2, 2016

Our own Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director, Calmare Therapy NJ USA, will be a featured speaker and walker at the NY/NJ Caterpillar Walk on Saturday, May 7 starting at 9 a.m. at the Hudson River Park in lower Manhattan.

The Caterpillar Walk Program is a fundraising campaign designed to raise awareness and support for Fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will support The Fibromyalgia Care Society of America.

 Make Your Caterpillar Walk Donation Here!

One of the greatest challenges of this syndrome is the lack of awareness and supportive services available for people living with this chronic illness and their families.

The Fibromyalgia Care Society of America has launched this year’s theme, “Join the Movement, One Step At A Time.”

Dr. Cooney has treated many fibromyalgia patients in his 30-year career and been particularly successful using Calmare Therapy (since 2011).

He hopes to meet many virtual friends and Spoonies affected by FMS,  live and in person!

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