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Celebrating a Year Defeating Chronic Pain

December 31, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

We are celebrating a banner year here at Calmare Therapy NJ USA.

In 2018, we treated the highest number of people with chronic nerve pain since we began using scrambler therapy in 2011.

From children and teens to adults and seniors, our non-invasive therapy is quietly giving people their lives back, free of pain.

We helped people battling CRPS, PHN, nerve pain after chemotherapy (CIPN) and prolonged pain after surgery (post-surgical pain).

For the first time, we also began treating people with treatment-resistant low back pain and sciatica and are very excited by these patients’ strong pain relief outcomes. (More on that in early 2019).

You have my word, we have not even begun the fight yet.

If you have been unsuccessful lessening your pain with medication or other pain management therapies, please contact us to discuss your neuropathic pain condition.

Most importantly, don’t give up the fight. Don’t give up hope.

 

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Calmare Booster Therapy Reduces Star’s Fibromyalgia and CRPS Pain

December 17, 2018

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.

Calmare Therapy NJ USA Patients Describe Their Treatment Outcomes

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
2. Pain-free
3. Non-invasive
4. Drug-free
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.

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Emily Hewatt Checks in Two Years Since Her Calmare Therapy

October 17, 2018

Emily Hewatt is a wonderful young woman who gained global attention in her quest to find a pain management solution for the CRPS she had been battling for four years. The pain and side effects of the disease had kept her inside, unable to enjoy a true quality of life.

She had foot surgery in 2012 and the symptoms of CRPS began about a month after the operation. Her condition and pain region continued to expand from her lower extremities up the right side of her body.

Due to extreme sensitivity in her foot and leg, she eventually required the support of a wheelchair full-time. In addition, she has not been able to wear shoes on her feet for years.

Discovering a new treatment for CRPS from a fellow Aussie

She discovered Calmare through another woman from Australia who had achieved life-changing pain relief. Her quest to raise the funds began, attracting media attention:

Corryong woman books two tickets to access life-changing treatment with help of community

After her successful pain management outcome with us in 2016, almost two years to the day, she left us pain-free and without the need of a wheelchair.

The severity of her CRPS condition will require lifelong healthcare maintenance, which Emily recently shared and generously permitted us to share with you.

Emi sends a update on her health two years after scrambler therapy

Excerpt:

It has been two years since I was so humbly blessed with tremendous generosity and support which allowed me to be further blessed by the caring hands of Dr. Cooney and his team.

It was a very scary and daunting adventure traveling from our tiny town in North East Victoria, Australia halfway around the world to Rutherford, New Jersey, USA in search of a pain management treatment for my CRPS.

My treatment outcome was life-changing, to say the least. I left New Jersey without any pain, without the need of a wheelchair. It was just unbelievable.

Emily Hewatt returns from treatment in New Jersey pain-free

For the first two weeks post treatment I did as I was told and did nothing but rest and recover.

On the 15th day however, we had to execute a charity trail ride we had organized months earlier. After four years of excruciating pain forcing me bound within the walls of our home. It was my first full day out and walking!

Until later that night when we got home and my body was on fire and I was back in my wheelchair just to get inside from the car, I could barely move.

That was when I realized that even though I had felt amazing–with no pain since the Calmare treatment–that I still had CRPS and needed to manage it.

Emi’s mother, Dr. Cooney and Emi

So that has been the underlying theme of my life, to keep myself feeling as good as possible and as often as possible, and I’d say I am doing pretty well at it.

This drove home for me how important, especially now, it was to take care of myself, which is how we eventually came across Calmare Therapy or scrambler therapy as we now know it as in Australia.

My philosophy is do whatever you need to do to feel better.

Now two years since my Calmare Therapy,

I don’t really think about the CRPS all that

much—even after enduring four years of constant pain.

I have learned how to live my life so when I do get pain and become symptomatic from time to time, it’s not a big deal. I have all the tools, like the scrambler therapy, and knowledge I need to manage it.

The only one who truly knows me and knows what is right for me is me.

So thank you, Dr. Cooney, and your team and everyone who has shared their generosity and support with me.

Only I will ever truly know how much you all have given back to me.

Emi Hewatt, North East Victoria, Australia

To learn more about treating chronic nerve pain using non-invasive scrambler therapy, call (201) 933.4440 or email us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com and we’ll respond within 48 hours of your call or message.

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Ten Tips to Prepare for Your Calmare Therapy

October 10, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director, Calmare Therapy New Jersey 

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Our tools to get ready for your Calmare treatments will lessen stress and prepare you for success.

Before the end of the year,  we will be welcoming many new patients to Calmare Therapy here in New Jersey who are traveling here from nearby New Jersey to as far away as South America, Sweden, South Africa and Australia.

I thought it would be a good time to recap how patients and families can optimally prepare for their upcoming scrambler therapy sessions.

Patients generally treat for a minimum of 10 sessions, one per business day, lasting about 35 minutes, on average.

How to Prepare for Your Calmare Therapy:
  1. Fill out your New Patient Forms in advance. Forward them to us by fax (201-933-8159) or scan and email to calmarenj@gmail.com .
  2. Send or bring along any objective tests ( X-rays, EEG, MRI, EMG or cat scans) for our pre-treatment study).
  3. Wean off as many medications (i.e. anticonvulsants and antidepressants) as possible, working in partnership with your prescribing doctor/s. (Note: Each patient case is different. Well in advance, we’ll talk specifically about your specific medication protocol and how to safely and effectively prepare).
  4. Refrain from using skin lotions or oils 24-hours before each treatment.
  5. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing and bring some entertainment to occupy you during each treatment.
  6. Consider keeping a journal about your experience and discuss how you feel each day during therapy.
  7. Make hotel reservations well in advance. We provide a list of lodging options which have received high marks from patients. (We don’t recommend using Airbnb or other sub-rental accommodations due to quality unreliability).
  8. Focus on nutrition and hydration. We understand your high level of pain may stymie appetite and water intake. But by building up your metabolism and fueling your body with hydration, you are setting a course for an optimal treatment outcome.
  9. Find ways to help relax your mind and body. Traveling is challenging even when you feel great–it can be exhausting and painful when you are battling pain. Gather items of comfort–slippers, pillows, scented items and keep them in a handy bag on the plane or in the car with you.
  10. Don’t be nervous!  The treatments are non-invasive and have no side effects.

CalmareWe are a positive and spirited team who will make you feel as comfortable as possible from your first visit to your last.

Our collective goal is to lessen your chronic nerve pain and eliminate a need for pharmaceuticals painkillers or invasive pain management treatments.

Every patient’s case is unique. If you have questions or concerns, reach out to us anytime and we’ll reply within 24-48 hours of your contact.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or call 201.933.4440.

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Laurie’s Calmare Booster Treatments Tame CRPS Pain and Physical Symptoms

October 3, 2018

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We welcomed back chronic pain warrior, Laurie Mounts, who traveled 3,000 miles from the U.S. Northwest to undergo Calmare booster treatments.

Warriors like this young woman are why we do what we do.

Her unrelenting will to win the CRPS war is an inspiration to all of us.

Laurie has battled a lengthy and severe battle with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) for 10 long years, after a simple fall on the stairs in 2008.

CRPS Can Be More Than Just Severe Chronic Pain

While she aggressively tried prescription medications and other neuropathic pain treatments, they were unsuccessful in reducing her high pain level and associated CRPS symptoms:

Calmare Treatment for CRPS
Allodynia
  • Allodynia
  • Neuropathic pain up to 9/10
  • Skin discoloration
  • Skin tingling, sweats and burning
  • Inability to achieve sustained sleep
  • Brittle hair

Over time, her RSD condition spread from her ankles up to her shoulders, resulting in full body CRPS.

She came to us in 2014 as a last-ditch effort to garner some much-needed relief.

Her outcome was remarkable.

Laurie and her mother Ruth describe her medical history during their first visit to Calmare Therapy NJ USA in 2014.

Calmare scrambler therapy is drug-free, painless and has no side effects. It has been FDA-cleared for nearly a decade.

Laurie Battles Back When Chronic Pain Levels Increase

Due to the longevity and severity of Laurie’s CRPS condition, the disease symptoms slowly returned. In late September 2018,  Laurie and her family returned to New Jersey for additional therapy sessions (boosters) to reduce pain and related symptoms.

After several treatments, Laurie posted this message, which we are sharing with her permission:

“Well, it’s the end of my time here on the East Coast.

I’m currently having my final Calmare booster treatment.

Knowing I can come here to get relief from this pain is so helpful! I don’t know what I would have done without them in my life!

Thank you for all you guys do for all of us CRPS warriors!

I’m so thankful for Doc Cooney and all he does to help with my (and so many others) pain.

He definitely goes above and beyond for his patients.

I’m also so thankful for all of my friends and family for the prayers and thoughts as we’ve battled this disease through the years.

I wouldn’t have made it without you! 🧡🧡

Dr. Michael Cooney is one of only seven Calmare-Certified providers in the United States. He has successfully treated (eliminated or significantly reduced chronic pain) for nearly 500 patients from around the world.

Are You Seeking a New Treatment for CRPS?

We would be happy to listen, and together, determine if Calmare scrambler therapy might be right for you. Reach out to us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com or fill out the card below and we’ll get in touch with you to talk about your chronic pain.

An Exciting Update from Liz Since Calmare Booster Therapy

September 26, 2018

Don’t think once your Calmare treatments are over that you’ve heard the last from us. On the contrary, we hope you’ll stay in touch, ask questions and let us know how you’re doing.

Whenever we hear from a patient–on social media, phone or email–we are elated.

This week, Liz checked in a little less than a year after her second scrambler therapy booster treatments.

Liz first came to us here in New Jersey for treatment in 2014 after a CRPS diagnosis as a result of a basketball injury.

You can read her chronic pain story here.

She generously allowed us to share her update, sent to us this week, about her life and her health:

Hello to the NJ Calmare Therapy Crew,

It’s been a little under a year since we last made the trek from the midwest to Rutherford, NJ for my second booster treatment, and a lot has changed for me since then, in large part thanks to your team.

It’s not lost on me that if you had told me a little over four years ago where I’d be today, I would have shaken my head in disbelief.

When I first arrived at your clinic in November 2014, you all did more than perform a disappearing act on pain that had been my constant companion for over a year.

Up until that point, I had fully accepted CRPS was going to claim unyielding ownership over my life—my academic career, my physical health, my social life, my happiness.

It felt like everything was deteriorating so quickly, and I was on the verge of completely losing my mind.

Then you showed up in a random google search, and I’ll be honest, your treatment sounded too good to be true. I was truly torn between being desperate enough to try anything– and the fear of being conned.

Believe it or not, while I’d drawn up a list of pros and cons, I decided to flip a coin on the decision to take the risk and go, or pursue other forms of treatment more locally.

Interestingly enough, as a broke college freshman at the time, I didn’t even have a dime to flip. So I drew an X on a Cheez-It and flipped that instead.

I truly believe God may have tipped the cracker in the right direction, because that fateful snack led me halfway across the country to your office, where you all gave me my life back and more, empowering and inspiring me to begin pursuing a career in the healthcare industry.

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Liz completes four Calmare booster treatments and heads back to the midwest pain-free.

I finished my undergraduate degree (a BS in Exercise Science) and graduated in early May, then turned right around and began my graduate adventure in the Medical Center’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program a few weeks later.

I’m in class full-time during the week, but still make time to volunteer at the large/exotic cat sanctuary regularly.

I’m able to live the life I never would have thought possible when I graduated high school, but I never take a single second of it for granted.

I just wanted to drop you a note so that when the daily battle against the various forms of chronic pain becomes difficult, you can be reminded that you are making a huge difference in the lives of many.

The work you do matters.

My family and I are forever indebted to how you helped us find peace from a problem we were braced to deal with for a lifetime.

I hope you are all doing well, and trying to enjoy summer’s last stand before the cooler weather arrives for good.

Your friend,

Liz

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Ten-year-old with CRPS Walks Again after Calmare Scrambler Therapy

September 21, 2018

Ten-year-old Kiera is one of the reasons we love coming to work every day.

Last month, she traveled with her mother from Canada to our New Jersey clinic, arriving in a wheelchair due to a spreading CRPS condition and Lyme Disease.

Kiera had not been able to walk for 53 days due to the pain intensity, her mother confirmed.

She and her mother stayed for 14 Calmare treatments instead of the standard 10 treatments.

We are elated to report she can stick that wheelchair in the back of the garage from now on…

Her pain level sitting is a 0 and standing/walking is now a 2.

Better yet, we’ll let mother and daughter share their experience:

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Calmare Therapy NJ USA Expands Again

September 10, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney Clinical Director

Calmare Certified Provider

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

I’ve been in the pain management field since Gerald Ford was president. Over the course of my career, I’ve seen countless pain management therapies and pain medications come and go.

During all of those years, I’ve never seen patient outcomes come anywhere close to what we have achieved with Calmare scrambler therapy.

Calmare NJ USA Patient Testimonials on YouTube

Since we introduced “the scrambler” in 2011, we have watched children, teens, adults and seniors’ lives transformed by its uncanny ability to reduce or eliminate chronic pain (neuropathy).

We have been able to help people who had already tried all the drugs, the invasive therapies, the painful procedures and the failed surgeries, without success.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think people in pain would travel to us for treatment from Australia, South Africa, South America, Europe and Canada.

Over 25% of Americans with Chronic Pain Affected by High Impact Chronic Pain (MD Magazine)

After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to close our physical therapy and chiropractic practice to free up my time to help more people fighting chronic pain as a result of:

* Surgery
* Cancer treatment (CIPN)
* Shingles (PHN)
* CRPS
* Fibromyalgia
* Diabetic neuropathy
* Other nerve pain conditions

Don’t get me wrong–scrambler therapy doesn’t work wonders for everyone, unfortunately. It is not a miracle treatment and you’ll never hear me say that it is.

But in the majority of people I have treated,
the pain reduction results have been life-changing.

So starting today, we will be able to help more people, provide quicker service and offer a broader range of appointments.

If you’re ready to try a newer way to fight pain, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s to winning the war on pain, one patient at a time.

Call our clinic at (201) 933-4440 or leave your information below, and we’ll reach out to you:

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