May 8, 2020
“Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.” —Mabel Hale
Thank you to mothers everywhere, who keep the lights on, the fires burning and hope alive, no matter what.
February 25, 2020
“We’re sending extra hugs and prayers to our family of warriors battling rare diseases around the world.
We admire your relentless courage and hope beyond words.”
Dr. Michael Cooney, Clinical Director
December 21, 2018
Just a few more hours here at the clinic and it will be time to join my wife, daughters and granddaughter to swipe Christmas cookies when they aren’t looking 🙂
Wishing my patients, staff, friends and family a wonderful Christmas filled with memories that will last a lifetime.
Dr. Michael Cooney
December 8, 2017
Here in New Jersey, we have treated many children and teens battling chronic pain, particularly CRPS, over the years.
Prior to discovering scrambler therapy, the majority of these children had been prescribed prescription painkillers, including opioids, and subjected to painful and invasive treatments that failed to lessen or resolve their pain.
We recently treated 15-year-old Maiya, months after she was diagnosed with the condition after she was hit directly in the face and neck with a basketball.
Her family wisely moved quickly to find a drug-free solution to treat her pain, which was concentrated in her upper extremity region, after the painkillers she was prescribed only left her feeling tired and confused.
She tells her compelling story below, followed by Calmare Therapy NJ’s clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, who provides an insightful overview of her case:
January 2, 2017
Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
As 2016 came to a close, our staff reminisced about our patients from around the world who have entrusted us to help them reduce their chronic pain since we began offering Calmare scrambler therapy in 2011.
One of the more memorable weeks included two patients battling the debilitating symptoms from complex regional pain syndrome–CRPS–also called RSD.
Eighty-seven-year-old Ann and 16-year-old Katie (right) both suffered from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) symptoms at different stages of life. Both were determined to keep searching for a pain management solution that would empower them to resume a quality of life, no longer dictated by chronic pain and the physical symptoms of this disease.
The patients and their families decided to investigate a non-invasive, alternative pain treatment since traditional medicine was not successful. They discovered Dr. Cooney and his successful outcomes using Calmare scrambler therapy to combat CRPS pain and additional physical symptoms.
After completing the 10-treatment series during the same period, both achieved the lowest pain level they had experienced in years.
Dr. Cooney specializes in the use of scrambler therapy to treat severe neuropathy
Since scrambler therapy is non-invasive, FDA-cleared and has no side effects, it is safe for the use in children, teens, adults and seniors. Dr. Cooney and Calmare Therapy NJ specializes in treating these neuropathic pain conditions:
- CRPS | RSD
- Pain after Chemotherapy – CIPN
- Post-Surgical Pain
- Diabetic Nerve
- Chronic Neuropathic Pain
If you are ready to learn more about a newer treatment to overcome chronic pain, email us about your condition at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or call us between 10 am and 6 pm (Eastern | New York City time) at 201-933-4440.
August 8, 2016
By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director
Twenty-eight-year-old Chanelle brightened our office during her 10- Calmare Therapy treatments earlier this year. She had been suffering with CRPS for 15 years (yes, it can affect children, teens, adults and seniors) primarily in her upper body, most severely in her left arm).
We started talking back in 2014, and this year she made the arduous 24-hour flight to New Jersey, USA from Australia.
Over the years, she and her loving family had aggressively tried several CRPS pain treatments for her, including:
- Myriad of medications
- Physical therapy
- Nerve blocks
- Two spinal cord stimulator (SCS) trials (first traditional then high-frequency)
Finally, in the spring of 2016, Chanelle arrived at our clinic; after her 10-day treatment protocol, she achieved an outstanding outcome, and left us nearly pain-free for the first time in more than a decade.
August 2016: Chanelle Sends an Update from Hawaii
Much to my delight, I received this recent update from her on my Facebook profile:
“So a couple of weeks ago, i flew to Hawaii to see my partner. Since having the Calmare treatment, that has been the best flight experience for me. I’m usually in agonizing pain on the flight, and wonder why it is I torture myself my getting in a plane.
But this time, I sat back and enjoyed watching movies and arrived…relaxed 😊 !! My arm was even good enough for me to hold a gun long enough to shoot at the range… without pain.”
Why Calmare, Why Now?
This young woman’s story means the world to all of us. Every patient who graces our door has tried every drug, invasive and painful treatments and traveled incredible distances in search of pain treatment, only to be disappointed again. Many are (justifiably) on the verge of giving up hope.
But some have discovered our clinic here in New Jersey and their lives, along with their friends and family, have been changed by the success of scrambler therapy. We wish we could say this treatment for everyone and that it is “the cure” for all chronic pain. But, sadly, this isn’t the case. Nonetheless, we continue to achieve better than 80% success in significantly reducing severe chronic pain for people battling post-surgical pain and neuropathy from other chronic medical conditions.
We welcome our opportunity to help you or a loved loved one battling neuropathy, whether you are newly diagnosed or have suffered with chronic pain for decades, as Chanelle has.
Call us (you can ask for me and I’ll call you back) at 201-933-4440 or email me with your medical history. Let’s get a conversation going. Let’s start fighting back.
October 19, 2015
Brigham Young University researchers recently offered this update during their
Calmare clinical trial, supported by MRI monitoring, on their clinical trial patient outcomes using scrambler therapy treatment.
Along with clinical trials at Johns Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic and other universities, BYU researchers are studying MRI scans to determine exactly how the MC-5A device is altering the pain message in the brain to lessen and even alleviate several chronic pain in people with drug and treatment resistant neuropathy.
BYU Trial patient Jennifer McLean said:
“It’s just kind of unbelievable dealing with it for so long and then not having the pain there. It’s really nice.” McLean said she feels something she’s not had for a long time: relief.
The constant excruciating, stabbing, pulsating neuropathy in her right hand and fingers is gradually diminishing because a new generation electrical stimulation device is sending another signal to her brain.
“It’s just been such a blessing to have some relief and to know there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel.”
BYU Trial patient Taylor Johnson reported:
Johnson said the pain was so bad he couldn’t stand on the leg. He suffered from this pain for nearly two years due to reflex neurovascular dystrophy. The disease sent pain signals to the brain even though there was no injury. After several treatments, the pain was gone and he was able to run, walk and do whatever activity he wanted.
BYU Trial patient Brock Roblin said after his Calmare treatments:
He had been suffering from intense pain for four years.
Like many others, Roblin had been through that endless loop of prescription medications, including a sleeping pill every night for two years, and the maximum dosage of an anti-convulsant drug. After several scrambler treatments, the burning sensation in the feet that would keep Brock awake at night disappeared. He was also no longer dependent on prescription drugs for pain.
Don’t give up your search for neuropathic pain relief
Calmare Therapy cannot help everyone living with neuropathy, unfortunately. But for people with many kinds of pain that does not respond to traditional therapy or medication, it has greatly improved lives.
We would be happy to talk with you about your specific medical condition. Just fill out the information below so we can get started. Right now, right here. Today.
August 11, 2015
Even the doctor needs to take a deep breath now and then.
It was time for me to take a breather last week. My wife and I took our daughter away to celebrate her 16th birthday.
She had to pry me away from my patients, but I know a little respite is good for my own health.
We enjoyed a great getaway with some wonderful weather and delicious food.
Time goes by quickly. Enjoy every day.