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US Military Veterans Covered for Calmare Chronic Pain Therapy

October 12, 2020

Veterans nationwide with medication and treatment-resistant chronic pain (neuropathy) can now undergo Calmare Therapy with Dr. Michael Cooney at Calmare Therapy NJ USA in Rutherford, New Jersey.

NOTE: A written referral for Calmare must be provided by a VA Hospital physician

Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director, Calmare Therapy NJ USA, located in Rutherford, NJ, is a VA-approved, OptumServe in-network provider of Calmare scrambler therapy (CPT Code 0278T), an FDA-cleared, non-invasive therapy to combat chronic nerve pain as a result of injury, surgery or disease.

The four branches of the U.S. Military have been using scrambler therapy since 2011, increasing the number of Calmare MC-5A devices at its hospitals, including the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

“The U.S. Military was one of the first treatment centers to recognize Calmare’s capacity to substantially reduce or eliminate nerve pain without using invasive procedures, needles, medications or surgeries,” explains Dr. Cooney.

“As an in-network OptumServe provider, we can help many veterans reduce neuropathic pain, especially those for whom medications and other traditional pain management therapies have failed to control their pain.”

How the Calmare device works painlessly to reduce chronic nerve pain

The FDA-cleared MC-5A scrambler therapy device (the brand name is Calmare) works by sending a “no-pain” signal through strategically-placed electrodes on the patient’s skin.

These signals override the native pain message, reducing the pain intensity and often offering immediate pain relief.

The long-term success achievements—at no added risk to the soldier–has made it an effective weapon against the “War on Pain.”

Calmare has no side effects and is painless to undergo.

While the treatment does not work for everyone, it has achieved am 80% success rate overall. Dr. Cooney has successfully treated nearly 1,000 patients since he underwent training to use the MC-5A device in 2011.

“Time and again, we have seen the Calmare device help people regain control of their lives and resume a healthy quality-of-life,” Dr. Cooney notes. “We have seen many people regain independent mobility after arriving at our clinic using wheelchairs, walkers or canes.”

Dr. Cooney says the success of the scrambler therapy device has been the highlight of his 35-year career in pain management.

Chronic pain conditions suitable for Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment

Using a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical approach, this pain management approach treats neuropathic conditions caused by a variety of medical conditions including:

  • Cancer and chemotherapy
  • Chronic nerve pain
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Chronic back pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Neuralgias
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD)
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Shingles (PHN)
  • Failed back surgery
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Sciatic and lumbar pain
  • Diagnosed neuropathy

Instructions for US veterans to schedule Calmare

  1. Contact your VA primary care doctor to request a written referral to receive Calmare therapy for pain management. The doctor must specify CPT Code 0278T (scrambler therapy).
  2. Contact the V.A.’s OptumServe (also called “Optum”) department and submit the referral to them. Request therapy to be provided by Michael Cooney.
  3. will contact Calmare Therapy NJ USA with your medical history and we will work with you directly to schedule your 10 treatment schedule at a convenient date and time for you.
  4. You have a phone consultation with Dr. Cooney to discuss your neuropathic pain condition and pain management goals.
  5. You report for one daily treatments lasting about 35-minutes, spread out over a Monday-Friday 2-week timeframe.

The cost of your Calmare Therapy treatments (CPT0278T) is covered through the V.A.

 Schedule your Calmare consultation

Our quiet and personalized clinic is located in Rutherford, (Bergen County), New Jersey. We treat only one patient at a time.

We are located about 15 minutes from New York City.

Should you be traveling long-distance to New Jersey, consult our Hotel and Travel Arrangements page for discounted lodging options.

If you have any questions about requesting Calmare scrambler therapy through your VA doctor, feel free to reach out to our team at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

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Calmare NJ Accept Patients from Travel Advisory States

August 17, 2020

Understandably, traveling to New Jersey (or anywhere, for that matter) these days is complex. We’ve recently received calls from upcoming patients who are confused about their ability to enter our state if they are traveling from one of the 31 states (as of 8/17/20) listed on the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Travel Advisory List.

Important Note:  Traveling to New York/New Jersey to undergo healthcare treatment is permissible; the self-quarantine is voluntary and compliance is expected.

“Travelers from impacted states should self-quarantine at a hotel, or other temporary lodging. Individuals should only leave the place of self-quarantine to seek medical care/treatment or to obtain food and other essential items.”

NJ State COVID-19 Information Hub

We do recommend that you speak with your local lodging provider about any COVID-19 operational changes and current precautionary measures.

Should you need recommendations for local hotels, please visit our New Patients page and click on Hotel & Travel Information.

Andrea is a registered nurse RN from PA who came to New Jersey for Calmare Therapy performed by Dr. Michael Cooney
Registered Nurse Andrea was here from PA in July 2020.

The Good News

Dr. Cooney and the Calmare team use every precautionary measure to protect patients and staff from possible virus transmission.

The Governor of New Jersey has been very conservative regarding the reopening phases for our state (no indoor dining, indoor gyms or indoor gatherings of more than 25 people).

Right now, our state’s transmission rate is below 1%, after a blip upward around the Fourth of July. This is one of the lowest COVID rates in the nation at this time.

At our clinic, we continue to treat only one patient in the clinic at a time and follow all CDC and State of NJ Department of Health precautionary guidelines.

Since we are keeping our staff as bare bones as possible, you may only come into direct contact with Dr. Michael Cooney, our clinical director, since he is the sole treatment provider.

Certainly, we are living in crazy times. But many people are still living with uncontrolled chronic pain. We can’t “wait” to help people in pain, living day-after-day with a diminished quality of life.

Therefore, following state requirements, we are continuing to move forward, treating our patients with fastidious care, supported by COVID precautionary measures in place.

Rhonda adds her pin to California on the Calmare Patient Map. Summer 2020

Pain waits for no one, not even a pandemic. But we will fight back with a safe and comforting environment to provide treatment, just like we have since 2011.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Cooney directly if you have questions or concerns about your future Calmare Therapy treatments.

Email:  info@calmaretherapynj.com

PH: 201.933.4440

Until we welcome you to New Jersey, stay safe, stay secure and may you have many low-pain days and nights.

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Calmare Scrambler Therapy Available at All Military Branches

May 22, 2020

As we prepare to honor our veterans lost in battle on Memorial Day 2020, we felt it was appropriate to announce that the U.S. Military has expanded the availability of Calmare scrambler therapy to 16 military medical centers and two VA locations.

These facilities are generally restricted for use by military personnel, their dependents and other eligible individuals.

Dr. Michael Cooney, Calmare nj USa clinical director,  is also an approved Calmare scrambler therapy provider for veterans living in New Jersey. Veterans must have a written referral from a V.A. physician to schedule therapy.

Dr. Michael Cooney is a New Jersey VA Hospital In-Network Provider

Soldiers, veterans and their families living with chronic nerve pain do not need to turn to more surgery, Ketamine treatments, spinal cord stimulators (SCS) and other invasive procedures for pain relief.

“The U.S. Military was one of the first treatment centers to recognize Calmare’s capacity to substantially reduce or eliminate nerve pain without using invasive procedures, needles, medications or surgeries,” explains Dr. Cooney.

Chronic pain conditions suitable for Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment

Using a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical approach, this pain management approach treats neuropathic conditions caused by a variety of medical conditions including:

  • Chronic nerve pain
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Chronic back pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Neuralgias
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD)
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Cancer and chemotherapy
  • Shingles (PHN)
  • Failed back surgery
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Sciatic and lumbar pain
  • Diagnosed neuropathy

LIST OF U.S. MILITARY BASES / HOSPITALS OFFERING CALMARE THERAPY (2020)

VA HOSPITALS

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Richmond, VA 23249

ARMY

Madigan Army Medical Center

Tacoma, WA 98431

San Antonio Military Medical Center

Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Tripler Army Medical Center

Honolulu, HI 96859

AIR FORCE

Andrews Air Force Base
Andrews Air Force Base, MD 20762-6421

Eglin Air Force Base

Eglin AFB, FL 32542

NAVY

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Portsmouth, VA 23708-2111

Naval Medical Center San Diego
San Diego, CA 92134-5000

Naval Medical Center Bethesda
Bethesda, MD 20889

Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547-0100

Naval Hospital Pensacola
Pensacola, FL 32512-0001

Naval Hospital Bremerton
Bremerton, WA 98312-1898

Naval Hospital Jacksonville 
Jacksonville, FL 32214-5000

If you have any questions about requesting Calmare scrambler therapy through your VA doctor, feel free to reach out to our team at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

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Dr. Michael Cooney is Now a VA Hospital In-Network Provider

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February 28, 2020

Veterans should contact their VA primary care doctor for a referral 

Veterans with medication and treatment-resistant chronic pain are now fully covered to have Calmare Therapy, with a written referral from a V.A. physician.

Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director, Calmare Therapy NJ USA, located in Rutherford, NJ, is a VA-approved, in-network provider of Calmare scrambler therapy (CPT Code 0278T), an FDA-cleared, non-invasive therapy to combat chronic nerve pain as a result of injury, surgery or disease.

The four branches of the U.S. Military have been using scrambler therapy since 2011, increasing the number of Calmare MC-5A devices at its hospitals, including the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

“The U.S. Military was one of the first treatment centers to recognize Calmare’s capacity to substantially reduce or eliminate nerve pain without using invasive procedures, needles, medications or surgeries,” explains Dr. Cooney.

“As an in-network provider, we can help many veterans reduce neuropathic pain, especially those for whom medications and other traditional pain management therapies have failed to control their pain.”

How the Calmare Device Works Painlessly to Reduce Neuropathy

The FDA-cleared MC-5A scrambler therapy device (the brand name is Calmare) works by sending a “no-pain” signal through strategically-placed electrodes on the patient’s skin.

These signals override the native pain message, reducing the pain intensity and often offering immediate pain relief.

The long-term success achievements—at no added risk to the soldier–has made it an effective weapon against the “War on Pain.”

Calmare has no side effects and is painless to undergo.

While the treatment does not work for everyone, it has achieved am 80% success rate overall. Dr. Cooney has successfully treated nearly 1,000 patients since he underwent training to use the MC-5A device in 2010.

“Time and again, we have seen the Calmare device help people regain control of their lives and resume a healthy quality-of-life,” Dr. Cooney notes. “We have seen many people regain independent mobility after arriving at our clinic using wheelchairs, walkers or canes.”

Dr. Cooney says the success of the scrambler therapy device has been the highlight of his 35-year career in pain management.

Chronic pain conditions suitable for Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment

Using a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical approach, this pain management approach treats neuropathic conditions caused by a variety of medical conditions including:

  • Cancer and chemotherapy
  • Chronic nerve pain
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Chronic back pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Neuralgias
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD)
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Shingles (PHN)
  • Failed back surgery
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Sciatic and lumbar pain
  • Diagnosed neuropathy

Instructions for Veterans to Schedule Calmare Therapy with Dr. Michael Cooney

  1. Contact your VA primary care doctor to request a written referral form to receive Calmare therapy for pain management. The doctor must specify CPT Code 0278T (scrambler therapy).
  2. Contact the V.A.’s Community Care department and submit the referral to them; request therapy to be provided by Michael Cooney.
  3. Community Care / TriWest will contact Calmare Therapy NJ USA with your medical history and we will work with you directly to schedule your 10 treatment schedule at a convenient date and time for you.
  4. You have a phone consultation with Dr. Cooney to discuss your condition and pain management goals.
  5. You report for one daily treatments lasting about 35-minutes, spread out over a Monday-Friday 2-week timeframe.

 

The cost of your Calmare Therapy treatments (CPT0278T) is covered through the V.A.

 

Schedule Your Calmare Therapy Consultation

Our quiet and personalized clinic is located in Rutherford, (Bergen County), New Jersey. We treat only one patient at a time.

We are located about 15 minutes from New York City.

Should you be traveling long-distance to New Jersey, consult our Hotel and Travel Arrangements page for discounted lodging options.

If you have any questions about requesting Calmare scrambler therapy through your VA doctor, feel free to reach out to our team at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

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