Cara adds a pin to Scotland on the Calmare patient map. (April 2018)

Calmare Therapy New Jersey specializes in the use of the FDA-cleared, MC-5A scrambler therapy technology for patients living with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

Since 2011, Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director, has achieved significant clinical success treating patients with severe RSD and CRPS.

Read about Dr. Cooney’s success with Calmare Therapy published in the National Pain Report:


“At our clinic, we have consistently documented more than an 80% Calmare Certified Location Logopositive outcome rate treating RSD and CRPS patients using scrambler therapy,” says Dr. Cooney, one of only seven (March 2020) certified providers of Calmare in the U.S.

“There are thousands of people living with CRPS neuropathic pain, as well as physical symptoms, many who arrive here at our clinic in wheelchairs. After treating hundreds of patients from around the world, I truly believe we can help most of them.”


Calmare, an FDA-cleared, pain-free, drug-free, scrambler therapy, is performed through very low doses of electricity transmitted through 16 different algorithms to disrupt the chronic pain loop message from the brain.

The placement of each lead and the setting of the MC-5A device is dependent upon the healthcare professional administering the treatment. Calmare is a “provider-dependent” therapy.

Learn more about the importance of the Calmare provider you choose here:


BlackburnDianne B., a registered nurse from Texas shares her Calmare Therapy NJ Review.

“I have had Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) for years and years! After an accident at work, I required back surgery (which turned into 3 surgeries) and after the last one, my left foot was insanely painful. It quickly spread throughout my entire body).

I have 2 spinal cord stimulators (SCS) – one for my lower body and one for my upper body. I had a drug pump for years as well. I’ve had too many injections and blocks to even keep track of. I was in a wheelchair for years…

Read the Q& A with Dr. Cooney in 

Paul Ellis, Queensland Australia, age 31, suffered a severe injury to his right foot which resulted in a CRPS diagnosis, eventually leaving him wheelchair reliant  He tells his personal story here:

Michael Kost, age 13, New York was injured playing middle school football and the RSD quickly grabbed hold of both of his feet, leaving him unable to put any weight on them. He also experienced medication and treatment-resistant neuropathy resulting in debilitating chronic pain.

An honor student, his discomfort became so severe he eventually had to leave school.

He and his mother share their Calmare treatment experience, performed by Dr. Cooney:


Dr. Michael J. Cooney _2015_headshotDr. Cooney regularly speaks to RSD / CRPS support groups and organizations about this alternative treatment for severe chronic pain.

He is also a columnist on To learn more, call (201) 933-4440 or email us at