Children are comfortably connected to the Calmare’s technology via small electrodes (similar to those used in EKG and other medical procedures) placed on the patient’s skin–but not directly on the pain site.
The device then sends a relaxing, low current of electrical stimulation through the skin to nerve fibers, delivering a “no pain” signal to the brain, and overriding the existing “pain” signal.
Several patients report pain relief after the first treatment, but each child’s case is unique.
Scrambler therapy is performed once per day Monday – Friday for two weeks. As treatment progresses, the goal is for the child’s nerve pain to steadily decrease to 0, or a manageable level of pain allowing for normal daily function.
Optimally, after the child has completed therapy, with rest and care taken not to “do too much too soon,” many pediatric patients can resume full participation in school and normal daily activities.