Chronic Pain Specialties


You won’t find surgery, needles, pain, sedation or prescription medications at our pain management clinic.


Patient Benefits of Scrambler Therapy

NYPD officer John celebrates being pain-free again after Calmare scrambler therapy treatments to combat neuropathy from CRPS. (2023)


“We have consistently documented an average positive CRPS patient outcome of 75% using scrambler therapy,” notes Dr. Michael Cooney, Calmare NJ USA Clinical Director.

We define a “positive patient outcome” as achieving significant and sustained pain relief or eliminating the pain with the patient reporting a 0/10 on the Numerical Rating Pain Scale.

Calmare-certified since 2011, Dr. Cooney has successfully treated more than 1,200 children, adults and seniors with CRPS from around the world (2023).

Hear Our CRPS | RSD Patient Stories

Neuropathic Pain

When traditional pain management fails, then what?

One of the many reasons Calmare Pain Therapy is changing the face of pain management is the fact that it can significantly lessen or eliminate neuropathy caused by various types of injury or diseases, including:

  • Nerve damage (small fiber neuropathy)
  • Diabetic neuropathy (chronic foot pain)
  • Pain from cancer or chemotherapy treatment (CIPN)
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) after Shingles
  • Fibromyalgia

“The FDA cleared the Calmare MC-5A device specifically to treat patients with neuropathy as a result of chemotherapy,” says Dr. Michael Cooney. “We have treated patients with CIPN since 2011 and have seen dramatically positive outcomes firsthand.”

Hear Our Neuropathic Pain Patient Stories

Matthew, age 13, is pain-free after a two-year battle with debilitating CRPS pain which required him to use a wheelchair for mobility. (2023)

Pediatric Chronic Pain

Why are there so few non-invasive, drug-free treatments for pediatric neuropathy? The last thing any parent or caregiver wants to do is subject their child to more pain or watch them battle chronic pain day after day.

Additionally, no parent wants to give their child opioid pain medication to combat chronic pain, even for the short-term. But, understandably, if your child is suffering, you’ll do just about anything to help them feel better.

We’d like to offer a better, drug-free and side effect-free pain relief solution.

Calmare scrambler therapy is an ideal treatment for pediatric neuropathy, including 'invisible diseases' such as Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS):

  • FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
  • Pain-free therapy
  • Non-invasive (no injections, IV’s, outpatient procedures)
  • Drug-free (no narcotics or even over-the-counter medications required).
  • No side effects (except for a possible light humming sensation which we can adapt if your skin is unable to sustain any kind of touch)

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.

Click here to read Dr. Cooney’s article about using non-invasive scrambler therapy to treat pediatric nerve damage in Burning Nights, a global patient resource for people battling CRPS.

Hear Our Pediatric Chronic Pain Patient Stories

Sciatica and Chronic Back Pain

Calmare scrambler therapy is an exciting drug and opioid-free alternative treatment to combat nerve damage as a result of medication and therapy-resistant sciatica or lumbar nerve damage (chronic back pain). Calmare uses biophysical “scrambler” technology, a treatment for nerve pain that uses electrodes placed on the skin, which reduces the sciatic and spinal neuropathy by creating an artificial neuron that retrains the brain by sending a ‘no-pain’ signal along the sciatic root to the brain.

Click here to read "Decreased Low Back Pain Intensity and Differential Gene Expression Following Calmare: Results From a Double-Blinded Randomized Sham-Controlled Study."

  • Proven successful in the treatment of neuropathic pain by leading oncologic studies 
  • FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
  • Pain-free
  • Non-invasive
  • Drug-free
  • No side effects

First, let us be perfectly clear—while this non-invasive therapy has been successful for more than 75 percent of our patients with chronic nerve pain, it does not significantly reduce or eliminate pain or everyone, unfortunately.

We have seen marked success (pain reduction or remission) for children, teens, adults and seniors battling these neuropathic pain conditions:

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chemotherapy associated Cancer
  • Pain – CIPN
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome –
  • CRPS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathic Pain/Neuropathy – General
  • Phantom Limb Syndrome
  • Post Shingles Pain – PHN
  • Pudendal (Gynecologic) Pain

Calmare is a ‘provider dependent therapy. Is your doctor Calmare Certified?

No. The Calmare MC-5A device creates a low energy electrical impulse which travels through the patient’s nerves delivering a “no-pain” signal to the brain.

This scrambles (disrupts) the brain’s misfiring pain signal that the area of pain is normal and eventually results in prolonged pain relief.

TENS units are self-use devices that can temporarily lessen pain but when discontinued provide no lasting pain resolution.

Hear Our Sciatica and Chronic Back Pain Patient Stories

Shingles Nerve Pain (PHN)

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus. Often, people with this condition may see the rash disappear, only to be left with debilitating nerve pain.

We have successfully helped to reduce or alleviate nagging Shingles nerve pain, called  Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN), a notoriously treatment-resistant type of neuropathy. 

While pain medications are often ineffective in controlling this type of pain, non-invasive Calmare Therapy has performed very well in terms of reducing and sustaining nerve pain.

“Similar to people with nerve pain after chemotherapy, Shingles patients may also face neuropathic pain,” explains Dr. Michael Cooney. “Based upon our consistent patient outcomes, people with PHN now have a viable opioid-free and painless treatment option.”

Shingles Patient Testimonials

1) Nipon from Canada Describes His Postherpetic Neuralgia Pain Relief After Calmare Therapy (2023)

 2) US Veteran Achieves Shingles Nerve Pain Relief after Calmare Therapy


Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney

Since 2011, Calmare NJ USA clinical director Dr. Michael J. Cooney has specialized in the use of scrambler therapy to significantly reduce or alleviate neuropathic pain.

He has a loyal patient base from around the world whom he treats from his warm and comfortable pain management clinic dedicated to performing Calmare Therapy exclusively.

Sharlene battled nerve pain from arachnoiditis for 30 years. After prescribed medications and traditional pain management failed to reduce her pain, her family convinced her to try scrambler therapy. Meet Shar and find out about her Calmare treatment outcome.

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Dr. Cooney at Calmare personally consults with every potential scrambler therapy patient.

Reach out for a no-fee phone or video consultation with our clinical director this week!

Learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy on these pages and then discuss your case directly with Dr. Michael Cooney.