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The difference between Calmare MC-5A technology and a TENS unit

January 16, 2017

emi-hewatt-having-calmare-treatment-_10-16Here at Calmare Therapy NJ, we’ve been using scrambler therapy since 2011. We’ve successfully treated hundreds of patients from more than 20 countries.

But the question in this headline is 100 percent valid and requires a detailed explanation. The difference between these two medical devices can be compared to driving on a freshly-paved 16-lane super highway versus a one-lane, gravel-covered back road. So from a patient’s perspective, let’s put these two pain treatment devices head-to-head.

The operational distinctions between the two devices are significant:

  • Volume of current being used
  • Type of neurons transmitting the no-pain signal
  • Calmare device sends a “no pain” signal on the surface C-fiber nerve receptors instead of interrupting pain signals through the A-beta fibers (tens unit).

Calmare® Pain Therapy’s MC-5A Technology

This technology creates a low-energy electrical impulse which travels through the patient’s nerves delivering a “no-pain” signal to the brain. This process “tricks the brain” that the area of pain is normal and eventually results in prolonged pain relief.

Calmare uses primarily “C Fibers” to transmit these random ‘no pain’ signals to calm the brain. It operates at 40 to 50 Hz. and 16 different algorithms deliver five duel-channel signals to restart the brain and ultimately disrupt the chronic pain loop.

There is never a repeated cycle during a treatment, so there can be no accommodation by the brain (as with drugs or a self-administered, hand-held TENS unit).

Calmare technology pain relief offers patients a significantly longer duration (often months, years or more) of lower (or even eliminated) pain relief as opposed to using a TENS unit, where the pain returns soon after discontinuation of the treatment.

Calmare Certified Location LogoFinally, Calmare Therapy is only administered by a medical professional who has years of clinical expertise delivering customized pain therapy.

The Calmare Device Earned a U.S. Patent Number

The scrambler machine has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which identifies the device as a unique entity, unlike anything else in the market (i.e. a tens unit). The U.S. Patent number is 8,380,317.

Lead Placement Performed by a Trained Pain Management Professional…or Self-administered by the Patient?

TENS unitThe small, hand-held TENS unit is self-administered by the patient, so the placement of the pads hand-during-treatmentis determined not by a healthcare professional, but at the best judgment of the patient or loved one providing the treatment at home. The TENS operates using a single signal, allowing for short duration pain relief. Most importantly, the machine has been designed with the goal of temporarily reducing pain.

RSD and CRPS Patients

The main challenge in treating RSD/CRPS is the complicated change in the nervous system which can be traced to changes in the receptors in the brain. As a result, therapy to resolve this kind of pain must reach the brain. The use of electricity for the management of pain is not unique to Calmare.

In fact, many RSD/CRPS sufferers have already tried traditional TENS therapy prior to coming to our clinic.

Calmare Therapy Does Not Function Like a TENS Unit

Calmare Technology 2012Injury or other noxious stimulus in the body creates pain chemicals. These chemicals, in turn, are converted into electrical impulses by your nerves which are transmitted to the brain and INTERPRETED by the brain. When specially-trainined doctors use Calmare Therapy, they “control” the electrical impulses that the brain is receiving.

By manipulating the input into the brain, they “retrain” it to remove the pain signal to the area of the body where there is, in fact, no pain.

Interesting, medical science has already proven through other methodologies that the brain can be “taught.” In medicine, we refer to those changes as neuroplasticity and there are many resources of interesting reading on that topic.

Questions? Call Us. We’ll Answer

nurses-on-phoneAdmittedly, this information is a lot to take in for people without a healthcare background. Nonetheless, we hope this helps in recognizing the key differences between the two devices.

If you have questions or would like to find out if Calmare Therapy might be right for your chronic pain condition,  call our friendly team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at calmarenj@gmail.com.

 

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An 87-year-old and a 16-year-old both reduce their chronic pain after Calmare Therapy

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 Katie Triosipain 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.

Video: Ann and Katie describe their Calmare Therapy treatments following an introduction by our clinical director, Dr. Michael J. Cooney:

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
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pain after Chemotherapy – CIPN
  • Shingles
  • 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. 

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Teenager with CRPS Receives an Early Christmas Present After Calmare

December 22, 2016

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Brysen is shown with the Calmare MC-5A device leads on his neck, which are transmitting ‘no pain’ messages to his brain via varied algorithms. It is a painless process with no side effects.

Brysen is a 16-year-old from New Jersey. He arrived at our clinic on December 5, 2016, for treatment of CRPS, which he developed following surgery for a closed wrist reduction one year ago. The pain was concentrated in his left leg and arm.

He had previously been prescribed a number of anticonvulsants medications for pain management, which were not successful.

When he arrived at our clinic in New Jersey, his pain level was at a 7/10 which had escalated to as high as a 10/10. He was also prescribed Amitriptyline.

Prior to coming to the Calmare NJ clinic, Brysen had completed an intensive physical therapy regime at the renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

The teenager underwent 10 daily treatments of scrambler therapy which lasted about 35-minutes each. By treatment number three, he began to realize a pain reduction in both his leg and arm. As the treatments continued, his pain level continued to plummet.

Brysen’s Patient Outcome After Calmare Therapy for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Tomorrow he will complete his final treatment, but as of today, he is pain-free.

Additionally, he is no longer taking any pain medication.

He and his family will be leaving shortly for a vacation in Hawaii.

We have a feeling this is going to be a very special Christmas for Brysen and his family.

Merry Christmas!

Are You or a Loved One Battling RSD or CRPS?

Dr. Michael Cooney is known internationally for his success lessening or eliminating severe treatment-resident chronic pain using Calmare scrambler therapy. We are now booking 2017 consultations with the doctor by phone (there is no fee for this consultation).

If you would like to schedule a call with the doctor, first review all the pages of this website to learn more about how scrambler therapy works and how the painless treatments are performed.

Please know the treatment cycle requires you to visit the office for 10 visits over two weeks.

Our Calmare administrative team would be happy to offer recommendations for lodging nearby.

Please complete the eCard below, and we’ll be happy to follow-up with you:

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Get to Know Calmare Therapy NJ Via Social Media

December 18, 2016

Calmare scrambler therapy is a newer alternative treatment to reduce or lessen several types of treatment-refacebook-iconsistant chronic pain. Since we introduced this drug-free pain solution at our healthcare clinic in 2011, we chose not to launch a flashy advertising campaign touting the merits of this pain treatment.

Believe us, it was tempting, if only for the fact that Calmare has no side effects, so viewers are not subjected to watching the drug company-type ads featuring people frolicking through the park, while the narrator describes all the frightening potential after-effects from taking the drug…

We took a decidedly different approach.

We invited our patients from around the world to describe their firsLinkedin_Iconthand accounts about what the Calmare Therapy experience was like for them, before, during and after the treatments.

Besides sharing these testimonials here on our website, we found the best way to reach other chronic pain sufferers was through social media.

Itwitter-iconf you are just discovering Calmare, check out these pages on our website, read our patient case studies and check-out any of our social media profiles, where you can stay up-to-date on day-to-day activities here at our clinic here in New Jersey.

Jusgooglet connect with us via your favorite social site below and we’ll be happy to like or follow you back! Feel free to ask us questions and share your comments.

Calmare NJ USA’s Exclusive Patient-to-Patient Program

calmare-patient2patientIf you are considering undergoing our treatment, we can put you in touch with one of our Calmare NJ patient volunteers who previously treated with us for the same or a similar medical condition.

Just complete the eCard below, and we’ll reach out to one of our volunteers who will be happy to talk with you:

Need more information? Call our friendly and compassionate team at (201) 933-4440 or email us us privately at calmarenj@gmail.com.

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Emi Checks in from Australia After Calmare Treatment for CRPS

December 8, 2016

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Emi Hewatt

We were delighted to receive this post on our Facebook timeline this morning from Emi Hewatt, who came to us from Down Under for scrambler therapy a few months ago. If you recall, she and her family gained media attention during their fundraising effort to come to us for Calmare Therapy.

Emi had a severe CRPS condition, which required her to use a wheelchair and greatly restricted her daily quality of life. She is a warn, funny and loving person–someone who should not be living on the sidelines of her young life.

Emi’s Update

“It’s now nearly 8 weeks since we returned home from America where I received the life changing Calmare Therapy treatment. And WOW, has my life changed. I apologise for it being so long since my last update but I have been flat out enjoying life!

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Images from Emi’s everyday life Down Under

We’ve been busy putting in Vege gardens, spending time with family and friends, celebrating 80th Birthdays, feeding calves, carting hay (and getting the truck bogged), bush walking with the Kangaroos, spending time with my horse, visiting my 90 yr old Nan in hospital, getting out and spending time in our beautiful part of the world, volunteering for community groups and organisations, talking to other suffers, lobbying medical professionals to take on Calmare, visiting local people and business to say thank you for all their support and speaking at local community group get togethers, all the while ensuring I get enough rest and learning to re-manage my life post Calmare.

Enjoying all the things that only a couple of months ago I couldn’t do.

We’ve also been holding and organising fundraising events to give back to the Lions Club of Corryong Community Account. We’ve had a trail ride and bush run from Geehi to Tom Groggin and sausages sizzles, with more to come, starting with another sausage sizzle at the Corryong Farmers Market this Saturday.

We just had CRPS awareness month in November and we’re still on board with The Purple Bucket Foundation raising awareness and getting Calmare here, with it now being approved for use within Australia!!!!

Again, we truly can’t thank you enough for all the support we have received and it definitely wouldn’t have been possible with out my amazing mum and Dr.Cooney Calmare NJ. Thank you all so much. I am loving life.
xx”

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Mrs. Hewatt, Dr. Cooney and Emi
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How to find the right pain management for your neuropathic condition

December 5, 2016

By Robert B. Kelly, D.O.

Calmare Therapy NJ 

Rutherford, New Jersey, USA

Dr. Cooney and I have been helping people overcome all kinds of pain for more than 30 years from our clinic here in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Here at Calmare Therapy NJ, we disagree with the traditional medical treatment plan which often consists of handing over a prescription for an opioid painkiller to a patient dealing with chronic pain or even acute pain.

The negative side effects from many of these drugs can quickly become more debilitating to the patient than the actual pain. Right now, there also seems to be no end in sight to the U.S.’s pain medication addiction epidemic.

Discovering new or improved pain management treatments while you are debilitated by pain–and possibly medication side effects–can be particularly challenging.

Whether your discomfort is an acute or chronic pain condition–back and neck pain, lower extremity injury, fibromyalgia, CRPS / RSD, diabetic neuropathy, arthritis, cancer treatment, or pain after surgery–it is imperative to find a pain solution to lessen your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

I’d like to share some recommendations on the best approach to finding the right pain solution for you:

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Finding the right pain management treatment and doctor to suit your needs and goals.

How do you find the right pain management doctor for you?

  • Do some legwork or ask for help from a friend or family member. Reach out through social media sites, either publicly on your timeline, or via private direct message for referrals.
  • Research a local support group for the condition you are battling and seek recommendations from members.
  • Ask your personal doctor, or the physician treating your specific condition, for suggestions.
  • Schedule an appointment with 2-3 different chiropractors or pain management specialists to discuss your case and assess if the doctor’s suggested protocol coincides with your treatment philosophy.

Make certain you agree with the doctor’s philosophy on treating the mind and body

While medication can be effective for some pain management issues, it certainly isn’t the only tool available when it comes to the resolution of neuropathy. Be sure to understand (and agree) with the doctor’s physical and emotional strategy to manage, lessen or alleviate your condition.

Physical therapy can also serve as an important part of any pain management program. Pain can be worsened by exercise that isn’t done correctly (or interpreted incorrectly as pain rather than overuse), and a physical therapist can tailor the right exercise regimen for you.

Proper exercise slowly builds your tolerance and reduces your pain — you won’t end up overdoing it and giving up because it hurts.

Reach out for pain management help sooner rather than later

As with any medical condition, the longer it goes untreated (or improperly treated) the moreAsian woman in painchallenging it can be to overcome.

Additionally, if you are foregoing pleasurable events and day-to-day activities due to pain, it’s time to reach out for help from a healthcare provider who has significant expertise in the specific type of injury or condition you are facing.

The reality is that most of us will need professional medical care to help with some kind of pain condition during the course of our lives. In order to achieve the fastest and most successful outcome possible, take your time when selecting your pain management provider.

About Dr. Kelly

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Dr. Robert B. Kelly, Interventional Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Kelly is a highly skilled Interventional Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician with over 30 years of personalized one-on-one patient care. He obtained his medical education from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ School of Osteopathic Medicine.

He completed his residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA.  Dr. Kelly is on staff at several New Jersey hospitals including St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Kelly works in tandem with Calmare Therapy NJ clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, to provide patients with a personalized, comprehensive pain management plan that will lessen or alleviate pain and significantly improve quality of life.

Is Calmare Therapy right for you? Find out more

The doctors at Calmare Therapy NJ believe in a one-on-one approach–beginning with our first contact with you. If you’d like to discuss your neuropathic pain condition, call us between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) at 201-933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com and we’ll respond within 24 hours.

calmare-patient2patientCalmare Therapy NJ USA offers an exclusive Patient-to-Patient Program© where you can talk directly with one of our former patient volunteers whose medical condition was lessened–or put into remission–after undergoing scrambler therapy performed exclusively by Dr. Cooney.

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Why Calmare Can Be Ideal for Children and Teens Battling Chronic Pain

November 30, 2016

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director, Calmare Therapy NJ USA

The last thing any parent or caregiver wants to do is subject their child to pain or watch them battle pain day after day.

Additionally, no parent I’ve ever met wants to give their child narcotics to combat pain, even for the short-term.

But, if your child is suffering, you’ll do just about anything to help them feel better.

I realized that during the month of June at our New Jersey Calmare clinic, about 70 percent of the patients we treated for neuropathy using scrambler therapy were under 25 years old.

And about 50 percent of those patients were under age 18.

Why Calmare scrambler therapy is an ideal treatment for pediatric neuropathyGabriel_6.2015

  • FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
  • Pain-free treatment
  • 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)

How does scrambler therapy work?

Children or teenagers are comfortably connected to the Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment® device via small electrodes (similar to those used in EKG and other medical procedures) placed on the patient’s skin at the pain site/s.

The device then sends a very low current of electrical stimulation through the skin and nerve fibers, which carries a “no pain” signal to the brain, essentially overriding the previous pain signal.

Abby Bluteau getting treatment_2015We recommend the child have books, magazines or handheld entertainment to help pass the time during the 35-minute daily treatments (see Abby at left).

In some cases, pain relief has been reported after the first treatment, but each child’s case is unique.

Scrambler therapy treatments are performed over a two-week period, with the goal of the patient’s pain steadily decreasing, eliminating the need for wheelchairs, canes or any mobility support devices.

Once the child is back home, after ample rest and care is taken not to “do too much too soon,” many pediatric patients return to school and normal daily activities.

Pediatric Chronic Pain Patient Testimonials 

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Abby

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Amanda

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Would you like to discuss if Calmare might help your child or teenager?

Reach out by calling the Calmare Therapy NJ USA clinic (located minutes from New York City) at (201) 933 – 4440; email us privately at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or complete the eCard below:

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Fibromyalgia (FMS) pain and symptoms can be lessened or eliminated with Calmare Therapy

Symptoms_of_fibromyalgiaNovember 28, 2016

People living with fibromyalgia are often left to suffer from debilitating symptoms–radiating muscular and joint pain, depression, painful tender points, fatigue, headaches, and sleep disorders–since the disease is notoriously treatment-resistant.

A laundry list of prescription medications, invasive and even non-invasive treatments have left sufferers still in pain, and living on the sidelines of life because of it.

One of the reasons Dr. Cooney and Dr. Kelly introduced Calmare Therapy in 2011 was to offer a new pain relief solution specifically for people battling medication and treatment-resistant pain, like fibromyalgia.

Calmare scrambler therapy painlessly scrambles pain messaging from the brain

FDA-cleared Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment uses a drug-free, non-invasive, biophysical approach to chronic pain relief by transmitting a ‘no-pain’ message to the pain-producing nerve/s via painless surface electrodes applied to the skin consistently over a period of time.

calmare-patient-laura-miller-in-central-park-2011Laura Miller describes her Calmare Therapy treatment for fibromyalgia

Regardless of the intensity of the pain, Calmare can offer a truly viable alternative to medications that only mask the pain temporarily.

Providing patients with Calmare chronic pain relief since 2011, we have experienced an average success rate of 80 percent, meaning patients have attained significant pain and symptom relief the degree they were able to return to normal daily function.

Teenager Katie Salmon talks about Calmare Therapy helping to defeat her fibromyalgia

Any potential Calmare patient has a live, phone or video chat meeting with Calmare Therapy NJ clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, to discuss:

1) medical history

2) medications being used to treat FMS symptoms

3) other therapeutic treatment efforts previously undertaken

This one-on-one meeting also gives patients and loved ones the opportunity to ask their own questions about the Calmare therapy treatment process.

Our exclusive Calmare NJ Patient-2-Patient™ program will put you in touch with a fellow fibromyalgia patient (volunteer) who had a positive outcome after undergoing Calmare Therapy.

Catherine Miller gets her life back on track after Calmare Therapy 

Use our Patient-to-Patient program to talk with one of our patient volunteers who used Calmare to lessen fibromyalgia pain and symptoms

calmare-patient2patientPeople from around the world who come to New Jersey for Calmare scrambler therapy have already tried countless medications and painful and invasive treatments. Understandably, it’s difficult for them to try another ‘alternative treatment’ and risk disappointment again.

For this reason, we offer our Patient-to-Patient program comprised of volunteer (unpaid) former patients who completed the 10-treatment program and lessened or even eliminated their pain and symptoms from several chronic pain conditions, including FMS.

If you’d like to learn more about Calmare or chat with one of our volunteer patients, call us at (201) 933-4440, email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or complete the eCard below:

 

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving_calmareFrom our entire team here in New Jersey, USA, we wish all of our patients, colleagues and friends a happy Thanksgiving.

No matter what our challenges may be in life, we have the gift of just being here, and for this we are so very grateful.

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