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MD Anderson Pain Management Chair Supports Scrambler Therapy for Chronic Nerve Pain

May 11, 2017

Dr. Salahadin Abdi, Ph.D., M.D., professor and chair of the Pain Management Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center, on of the top cancer diagnosis, treatment and research centers in the world, spoke this week about the benefits of scrambler therapy to treat nerve pain and bypass risks associated with prescribed opioid therapy.

“Remarkably, scrambler therapy seems to reduce this type of
neuropathy (pain after chemotherapy or CIPN) which the patients present with, it’s been really remarkable,” says Dr. Abdi.

https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/cancer-newsline/spring-2017/pain-management-with-scrambler.html?intcmp=Highlights5_ScramblerTherapyCancerPain

You can also read a transcript of the interview here.

Calmare scrambler therapy is performed on a patient battling full body CRPS. (May 2017)

Scrambler therapy offers patients a drug-free treatment for several types of diagnosed neuropathic pain.

Since 2011, Calmare Therapy NJ USA clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, has used the FDA-cleared Calmare MC-5A device to successfully lessen or even alleviate chronic pain in these diagnosed medical conditions:

  • Nerve damage after chemotherapy treatment
  • diabetic nerve pain (diabetic neuropathy)
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • CRPS  / RSD
  • Pediatric chronic pain
  • PHN – Nerve pain/damage after a Shingle’s diagnosis

Scrambler therapy has no side effects and is a painless procedure.

Calmare Therapy NJ USA patients share their stories here

Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

Dr. Michael J. Cooney is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the use of scrambler therapy, particularly in the treatment of CRPS / RSD. To learn more and find out if Calmare Therapy might be right for you, call our friendly and experienced team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at calmarenj@gmail.com

Calmare Therapy NJ USA is located in Rutherford, New Jersey, Bergen County, just 10 miles outside New York City.

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Laura Checks in Six Years After Calmare for RSD & Fibromyalgia

April 7, 2017

Laura is shown walking on grass without excruciating pain for the first time in years after Calmare Therapy (NYC 2011)

We jokingly call Laura from Indiana one of our Calmare Pioneers.

When Dr. Cooney began offering Calmare scrambler therapy in 2011, he intended to use it to help his existing medication and treatment-resistant patients.

But quickly, patients and their families battling neuropathy discovered his success using the MC-5A device to lessen or alleviate several types of treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain.

Laura, a newlywed and special needs school teacher, was severely debilitated by both fibromyalgia and RSD pain and related physical symptoms.

While she was undergoing RSD treatment at the Cleveland Clinic, she saw a post on Facebook by another RSD sufferer which changed her life.

Amanda and Dr. Cooney

Amanda posted that Calmare had given her life back,” Laura recalls. “She wanted to shout to the rooftops to anyone living with chronic pain that there is something out there that truly works.”

Laura and her husband talked and agreed to halt the current treatment regimen and drove to New Jersey to meet with Dr. Michael J. Cooney.

Read more about Laura ‘s Calmare Therapy experience

Laura shares a message six years since her scrambler therapy

Today, Dr. Cooney was delighted to see this message on his Facebook timeline from Laura. (Don’t think Dr. Cooney will forget about you after your treatments are complete. He stays in touch with everyone in the ‘Calmare Family.’).

“Dr. Cooney, I saw an old post from 2011 on my ‘Memories for Today’ and of course I thought of you! The Cleveland Clinic ended up telling me that I was, “In denial about my condition. That I would never improve because RSD has no cure.” My prayers for remission were answered when I found you just a few months later! I’m forever grateful.

You have given me the gift of life without pain and it’s been full of joy again!

Laura is one of those young women you wish you could clone, because she’s just a lovely person inside and out.

Thank you for taking a chance on Calmare, Laura, and we appreciate your unrelenting support since your treatment with us in 2011.

Wishing you every happiness, today and always.

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NPR offers story about “invisible” disease called chronic pain

NPROn this cold and dark January afternoon, we wanted to share this NPR story  featuring a small group of people living the best they can with pain that never stops.

These neuropathic pain statistics shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows someone who is suffering:

  • 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain or about 33% of the entire population.
  • The Institute of Medicine estimates chronic pain costs the U.S. up to $635 billion yearly in medical expenses and lost wages.
  • A study of U.S. pharmacy records finds the number of Americans filling prescriptions for opioid painkillers has declined yet people who are still able to get those drugs are using them for longer amounts of time.

The  Dec. 24 NPR episode discusses the frustration chronic pain sufferers feel when everyone tells them they don’t ‘look sick’ and maybe their issues are ‘all in their heads’…

Yes, we know, those of you reading this can probably relate. As we’ve stated from the first day we introduced Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment, the painkillers are not the solution to pain.

However, believe us, fighting the advertising budgets of the big pharmaceutical companies continually pushing these drugs to patients, doctors and hospitals, is the battle of a lifetime.

But it’s a war we are more than willing to fight.

The importance of your Calmare Therapy provider’s expertise

April 12, 2013

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

Calmare Certified Location LogoI’ve received several patient queries lately about the expertise of the healthcare professional who is actually administering Calmare Therapy.  I’d like to touch on the importance of this question today─

Calmare is a “provider dependent” therapy

The scrambler therapy is performed by a “provider,” the specially-trained clinician who places each of the leads on the patient, sets the voltage, monitors response minute-by-minute and day-by-day, and makes ongoing adjustments based upon the patient’s response. In my practice, I am the provider, 100 percent of the time, from start to finish ─ no exceptions. The administering healthcare professional must have extensive expertisetraining and understanding to accurately diagnose the precise location of the pain site/s. This can be easier said than done.

Why? Because the placement of the leads (patches) which are attached to each of the algorithms must be precisely placed in order to alleviate pain. If these leads are placed in the wrong area, this lessens the overall capability of the Calmare MC-5A technology to optimally perform its job. I have served as a Trainer for the treatment for some new doctors introducing Calmare, and it is a responsibility I take very seriously.

What to look for in your Calmare provider

The most experienced Calmare Therapy providers have received a careful review and on-site examination by the company’s administrators who may or may not designate the top providers as Calmare Certified. I strongly encourage you to seek out these providers for your therapy. Secondly, ask the provider you are considering how many patients they have treated with your specific chronic pain condition ─ back and neck pain, post surgical pain, RSD / CRPS / fibromyalgia, pain after chemotherapy, diabetic neuropathy, etc.

Your Calmare technology will be most successful when your chosen provider has advanced expertise in the placement of each lead. In my opinion, this vitally important task should only be administered by a healthcare professional specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of several types of advanced neuropathy.

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) patient begins Calmare Therapy

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we welcomed our first Calmare Therapy patient from Europe (Amsterdam) this week who is undergoing treatment to combat chronic bilateral foot pain as a result of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN. As we and others have shared in the past, CIPN pain is notoriously difficult to treat successfully.

Our patient contracted CIPN three months after undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer more than three years ago.  Her pain level escalated to a seven and she began having difficulty walking. She is undergoing 10 Calmare treatments and her outcome looks very positive. We look forward to sharing her outcome as she therapy progresses.

Dr. Michael Cooney

NEWS12 to Feature Dr. Michael Cooney and Calmare Therapy

Dr. Michael Cooney has just completed shooting a “To Your Health” with Dr. Derrick DeSilva segment for News12 where he discusses Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment. His patient, Laura Miller, an RSD and fibromyalgia sufferer for more than three years, also appeared on the program to discuss her condition, other painful and expensive chronic pain treatments that ultimately proved to be unsuccessful, and the final resolution of her pain after undergoing Calmare Therapy.

“News12 is one of the few television stations to prioritize healthcare news,” says Dr. Cooney. “They recognized the importance of informing viewers living with chronic pain that there is a new solution available to help these patients take control of their lives again.”

The Calmare Therapy segment featuring Dr. Cooney and Laura Miller will air January, 2012.

“Rewiring the Brain” article in the WSJ (11.15.11)

 By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Rutherford Allied Medical Group

A colleague shared this important article from the Wall Street Journal,Rewiring the Brain to Ease Pain” that perfectly describes Calmare Therapy’s MC-5A technology, a pain-free and  drug free solution that rewires the brain’s messaging system.

How does Calmare work, in simple terms?

It distracts the patient from the pain and stimulates other areas of the brain by:

  • Activating the C fibers to the brain and taking “no pain” messages from adjacent areas and moving that artificial message through the spine to the brain.

The result?

What is the treatment protocol?

We administer 45-minute daily treatments over 10 consecutive days to “rewire” the malfunction in the brain’s pain processing pathways. 

The article references acupuncture treatments interrupting the pain signal. Calmare also interrupts the pain signal but uses various algorithms which does not permit the brain to accommodate and develop a tolerance to the stimulus.

Please remember we are treating long-term pain patients who have already tried other treatments, medications and therapies.  Calmare is not a placebo but a change in perception of what is felt at the local pain point–an analgesic approach which breaks the somatosensory cortex’s ability to feel the pain. It’s important to note that with most of our patients, it has been shown objectively, through a variety of tests, that the area of pain does not actually have any tissue damage. The pain is neurologically based.

Kudos to the Wall Street Journal for this exciting, accurate and relevant article in treating the “pain in the brain.”

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