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When Calmare Therapy links India to Pennsylvania

indiaEven after using the Internet and social media every day for many years, it still never ceases to amaze me. This morning is a perfect example:  I received a message from a physician in India who is using Calmare Therapy for his patients there, with equally successful patient outcomes. He found our practice after watching our patient, Deena Lotridge, share her Calmare story on YouTube

We’ve sent Dr. Kuppusami a response and look forward to sharing a common bond (and clinical experiences) with each other, even if his practice is several thousand miles away.

Unfortunately, the ties the bind that two of us are pain. But, together, on different sides of the world, we fight the battle side-by-side.

CDC reports deaths by painkiller overdose an “epidemic”

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney

While prescriptions for pain medication continues to skyrocket, more and more of our friends, colleagues, neighbors and family are dying from accidental overdoses. While this heartbreaking news is very difficult for those of us working in pain management to hear, it also reinforces the urgent need for alternative methods to combat chronic pain. Medications are not the solution to chronic pain in many, many cases.

Often, when we first meet new Calmare patients, they present us with heavy bags filled with bottle after bottle of powerful drugs. In addition, these patients are often physically debilitated by using these medications, of which many are considered “narcotic”.

After 30 years of treating good people living in constant pain, I have seen firsthand that Calmare Therapy can alleviate pain in people who have been suffering for more than a year, three, even 10 years. Calmare has no debilitating side effects and is far less expensive that prescription drugs. It’s a solution that the rest of our country must learn about. And we will continue to spread the word–patient by patient until these sad statistics are just a distant memory.

Talk with Dr. Cooney Live on Friday, Nov. 4

Dr. Cooney shares a laugh with one of his patients after her Calmare Therapy treatment.
Dr. Michael J. Cooney of Rutherford Allied Medical Group will be discussing Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment on Friday, Nov. 4 from 3-4 p.m. (Eastern time) on Joseph Aquilino’s popular and informative program, “RSD and You”. 
 
Joey is a nationally-recognized advocate of RSD treatment and research. He also lives with the disease himself. 
 
Listeners are invited to call in at (310) 982 – 4253  and ask Dr. Cooney questions about this non-invasive, drug-free, pain-free treatment for chronic pain–RSD, fibromyalgia and other types of neuropathy. Log in at  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/joeygiggles

Is Calmare Therapy right for your chronic pain condition?

In order for patients to achieve the most positive outcomes from any therapy, treatment or medication, the solution must be appropriate for the specific condition being treated. Calmare Therapy is beneficial for patients living with treatment-resistant neuropathic chronic pain for a year or more as a result of these types of conditions:

  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Cancer-related neuropathy
  • Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pain neuropathy
  • Radiating pain
  • Diabetic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Sciatica

Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment® technology is FDA-cleared, non-invasive and pain-free. Unlike debilitating painkilling drugs, this therapy has no side effects. To learn more, tour our site and call (201) 933 – 4440 to learn more.

Chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and Calmare Therapy

I’ve been asked on radio programs more than once about CIPN and how Calmare can help. There is no negating that chemo saves lives every day. But the treatment often takes a toll on the rest of the body. As a result, the patient can be dealing with a newly developed case of chronic pain. One of the root causes of this pain is a result of the toxicity of the heavy metals, Taxanes and Cisplatinin, particularly.

Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment has proven to be particularly effective in combating this chronic pain. My team and I spent years researching, interviewing and visiting manufacturers who produce technology to alleviate chronic pain. One of the decisive factors was a scientific report published last year by Thomas J. Smith, MD, Endowed Chair of Palliative Care Research and Medical Director of the Thomas Palliative Care Unit at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center.

The study, one of the first detailed studies conducted in the United States since FDA clearance, concluded, “Patient-specific cutaneous electrostimulation with the MC5-A Calmare device appears to dramatically reduce pain in refractory CIPN patients with no toxicity.” CIPN, a debilitating side effect for 30 – 40 percent of cancer patients, causes sharp ongoing pain in the hands and feet and affects an estimated four million cancer patients in the United States alone.

 Their specific findings:

  •  Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment relieved refractory (resistant) CIPN pain quickly and significantly, with virtually no side effects.
  • Patients experienced a 64% reduction in pain, on average.
  • Four of 16 patients had a complete disappearance of pain.
  • Some patients had return of complete or partial normal sensation and relief of numbness, as well as relief of pain.
  • Some pain relief is durable for months but may require re-treatment and maintenance.

For those of us with expertise in pain management, these data findings are both astounding and inspiring. If you or a loved one undergoing chemotherapy treatment would like more information, please feel free to contact me personally.

Dr. Cooney

“RSD and You” radio program excerpts

It was a pleasure talking with Joe Aquilino on his “RSD and You” radio program on Friday. Joe is very passionate about RSD (he is also a patient) and acts as a well-known national advocate for alternative treatment therapies for the disease as well as fibromyalgia.  He shares information and resources with more than 53,000 followers on Twitter and nearly 4, 000 friends on Facebook.

If you would like to listen to the program, click here.

Calmare Pain Therapy featured on “Living with Hope” radio program

I was honored to be the guest on Trudy Thomas’ “Living with Hope” radio program last week to talk about Calmare Therapy and answer callers’ questions. Trudy is a well-known supporter and activist for people living with pain and other chronic diseases.  She specializes in introducing new treatment options to people who may not experience successful outcomes with traditional medical treatment.

Some of our former Calmare patients were kind enough to call in during the show to share their personal experiences. The phone lines and questions submitted by email were so busy that our show was extended beyond the one-hour segment. I’d like to thank Trudy for her time, candor and expertise. She’s a true professional and it was an honor working with her.

Dr. Michael Cooney

Post surgical hand pain sufferer finds relief after seven long years

When Cecilia Carney had her arthritic hand operated on in 2004, she had no idea the long term pain she would endure after surgery, particularly after she took a bad fall, pushing her thumb back into her wrist. In all, she spent seven years researching and experimenting with a variety of medications and therapies to relive the post-surgical pain in her hand. “The pain was unending, 24/7–and excruciating,” explains Cecilia. “One day during a break at work, I read about Calmare® Pain Therapy in the Bergen Record. After thinking about it for a few days, I called Dr. Cooney. At my first appointment, my pain level was at 9/10 on a 10-point scale.”

Cecilia said she felt at ease in the office from the start. “Dr. Cooney explained that not every chronic pain condition can be treated with Calmare, but believed my pain could be greatly alleviated.  He even offered me a treatment–right on the spot.” Ten daily treatments later, Cecilia is a changed woman. “I hadn’t slept through the night in years and gave up doing so many things I enjoyed because I just didn’t have the strength with all the pain.”

Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment uses a biophysical (using physical methods to treat biological problems) rather than a biochemical (drugs) approach. The FDA-cleared device relieves pain directly at the pain site by small electrodes, through which a ‘no-pain’ message is transmitted directly to the nerve for a period of 30 – 45 minutes, on average. Regardless of severity, many pain symptoms have been proven to be significantly reduced or alleviated during the treatment series process and there are no side effects.

Today, Cecilia continues to work full-time and sees her life in a new light. “Before Calmare, I was reliant on pain medications like Percocet and Tramadol to fight the constant pain. But now, I’ve said goodbye to those drugs–for good.”

Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment Proven to Combat Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)

One of the questions I’m asked most frequently about Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment is why did we choose it for our practice? My team and I spent years researching, interviewing and visiting manufacturers who produce technology to alleviate chronic pain. One of the decisive factors was a scientific report published last year by Thomas J. Smith, MD, Endowed Chair of Palliative Care Research and Medical Director of the Thomas Palliative Care Unit at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center.

The study, one of the first detailed studies conducted in the United States since FDA clearance, concluded, “Patient-specific cutaneous electrostimulation with the MC5-A Calmare device appears to dramatically reduce pain in refractory CIPN patients with no toxicity.” CIPN, a debilitating side effect for 30 – 40 percent of cancer patients, causes sharp ongoing pain in the hands and feet and affects an estimated four million cancer patients in the United States alone.

 Their specific findings:

 ·        Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment relieved refractory (resistant) CIPN pain quickly and significantly, with virtually no side effects.

  • Patients experienced a 64% reduction in pain, on average.
  • Four of 16 patients had a complete disappearance of pain.
  • Some patients had return of complete or partial normal sensation and relief of numbness, as well as relief of pain.
  • Some pain relief is durable for months but may require re-treatment and maintenance.

For those of us with expertise in pain management, these data findings are astounding. We learned that Calmare could be equally successful in the treatment of other types of chronic pain that are resistant to traditional therapy and medication, such as:

·         Neck and back pain

·         RSD

·         Pain as a result of other chronic diseases

As the first and only pain treatment facility in New Jersey, and one of fewer than 20 in the nation to offer Calmare, we know firsthand this therapy can be successful for many, many pain sufferers.

Just a few months ago, the Mayo Clinic announced it would launch its own Calmare study, and we look forward to sharing their findings with you as well.

Dr. Michael Cooney

Rutherford Allied Medical Group

 

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