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What Happens During a Calmare Treatment?

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November 24, 2020

The patient experience is of utmost importance to us at Calmare Therapy NJ, a leading US Calmare Therapy pain management clinic since 2011.

The people who undergo our scrambler therapy have been through months–often years–of neuropathic treatments and pain medication efforts that ultimately did not help lessen their pain.

We thought it would help to explain how a Calmare Therapy treatment is performed, so you can understand just how non-invasive the process is and be fully informed before you have your first session.

First, a quick recap about scrambler therapy and how it works–

Scrambler therapy uses a biophysical rather than a biochemical (medication) approach. A ‘no-pain’ message is transmitted to the nerve via surface electrodes applied to the skin in the region of the patient’s pain, but not directly on the pain region.

The perception of pain, being sent in error through the nerve by the misfiring brain message, is cancelled by the scrambler therapy device and replaced with a no-pain message.

How does this process feel?

With guidance from Dr. Michael Cooney, our clinical director and one of only seven Certified Calmare providers in the US, we’ve outlined the process for you below:

The scrambler therapy process at Calmare NJ USA

First and foremost, each patient has a lengthy phone, video or in-person consultation (Calmare NJ USA follows all CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety precautions and currently treats only one patient at a time in our clinic) with Dr. Cooney, where extensive medical history and previous treatment efforts (medications, therapies, surgeries, injections, etc.) are reviewed and discussed.

Dr. Cooney will also ask you about your pain management outcome goal–

Do you want to be 100 percent pain-free, or would a pain level around 2-3 be acceptable? Do you want to regain mobility, return to work or school or improve sleep quality?

Once the doctor makes the final determination that a potential patient is a suitable candidate to undergo Calmare Therapy, and the patient chooses to proceed with treatment, the first scrambler therapy will begin:

1. Dr. Cooney will use his 10 years of scrambler therapy clinical expertise, in accordance with each patient’s lab tests, medical history and patient input, to determine where to place up to 10 leads (chords that transmit a mild current) for optimal pain relief. Not to worry–leads and pads will never be placed directly on your pain site.

2. When the patient is comfortable, Dr. Cooney will set the MC-5A medical device to begin transmitting the low-level “no pain” signal, disseminated across several varying algorithms. This process, performed once per day for 10 days, is performed for about 35 minutes, in most cases. There is no pain during the treatment, other than a mild humming noise. You are welcome to rest, read or use a digital device during the session.

3. When the treatment is completed, Dr. Cooney will carefully remove each lead, and the patient is free to leave.

Between treatments, you may feel tired and sleep more than usual, which is suggested.  Patients should limit the use of the affected pain site, if possible. For example, if the patient has chronic nerve pain in the legs, they should not take a sightseeing trip in Manhattan between treatments, even if they experience a significant pain reduction).

In addition, patients should stay continuously hydrated and focus on eating three healthy meals daily.

What is a “provider-dependent” treatment?

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At Calmare Therapy NJ, every treatment is administered by certified Calmare provider and clinical director Dr. Michael J. Cooney. 

That’s worth repeating–no assistant or staff person other than Dr. Cooney himself–will determine your pain treatment protocol, decide exactly where your leads/pads should be placed (extremely important) and the duration of each treatment.

Calmare patients do not have to live in fear of unpleasant side effects–there are none, other than perhaps feeling more sleepy than usual, which is a temporary experience.

Calmare Therapy is not suitable for everyone, but it does successfully reduce chronic nerve pain in many injuries and chronic medical conditions.

If you are frustrated by failed pain management efforts, we invite you to consider an alternative therapy that has been cleared by the FDA and has changed the lives of countless people battling treatment-resistant neuropathy.

Whatever course of pain management you ultimately choose, we wish you every success and pray for your reduced pain level, today and every day. 

Dr. Cooney at Calmare personally consults with every potential scrambler therapy patient.If you are interested in speaking with Dr. Cooney about your treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain condition, complete the Contact Me form below, call our clinic at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

There is never a fee for a patient consultation.

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A Non-Patient Shares Thank You to Dr. Michael Cooney

July 22, 2020

Dr. Cooney and the Calmare NJ USA team stay true to our commitment to offering a different kind of pain management.

Even if you don’t choose Calmare scrambler therapy or another alternative pain treatment, we support you and wish you every success in lessening or eliminating your chronic pain.

The war on pain is relentless and we will battle it together, regardless of what team we play on.

Many thanks for sharing the message below on Dr. Cooney’s Facebook profile, Mar.

It means the world to all of us.

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Patient-2-Patient: Learn More About Calmare Therapy

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October 12, 2019

Who better to learn more about Calmare Therapy than someone like you who has already had the treatment?

Only at Calmare Therapy NJ USA, you can get firsthand information about what Calmare treatment is really like directly from other patients just like you!

How our Patient-2-Patient Experience Works

Patients Star and Kathryn meet at Calmare NJ. October 2019

Just fill out the info card below, and we’ll set up a time to talk with you about your chronic pain condition, your medical history and pain reduction goals.

After this (no cost) consultation by phone, if you wish to proceed and our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, determines you are a viable candidate for Calmare, we’ll reach out to our volunteer patient network to find someone who has a medical condition very similar to yours.

(Calmare volunteers are not compensated for their time).

By phone, email or other private social media resource, you can talk about your concerns, ask questions, get informed.

It’s that simple.

More than 80 percent of the patients we have treated are
pain-free or have reduced the degree of their pain significantly.

Now these patients want to “pay-it-forward.”

Patient-2-Patient Volunteer Matt

How does scrambler therapy reduce pain and physical symptoms?

(Keep in mind, our P2P volunteers are not medical professionals and cannot offer any medical advise or opinions).

Next Step:

Call us at (201) 933-4440 or just complete the Information Form (below) and we’ll put you in touch with our clinical director, Michael J. Cooney, DC, who will talk with you about your medical history, medication usage and other therapies you have tried.

If you mutually determine you may respond positively to this therapy, we’ll put you in touch with one of our patients diagnosed with the same or similar medical condition.

Then you can find out, from an actual patient’s point-of-view, how Calmare may just change your life.

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5-Star Review from a Calmare Patient’s Mother

July 23, 2019

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We’re in the midst of a very busy week, but we always start our day by checking email and social media profiles to see how our patients are doing post-treatment.

This morning, we were delighted to receive a 5-star Facebook review from the mother of a patient from Canada who just completed her Calmare treatments with us to combat a 4-year battle against CRPS.

Dr. Cooney loves this image with Megan and we are proud to share her mother’s review:

“Dr. Cooney just gave our daughter her life back after four years of intense suffering in her right foot with CRPS.

She started her treatment with a pain level of 9/10 and seven treatments later she was at a zero!!

We cannot thank this amazing, kind wonderful man enough!!!

Dr. Cooney will forever hold a huge part of our hearts.”

Nathalie M.

Dr. Michael Cooney obtained specialized training to use the Calmare MC-5A scrambler therapy device in 2010 and began treating his medication and therapy-resistant patients with chronic nerve pain in 2011.

Today, he has helped relieve advanced neuropathy in more than 1,000 patients who travel to Rutherford, New Jersey for his personalized treatment.

We invite to you read our Patient Case Studies page to review patient experiences.

Should you wish to speak via phone or video chat directly with Dr. Cooney about your chronic pain condition, call our clinic at 201.933.4440, email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com or complete the card below and Dr. Cooney will reach out to you directly.

Wishing you a low pain day.

Calmare NJ Booster Appointment Holiday Schedule

November 1, 2018

Please be advised that we have limited Calmare booster appointments available between Christmas and the New Year.

As of this morning, we have the following dates available.

Single or Booster Series Available:

December 26 – 28

January 2-4

Learn More About Calmare Booster Therapy at Calmare NJ USA

To schedule an appointment or if you have an urgent need around these dates, please call us at (201) 933-4440.

 

What to Bring to Your Calmare Therapy Treatment Sessions

August 2, 2017

We received a great question from a family coming to New Jersey for Calmare scrambler therapy next week from California–

“What should we bring?

Of the hundreds of posts we’ve published since we introduced Calmare in 2011, we’ve never shared a list of suggested items to bring with you:

Fear not, problem solved below–

We like to think that our patients and their loved ones will be enthralled by our daily good humor, great looks and professional expertise, but just in case, here are some items that we recommend you bring along to your treatments to make you more comfortable:

  1. Any medical documentation you have not sent in advance, including your New
  2.  Patient Documents, which you are welcome to send us in advance
  3. A favorite throw or blanket (thanks Melissa!)
  4. Reading materials and/or electronic devices (which are fine to use during treatment)
  5. Casual, comfortable clothing
  6. Flip-flops, slippers, socks
  7. Refillable water bottle (thanks Tony!)
  8. Epsom salts for soaking between treatments
  9. Sneakers, sunscreen and some cash if you will be going into New York City

If any of our patients can think of anything else they recommend, please add them in the comments section below.

Finally, you may wish to check out How to Prepare for Your Calmare Therapy, which offers a broader view of how to optimally plan for your upcoming pain therapy from a holistic point-of-view.


If you’d like to learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy, an FDA-cleared treatment for several types of chronic pain (chronic nerve pain), reach out to us between 10 am and 6 pm Eastern Time at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at CalmareNJ@gmail.com.

Pain News Network Cites Calmare as Pain Reduction Champion

June 29, 2017

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Barby Ingle, a global chronic pain educator, patient advocate, and president of the International Pain Foundation, who lives with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), migralepsy and endometriosis, published a commentary this week in Pain News Network, citing Calmare Therapy as a key alternative medicine treatment for chronic nerve pain.

Excerpt:

“The provider I hear about the most having success with this form of treatment is Dr. Michael Cooney, a chiropractor practicing in New Jersey who sees patients from all over country.”

Ms. Ingle also refers to Calmare Therapy NJ clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney’s Pain News Network guest editorial  describing how scrambler therapy is a side-effect-free and drug-free alternative to help lessen or even resolve treatment- and medication-resistant chronic pain.

Calmare Therapy is an FDA-cleared neuropathic pain treatment for several conditions including injury, post-surgical pain, CRPS / RSD, postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) as a result of shingles, fibromyalgia, nerve pain after chemotherapy treatment (CIPN), diabetic nerve pain and other types of diagnosed nerve damage.

“I hear more than ever from others living with chronic pain that they “have tried everything” and nothing helps. But there are always new pain therapies being developed or improved; some real, some placebo, and some researched more than others.”

Barby Ingle

Find Out if Calmare Therapy May be Right for You

For a no-cost phone consultation with Dr. Cooney, complete the eCard below and we will respond within 48 hours:

 

Pain Pathways Magazine Discusses Calmare Therapy Interview with Dr. Christo

May 24, 2016

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney

facebookI had the pleasure of appearing on Dr. Paul Christo’s popular radio program, Aches and Gains, to talk about our experiences using Calmare scrambler therapy to lessen or even eliminate several types of neuropathy. (The majority of patients we treat here in New Jersey are on the verge of giving up hope of finding a pain management solution).

On the program, I talked about why I found Calmare to be a revolutionary pain management option and which neuropathic conditions were particularly applicable for this type of therapy. Dr. Christo also interviewed a patient who had undergone scrambler therapy who described her firsthand experience before, during and after treatment.

Pain pathwaysRecently Pain Pathways Magazine, an outstanding print and electronic resource for anyone affected by pain, re-shared the Aches and Gains episode on their popular Facebook profile, inviting readers to listen to the podcast again:

PainPathways Magazine

Wondering about Calmare Therapy for pain relief?
Take 30 minutes and listen to this podcast from “Aches and Gains” with Dr. Paul Christo. He does a great job, along with his subject expert, of explaining this new treatment device.

If you are interested in learning more about the treatment, or my point of view about managing chronic pain, you may wish to listen.

Wishing you a low pain day.

Dr. Michael Cooney Featured in Australian Newspaper with CRPS Patient Success Story

February 1, 2016

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Since Dr. Cooney introduced Calmare Therapy in New Jersey in 2011, patients have traveled from around the world to come for treatment personally administered by him.

Pattie Sgherza was one of the first patients to come to us from Australia in 2014. After her “life-saving” positive outcome against severe CRPS pain, she spoke with television media about her positive neuropathic pain treatment experience, which was seen by Michelle Platschinda, another RSD pain sufferer.

Last year, Michelle Platschinda traveled to see Dr. Cooney after a 24-hour flight to New York City in an effort to combat her advanced CRPS.

We still remember the day Michelle arrived in a wheelchair.

And, we are overjoyed to report, we recall even more clearly when she completed treatment and walked out of our office, unassisted, for the first time in years.

Calmare patient leads global CRPS awareness effort

Since then, she has been a woman on a global mission to increase awareness of CRPS and bring Calmare Therapy to Australia. Last year, she launched the Purple Bucket organization to do just that.

Yesterday, she was interviewed about her mission, her CRPS battle and her positive Calmare treatment outcome in The Border Mail newspaper.

Like many patients who come here for RSD pain treatment, Michelle and her supportive loved ones, are now like family to us.

michelle and Dr. CWe are in awe of her relentless tenacity to “get the word out” that Calmare scrambler therapy exists and the desperate need for this treatment to be available in her country–and around the world.

Are you battling RSD or CRPS?

Then we would love to talk more about your medical history and determine if Calmare Therapy may be the right treatment for you. Fill out the info below and we’ll be happy to reach out to you within 48 hours:

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