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Dr. Michael Cooney and Calmare Featured on Explore Holistic

October 16, 2019

As more people battling chronic pain seek drug-free, non-invasive pain management alternatives, we are focusing our efforts to connect with related publications who are interested in sharing Calmare’s pain relief potential.

This month, Dr. Michael Cooney is a guest blogger for Explore Holistic, a website that examines alternative methodologies to improve health and protect wellness.

“Chronic Nerve Pain Relief with Scrambler Therapy”

Scrambler therapy can be particularly effective for chronic pain patients who have been unsuccessful lessening chronic nerve pain using pain medications, opioids, spinal cord stimulators and other implanted devices, Ketamine therapy, physical therapy, nerve blocks and so on…

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A smiling Emily Blake is shown with Dr. Cooney and Dr. Timakkondu, visiting Calmare physician from Madurai, India.

“One of reasons I introduced Calmare to my pain management clinic was to offer a viable therapy that does not cause additional pain to patients,” says Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director and certified Calmare provider.

We hope you find Dr. Cooney’s article useful and informative as you seek pain reduction options.

Feel free to peruse this website and then contact us to discuss questions you may have or determine if Calmare may be right for you.

Our New Jersey clinic is open 10 am to 6 pm daily.

Call 201-933-4440 or email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com anytime.

Wishing you a low-pain day.

 

 

 

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West Virginia Woman Battles CRPS after Carpel Tunnel Surgery

October 17, 2017

On Friday, Tonya Shuler completed her final Calmare treatment and prepared to head home to West Virginia, pain-free. A personal trainer, she was diagnosed with CRPS a year ago, after undergoing carpel tunnel surgery.

The majority of her chronic 9/10-level pain was in her arm and hand.

Before coming to New Jersey, the married mother of three adult children had been prescribed several different painkillers including:

  • Gabapentin
  • OxyCondone
  • Cymbalta

None of these drugs offered any significant pain relief and she was also uncomfortable using opioids for an extended period of time.

Eventually, she also tried nerve blocks and injections, which were also ineffective.

Like so many other living with chronic nerve pain she and her family felt like they were out of options. And Tonya’s pain range began to spread.

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Tonya heard about Calmare Therapy, an FDA-cleared, painless alternative therapy for neuropathic pain on a CRPS support group website. Since it had no side effects, she and her family decided to try it.

She began scrambler therapy treatment on October 2 and finished Friday, October 13.

“Tonya arrived with a pain level near a 10/10,” Dr. Cooney explains. “But after her final session this morning, she is leaving us pain-free and is off all pain medications.”

Where Do You Turn When Traditional Treatments and Painkillers Don’t Work?

Dr. Cooney says patients often suffer for years before seeking out opioid-free alternative therapy for neuropathic chronic pain.

“The healthcare industry usually prescribes prescription painkillers as the first treatment for chronic pain,” he says. “But in many cases, these drugs don’t reduce pain and become less effective the longer they are used.”

One of six Certified Calmare providers in the U.S., Dr. Cooney introduced scrambler therapy to his practice in 2011 to help his treatment-resident patients battling chronic pain. Today, he treats patients from around the world, including Australia, South America, Israel, Canada and Europe.

To learn more, call our patient and friendly Calmare team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com. International patients may set up a phone-in consultation with Dr. Cooney by confirming a date/time in advance. 

 

Get to Know Calmare NJ – Connect on Social

March 17, 2017

Calmare scrambler therapy is a newer alternative treatment to reduce or lessen several types of neuropathy.

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 drug-free chronic pain treatment.

We took a decidedly different approach

We invited patients from around the world to describe their firsthand 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.

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Calmare NJ USA’s 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.

Call us at 201-933-4440, email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or fill out the eCard below, and we’ll reach out to one of our volunteers who will be happy to talk with you:

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What happens during a Calmare scrambler therapy treatment?

The patient experience is of utmost importance to us at Calmare Therapy NJ. The people we help have been through months–often years–of chronic and neuropathic pain treatments and medications that ultimately did not help lessen the pain.

Calmare Technology 2012Through the Calmare MC-5A  FDAcleared treatment protocol , supported by our own one-of-a-kind patient-centered care model, we can offer:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Seniors

dramatic, and often lasting neuropathic relief empowering them to resume the high quality of life they so richly deserve.

At Calmare Therapy NJ, we listen to the patient

The scrambler treatments are performed in a highly interactive environment where we are actually seek out the patient’s care goals and treatment feedback before, during and after therapy.

Friends and family members are invited into the treatment room with you to offer support, company and (hopefully) a laugh or two.

There are no side effects from this treatment–no pain, no nausea, headaches, or physical symptoms.

Scrambler therapy is a “provider-dependent treatment

imageAt Calmare Therapy NJ, every treatment is administered by certified Calmare provider and trainer, 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 should be placed (extremely important) and the duration of each treatment.

Scrambler therapy is administered non-invasively, without needles, surgery or drugs. It uses a low-level electrical impulse to mimic the body’s natural nerve communications, and take the chronic “pain” message, and replace with a “no pain” message.

camare foot image with leadsMost of our patients undergo (10) once-daily 30-minute treatment sessions, although some need a few more (particularly if they have been suffering for several years) or fewer, should the condition be more recently diagnosed.

There are typically no side effects and in most cases, pain relief is substantial or even eliminated.  Subsequent booster treatments may be needed down the line (typically 1 to 3 treatments) should the pain condition return.

Cost of Calmare Scrambler Therapy Versus Drugs or Co-Pays for In-Patient Treatment

The cost of the 10-treatment series is similar to the cost of most out-of-pocket drug therapies or many co-pays or deductibles required for more invasive and higher risk treatments.

We believe, as do our patients, that the overall value of scrambler therapy at Calmare Therapy NJ is measured in improved quality of life for most of our patients.

The treatment is not suitable for everyone, but it does treat many injuries and chronic medical conditions resulting in chronic pain.

If you are interested in learning more, just complete the Contact Me form below:

New Jersey woman returns to her demanding real estate career after successful scrambler therapy treatment

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Click here to watch Dr. Cooney and Christina discuss her treatment plan.

Christina, a professional whose career requires her to be out in the field several days a week, was debilitated by pain from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) to the point she was no longer able to work.

Christimageina took matters into her own hands and discovered Dr. Cooney, one of 10 Calmare certified providers in the United States.

Here, Dr. Cooney and Christina share their doctor and patient expertise and positive outcome (video).

Joy from West Virginia wins the RSD war with Calmare Therapy

Last week, I received this update from Joy:

“I have come off of 5 meds so far since my last Calmare treatment. I can’t believe the difference in my clarity. I never really read the side effects of them until yesterday… Thanks again for your magic machine.  The first Saturday I was home, my husband and I took a little hike! He has been so happy with the outcome of the treatments! Okie dokie, keep working your magic!!”

Joy_WV_4.2013Joy is one of those vivacious people who are bigger than life–she has a winning personality and charisma that is off the charts  (her name suits her perfectly). The fact that she’s been living for years with RSD pain in her foot after a fall is unbelievable.

Yet again, her neurologist told her that to minimize the RSD pain she would need a neurostimulator implanted into her spine and a tabletop full of drugs. And, like many,  she simply said, “no.”

Joy came to see me last year to try one Calmare treatment.  I offer this to anyone who I feel may benefit from the treatment. (The first visit is free if there is no reduction in pain. If they feel the relief, then that visit is the first of ten). While patients don’t always experience immediate pain relief, so do. This was Joy’s case. In fact,  she went home after a single treatment (the standard protocol is a 10-treatment series, one per day). But a year later the pain returned and she decided to undergo the full treatment series to achieve longer-lasting pain relief. However, her response early on was so successful that we agreed that eight treatments was enough and off she went back to West Virginia.

She filmed a video here depicting her experience. As you can see, this is not a woman who is going to give up easily. And, thankfully, she left us, wearing her favorite boots again.

Tune in and turn down chronic pain

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney

holding-headphones-listening-to-music-1Everyone knows that lullabies are very effective in soothing babies to sleep. But did you know that just one hour a day of music can be beneficial to adults as well? Multiple studies show that listening to music daily can significantly reduce pain and depression and increase feelings of control. This is great news for people dealing with chronic pain. While ‘zoning out’ to a good song cannot totally eliminate pain (or take the place of quality medical care, of course), it is a safe, inexpensive way for chronic pain sufferers to get some relief and push the pain away for a while.

A natural pain remedy with no side effects
Music provides a safe, natural add-on to pain treatment. Some of the same pathways in your brain that process music also process pain. (We use these same pathways with Calmare Therapy which painlessly scrambles the pain message so that is can no longer emit the pain signal). Focusing on music keeps your mind engaged and triggers emotional responses that compete with pain pathways to lessen pain. In addition, music causes the body to release endorphins, natural painkillers, which can be effective even when traditional pain medications have failed (the same way exercising can brighten your mood and lessen stress).

Just what the doctor ordered
The idea that music can be therapeutic is not surprising to anyone who has ever turned on their favorite song to help them relax after a bad day. Music has been proven to be effective in lowering blood pressure, slowing breathing and heart rate, reducing body tension and relaxing muscles, all of which can ease your pain and lift your spirits. And the best part is that the type of music doesn’t matter. Whether you love classic rock or classical music, pick songs that you have an emotional connection with and you will have the perfect prescription for pain.

About Dr. Cooney
Michael J. Cooney, DC, is a chiropractic physician and medical director of Rutherford Allied Medical Group and Calmare Pain Therapy NJ, located in Rutherford, NJ. The practice is comprised of board certified physicians, chiropractic specialists and physical therapists who treat pain biophysically, without medication. Calmare Pain Treatment Therapy® is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive scrambler therapy proven to help relieve chronic pain. For more information, call (201) 933-4440 or visit https://calmaretherapynj.com/

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