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Deena Turns to Calmare Again to Combat Chemotherapy Nerve Pain (CIPN)

June 8, 2017

Deena Lotridge came to us in 2013 after suffering from RSD for five long years. She had tried every medication, treatment and therapy, without success.

She immediately charmed us all with her no-nonsense style and ‘let’s just cut to the chase’ point-of-view. We loved her and prayed her outcome would be successful (which it was).

Deena Fights Back Against CIPN

But her battle was not over. A few years later, Deena was diagnosed with cancer, requiring several surgeries and chemotherapy. The effects of the chemo resulted in nerve damage and reignited the RSD monster.

A few weeks ago she came back to New Jersey, this time for scrambler therapy to lessen chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), the original condition which helped Calmare win FDA-clearance in the U.S.

Thankfully, a few weeks after five Calmare booster treatments, Deena this update on Facebook:

“Thanks for all you do Dr. Cooney, not just for me, but for all of us. My RSD pain is still at 0, hands and feet still improving from CIPN. Did I mention I planted a garden and mowed the lawn today?”

Deena describes her dual Calmare Therapy experiences, in 2013 and 2017

 

Diabetic Nerve Pain Can be Managed Using Drug-Free Treatments Like Calmare Therapy

People with diabetes often experience excruciating chronic foot pain.

August 5, 2016

An astounding 26 million Americans are living with diabetes and about one in five experience diabetic nerve pain.

This severe chronic pain condition, called diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), has been reported by patients at a rate that is actually double the estimate from healthcare providers across the country, according to a new survey conducted by the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA).

But diabetics are already reliant on medications to keep their conditions under control and do not want to add prescription pain medication to an already complex myriad of drugs they are taking to manage their disease.

More concerning, many doctors react to “I’m in pain” by writing a script for painkillers or opiates, doctors which can be prohibitively expensive, produce dangerous side effects, or become ineffective in managing the pain over time.

Pain Symptoms of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN):
  • Numbnessburning
  • Stabbing pain in the hands or feet
  • Tingling or burning
  • Extreme sensitivity to pain and temperature
  • Shooting pain
  • Loss of balance

Most troubling is the fact many sufferers don’t know to ask about drug-free ways to treat this pain with their healthcare providers. Sadly, 77% of patients says DPN interferes with their ability to complete and enjoy normal day-to-day activities.

What Causes Diabetic Neuropathy?

The cause of this pain is the result of uncontrolled sugar levels that, over time, damages the nerves, most commonly affecting the toes, feet and hands.

Successful treatment for diabetic nerve pain can be challenging, and the condition can often be drug-resistant as well.

Calmare Scrambler Therapy Can Overcome Nerve Pain

That’s where Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment can help. This drug-free, pain-free therapy is available at Rutherford Allied Medical Group in northern New Jersey, the one and only pain treatment facility that has advanced expertise in helping patients from around the world to cope with diabetes-related pain.

Living with diabetes is challenging enough—you should not have to live with debilitating pain or side effects from prescription painkillers just to get through the day.

Calmare Therapy NJ USA – A Different Kind of Pain Treatment Center

Dr. Michael Cooney is the clinical director of Calmare Therapy NJ and would be happy to talk with you about your medical history in more detail. He’ll be frank, candid and caring.

At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, you will experience healthcare in a more personalized, caring atmosphere. We deal with pain every day.

We know what you are dealing with. And we’re here to help you get back to living your life again.

If you would like to learn more, complete the form below and we’ll be happy to answer any questions via email or call you with this information. Or, if you prefer, feel free to call our Calmare team at 201-933-4440:

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