Depending on the severity of the original chronic nerve pain condition–and the length of time the patient has been experiencing neuropathy–periodic booster treatments may be required to combat any return of pain after the initial protocol of 10 treatments.
The length of time between the first course of treatment and any potential need for follow-up boosters can be months or several years.
In more advanced stages of prolonged or severe neuropathy, a single or series of boosters can be extremely useful against an elevation in pain.
Booster treatments can be as few as a single session to as many as 10, which will be mutually determined after a physical examination by our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, in cooperation with the patient/family if the patient is under age 18.
Seventy-four-year-old Retired U.S. Army Officer Cal suffered from chronic nerve pain below his knee after a battle injury 50 years ago. Three years ago, he underwent a second corrective surgery which left him with an infection and continued chronic pain in his left leg.
Over the years he tried several pain management treatments and drugs without success.
He read about other military personnel achieving pain relief with Calmare scrambler therapy and contacted Dr. Michael Cooney.
Since introducing scrambler therapy to his New Jersey pain management clinic in 2011, Dr. Michael Cooney has helped hundreds of people from around the world, including military personnel, battle neuropathic pain to reduce and even eliminate their chronic nerve pain.
Is Your Scrambler Therapy Provider Calmare Certified?
Dr. Cooney is one of only six Calmare Certified providers in the U.S. today. He now uses scrambler therapy exclusively to treatment medication and treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain.
To learn more, email us at email@example.com or call our clinic at 201.933.4440. You can also fill out the eCard (below).
Wishing you a low pain day.
I’d Like to Discuss My Treatment and Medication-Resistant Neuropathy
Depending on the severity of the original condition, and the length of time the patient has been experiencing chronic pain, periodic booster treatments may be required to combat any return of pain.
While many patients never need further scrambler therapy, more advanced stages or prolonged or severe neuropathy, one or more boosters can be extremely useful against an elevation in pain.
What to Do if Your Neuropathic Pain Level Returns or Increases
Calmare patients who experience a recurrence of pain should document when the pain returns, subsides and what environmental issues were involved (stress, weather conditions, excessive use of the affected area) or if there was no specific cause for the elevation of pain.
We hope the lucky fellow who has the honor of taking this young lady to the dance appreciates how special she truly is!
To learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy or schedule booster treatments (even if you’re not preparing for your prom) reach out to our team by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org or call our clinic in New Jersey at (201) 933-4440.
Leave it to the teenagers to discover Calmare scrambler therapy on YouTube!
Since we launched scrambler therapy here in New Jersey in 2011, we have used YouTube to share patient case studies with a broader audience seeking drug-free, alternative treatments for chronic nerve pain.
Emma from Montreal is a 16-year-old suffering from CRPS as a result of a fall from a bicycle.
After battling intensifying pain in her right and then left leg for the past year, her neuropathy eventually prohibited her from attending high school and seeing friends regularly.
She had undergone pain management injections and even reported to Ketamine to help lessen her pain.
All efforts were unsuccessful.
A Teenager Discovers Her Own CRPS Pain Relief Solution
She searched “CRPS” on YouTube one day, hoping to discover other young people like her who were socially isolated because of the condition.
During her search, she discovered several teenagers from around the world who had successfully undergone Calmare scrambler therapy with us and left pain-free or at significantly reduced pain levels, including:
Emma and her parents arrived here in Rutherford on February 25, 2019; her pain level hovered around 7.5/10.
Steadily, each day, she underwent her scrambler therapy treatment and most days, her pain level decreased. On the tenth and final day of therapy, she left with a 2/10 pain level, which had been sustained for a few days.
Emma is obviously elated that she finally discovered a treatment to reduce her CRPS pain.
Her number one priority when she gets back to Toronto is to “be back in school with all my friends again.”
An Update form Emma’s Parents
Since returning to her life back in Canada, Emma’s parents dropped us an update this week:
Hello Dr. Cooney,
I wanted to give you an update on Emma:
The pain is down to a 1 in both legs and she said that sometimes she feels no pain all.
This truly is a life changer for Emma and we can’t thank you enough.
Have a nice evening!
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Zahira Hodge, RN, MSN, a 33-year-old registered nurse from Virginia, was unable to work due to debilitating pain from CRPS. The condition left her unable to be on her feet all day and her chronic pain eventually forced her to make a tough decision to leave a career she loved.
In 2014, after undergoing corrective surgery as the result of an ankle fracture and torn ligaments, the pain in her foot did not subside and eventually began to spread up her leg to her knee.
Unable to determine the root cause of the neuropathy, she had a subsequent surgery to have all of the ‘hardware’ removed from the ankle surgery, to see if this was the cause of her pain.
Trying pain medication, needles, blocks and a spinal cord stimulator
After her eventual CRPS diagnosis, she used her healthcare expertise to undergo a variety of pain management treatments, including prescription and over-the-counter pain medications which only made her feel mentally foggy and exhausted.
She eventually pursued invasive treatments such as nerve blocks, injections and, eventually, the surgical implantation of a spinal cord stimulator (SCS).
Although she initially experienced a few complications following the SCS placement, she was able to get some relief from the CRPS symptoms affecting her ankle. However, the SCS failed to resolve her chronic pain level of 7-9/10 in her knee.
Her husband began researching alternative pain management options on the internet and discovered Calmare Therapy.
“When I read the information and watched the Calmare patient videos, I started to feel very optimistic,” Zahira recalls.
“I had considered DRG therapy, but just couldn’t see putting myself through another invasive procedure.”
“I am especially honored when healthcare professionals turn to Calmare as their personal pain treatment choice,” says Calmare NJ USA clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney.
“They are open to alternative neuropathic pain therapies, especially those that don’t involve using prescription drugs or painful procedures.”
Zahira takes a leap of faith and heads to Calmare NJ USA
When she arrived in New Jersey in January 2018, her pain level was a consistent 8/10 and her pain region extended from her foot to her knee, requiring Zahira to use a cane for mobility.
“I’ll be honest, after all the pain treatment therapies I had already tried, I was skeptical scrambler therapy was going to work for me,” she recalls. “But as Dr. Cooney told me, the worst thing that could happen is it wouldn’t work.”
Thankfully, this was not the case.
After her eighth Calmare treatment, with a little support from our therapy dog Murphy, Zahira’s knee pain was gone and her leg pain was a manageable 1-3/10.
Looking back and driving forward
“Let me be clear–Calmare has changed my life,” she says with a smile. “I am looking forward to doing everyday things again, like driving a car and walking up the stairs unassisted.”
She is also committed to resuming her career and earning her Ph.D. in nursing.
“Taking a chance on Calmare was the best decision of my life. I have my mobility back, which I feared would never return. It was worth the risk. I only wish we had found it sooner.”
Have you tried all the traditional nerve pain therapies and still have pain?
Then you’ve come to the right place, because that’s the medical history most of our patients have as well. If you’d like to speak with Dr. Cooney and our chronic pain-fighting team, call us at (201) 933-4440 between 10 am and 6 pm.
If you are from outside the USA, email us privately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set up a phone or FaceTime consultation in advance.
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“While Juana was experiencing a very high pain level, I had treated other patients with her similar medical history and felt confident we would achieve a positive outcome,” Dr. Cooney explains.
Each day, Juana received a single scrambler therapy treatment and then returned to her hotel to rest.
After a full week of Calmare treatments, her pain had reduced to a 5/6; at the conclusion of her 10 sessions, her pain has reduced to a 2/3 for the first time in nearly eight years.
In addition, her additional physical symptoms noted above are now gone, with the exception of slight temperature sensitivity and pins and needles. (This may be due to the extreme cold temperatures we are experiencing in New Jersey now.)
“Of course we strive to send every patient home with no pain–but that is not possible for everyone,” Dr. Cooney noted.
“But living with a pain level this low (2/3) allows the person to fully engage in life again and resume normal functioning.”
The Certified Calmare provider remarked that Juana was extremely pleased with her outcome.
Juana was also in touch with another woman living with CRPS from Ecuador, who is currently undergoing treatment with us this week.
Laurie Mounts was injured in 2008 and later diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). When she presented at Calmare Therapy NJ in July 2014, her pain level was a 9/10 on her entire left side from her feet up to the shoulder.
Laurie’s symptoms includes discoloration (see image at left), allodynia, numbness, tingling, sweats, swelling, burning and brittle hair.
Trying Other Pain Management Treatments Without Success
Before discovering scrambler therapy, Laurie tried pain relief treatments including physical therapy and prescription medications. Ultimately she had a spinal cord stimulator ( SCS ) implanted but did not achieve sustained pain relief.
After traveling 3,000 to us for treatment, Laurie and her mother shared her outcome here:
Time for Calmare booster treatments
Depending on the severity of the original neuropathic condition, and length of time the patient has been experiencing chronic pain, periodic booster treatments can be extremely useful against any eventual elevation in pain.
Just shy of three years since her original 10 daily scrambler therapy treatments, Laurie’s CRPS pain was steadily increasing. But this time, she knew what to do. She scheduled booster appointment treatments. (Laurie had 10 treatments, but some patients require as few as a single treatment).
When we opened our pain management clinic this morning and checked our Facebook page, we were delighted to be greeted by an image of her smiling and this message:
Feeling ABSOLUTELY amazing right now!! Best I’ve felt yet!! Thanks Dr Cooney!! You’re my hero!! 😘
Have Traditional Pain Management Solutions Failed?
If you are reading this post, then you have not given up the search for the right neuropathic pain solution for you. If you are battling CRPS | RSD, pain after surgery, shingles (PHN), diabetes or chemotherapy treatment (CIPN), reach out to us below and we will put you in direct contact with clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney–who treated Laurie–and performs every Calmare treatment personally–from start to finish.
“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?”
“If you, or someone you know is experiencing pain from cancer, seriously, look into Calmare. I wouldn’t steer you the wrong way. Dr. Cooney knows what’s up! Dr Michael Cooney, you’re the main man in my book when it comes to Calmare Therapy.”
“A little over a year ago and still pain free! I ran for the first time last week! Thank you Dr. Cooney and Calmare NJ, you gave me my life back!”
“My doctor recommended a spinal cord stimulator as a last resort to help with my CRPS pain. But I researched Calmare and decided to go to Dr. Cooney in NJ for treatment. I had nothing to lose. Ten treatments later, I am going home at a 0 on the pain scale. I am overjoyed.”
Kansas City, MO
“Thanks to you guys, my own Christmas will be filled with joy and celebration as I embark on a new pain-free journey in 2015! Your admirable dedication to healing will always be an inspiration for me.”
“I am really feeling like I have a new lease on life. As strange as it may seem, it took some time to get used to having no pain!”
“Someone I knew who had the same condition recommended I go to NJ for scrambler treatment with Dr. Cooney for my CRPS. Arrived a skeptic..left in so much less pain.”
Mark Stomp (parent of patient)
“We chose Dr. Cooney because he has successfully treated so many people with CRPS. Also, his staff was very nice and inviting and his patients I spoke to had tremendous results. It has been 5 months since my daughter’s treatment and she is still pain free, symptom free, and taking no meds.”
“You just need to try this treatment because it may just give you back the life you enjoyed before CRPS stole it away.”
RSD / RND
“We will always remember and cherish your help in getting our daughter to where we can hug her again!! You are such a special man and healer. God Bless you and may He continue to use you to bring healing and compassion to others!”