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Successfully Battling CRPS Pain During CRPS Awareness Month

November 11, 2019

CRPS Patient Nearly pain Free after Calmare Therapy
Erin and Dr. Cooney say goodbye after her successful scrambler therapy treatments.

A Facebook comment posted by Erin’s mother this morning:

“How can I thank you for giving us our daughter back?

Her treatments have completely changed her—body, mind, and spirit, Dr. Cooney!

I pray she remains in remission. This is nothing short of a miracle!!!”


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Awareness Month is recognized in November around the world.

I was particularly pleased that Erin’s arduous five-year battle with this notoriously difficult-to-treat condition was overcome after 10 treatments of Calmare scrambler therapy.

Erin, now 29, was diagnosed with CRPS after a surgical procedure in 2014. Since then, she has been living with chronic pain in her leg as high as 8 to 10 on the Pain Scale.

The Kentucky native tried countless pain medications, injections and even additional surgery, without significant pain relief.

Last Friday, after 10 Calmare treatments, her pain level was a consistent 1/10 for the first time in five years.

 

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To learn more about FDA-cleared Calmare scrambler therapy, reach out to our friendly team of pain management experts by calling (201) 933.4440.

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Natalie Overcomes CRPS Symptoms with Calmare Pain Therapy

July 19, 2019

Twenty-year old Natalie from New York was diagnosed with CRPS after an ankle sprain seven months ago.

What began as ankle pain steadily spread to chronic nerve pain throughout her entire leg.

As a result, she walked with a limp and was only able to wear sneakers.

As her condition spread, she underwent an aggressive regime of pain management efforts, which she describes in the video below.

Her pain continued, unrelently.

Natalie’s mother refused to give up.

She took to the internet in search of alternative medicine options which were drug-free and offered positive patient outcomes.

While searching ‘CRPS treatment,’ she came across an article by our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, and consulted with him by phone with Natalie.

Natalie describes her outcome after 10 scrambler therapy treatments in this video.

To learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy, call our pain management clinic at (201) 933-4440. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Two Calmare Booster Treatments Eliminate Teen’s CRPS Pain Recurrence

June 10, 2019

Calmare reduces chronic pain

Seventeen-year-old Gizzelle arrived at our New Jersey clinic in September 2018 unable to walk due to severe pain caused by CRPS in her left leg.

After she underwent 10 Calmare scrambler therapy treatments over the course of two weeks, we were elated to watch her walk out of our clinic, unassisted.

In June, to offset a recent increase in pain, she returned over the weekend to undergo two booster treatments, one Saturday and one Sunday, leaving us pain-free once again.

She and her parent headed back to Virginia immediately so she could return to school on Monday morning to complete her final exams.

Ronald McDonald HouseGizzelle’s family was able to lodge at the Ronald McDonald House for children and young adults under the age of 21 at a very affordable rate.

What are Calmare Booster Treatments?

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.

Learn more about Calmare NJ USA Booster Therapy

 

74-Year-Old Cal Finally Defeats 50-Year-Old Chronic Pain

April 3, 2019

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.

Tired of all the medications and invasive medical procedures, Cal chose Calmare scrambler therapy because it is:

Drug-free

• Painless

• FDA-cleared

• Side effect-free

Cal Describes His Calmare Scrambler Therapy

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 info@calmaretherapynj.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

Abby Uses Calmare Therapy to Prepare for Her Prom

March 29, 2019

Abby from Vermont was here this week for three booster treatments.

The teenager and her family first came to us in 2015 when Abby’s CRPS was uncontrolled and spreading.

Now age 17 and getting ready for her first prom (gasp), she arrived at a 4/5 pain level in her leg.

Her motivation?

“Abby didn’t want to attend her prom with any chronic pain.”

Three sessions later, she left pain-free again.

Why Calmare Scrambler Therapy Can be Ideal for Treating Pediatric 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 at info@calmaretherapynj.com or call our clinic in New Jersey at (201) 933-4440.

 

Teenager with RSD Discovers Calmare Scrambler Therapy on YouTube

March 13, 2019

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.

Today, we have nearly 50 patient outcomes on our channel and nearly 100 more featured on our blog-based website.

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:

Kira from Scotland, age 13

Austin from AZ, age 18

Maiya, age 15

Evan, mid-Atlantic US, age 13

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!

Calmare Scrambler Therapy Benefits

  1. FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
  2. Pain-free
  3. Non-invasive
  4. Drug-free
  5. No side effects

To learn more, call our friendly team to discuss your chronic pain condition at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at info@calmaretherapynj.com.

Virginia Nurse Finds Success with Calmare after Traditional Pain Management Fails

February 20, 2018

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.

It wasn’t.

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.”

Oregonian Nurse Chooses Calmare Therapy for CRPS Chronic Pain
Turning to Alternative Pain Management
Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

“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 calmarenj@gmail.com and we’ll set up a phone or FaceTime consultation in advance.

If you’d like us to reach out to you, just complete the info card below:

 

Woman from South America Finds CRPS Relief at Calmare Therapy NJ USA

December 15, 2017

El síndrome de dolor regional complejo (SDRC)

Juana adding her pin to our Calmare global patient map.

Juana, age 44, from Columbia, was diagnosed in 2009 with CRPS in both legs after an injury and eventual surgery.

En español es síndrome de dolor regional complejo (SDRC) también llamado distrofia simpática refleja.

Over the years, she was prescribed a lengthy list of prescription medications to lessen her chronic pain, including Ketamine, epidurals and nerve blocks.

These efforts provided no pain relief and her symptoms expanded to include:

  • allodynia
  • numbness
  • tingling
  • sensitivity to temperature changes
  • intermittent burning
  • pins and needles sensations

Juana and her husband discovered Dr. Michael Cooney‘s use of Calmare scrambler therapy as a pain management therapy to lessen the symptoms of CRPS.

What is Calmare and How Can It Relieve Chronic Nerve Pain?

After a video conference consultation, the wife and mother of two children was approved to undergo therapy and the couple arrived in New Jersey, USA in early December, 2017.

When Juana presented at our clinic, her pain level was a consistent 9/10, and had been at this level for some time.

After reviewing her medical records, Dr. Cooney formulated a treatment plan for optimal placement of the Calmare leads, in conjunction with her original pain regions.

Calmare Is a Provider-Dependent Therapy.  Know Your Provider
Dr. Michael Cooney, Juana and her husband during her Calmare Therapy treatments in New Jersey, USA.

“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.

Read more about síndrome de dolor regional complejo (SDRC) in the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Have Painkillers, Invasive Treatments and Therapies Failed to Lessen Your Neuropathic Pain?

Nearly all of the patients we treat have already traveled down this path as well.

Juana and our Calmare patient coordinator, Cathy, became fast friends and will stay in touch via Skype.

We invite you to reach out to us by calling (201) 933-4440, privately email us at calmarenj@gmail.com or complete the info eCard below, and we’ll respond to you within 48 hours or less:

Laurie’s Calmare Booster Treatments Bring CRPS Pain Back to 0/1

March 13, 2017

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 Mounts Legs before
Laurie battled CRPS pain on her entire left side and physical symptoms associated with the condition.

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.

March 2017 – Laurie receives a Calmare booster treatment on ler left leg. Due to CRPS, she was experiencing pain on her entire left side.

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).

Laurie on the way back to her hotel after treatment number eight.

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.

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