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Kenley prepares to leave NJ–wheelchair free

January 17, 2013

no wheelchair imageSince we started providing Calmare Therapy, we have seen some remarkable patient outcomes that we will never forget. During the past two weeks here in New Jersey, our patient Kenley, from West Virginia, has experienced a tremendous outcome that we would like to share─


She started treatment with us Monday, January 7. Kenley is a smart and kind 24-year-old who has been wheelchair-bound with RSD from her left knee to her foot for the past two years. Her dream is to overcome the RSD pain and be able to return to college.


When she arrived, her pain level was 8-10. After her third treatment, she left with a pain level reduced to a 2. It increased that evening but each might her pain decrease lasted for a longer span of time. Yesterday, we completed treatment number eight and she walked out of the office reporting a 0 pain level for the first time. Best of all, she did not use her wheelchair when she left (which brought tears to my front office staff).  Kenley also said,  “I have been wearing loose slippers for so long I had forgotten what it’s like to wear real shoes–I love it!”


When she arrived this morning, Kenley was walking without the wheelchair, although taking tentative steps. She reported some overnight muscle soreness which I attribute to using her legs independently again for the first time in two years (there is “good” pain sometimes). Hopefully, Kenley can videotape her experience and share it personally with you all. She has an inspiring story to tell and we are honored to be part of it.

Dr. Michael Cooney

Calmare Therapy now offered at all four military branches

military-logo-header1After a modest testing of Calmare Therapy in a few military hospitals just a few years ago, the U.S. Military has now expanded this FDA-cleared neuropathic scrambler therapy solution to all four military branches. It has proved valuable as a drug-free, cost-effective, pain-free treatment for several types of chronic pain. While these outlets do not serve civilians, it is satisfying to know that our wounded soldiers now have access to this solution for post surgical pain, phantom limb syndrome, diabetic neuropathy and other chronic diseases, back injury, neck pain, lower limb neuropathy and other neuropathic conditions.



Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Richmond, VA 23249


San Antonio Military Medical Center
(formerly Brooke Army)
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234


Andrews Air Force Base
Andrews Air Force Base, MD 20762-6421


Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Portsmouth, VA 23708-2111

Naval Medical Center San Diego
San Diego, CA 92134-5000

Naval Medical Center Bethesda
Bethesda, MD 20889

Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547-0100

Naval Hospital Pensacola
Pensacola, FL 32512-0001

Naval Hospital Bremerton
Bremerton, WA 98312-1898

Naval Hospital Jacksonville 
Jacksonville, FL 32214-5000

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5008

U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa
Chatan-cho, Okinawa 904-0103

Philly Dad and Ohio Mom end their children’s RSD pain with Calmare

March 26, 2012

During the past month, we’ve met some remarkable patients from around the U.S. who have come here to Rutherford for Calmare Therapy. The past few years for the Bailor and Schmidt families have been fraught with worry, frustration and medical bills. Their children contracted reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and their parents dedicated every available moment to finding a solution to end their children’s chronic pain.

Words cannot describe how gratifying and heartwarming it has been to see these children respond so positively to Calmare treatment. These wonderful kids went back home pain free (0 pain level)  and quickly stepped back into the lives they had left behind due to chronic RSD pain. Thank you to both families who so generously shared their personal stories with us.  They did so hoping that their stories would reach other parents in the same situation.

Kaitlyn Bailor – 16-years-old          J. Schmidt – 12-years old

Dr. Cooney to appear on “RSD and You” December 19 at 3 p.m.

Dr. Michael Cooney of Rutherford Allied Medical Group will appear for the third time on Joseph Aquilino’s “RSD and You” BlogTalk radio program today at 3 p.m. (New York time). Dr. Cooney will be talking about his practice’s latest findings administering Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment for patients with RSD and fibromyalgia. Additionally, he has just successfully completed treatment with a patient suffering for chronic pain as a result of chemotherapy treatment (CIPN). He will also discuss his new Calmare clinical study for patients living with chronic pain as a result of multiple sclerosis, starting in January 2012 in Rutherford, NJ. Please visit our Facebook page for program details.

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) patient begins Calmare Therapy

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we welcomed our first Calmare Therapy patient from Europe (Amsterdam) this week who is undergoing treatment to combat chronic bilateral foot pain as a result of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN. As we and others have shared in the past, CIPN pain is notoriously difficult to treat successfully.

Our patient contracted CIPN three months after undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer more than three years ago.  Her pain level escalated to a seven and she began having difficulty walking. She is undergoing 10 Calmare treatments and her outcome looks very positive. We look forward to sharing her outcome as she therapy progresses.

Dr. Michael Cooney

NEWS12 to Feature Dr. Michael Cooney and Calmare Therapy

Dr. Michael Cooney has just completed shooting a “To Your Health” with Dr. Derrick DeSilva segment for News12 where he discusses Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment. His patient, Laura Miller, an RSD and fibromyalgia sufferer for more than three years, also appeared on the program to discuss her condition, other painful and expensive chronic pain treatments that ultimately proved to be unsuccessful, and the final resolution of her pain after undergoing Calmare Therapy.

“News12 is one of the few television stations to prioritize healthcare news,” says Dr. Cooney. “They recognized the importance of informing viewers living with chronic pain that there is a new solution available to help these patients take control of their lives again.”

The Calmare Therapy segment featuring Dr. Cooney and Laura Miller will air January, 2012.

“Rewiring the Brain” article in the WSJ (11.15.11)

 By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Rutherford Allied Medical Group

A colleague shared this important article from the Wall Street Journal,Rewiring the Brain to Ease Pain” that perfectly describes Calmare Therapy’s MC-5A technology, a pain-free and  drug free solution that rewires the brain’s messaging system.

How does Calmare work, in simple terms?

It distracts the patient from the pain and stimulates other areas of the brain by:

  • Activating the C fibers to the brain and taking “no pain” messages from adjacent areas and moving that artificial message through the spine to the brain.

The result?

What is the treatment protocol?

We administer 45-minute daily treatments over 10 consecutive days to “rewire” the malfunction in the brain’s pain processing pathways. 

The article references acupuncture treatments interrupting the pain signal. Calmare also interrupts the pain signal but uses various algorithms which does not permit the brain to accommodate and develop a tolerance to the stimulus.

Please remember we are treating long-term pain patients who have already tried other treatments, medications and therapies.  Calmare is not a placebo but a change in perception of what is felt at the local pain point–an analgesic approach which breaks the somatosensory cortex’s ability to feel the pain. It’s important to note that with most of our patients, it has been shown objectively, through a variety of tests, that the area of pain does not actually have any tissue damage. The pain is neurologically based.

Kudos to the Wall Street Journal for this exciting, accurate and relevant article in treating the “pain in the brain.”

CDC reports deaths by painkiller overdose an “epidemic”

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney

While prescriptions for pain medication continues to skyrocket, more and more of our friends, colleagues, neighbors and family are dying from accidental overdoses. While this heartbreaking news is very difficult for those of us working in pain management to hear, it also reinforces the urgent need for alternative methods to combat chronic pain. Medications are not the solution to chronic pain in many, many cases.

Often, when we first meet new Calmare patients, they present us with heavy bags filled with bottle after bottle of powerful drugs. In addition, these patients are often physically debilitated by using these medications, of which many are considered “narcotic”.

After 30 years of treating good people living in constant pain, I have seen firsthand that Calmare Therapy can alleviate pain in people who have been suffering for more than a year, three, even 10 years. Calmare has no debilitating side effects and is far less expensive that prescription drugs. It’s a solution that the rest of our country must learn about. And we will continue to spread the word–patient by patient until these sad statistics are just a distant memory.

Talk with Dr. Cooney Live on Friday, Nov. 4

Dr. Cooney shares a laugh with one of his patients after her Calmare Therapy treatment.
Dr. Michael J. Cooney of Rutherford Allied Medical Group will be discussing Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment on Friday, Nov. 4 from 3-4 p.m. (Eastern time) on Joseph Aquilino’s popular and informative program, “RSD and You”. 
Joey is a nationally-recognized advocate of RSD treatment and research. He also lives with the disease himself. 
Listeners are invited to call in at (310) 982 – 4253  and ask Dr. Cooney questions about this non-invasive, drug-free, pain-free treatment for chronic pain–RSD, fibromyalgia and other types of neuropathy. Log in at

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