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CRPS Warrior Details Her Calmare Therapy Experience

May 3, 2019

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We were delighted to receive this post-treatment update from our 47-year old female patient who battled complex regional pain syndrome after an injury to her foot in 2017.

Deryn was prescribed a battery of prescription pain medications, ranging from Cymbalta to Gabapentin, which she relied on to achieve (restricted) function of her leg and foot.

Virginia Woman Recounts Her Post-Calmare Treatment Pain Relief

“I received your email last week about your 9-year anniversary treating patients with Calmare Therapy. I just wanted to share with you that I am yet another one of your success stories and so happy to share this with you!

I came to you last April to reduce my pain from CRPS from a minor foot injury.

After:

  • Going to physical therapy 2-3 times a week for a year
  • Receiving 18 nerve blocks (1 of which caused a seizure)
  • Trying numerous medical laser treatments
  • Attempting hypnosis from a psychologist
  • Visiting many different doctors
  • Taking a plethora of pain management medications with many awful side effects

I ultimately reduced my pain from a 10/10 to about a 6 or 7/10 on the pain scale.

I had previously been on crutches and unable to walk independently due to severe pain and muscle atrophy, but these assorted treatments allowed me to walk again.

Traditional Chronic Pain Medications & Therapies Fail

However, I was still not functioning well due to extreme pain and could not bear weight for any extended period of time.

My husband and I were always researching CRPS and various treatment methods. He had come across Calmare Therapy, but I was skeptical and hesitant to try it.

After we felt like we had exhausted all options, we realized this was something worth trying.

We were fortunate to get our health insurance to cover the treatment as in-network since it was not offered anywhere in our geographic region.

Waiting for the Pain Medications to Loosen Their Grip

After two weeks of scrambler therapy, I did have some pain relief, but was a little disappointed because I did not see nearly as much improvement in my pain compared to other patients I met while I was there.

However, I was also still weaning off all the pain medications (and also very sick from that) which may have interfered with the full effectiveness of the treatment.

But once I returned home, the success of the treatment became more apparent as time went by–

About two weeks later,  I felt significant improvement. I was very pleased because I realized that my pain had decreased AND I was off all my medications.

Calmare Booster Therapy Further Reduces Pain Level

In July I decided to return for a week of Calmare booster treatments, as I realized that it probably would work better now that I was fully off the medications.

Once again, about two weeks after returning home, the pain continued to decrease.

As the months have gone by, I continued to see significant gradual improvements.

A year later, I now fluctuate between a 0-2 on the pain scale and sometimes even have full days of no pain!

I feel so fortunate to have found you and your practice and can’t even express in words how appreciative I am to have come to you for help!

You and your staff were very supportive and experienced.

Like so many of your other patients, you have given me a much higher quality of life!

THANK YOU and keep up the great work in the chronic pain community.

With deepest gratitude,

Deryn Feria”

Plantar Fasciitis Causes Complex Regional Pain Syndrome for NJ Woman

August 4, 2017

Rosemary Lombardo was diagnosed with CRPS after treatment for a common heel injury, plantar fasciitis (heel spurs).

Traditional heel spurs therapy–physical therapy, regular icing, crutches, medication–did not lessen her pain.

Eventually, she could no longer walk due to the pain level she experienced.

What is plantar fasciitis?

The New Jersey woman tried traditional CRPS medications and other pain management treatments, but the pain worsened.

She discovered Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment online and read about other CRPS patients who had come from around the world for Dr. Michael Cooney’s treatment, many with lower extremity nerve pain.

Rosemary consulted directly with the doctor and was approved to undergo scrambler therapy.

Rosemary describes her scrambler therapy pain treatment

Is your pain management medication or therapy leaving you still in pain?

You are not alone, first and foremost.

The majority of our patients arrive at our clinic after trying bags full of medications and undergoing painful and invasive treatments,–spinal cord stimulators, nerve blocks, etc. without achieving pain relief.

If approved for treatment, you will have an opportunity to undergo a painless procedure over the course of 10 days that has no unpleasant side effects.

Calmare treats these conditions that cause chronic nerve pain.

We are happy to provide a live consultation by phone to talk about your neuropathic pain condition. International callers are welcome to connect with us via FaceTime or Skype.

Our friendly team of Calmare professionals can be reached at (201) 933-4440 or CalmareNJ@gmail.com

Reach out to our New Jersey Clinic, located about 10 minutes outside New York City, to talk with us about Calmare. But first, read more about the treatment and how it works.

We wish we could report that Calmare is a ‘miracle’ treatment and will end your pain. For many this has occurred. But it does not work for every patient, for reasons which can be explained, and sometimes cannot.

If you’d prefer we reach out to you, just complete our eCard below and we’ll be in touch within 48 hours:

 

What to Bring to Your Calmare Therapy Treatment Sessions

August 2, 2017

We received a great question from a family coming to New Jersey for Calmare scrambler therapy next week from California–

“What should we bring?

Of the hundreds of posts we’ve published since we introduced Calmare in 2011, we’ve never shared a list of suggested items to bring with you:

Fear not, problem solved below–

We like to think that our patients and their loved ones will be enthralled by our daily good humor, great looks and professional expertise, but just in case, here are some items that we recommend you bring along to your treatments to make you more comfortable:

  1. Any medical documentation you have not sent in advance, including your New
  2.  Patient Documents, which you are welcome to send us in advance
  3. A favorite throw or blanket (thanks Melissa!)
  4. Reading materials and/or electronic devices (which are fine to use during treatment)
  5. Casual, comfortable clothing
  6. Flip-flops, slippers, socks
  7. Refillable water bottle (thanks Tony!)
  8. Epsom salts for soaking between treatments
  9. Sneakers, sunscreen and some cash if you will be going into New York City

If any of our patients can think of anything else they recommend, please add them in the comments section below.

Finally, you may wish to check out How to Prepare for Your Calmare Therapy, which offers a broader view of how to optimally plan for your upcoming pain therapy from a holistic point-of-view.


If you’d like to learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy, an FDA-cleared treatment for several types of chronic pain (chronic nerve pain), reach out to us between 10 am and 6 pm Eastern Time at (201) 933-4440 or email us privately at CalmareNJ@gmail.com.

Preparing for Your Upcoming Calmare Therapy Treatments

April 24, 2017

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director, Calmare Therapy NJ USA

Treatment Room BestAs we prepare for the busy summer months ahead, I thought it would be a good time to recap how patients and families can optimally prepare for their upcoming Calmare treatments with us here in New Jersey.

The standard treatment protocol is one daily treatment for 10 days (excluding Sunday and some Saturdays) each lasting about 35 minutes each.

Months or years after the treatment series, some people require subsequent booster treatments (generally one up to four treatments). They should also follow the protocol below. (Keep in mind, in most cases, the need for Calmare booster therapy should decrease over time).

Preparing for Your Calmare Therapy
  1. Fill out your New Patient Forms in advance. You can forward them to us by fax (201-933-8159); send them by mail; or scan and email them to calmarenj@gmail.com.
  2. Send or bring along any objective tests (X-rays, EEG, MRI, EMG or cat scans) for our pre-treatment study.
  3. Wean off as many medications (i.e. anticonvulsants and antidepressants) as possible, working in partnership with your prescribing doctor/s. (Note: Each patient case is unique in this regard. I will talk with you personally about your specific medication protocol and how best to manage this issue.)
  4. Do not use any skin lotions 24-hours before or at any time during your treatment cycle.
  5. Wear loose, comfortable clothing; bring some hand-held entertainment to occupy you during each treatment.
  6. Consider keeping a journal about your experience and discuss how you feel each day during therapy.
  7. Make flight and hotel reservations well in advance. We provide a list of lodging options which have received high marks from patients. Ensure the hotel can provide transportation to/from the clinic or recommend a quality taxi service. You may also wish to download the Uber or Lyft apps for affordable transportation services.
  8. Abby Bluteau getting treatment_2015Don’t be nervous!  The treatments are painless and we will be with you every step of the journey!
You are in good hands!

We are a positive and spirited team (as we hope you have heard!) and will be 100% percent certain to make you feel as comfortable as possible from your first visit to your last.

Our collective goal is to significantly lessen your pain and reduce or eliminate reliance on prescription medications or invasive treatments.

We are only a call away

If there is anything we can do to assist you in your preparation, or you have questions, please call us at (201) 933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com.

Safe travels and we look forward to meeting you soon!

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