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West Virginia Woman Battles CRPS after Carpel Tunnel Surgery

October 17, 2017

On Friday, Tonya Shuler completed her final Calmare treatment and prepared to head home to West Virginia, pain-free. A personal trainer, she was diagnosed with CRPS a year ago, after undergoing carpel tunnel surgery.

The majority of her chronic 9/10-level pain was in her arm and hand.

Before coming to New Jersey, the married mother of three adult children had been prescribed several different painkillers including:

  • Gabapentin
  • OxyCondone
  • Cymbalta

None of these drugs offered any significant pain relief and she was also uncomfortable using opioids for an extended period of time.

Eventually, she also tried nerve blocks and injections, which were also ineffective.

Like so many other living with chronic nerve pain she and her family felt like they were out of options. And Tonya’s pain range began to spread.

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Tonya heard about Calmare Therapy, an FDA-cleared, painless alternative therapy for neuropathic pain on a CRPS support group website. Since it had no side effects, she and her family decided to try it.

She began scrambler therapy treatment on October 2 and finished Friday, October 13.

“Tonya arrived with a pain level near a 10/10,” Dr. Cooney explains. “But after her final session this morning, she is leaving us pain-free and is off all pain medications.”

Where Do You Turn When Traditional Treatments and Painkillers Don’t Work?

Dr. Cooney says patients often suffer for years before seeking out opioid-free alternative therapy for neuropathic chronic pain.

“The healthcare industry usually prescribes prescription painkillers as the first treatment for chronic pain,” he says. “But in many cases, these drugs don’t reduce pain and become less effective the longer they are used.”

One of six Certified Calmare providers in the U.S., Dr. Cooney introduced scrambler therapy to his practice in 2011 to help his treatment-resident patients battling chronic pain. Today, he treats patients from around the world, including Australia, South America, Israel, Canada and Europe.

To learn more, call our patient and friendly Calmare team at (201) 933-4440 or email us at CalmareNJ@gmail.com. International patients may set up a phone-in consultation with Dr. Cooney by confirming a date/time in advance. 

 

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.

Pain Pathways Magazine Discusses Calmare Therapy Interview with Dr. Christo

May 24, 2016

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney

facebookI had the pleasure of appearing on Dr. Paul Christo’s popular radio program, Aches and Gains, to talk about our experiences using Calmare scrambler therapy to lessen or even eliminate several types of neuropathy. (The majority of patients we treat here in New Jersey are on the verge of giving up hope of finding a pain management solution).

On the program, I talked about why I found Calmare to be a revolutionary pain management option and which neuropathic conditions were particularly applicable for this type of therapy. Dr. Christo also interviewed a patient who had undergone scrambler therapy who described her firsthand experience before, during and after treatment.

Pain pathwaysRecently Pain Pathways Magazine, an outstanding print and electronic resource for anyone affected by pain, re-shared the Aches and Gains episode on their popular Facebook profile, inviting readers to listen to the podcast again:

PainPathways Magazine

Wondering about Calmare Therapy for pain relief?
Take 30 minutes and listen to this podcast from “Aches and Gains” with Dr. Paul Christo. He does a great job, along with his subject expert, of explaining this new treatment device.

If you are interested in learning more about the treatment, or my point of view about managing chronic pain, you may wish to listen.

Wishing you a low pain day.

Burn victim hero tells “The Doctors” how Calmare Therapy diminished his nerve pain

the doctors 2Dave, burned over 90% of his body as a child, survives but lives with chronic nerve pain.

His chiropractor, who uses Calmare Therapy, suggests he try the scrambler treatment which would painlessly scramble the pain messages to/from his brain and break the pain signal.

“The Doctors” television program interviewed Dave and shared his secret to pain relief.

davedaveThis remarkable man is why we few doctors here in the U.S. stand behind Calmare Therapy. Again and again, it lessens or alleviates several different types of neuropathic pain when the drugs and painful procedures fail.

It is stories like these that keep us inspired and even more encouraged to help everyone learn about this treatment.

Thank you, Dave, for sharing your remarkable bravery. You can also watch his interview here:

 

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.

LIST OF U.S. MILITARY BASES / HOSPITALS OFFERING CALMARE THERAPY (2013)

VA HOSPITALS

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Richmond, VA 23249

ARMY

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

AIR FORCE

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

NAVY

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

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