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Celebrating a Year Defeating Chronic Pain

December 31, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

We are celebrating a banner year here at Calmare Therapy NJ USA.

In 2018, we treated the highest number of people with chronic nerve pain since we began using scrambler therapy in 2011.

From children and teens to adults and seniors, our non-invasive therapy is quietly giving people their lives back, free of pain.

We helped people battling CRPS, PHN, nerve pain after chemotherapy (CIPN) and prolonged pain after surgery (post-surgical pain).

For the first time, we also began treating people with treatment-resistant low back pain and sciatica and are very excited by these patients’ strong pain relief outcomes. (More on that in early 2019).

You have my word, we have not even begun the fight yet.

If you have been unsuccessful lessening your pain with medication or other pain management therapies, please contact us to discuss your neuropathic pain condition.

Most importantly, don’t give up the fight. Don’t give up hope.

 

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Calmare Booster Therapy Reduces Star’s Fibromyalgia and CRPS Pain

December 17, 2018

Star came to our New Jersey clinic for a 10-treatment series of Calmare Therapy a few years ago, but the degree of severity and length of time she had been battling both fibromyalgia and CRPS brought the pain back over time.

Recently she returned to see Dr. Michael Cooney in Rutherford, NJ for 10 booster treatments; fortunately, she received an even more positive outcome (pain reduction) after the second effort.

Calmare Therapy® (scrambler therapy) is a non-invasive, drug-free solution for pain control and medication-resistant neuropathy.

It uses biophysical “scrambler” technology, a treatment for nerve pain that uses electrodes placed on the skin.

The device works to relieve pain directly at the pain site without any reliance on medication or painful procedures.

Via small electrodes strategically positioned by a specially-trained doctor, a ‘no-pain’ message is transmitted directly to the nerve for a period of approximately 35 minutes per session.

Regardless of severity, pain and physical symptoms caused by the neuropathic condition can be significantly reduced-or even alleviated-during or by the conclusion of the 10-treatment series.

The cause of the neuropathy may be a result of injury, cancer and chemotherapy, surgery, diabetic pain, CRPS / RSD, Shingles/PHN, lower back pain, fibromyalgia (FMS), sciatic neuropathy, chronic neck pain, failed back surgery or phantom limb syndrome.

Calmare Therapy NJ USA Patients Describe Their Treatment Outcomes

For severe cases of neuropathic pain, subsequent Calmare booster treatments are sometimes, but not always, necessary for patients who have lived with the chronic pain condition for a long period of time before undergoing Calmare Therapy treatment.

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, visit calmaretherapynj.com or call our friendly team to discuss your chronic pain condition at (201) 933-4440.

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Would You Like to Talk with a Calmare Patient?

June 8, 2018

calmare, pain management, chronic pain, scrambler therapy

If you are reading this article, you may have already tried countless pain management medications, therapies and painful procedures, all in an effort to tame the chronic pain monster.

Rest assured, you are not alone.

By the time most of our patients come to our clinic here in New Jersey, they have undergone all of these frustrating, heartbreaking and bank-account-draining experiences.

One of the many ways we strive to go above and beyond for patients is to offer an exclusive program called Calmare Patient-2-Patient, where future patients can talk by phone, Skype or email with one of our previous patients who has volunteered to share their personal treatment experiences.

Speak with Someone Fighting the Same Chronic Pain Battle

We’ll also do our best to put you in touch with one of our patient volunteers who has the same or a similar medical challenge to yours. (Our patient volunteers are not compensated).

The result? You can get firsthand information about what Calmare treatment is really like directly from other patients just like you!

It’s that simple.

More than 75 percent of the patients we have treated are pain-free or have significantly reduced their pain levels.

Now these patients have offered to “pay-it-forward.”

How does scrambler therapy reduce pain and physical symptoms?

(Keep in mind, the majority of our P2P patient volunteers are not medical professionals and cannot offer any medical advice or opinions).

Calmare Therapy NJ USA is One

of Only Seven Certified Providers

in the United States (Dec. 2017).

How to Request the Calmare Patient-2-Patient Program

  1. Call (201) 933-4440 or complete the Information Card (below) and we’ll put you in touch with our clinical director, Michael J. Cooney, DC, who will talk with you personally about your medical history, medication usage and other pain management therapies you have tried.
  2. If you mutually agree Calmare Therapy is a viable neuropathic pain treatment option, we’ll get to work connecting you with a P-2-P volunteer diagnosed with the same or a similar medical condition. (You can chat by email, text, Skype, FaceTime or phone).

If you have questions, reach out to our respectful, patient and friendly Calmare team any time!

 

 

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Answer Your Phone. It May Be Dr. Michael Cooney Calling

February 13, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

New Calmare patients are often astonished when I call them to discuss their cases and answer questions.

I’ve performed thousands of scrambler therapy treatments since we were one of the first in the U.S. to introduce Calmare in 2011.

I am happy to answer questions and ultimately make a determination if the patient may be right to undergo the treatments.

It shouldn’t be a rarity that doctors call patients, should it?

Since I began helping people defeat acute and chronic pain decades ago, I have believed that a strong relationship with every patient helps me to properly assess the holistic health of the person, which in turns helps me to more accurately diagnose the root cause/s of the pain.

Ultimately, I believe it leads to a more positive outcome for the patient.

A Calmare Patient from Australia Weighs in on Dr. Cooney’s Personal Approach

Kane Crampton wrote on Facebook recently:

“You’re one-of-a-kind Dr. Cooney!!

You have been the only doctor who has spoken on the phone to me in my 38 years alive, let alone the nearly 17 years I’ve been living with my condition.

If even a small number of doctors ‘took a leaf out of your book,’ it would not just help patients deal with what they’re going through… but also help open the discussion for those of us (& all other people with different conditions, illnesses etc) who keep it all so close to our chests.

I certainly know I wouldn’t be alone in saying that I am extremely grateful for not just the call, in which for me was probably as far away as civilization can be from New Jersey to Australia, but also for telling me to ‘Get to my room’ when I travelled over to see you and making it all as comfortable as possible.

Thank you also for putting up with my sense of humour and sharing yours.

So from the bearded bloke from sunny Berrima, NSW Australia, I say a huge THANK YOU to you & the team.

Keep up the good work you are doing. Keep smiling (especially when bearded Aussie blokes kiss you on the forehead…)”

Are You Looking for New Treatments to Combat Your Chronic Pain?

You’ve taken a positive first step by visiting Calmare Therapy NJ USA and educating yourself about this exciting opportunity to fight back against chronic nerve pain without painful and invasive treatments or unpleasant side effects from prescription medications.

Once you’ve watched some of our patient videos and learned how Calmare works on chronic pain, call our friendly pain experts at (201) 933-4440 or fill out the private Info Card below and (you know who) will ring you up within a day or two.

My position on Ketamine for the treatment of CRPS and RSD

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

KetamineOver the past few years, a significant percentage of the RSD / CRPS /fibromyalgia patients I treated had previously undergone Ketamine Infusion Therapy.  I’d like to offer a little background on Ketamine and share some feedback from my patients who used it in various forms—through IV, creams and even as a form of coma-inducing sedation.

For RSD, CRPS and fibromyalgia sufferers, Ketamine is sometimes recommended for temporary chronic pain relief. It is an NMDA blocker that shuts down pain signals coming from the brain and then reboots the brain without the pain signal.

Successful outcome statistics for RSD patients treated with Ketamine are less than 50%. Boosters are necessary every two – three months and the cost averages about $2,000/ treatment. Each IV infusion takes about four to five hours.

Patients sometimes experience significant and unpleasant side effects from this drug, including hallucinations, nausea, extreme fatigue, mental confusion, substantial weight-gain and ‘claw hand’ syndrome.

Criteria to undergo Calmare scrambler therapy after Ketamine treatment

If you have undergone Ketamine treatment without a successful outcome, you can undergo Calmare (assuming your medical condition is determined appropriate for treatment). However, there must be a full two-month span between the last Ketamine treatment and the start of Calmare.

In fact, the less neurolytic drugs (Lyrica, Neurontin, Cymbalta) patients are using during Calmare Therapy, the better. Why? Because these drugs have an effect on brain activity and conflict with the functionality of Calmare to optimally do its job.

In other words, you need to feel your body’s untreated pain in order to identify when the scrambler therapy is lessening the neuropathy, for how long and to what degree.

I realize that for patients who have been reliant on neurolytic drugs for months or years, reducing the dosage of medication before our treatment starts can be daunting. My argument is that the potential rewards for patients who undergo Calmare Therapy may eliminate the need for these expensive and debilitating drugs.  Permanently.

Therefore, I believe this is a gamble worth pursuing.

Every patient’s case is unique because we all react to injury and pain, acute or chronic, in different ways. If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about Calmare Therapy, please feel free to contact me directly at (201) 933-444-zero.

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