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Ten-year-old with CRPS Walks Again after Calmare Scrambler Therapy

September 21, 2018

Ten-year-old Kiera is one of the reasons we love coming to work every day.

Last month, she traveled with her mother from Canada to our New Jersey clinic, arriving in a wheelchair due to a spreading CRPS condition and Lyme Disease.

Kiera had not been able to walk for 53 days due to the pain intensity, her mother confirmed.

She and her mother stayed for 14 Calmare treatments instead of the standard 10 treatments.

We are elated to report she can stick that wheelchair in the back of the garage from now on…

Her pain level sitting is a 0 and standing/walking is now a 2.

Better yet, we’ll let mother and daughter share their experience:

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Teenager with CRPS Fights Back and Wins with Calmare Therapy

December 8, 2017

Here in New Jersey, we have treated many children and teens battling chronic pain, particularly CRPS, over the years.

Prior to discovering scrambler therapy, the majority of these children had been prescribed prescription painkillers, including opioids, and subjected to painful and invasive treatments that failed to lessen or resolve their pain.

We recently treated 15-year-old Maiya, months after she was diagnosed with the condition after she was hit directly in the face and neck with a basketball.

Her family wisely moved quickly to find a drug-free solution to treat her pain, which was concentrated in her upper extremity region, after the painkillers she was prescribed only left her feeling tired and confused.

Learn more about treating pediatric chronic pain without drugs or invasive procedures.

She tells her compelling story below, followed by Calmare Therapy NJ’s clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, who provides an insightful overview of her case:

Calmare Booster Therapy Reduces Fibromyalgia and CRPS Pain Recurrence

May 22, 2017

For patients with diagnosed chronic nerve pain conditions appropriate for Calmare Therapy, the standard treatment protocol is one daily treatment for 10 days.

Depending on the severity of the original condition, and the length of time the patient lived with chronic pain, periodic booster treatments may be required to combat any return of pain.

Keep in mind, many of our patients never need further therapy but in RSD / CRPS cases, and other conditions resulting in prolonged and severe chronic pain, ‘boosters’ can be extremely useful against any eventual elevation in pain.

Danielle – Teen CRPS

High school student Danielle was with us last year for successful #CRPS treatment after her family had exhausted all other drug and treatment options. She left pain-free and in remission.

Over time, her pain level slowly increased. Rather than wait for the pain to take over again, Danielle and her mother, a registered nurse,  returned to the clinic last week to have four booster treatments.

She left us on Friday pain-free again.

Read about this family’s relentless quest to get their teenage daughter’s life back | https://calmaretherapynj.com/…/danielle-new-york-teen-with…/

Catherine Miller – Fibromyalgia

Catherine, a 50-something professional who works at a local university in Pennsylvania, had no success getting pain relief for her diagnosed fibromyalgia. But it certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying. After years of  doctor and hospital visits, medications, steroids, epidurals and physical therapy, she was still in the same degree of pain.

She heard about our work treating fibromyalgia (FMS) and underwent the 10-treatment series in 2016. (Read her full story here).

When her pain levels also crept back, she came in last week for five booster treatments (one per day).

On Friday, she posted on our Facebook timeline:

Feeling grateful!

Calmare NJ did it again! Five booster treatments 8 1/2 months after my first time is getting my neuropathic / neuralgia pain and fibromyalgia back under control once again. Thank you Calmare!

How many booster treatments will I need?

The number of booster treatments required ranges from a single session to five or more treatments.

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.

Over time, the need for booster treatments may become less frequent and fewer treatments may be needed.

Have medications and invasive treatments still left you in pain?

Calmare is a newer treatment for combatting chronic nerve pain as a result of injury, surgery or disease. While it isn’t right for every person battling chronic pain, clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney and his Calmare NJ USA team have helped hundreds of people from around the world to regain control of their lives by lessening or alleviating their neuropathic pain.

Call our friendly and experienced pain management team at (201) 933-4440 to speak with Dr. Cooney. He also pre-schedules no-fee phone-in or FaceTime consultations with people from outside the United States every week.

Email us at calmareNJ@gmail.com to learn more, or complete the e-Info Card below:

Teenager with CRPS Receives an Early Christmas Present After Calmare

December 22, 2016

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Brysen is shown with the Calmare MC-5A device leads on his neck, which are transmitting ‘no pain’ messages to his brain via varied algorithms. It is a painless process with no side effects.

Brysen is a 16-year-old from New Jersey. He arrived at our clinic on December 5, 2016, for treatment of CRPS, which he developed following surgery for a closed wrist reduction one year ago. The pain was concentrated in his left leg and arm.

He had previously been prescribed a number of anticonvulsants medications for pain management, which were not successful.

When he arrived at our clinic in New Jersey, his pain level was at a 7/10 which had escalated to as high as a 10/10. He was also prescribed Amitriptyline.

Prior to coming to the Calmare NJ clinic, Brysen had completed an intensive physical therapy regime at the renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

The teenager underwent 10 daily treatments of scrambler therapy which lasted about 35-minutes each. By treatment number three, he began to realize a pain reduction in both his leg and arm. As the treatments continued, his pain level continued to plummet.

Brysen’s Patient Outcome After Calmare Therapy for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Tomorrow he will complete his final treatment, but as of today, he is pain-free.

Additionally, he is no longer taking any pain medication.

He and his family will be leaving shortly for a vacation in Hawaii.

We have a feeling this is going to be a very special Christmas for Brysen and his family.

Merry Christmas!

Are You or a Loved One Battling RSD or CRPS?

Dr. Michael Cooney is known internationally for his success lessening or eliminating severe treatment-resident chronic pain using Calmare scrambler therapy. We are now booking 2017 consultations with the doctor by phone (there is no fee for this consultation).

If you would like to schedule a call with the doctor, first review all the pages of this website to learn more about how scrambler therapy works and how the painless treatments are performed.

Please know the treatment cycle requires you to visit the office for 10 visits over two weeks.

Our Calmare administrative team would be happy to offer recommendations for lodging nearby.

Please complete the eCard below, and we’ll be happy to follow-up with you:

Why Calmare Can Be Ideal for Children and Teens Battling Chronic Pain

November 30, 2016

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

The last thing any parent or caregiver wants to do is subject their child to pain or watch them battle pain day after day.

Additionally, no parent I’ve ever met wants to give their child narcotics to combat pain, even for the short-term.

But, if your child is suffering, you’ll do just about anything to help them feel better.

I realized that during the month of June at our New Jersey Calmare clinic, about 70 percent of the patients we treated for neuropathy using scrambler therapy were under 25 years old.

And about 50 percent of those patients were under age 18.

Why Calmare scrambler therapy is an ideal treatment for pediatric neuropathyGabriel_6.2015

  • FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
  • Pain-free treatment
  • Non-invasive (no injections, IV’s, outpatient procedures)
  • Drug-free (no narcotics or even over-the-counter medications required).
  • No side effects (except for a possible light humming sensation which we can adapt if your skin is unable to sustain any kind of touch)

How does scrambler therapy work?

Children or teenagers are comfortably connected to the Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment® device via small electrodes (similar to those used in EKG and other medical procedures) placed on the patient’s skin at the pain site/s.

The device then sends a very low current of electrical stimulation through the skin and nerve fibers, which carries a “no pain” signal to the brain, essentially overriding the previous pain signal.

Abby Bluteau getting treatment_2015We recommend the child have books, magazines or handheld entertainment to help pass the time during the 35-minute daily treatments (see Abby at left).

In some cases, pain relief has been reported after the first treatment, but each child’s case is unique.

Scrambler therapy treatments are performed over a two-week period, with the goal of the patient’s pain steadily decreasing, eliminating the need for wheelchairs, canes or any mobility support devices.

Once the child is back home, after ample rest and care is taken not to “do too much too soon,” many pediatric patients return to school and normal daily activities.

Pediatric Chronic Pain Patient Testimonials 

Kara stompKara

Abby Bluteau_6.2015

Abby

amanda and dr. cooney_7.2012

Amanda

Jamie 2_8.2015Jamie

Gabriel_age11_12.2013Gabriel

LizLiz

 

 

Would you like to discuss if Calmare might help your child or teenager?

Reach out by calling the Calmare Therapy NJ USA clinic (located minutes from New York City) at (201) 933 – 4440; email us privately at CalmareNJ@gmail.com or complete the eCard below:

Ronald McDonald House Lodging Option for Pediatric Calmare NJ Patients

Updated June 27, 2016

By Barbara B., Office Manager, Calmare Therapy NJ USA 

Ronald McDonald HouseFamilies with children under the age of 21 traveling to New Jersey for Calmare Therapy may be able to stay at three Ronald McDonald homes located within commuting distance to our clinic in Rutherford, Bergen County.

We currently have a family staying at the residence in Long Branch, near the Jersey Shore, and they report the accommodations are warm, clean and very inviting.

Our clinic is located just 10 minutes from New York City so we have included a Manhattan location below as well:

LOCATIONS (3):

Rooms are offered on a first-come basis at no charge (a small donation of $10+ is requested).

New Brunswick Ronald McDonald House (30-minute drive to Calmare Therapy NJ)

145 Somerset Street | New Brunswick, NJ 08901 | PH: 732-249-1222

The home offers six themed bedrooms with private baths.

Long Branch Ronald McDonald House  – Jersey Shore (60-minute drive to Calmare Therapy NJ)

131 Bath Ave. | Long Branch, NJ 07740 | PH: 732-222-8755

The home offers eight themed bedrooms with private baths and a variety of recreational amenities.

New York City – Upper East Side of Manhattan (20- to 30-minutes by cab or public transportation to Calmare Therapy NJ)

405 E. 73rd Street | New York, NY 10021 | PH: 212-639-0100

The home offers private bedrooms, transportation services and additional on-site amenities.

There are several other lodging options near our clinic as well. Please refer to our Hotel and Travel Information page or call us directly at 201-933-4440 for more information.

Chloe Finds CRPS Pain Resolution with Calmare Therapy

January 29, 2016

Nineteen-year-old Chloe valiantly underwent treatment after treatment –and more drugs than she can name–trying to defeat the pain from CRPS in her feet.

When she arrived here in New Jersey after flying 24-hours from Australia, her left foot was swollen to the size of a football and her right foot was in severe continual pain.

Here’s what she has to say about her Calmare Therapy which was personally administered by Dr. Michael Cooney:

CRPS Month Means So Much to Us Here at Calmare Therapy NJ

November 3, 2015
Abbey_CRPS Day

Hi Everyone!

It’s Barb from the Calmare Clinic in New Jersey. Everything is coming up orange as we commemorate CRPS Awareness Month. It’s amazing to see how this effort has literally gone worldwide.

We’ll be sending pictures soon about how we are honoring this effort in our offices.

This morning, it was a thrill for us to see this message from Danielle from Vermont talking about her young daughter who treated here with us:

“On this day of bringing national awareness to the disease Abby lives with Abby Bluteau_6.2015daily … CRPS, I am so very thankful for Dr. Cooney at Calmare NJ for his love and dedication to helping those who suffer like Abby. He gave my daughter her life back with Calmare therapy! You are a blessing to all whose lives you touch!”‪ #‎CRPSORANGEDAY‬

Needless to say, it’s wonderful messages like these that inspire us even more to help people living with chronic pain every day.

This is a battle we are going to win, one by one.

Why Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment is ideal for children and teens with chronic pain

September 1, 2015

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

The last thing any parent or caregiver wants to do is subject their child to pain—even if the goal is to help decrease pain.

In addition, no parent I’ve ever met wants to give their child narcotics to combat pain, even for the short-term.

But, if your child is suffering, you’ll do just about anything to help them.

I realized that during the month of August here in our New Jersey Calmare clinic, about 70 percent of the patients we treated for neuropathy using scrambler therapy were under 30 years old.

And about 50 percent of those patients were under age 18.

Why Calmare scrambler therapy is an ideal treatment for pediatric neuropathyGabriel_6.2015

  • FDA-cleared 510(k)-cleared and European CE mark-certified
  • Pain free
  • Non-invasive (no injections, IV’s, outpatient procedures–nothing)
  • Drug-free (no narcotics, nothing over-the-counter).
  • No side effects (the most you may experience is a light humming sensation which we can adapt if your skin is unable to sustain any kind of touch)

How does scrambler therapy work?

Children or teenagers are comfortably connected to the Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment® device via small electrodes (similar to those used in EKG and other medical procedures) placed on the patient’s skin at the pain site/s.

The device then sends a very low current of electrical stimulation through the skin and nerve fibers, which carries a “no pain” signal to the brain, essentially overriding the previous pain signal.

Abby Bluteau getting treatment_2015We recommend the child have books, magazines or handheld entertainment to help pass the time during the treatments (see Abby at left).

In some cases, pain relief has been reported after the first treatment, but each child’s case is unique.

During the 35-minute daily treatments performed over a two-week period, the patient’s pain steadily decreases with the goal of sending the child or teen home without the need for wheelchairs, canes or any supportive devices.

Once the child is back home, after ample rest and care is taken not to “do too much too soon,” many pediatric patients return to school and normal daily activities.

Can you share some pediatric patient Calmare Therapy success stories?

Absolutely!

Kara stompKara

Abby Bluteau_6.2015

Abby

amanda and dr. cooney_7.2012

Amanda

Jamie 2_8.2015Jamie

Gabriel_age11_12.2013Gabriel

LizLiz

Would you like to discuss if Calmare might help your child or teenager?

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