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Calmare Keeps Tonya’s CRPS from Spreading

March 23, 2018

Tonya Schuler, a full-of-life fitness trainer from West Virginia, was diagnosed with CRPS after carpal tunnel surgery. The chronic pain started in one hand and soon spread to the other.

From there, the neuropathy affected her neck, back and stomach.

After trying a myriad of prescription pain drugs, injections and invasive procedures, her pain management doctor eventually recommended she have a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) surgically implanted into her back.

“When I realized an SCS was the final treatment option, I knew I had to take matters into my own (painful) hands and reach out to the CRPS community,” explains.

“A Facebook group that included thousands of other sufferers consistently mentioned Dr. Cooney and Calmare for helping reduce their pain, even for full-body sufferers.”

“Beyond Opiates, The Future of Pain Management” (WebMD)

Tonya says she sent off an email to him (calmarenj@gmail.com) and he called her the next day.

Watch the video above to learn what happened next.

To learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy, a drug-free alternative pain treatment, call 201-933-4440 to speak with our chronic pain management experts.

 

 

Scrambler therapy helps people with fibromyalia pain and symptoms

March 1, 2018

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

I have been treating people in pain for more than 30 years. Providing successful pain relief for fibromyalgia sufferers has been especially challenging because many, if not most, therapies are often unsuccessful.

In the worst case scenario, you could be worse.

As a result, people with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are dependent on pain medications for relief, which can introduce its own set of problems and ongoing expenses.

The chronic nature of fibromyalgia symptoms interferes with job performance and attendance, personal relationships and ultimately dampens the overall quality of life.

The value of drug-free alternative treatments for women with fibromyalgia
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Women are ten times more likely to develop fibromyalgia.

FDA-cleared Calmare scrambler therapy uses a drug-free, non-invasive, biophysical scrambler therapy to transmit a “no pain” message from the brain to the area in pain using electrodes similar to what you might use for an EKG.

Men Battle Different Fibromyalgia Symptoms 

After treating more than 1,000 patients since 2011, we’ve experienced an overall success rate of 80 percent, which includes people living with fibromyalgia.

What does “success rate” mean?

In order to be considered part of our 80% success rate, the patient is required to achieve an outcome that reflects a very significant decrease in pain which is sustained for an increasing period of time after each treatment.

In several cases, patients leave treatment at a 0/10 on the traditional pain scale.

Scrambler therapy is not a “miracle” treatment

But let me be clear─Calmare is not a “one-time-only” miracle cure.

Our FDA-cleared therapy is administered during a 10-treatment series, each lasting about an hour, which includes preparation, treatment and recovery.

In nearly all cases, the patient experiences no pain or discomfort during or after therapy.

The importance of your Calmare Therapy treatment provider

Should you be qualified to undergo Calmare Therapy for fibromyalgia or another type of pain management, a word of advice:

Calmare Certified Location LogoResearch and confirm your therapy is performed by a doctor who has advanced expertise in understanding the musculoskeletal system and how pain is communicated between the brain and the receptors in the body.

Ensure they have successfully treated several patients with your specific condition.

If your therapy is performed by someone with less expertise, your results may be diminished.

Also, there are currently only seven providers in the U.S. who have been certified to perform Calmare Therapy, including myself.

Scrambler therapy patients defeating fibro pain weigh in

Laura Miller from Indiana

Katie Salmon from Pennsylvania

Melissa S from Michigan

If you’re a fibromyalgia sufferer, don’t give up the fight to find a cure for your pain.

pain management therapyAsk about our exclusive Patient-to-Patient Program where we will put you directly in touch with a patient who has already completed the therapy.

I am always available to answer any questions or talk about your particular healthcare situation. Feel free to contact me anytime.

About Dr. Michael J. Cooney

Dr cooney on the phone_2_2018Michael Cooney is a doctor of chiropractic at Rutherford Allied Medical Group in Bergen County, New Jersey.

He is one of only seven (2018) Certified Calmare Therapy providers in the U.S.

The FDA-cleared MC-5A scrambler therapy device has proven to be successful in the treatment of neuropathy (nerve pain) as a result of injury, RSD, fibromyalgia, radiating pain, cancer and chemotherapy treatment, PHN, diabetic pain, back and neck pain, post surgical pain, failed back surgery syndrome, and general neuropathy.

To learn more, call (201) 933- 4440 or complete this inquiry form below:

Future Calmare Doctors Mentored by Dr. Michael Cooney

August 16, 2017

Dr. Damon Orlando from Studio City, CA visited our clinic last week to shadow Dr. Cooney as he treated patients battling chronic pain using Calmare scrambler therapy. He is considering introducing Calmare to his geographic area.

Dr. Cooney has received acclaim for his use of opioid-free therapies to overcome several types of acute and chronic pain for more than 30 years.

But adding Calmare in 2011 as a pain management therapy (which has no side effects) garnered global attention:

Emily Hewatt Returns from Treatment in New Jersey Pain-Free

emi-hewatt-having-calmare-treatment-_10-16“Patients should understand that Calmare is a ‘provider-dependent’ treatment,” Dr. Cooney cautions. “The provider (doctor) determines the placement of the individual leads according to the origin of the pain site–not necessarily where the pain is being experienced.”

The Calmare Certified doctor says the scrambler therapy provider should also have a proven history of treatment success for the specific medical condition the patient is seeking therapy.

Ensure your provider is “Calmare Certified” and has successfully treated several patients with your specific pain condition.

Do You Have Medication and Treatment-Resistant Pain?

We invite you to reach out and consult with our Calmare team to mutually determine if scrambler therapy might be right for you.

At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, you’ll speak directly with our founder and clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, who has treated hundreds of patients battling chronic pain.

Complete the info below, or call (201) 933-4440.

Pain News Network Features Dr. Michael Cooney and Calmare Therapy

February 16, 2017

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Calmare Therapy NJ USA clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney contributed The 411 on Calmare Scrambler Therapy” to Pain News Network. The bylined article describes his clinical experience administering this newer therapy to help patients lessen or eliminate several types of diagnosed neuropathy, particularly CRPS / RSD, PHN, diabetic nerve pain, post-surgical pain and chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).

Dr. Cooney also discusses the merits of alternative medicine as a solution for treatment-resistant patients battling severe chronic pain.

Pain News Networkreaching more than 100,000 unique readers each month, is a non-profit, independent news source for information and commentary about chronic pain and pain management. The publication’s mission is to raise awareness about chronic pain and connect and educate pain sufferers, caregivers, healthcare providers and the public about the pain experience.

“I’ve followed this publication for some time and believed their readers would be open to learning more about Calmare Therapy, particularly the fact that it is drug-free, painless and has no side effects,” says Dr. Cooney.

Article Introduction:

“Personally and professionally, my biggest frustration is when our therapies do not achieve a Calmare leads on back 2_2014successful patient outcome.

Often, “treatment-resistant” patients are forced to seek out more invasive procedures – surgeries, spinal cord stimulators, or powerful narcotics such as ketamine − where success has been uneven, but side effects can be significant.

I wasn’t comfortable recommending these “next level” neuropathic pain treatments for my patients. So my partner Dr. Robert Kelly and I spent two years looking for a non-invasive therapy that didn’t cause pain or come with added side effects.”

Read the full article here: 

 

#1 Top Trend for Pain Management in 2017: Alternative Therapies

February 15, 2017

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

yahoo-news-logoThere has not been a lot of good news about pain management in the medical arena lately.

(If you are reading this message, you or a loved one may be battling chronic pain, so I don’t need to rehash what you already know.)

Clearly, opioids and peripheral drugs that fall into that category, are often not the solution to many types of pain.

I was delighted to read Yahoo’s predictions that put “Growth in Alternative Therapies” at the top of their list for pain management solutions that would garner the most attention this year.

We launched Calmare at our New Jersey pain management clinic in 2011 as an alternative emi-hewatt-having-calmare-treatment-_10-16neuropathic pain solution for people who have already endured invasive (painful) treatments, inpatient procedures, surgery and baskets full of prescription painkillers that didn’t work.

Not only can opioids fail to provide lasting pain relief, their side effects can be worse than the pain.

Alternative therapies, like scrambler therapy, take a less invasive approach and many have achieved outstanding clinically-proven outcomes for people battling a plethora of chronic pain conditions.

Tools for Choosing Your Alternative Medicine Provider

If you are seeking alternative treatment, perform due diligence beforehand–

  • Find out what clinical trials have been conducted on patients by medical research professionals and read the reports/findings.calmare-patient2patient
  • Ask the provider to put you in touch with other patients who have the same condition so you can gauge their feedback and outcome in making your decision to proceed.
  • Speak with your medical insurer to determine how you can submit for coverage, either in advance or by post-treatment reimbursement.
  • Call the clinic and speak with the doctor who would be treating you. Is he/she performing a sales pitch or asking about your medical history, previous treatment efforts, medication usage and ultimate goal for pain therapy?

Finally, don’t assume the physician currently treating your neuropathy is familiar with the alternative treatment you are considering. Even today, many doctors are often most comfortable with ‘traditional’ medical treatments.

While I certainly respect that position, what is the treatment plan for the patient who has undergone all the traditional medical therapies–without success?

Calmare treats several types of neuropathic pain using non-invasive, FDA-cleared technology

youtube_logoThank you for reading our blog while finding out more about scrambler therapy as an alternative pain management solution. Once you have watched our patient stories and reviewed the explanation of how the treatment works, we invite you to reach out to us at (201) 933-4440 or send an email to calmarenj@gmail.com so we can learn more about you and answer any questions you may have.

Sometimes, one simple outreach can lay the groundwork a lifelong change.

 

Cleveland Clinic Continues Calmare Therapy Pediatric Clinical Trials

cleveland-clinicWhen you are providing an “alternative therapy,” there are always additional challenges in trying to successfully relay the merits of the treatment.

Calmare Therapy is no different. While it has been cleared by the FDA, there are still naysayers.

One of the things we do is to promote the ongoing clinical trials by our country’s most esteemed research hospitals, such as the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Massey Cancer Institute.

A new Calmare patient, treating with us for CRPS pain and symptom relief, shared this article from the Cleveland Clinic, which highlights a variety of alternative treatments they recommend to help people battling RSD  / CRPS.

He explained that he first heard about Calmare from this article, published in 2014, which eventually led him to Calmare Therapy NJ USA.

The article noted:

Calmare® Pain Therapy and Experimental Therapies

Michael_Stanton-Hicks, MD:

Calmare® Pain Therapy could be effective in reducing your symptoms.  At the present time, Cleveland Clinic Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation is trialing Calmare® under experimental review. The FDA is overseeing these investigations.

As you know from many of our patient testimonials from parents and their children, we have been able to lessen the pain from CRPS for many pediatric and adult patients using Calmare Therapy.

Calmare Booster Treatments Explained
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The MC-5A Calmare device is FDA-cleared and earned a U.S. Patent as a unique device in 2013.

Depending on:

1) the severity of the RSD / CRPS condition;

2) length of time the patient has been diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome;

subsequent Calmare booster treatments (as few as one treatment) may be necessary, if the pain level begins to rise.

From our clinical experience, over time, the frequency and number of booster treatments necessary should decrease over time for most patients.

Where do you start?

At Calmare Therapy NJ USA,  the first thing for a potential patient to do is to pour a cup of tea and look at every page of our website. You’ll learn how our treatment works, the types of neuropathic pain we treat, and why having your therapy with us will be unique from other providers here in the U.S. and around the world.

Best of all, you will have a live, one-on-one conversation directly with our clinical director, Dr. Michael J. Cooney, who has championed Calmare as a superior treatment option for CRPS and RSD cases. During this discussion, you will talk about your medical history, other treatment therapies you have undergone and what medications you are currently using.

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Dr. Cooney is shown treating Trish, a CRPS patient from Australia.
Call our friendly Calmare team at 201-933-4440 or fill out the eCard below and we’ll call you!

 

The mother of a child with CRPS shares a wonderful compliment after Calmare scrambler therapy

Abby Bluteau_6.2015Some weeks ago, we welcomed Danielle and her 13-year-old daughter, Abby.

She arrived in a wheelchair due to the effects of CRPS after a knee injury.

Abby’s pain was spreading  throughout the left side of her body and her family worried she was approaching full body  RSD.

It was a true Herculean effort for this mother and daughter to make the trip here to New Jersey, make no mistake.

The scrambler therapy goal

Our mission was simple:

Curtail the pain (which was a consistent 8-10) so that Abby could walk again.

Ten Calmare treatments later…

Unlike some patients, Abby didn’t experience significant pain reduction after the first few scrambler therapy treatments.

But we pressed on.

After treatment 5, we had a breakthrough and her pain began to decrease and last for longer periods of time.

By the end of her 10-treatment cycle, Abby left us without needing the wheelchair–just two weeks later.

Abby’s Calmare treatment was performed without:

  • drugs
  • side effects
  • any significant pain during the treatment

Abby is continuing to walk and regain the strength in her legs. While she sometimes uses a walker for support, she continues to improve (under the watchful eye of a great mom, which never hurts 😉

Danielle shared this acknowledgement on Facebook and kindly permitted us to share it here with you: 

“If you or a family member have CRPS and don’t know what the machine in this picture is or who the doctor pictured with my daughter is you need to be informed. Check out Calmare Therapy. My recommendation hands down! My daughter was in a wheelchair unable to even stand on her own and is now able to walk with her walker and is gaining every day.

Calmare Therapy is changing our lives and giving my child her life back!

Dr. Cooney in NJ is awesome and worth every penny if your insurance doesn’t cover it.

Check out his website: 

https://calmaretherapynj.com/ or his Facebook page:

Early detection and treatment are critical. There are many, many case studies you can read and if there is a center closer to you Dr. Cooney will know about it.

I cannot stress enough to call him. He PERSONALLY will call you back and talk over your case.”

Can we tell you more about Calmare scrambler therapy?

 

Calmare NJ’s Patient-to-Patient Program in Action

CALMARE P2P WEB BANNERSince so many people with neuropathy /chronic pain have attempted several different treatments and therapies to minimize their discomfort (often without success), we launched our exclusive Patient-to-Patient Program which puts potential Calmare Therapy patients in touch with another patient with the same disease / medical condition who has already undergone scrambler therapy with us.

We thought it was a great way to help future patients feel less anxiety about moving forward and it offered the freedom to share experiences and concerns with someone who could relate to their battle.

We have more than 50 previous Calmare patients who are part of this program and volunteer their time to talk with new patients by email, phone or Skype.
Diana Slade,
a South African with CRPS who traveled more than 7,000 miles to New Jersey for treatment last year, chatted via email a few months ago with a new patient from Missouri, also with CRPS, prior to her coming here for treatment.

Here’s an excerpt of an email Di sent to the woman in Missouri:

Di’s CRPS Diagnosis and Treatment History:

“I developed CRPS in my foot 6 long years ago after back surgery. I had joint degeneration in my lower spine, chips off L5 and L4, and overall wear and tear (too many horses and motorbikes!).

In all, I had 8 back operations.

I went through every painkiller you can imagine, courses of epileptic drugs, Ketamine creme, and two rhizotomies (an invasive surgical procedure which severs nerve roots in the spinal cord through the insertion of an electrified hot probe to the sensory nerve just outside the joint).  After these efforts were unsuccessful, I went through a long, painful and ultimately failed spinal cord stimulator implant.

My husband discovered Calmare on an Internet search and we soon realized Dr. Cooney in the U.S. specialized in CRPS cases. While going for treatment in Italy would have been closer, we decided to fly 15 hours to Newark, New Jersey, USA, for Dr. Cooney’s treatment in late 2014.

When I arrived in the States at Dr. Cooney’s clinic, my pain level was a 10/10.

There was no improvement after 3 daily treatments. But on day 4, everything started to change quickly. (I recall Dr. Cooney smiling wryly at my expression of utter shock).

My pain began to steadily diminish every day after that. After 11 treatments,  I left the U.S. PAIN FREE for the first time I can remember.  Even sitting on the loooonnng flight back to South Africa–no pain!! w my life has changed since Calmare

  • I am no longer living a ‘blurry life’. ( I do not take any pain medications)
  • I can take a shower
  • I can easily put-on and take-off a pair of socks
  • I sleep for 6 hours straight
  • I can finally put my foot in a stirrup again and ride (my business and my passion)
  • My family has their Mom back!
Calthy (left) shown with Di during her treatment.
Cathy (left) and Di during her treatments at Calmare Therapy NJ

As Dr. Cooney tells everyone, this is not a “miracle cure” but it is a treatment that works for many people — and I was fortunate to have been one of them.

I certainly wouldn’t recommend a spinal implant or pump of any sort. In my experience, there are too many that fail.  And then what??

Doc and his staff, especially Cathy, are amazing. Having read your email, what have you to lose?  You have a life to regain.

Please shout if I can help you with anything else and good luck!

Di

Calmare found to reduce low back pain after university clinical trial

national institutes of health logoLast week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, also known as the ‘nation’s medical research agency’, reported findings from a Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing clinical trial which showed that showed that the use of Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment (scrambler therapy) as a drug-free treatment to lessen or eliminate low back pain yielded impressive results:

The Institute reported on January 8, 2015 that:

  • Thirty participants were randomized to receive up to 10 sessions of Calmare® treatment (n = 15) or a ‘sham’ treatment (n = 15) using the same device at a non-therapeutic threshold.
  • 3 weeks after conclusion of treatment series, compared with the sham group, the Calmare® group reported a significant decrease in the “worst” pain and interference scores.
  • There were also significant differences in pain sensitivity and differential expression of 17 pain genes, suggesting that Calmare® can be effective in reducing pain intensity and interference in individuals with persistent low back pain by altering the mechanisms of enhanced pain sensitivity.

This is outstanding news reported by an organization affiliated with the federal government. Might someone on the NIH team have become aware of Calmare’s effectiveness as a result of its expanded use in the largest U.S. Military hospitals across the globe?

Calmare Therapy can help lessen or eliminate several types of neuropathic pain with none of the unpleasant costs or side effects associated with painkillers (opioids).

Often, the out-of-pocket charges for Calmare Therapy are comparable to those patients must incur for their various medications for pain.

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on January 12, 2015.

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