For patients with medical conditions appropriate for Calmare Therapy, the standard treatment protocol is 10 consistent treatments over a two week period. Most of the time, each treatment lasts about 35 minutes, but every patient is unique.
Depending on the severity of the original condition and the length of time the patient has been experiencing 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 cases and other conditions resulting in prolonged chronic pain, boosters can be extremely useful against any eventual elevation in pain.
How many booster treatments will I need?
The number of booster treatments required ranges from a single session to five or more treatments. 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.
In video format, Dr. Michael Cooney discusses Calmare booster treatments and why they can be helpful to some patients, particularly those with severe RSD / CRPS, after the standard ten 35-minute treatment protocol has been completed. For many patients, one, two or three additional treatments, months or even years after the initial therapy, can help alleviate any reoccurrence of pain.
Gina, one of our RSD patients from here in New Jersey, sent us this message after her booster session in July, 2012.
To Learn More
If you have additional questions about Calmare Therapy or booster treatments, contact us at (201) 933 – 4440.