Dr. Michael J. Cooney _2015_headshotLinkedin_IconCalmare Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cooney is a highly experienced chronic pain management specialist with over 30 years of experience.

He has a loyal patient base from around the world whom he treats from his warm and comfortable pain control clinic located in Rutherford, New Jersey in Bergen County.

He has garnered global recognition for his successful patient outcomes using Calmare scrambler therapy to lessen or eliminate chronic nerve pain in children, teens, adults and seniors.

Successfully administering Calmare since 2011, Dr. Cooney was one of the first doctors in the U.S. to introduce Calmare scrambler therapy and is currently one of only seven (Oct.  2019) Certified providers of the treatment nationwide.

He also serves as a trainer for other Calmare providers and regularly shares his expertise with doctors treating patients all over the world.

Patients from as far away as Australia, South Africa, the UK, Canada and western Europe have traveled to Rutherford, New Jersey for his personalized treatment.

Read Dr. Cooney’s feature article published by the National Pain Report.

The importance of recognizing alternative treatments for neuropathy

The majority of patients Dr. Cooney treats using scrambler therapy arrive at our clinic frustrated and exhausted by the endless search for pain relief.

Often, in desperation, they have already resorted to surgery, experimental procedures outside the U.S. or powerful pain medications which leave them mentally and physically diminished by side effects–but still living in pain.

Dr. Cooney specializes in helping the most severe cases of neuropathy

Calmare logoDr. Cooney utilizes the MC-5A FDA-cleared device to treat chronic medical conditions, injuries and post-surgical pain. He is renowned for treating neuropathic conditions which are notoriously medication and treatment-resistant including:

  • Diabetic neuropathy (DPN)
  • Sciatica and lumbar pain (back pain)
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Shingles (PHN)
  • Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN)

Dr. Cooney is a widely published expert on several diverse issues related to chronic pain, chiropractic issues and diminishing pain as a result of injury or disease.

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He is a featured columnist on SpineHealth.com.

“Drug-free Approaches to Fibromyalgia Treatment Gains Momentum”

Dr. Cooney describes his philosophy about Calmare scrambler therapy


  • Doctor of Chiropractic, New York College of Chiropractic
  • Bachelor of Science degree, St. Peter’s College

Unlike other healthcare practitioners, Dr. Cooney regularly consults with people battling medication-and treatment-resistant chronic nerve pain (neuropathy) by phone or video conference.

He can be reached at our pain management clinic, located just outside New York City, by calling (201) 933-4440 or drcooney@calmaretherapynj.com.