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What is Calmare Scrambler Therapy and How it Works

Calmare Scrambler therapy is a revolutionary, medicine-free and non-invasive approach to pain treatment that achieves fantastic results in patients who deal with severe neuropathic pain. Calmare technology was introduced in 2011, primarily treating those patients who were suffering from RSD and for whom a great number of other treatments, such as pain killers, nerve blocks, surgery, etc, proved to be inefficient.

At the time, as it was a new method, patients opted for Calmare as a ‘last hope’, usually after they had tried everything else. Calmare Scrambler therapy proved to achieve unexpectedly high success rate. Part of this initial success can be attributed to the fact that the first Calmare treatments were performed by an experienced chiropractor, who knew exactly where the optimal placement of the device’s leads would be, taking in consideration the relationship between muscles, joints, bones and nerves. Over the course of years, Calmare scrambler therapy continued to show excellent results, even in patients where other treatments proved to be unsuccessful. While it doesn’t miraculously cure every patient and every case, and in some cases requires repeated treatment, it is still a treatment with high success rate, certainly worth taking in consideration for a wide range of neuropathy induced pain symptoms.

How does scrambler therapy work?

Calmare scrambler therapy is based on a biophysical method of pain treatment. It uses small electrodes directly on the pain site for about half an hour, and uses 16 algorithms to transmit a ‘non-pain’ message to the nerve.
During the course of the treatment, patient’s brain receives the message that the pain site no longer emits pain signals, which results in the patient’s feeling a steady decrease of pain. The number of treatments needed to achieve pain relief varies from patient to patient, but in some cases only a few treatments were needed.
Calmare Scrambler device in many ways resembles a TENS unit, however it has several crucial distinctions.
Calmare scrambler device uses 16 different algorithms to deliver a non-pain signal to the brain, and uses a low-energy electrical impulse for travelling through the patient’s nerves. As a result, the brain is ‘tricked’ into registering pain-site as pain-free, thus providing prolonged sensation of pain relief.
TENS unit, on the other hand, blocks pain signals by using high-energy electrical impulses to distract the brain. The downside of this is that the pain usually returns once the treatment is over. Also, it uses one single algorithm to transmit an electronic signal through the nerves.
Lastly, Calmare scrambler therapy is administered by a trained professional, while TENS therapy is self-administered by patient.
To date, there are absolutely no reported negative impacts or side effects of undergoing Calmare scrambler therapy. It is a completely painless procedure that can only elicit some level of discomfort in first treatments while the leads are initially positioned, and only in patient with severe sensitivity to touch. However, as the treatment progresses, this discomfort is typically alleviated.
Calmare scrambler therapy that we provide in Baltimore Ketamine Clinic, successfully treats pain in the following conditions: Chemotherapy induced neuropathy (CIPN), back pain, sciatica, post-surgical neuropathic pain, phantom limb syndrome, postherpetic neuralgia, intractable cancer pain, brachial plexus pain, CRPS (RSD), post-surgical nerve lesion neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy and pudendal neuropathy.
If you are suffering from any of the above chronic pain conditions, do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation.

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