Intractable chronic pain is considered as one of the most debilitating pain conditions. Some of the proven methods for pain reduction unfortunately have limited efficacy in treating intractable chronic pain.
Recent studies have highlighted Calmare scrambler therapy as a highly effective method to treat neuropathic pain. It is a non-invasive approach to pain treatment that delivers a non-pain signal via cutaneous nerves, blocking the effects of a pain signal in a patient’s brain.
There are numerous cases where Calmare scrambler therapy proved to be highly effective in relieving refractory chronic pain in a range of pain conditions: cancer-related pain, neuropathic pain due to failed back surgery, post-herpetic pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), brachial plexus neuropathy and many others. In all these cases, Calmare scrambler therapy was typically tried after other, conventional pain treatment methods failed to show sufficient results.
How Does Calmare Scrambler Therapy Work?
Calmare scrambler uses novel technology and is based on information theory. It synthesizes 16 different artificial nerve signals, assembling them into a sequence and transmitting them to the patient’s nociceptors – specialized peripheral sensory neurons. The pain information is thus modulated into a non-pain message, which results in pain relief.
In some clinical trials, patients who suffered from intractable chronic pain were receiving scrambler therapy during a 5 to 10-day period in 50-minute long sessions. These patients noted about a 50% decrease in their pain levels and pain consistency after the treatment was completed. They were able to continue managing their pain with oral medications and reported no unwanted side effects.
Scrambler therapy has shown to have good outcomes in patients treated for refractory neuropathic and cancer pain. In numerous chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy conditions, it showed significant reduction in pain, tingling, and numbness. When used for treatment of cancer associated pain conditions, Calmare therapy showed sustained improvements with both chronic and acute pain.
Calmare scrambler therapy consists of several mechanisms. First, the device sends new non-pain information, and patients often report some new sensations in the pain areas. Second, analgesia from the scrambler therapy occurs rather quickly, which suggests that the receptors continue transmitting the non-pain signals. Third, the pain relief that is sustained for days or months suggests that either the patient’s system’s response has been remodulated or their calcium channels have been reset.
The results of these cases strongly suggest that scrambler therapy is beneficial in the treatment of some pain conditions that have limited or no response to conventional methods, or where patients were reluctant to receive invasive treatments.
While more research is needed to establish Calmare scrambler therapy as a go-to treatment for a number of pain conditions, the results achieved so far definitely sound promising.
In addition to intractable chronic pain, Calmare scrambler therapy successfully treats pain in the following conditions: back pain, sciatica, post-surgical neuropathic pain, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, phantom limb syndrome, postherpetic neuralgia, brachial plexus pain, post-surgical nerve lesion neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), 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.