Calmare Scrambler Therapy Treatment is an FDA cleared, non-invasive pain therapy device for the management of chronic, acute, mild, or severe pain.
Calmare Therapy has been very successful in treating the following: Neuropathic pain, including sciatic and lumbar pain, phantom limb syndrome, failed back or neck surgery syndrome, CRPS/RSD pain, peripheral neuropathy, and more. Oncology (cancer) pain, including pancreatic, breast, bladder, lung, prostate, colon, rectal, kidney, ovarian, cervical, liver, and uterine cancer.
The Calmare Therapy Treatment has helped thousands of patients reduce their pain, while many patients report becoming completely pain-free after completing the treatment protocol.
Calmare Therapy is safe and free from side effects. Regardless of pain intensity, the pain can be completely removed for immediate relief during each treatment.
Calmare Therapy is delivered via small surface electrodes that are placed on the skin in areas near the pain. The device is then turned on and a low current electrical stimulation is delivered through small nerve fibers to the brain. The electrical stimulation overrides the pain signals by delivering a “no pain” signal. Over the course of a series of treatments with our Calmare Treatment device, pain progressively decreases.
Unlike other pain management devices, such as a traditional TENS device, which works primarily with musculoskeletal pain, Calmare Therapy has been shown to be effective in treating chronic neuropathic and oncologic pain. Calmare Therapy is also a non-addictive treatment that avoids the harmful, potentially fatal, adverse side effects and addictive properties of narcotic drugs. In many cases, individuals can avoid surgical intervention.
During our treatment, we treat patients at a level of stimulation that removes pain and doesn’t cause discomfort. Recommended protocol consists of 10-12 daily treatments lasting about 45 minutes. Protocol is adjusted based on patient response and may include 5-15 treatments. If the pain returns in the future, we recommend seeking follow-up treatment in a timely manner to minimize number of treatments needed to treat the pain. In treating oncologic pain due to the presence of metastasis, further treatments should be carried out after the initial treatment cycle whenever pain re-emerges.
During the first treatment, after the electrodes are correctly positioned and deliver fine-tuned stimulation levels, you will immediately be pain-free and have no discomfort. In the subsequent treatments, you will find that pain will re-emerge with less intensity, and the duration of pain relief will be prolonged.
The treatment normally lasts 45 minutes, plus the time necessary to position and regulate electrode stimulation. Treatments are done Monday thru Friday, for two weeks in a row. Specific cases may require a different number of treatments.
During intensity regulation, you may feel something like a “single sting”. When the therapeutic stimulation level is reached, that initial “single sting” feeling is replaced by sensations that constantly change and are most often described as pleasant. Once the fine-tuning is completed, you should not feel pain in the treated area.
Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment is currently in use in the United States at major pain management and cancer research hospitals, including: Virginia Commonwealth University - Massey Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin- Madison Paul Carbone Cancer Center, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD
Calmare is used as a stand-alone treatment.
A Scrambler is a device capable of transforming a piece of original information into another type of information, no longer recognizable. Since the scientific research that led to this technology is based on the active principle of replacing pain signals into “non-pain” signals, the inventor thought the name “Scrambler Therapy” was the most appropriate one.
Over 4,000 patients have been treated in Europe and over 700 patients in the United States.
The average recorded “no pain” period is 1 to 3 months, with 1 year being the longest interval without “booster treatments.” Patients who have had chronic pain for an extended period of time will most likely require “booster treatments”.
Some insurance companies may cover Calmare Therapy. Present your insurance company with the 0278T billing code when you inquire. Upon completion of your treatment, we will provide you with a claim form to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
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The initial evaluation cost is $80. The cost of treatment is $250 per session. There is no deposit required. Payment is collected each day that the treatment is delivered.
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A patient is not a candidate for Calmare Therapy if they have any of the following: • a pacemaker or automatic defibrillator, heart stent, aneurysm clip, vena cava clip, or any other coronary or vascular stent • a scull plate, or an implanted device such as a spinal nerve stimulator or an implanted drug delivery system (metal implants for orthopedic repair, such as pins, plates, and joint replacements are allowed) • a history of epilepsy, brain damage, or use of anti-convulsant(s) for purposes other than pain control • a myocardial infarction or ischemic heart disease within the past six months, severe heart arrhythmia, or any form of equivalent heart disease • wounds or skin irritation in areas where the electrodes are required to be placed • a history of previous intolerance to transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulation (TENS unit). • Scrambler Therapy is not recommended if you are pregnant, could be pregnant, or nursing.