How does it work?
Effective treatment option for Acute, Chronic, or Post-Op Pain
Calmare “Scrambler” Therapy is a non-invasive and pain-free approach to the treatment of acute, chronic, and post-operative pain. Unlike pain medications, our treatment does not involve side-effects or dependency. Calmare Therapy uses peripheral nerve stimulation to modify sensory signals to the spinal cord. Stimulation is achieved by applying electrode pads on the skin near the painful area and delivering low voltage current. The signals delivered via small sensory fibers deliver a “no-pain” messages to the spinal cord and brain. Once the electrodes are properly placed, the patient feels no pain, as the device overrides the pain signals. Treatment most often consists of 10-12 sessions on consecutive days (weekends excluded), but it can be adjusted based on patient needs.
Pain reduction is usually seen during the first treatment session. Following the initial treatment series, this reduced level of pain can last from one month to one year or longer, varying from patient to patient.
What does it treat?
We treat pain associated with the following conditions
Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathy (CIPN)
CIPN results from the toxic effects of chemotherapeutic agents. It often is an irreversible condition, presenting with pain, numbness, tingling, and sensitivity to temperature in the hands and feet. Calmare Scrambler Therapy is an effective treatment option for CIPN and will spare you from the toxic side-effects of medications.
Chronic Cancer Pain
Calmare Therapy is FDA cleared for visceral cancer pain, including pancreatic, breast, bladder, lung, prostate, colon, rectal, kidney, ovarian, cervical, liver and uterine. Calmare Therapy can help you decrease or eliminate the use of opiate analgesic medications. Call our office for your consultation today!
Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that results from damage to the nerves that carry messages back and forth from the brain via the spinal cord to the periphery. Many causes can lead to peripheral neuropathy, such as diabetes, inflammatory conditions, excessive alcohol consumption, kidney failure, infection, and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies. Symptoms vary based on the type of nerves affected and may present as weakness, numbness, a sensation of pins and needles and pain in the hands and feet. Calmare Therapy for neuropathy has been very successful treatment option.
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
This is a pain syndrome resulting from previous back surgery. Pain may decrease after surgery, but still be present. In some cases pain may increase with time due to scar tissue formation around spinal nerve roots. It often results in tissue pain and muscle spasms. The majority of patients do not respond to standard therapy, such as opiate analgesics or anticonvulsant medications. Calmare Therapy is an effective option to treat your pain.
Lumbar (lower back) Pain
Lumbar pain is pain localized to lower back. Common causes of low back pain include muscle or ligament strain, nerve irritation, lumbar radiculopathy, injured disc, and compression of nerve roots. Calmare Therapy can help by providing stimulation that overrides the pain and creates a “no pain” signal along the nerve pathway. Get relief today!
Sciatica is pain that starts in the lower back and radiates down one leg. It usually occurs due to a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compressing part of the nerve. This can cause inflammation, pain, and numbness in the affected leg. Sciatic pain may resolve within 6 weeks, but for some people recovery time may be even longer or surgical intervention may be necessary. Calmare Therapy has helped thousands of people who suffered from sciatic nerve pain.
Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
The most common complication of shingles, postherpetic neuralgia is a condition that affects nerve fibers and skin. Symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia are usually limited to the area of the skin where the shingles outbreak first occurred and might include burning or aching pain, sensitivity to touch (allodynia), itching and numbness. Calmare Therapy can help take away that unpleasant sensation for you.
Brachial Plexus Neuropathy
Brachial plexus neuropathy is a type of peripheral neuropathy, which results from damage to one or more nerves in the upper shoulder area. Brachial plexus damage often results from direct nerve injury, but it may also result from birth trauma, stretch injury, radiation therapy, pressure from tumors, auto-immune disease, inflammatory conditions and exposure to toxins. It results in pain, numbness, burning, tingling and weakness. The area affected may be the shoulder, arm or hand. Occasionally patients develop a Horner syndrome, which may lead to constriction of the pupil, drooping eyelid, and lack of sweating in the affected side. Calmare Therapy can take pain and numbness away!
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain usually accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances, memory loss and mood issues. Fibromyalgia potentially amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Some additional symptoms affected individuals may experience are fatigue, headaches, depression, lower abdominal pain, dry eyes and bladder problems. Common trigger points include back of the head, top of the shoulders, upper chest, hips, outer elbows and hips. Calmare Therapy has helped many people wean off medications such as Gabapentin or Lyrica, giving them pain relief and mental clarity.
Phantom limb syndrome
Phantom limb syndrom affects between 80-100% percent of individuals following limb amputation. It is characterized by feeling sensation in a limb(s) that no longer exist. It’s chronic, persistent, and usually treatment resistant. Individuals with phantom limb syndrome may experience both non-painful and painful sensations. Non-painful sensations include the perception of movement, touch, temperature, pressure, vibration, and itch. Pain sensations vary and may include burning and shooting pains to feelings of tingling “pins and needles.” Calmare Therapy can alleviate unpleasant sensations a person experiences as a result of phantom limb syndrome.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
Temporomandibular joint disorder may be caused by number of factors such as genetics, arthritis, jaw injury, jaw clenching, or teeth grinding. Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include pain or tenderness of your jaw, temporomandibular joint(s), aching pain in and around the ear, pain while chewing, facial pain and jaw locking. Calmare Therapy may be a great option for your relief!
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg. CRPS typically develops after an injury, a surgery, a stroke or a heart attack. Classic symptoms include pain that is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury, which may be burning or throbbing pain, usually in the extremity, sensitivity to touch or cold, swelling of the painful area, changes in skin color and texture, changes in hair and nail growth, joint stiffness, swelling and damage, muscle spasms, tremors, weakness and loss (atrophy), and a decreased ability to move the affected body part. CRPS occasionally may spread from its source to elsewhere in your body, such as the opposite limb. Calmare Scrambler Therapy is very effective treatment option for decreasing or elimination pain associated with CRPS for extended period.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from the face to the brain. In people who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of the face — such as brushing teeth or putting on makeup — may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain.
Postoperative pain can be acute pain and/or chronic pain. Acute pain is experienced immediately after surgery up to a week and pain which lasts more than 3 months after the injury is considered chronic pain. Management of postoperative pain has generally been shown to be inadequate. We offer you Scrambler Therapy, which can decrease your post-operative pain, but also increase your range of motion (if appropriate). Some patients find that Calmare Scrambler Therapy together with physical therapy yields better recovery and pain relief.
- Over the phone consultation: FREE
- Initial evaluation: $80
- Calmare Treatment: $250 per session (50 min)
- Treatments are billed at the time of service. No deposit is required.
- Insurance super bill provided upon request.
- Financing is available through Advanced Care Card – visit advancedcarecard.com to see if you qualify.