The Calmare® Therapy Device – is the world’s only non-invasive and non-addictive modality that can successfully treat chronic, neuropathic pain.
Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, yet, we don’t know how to help people get rid of it, in most cases. It affects 100 million adult Americans, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences.
Often medication, therapies and devices just don’t work for many patients with chronic pain (defined as lasting more than three to six months). In addition, side effects from prescribed opioids can become debilitating, less effective over time, or cost prohibitive.
Calmare is a non-invasive therapy that has no negative long-term effects and does not pose the risk of narcotic addiction that is associated with other treatments. Often the other options on the market only mask the pain itself via medication, while not addressing the actual source of the problem itself. Often patients in pain are forced to seek out more invasive procedures − such as surgically implanted spinal cord stimulators (SCS) or powerful narcotics such as Ketamine − whose success has been spotty at best, but the side effects are significant. What happens to these patients for whom traditional treatments and medications simply don’t work?
Calmare therapy is perfect for these patients, as it completely replaces the pain signal being sent to the brain on a neurological level. This interruption of the pain signal renders the patient pain-free without having to undergo risky, complicated surgeries or take further medication.
The doctors in our office will comfortably connect patients to the Calmare Scrambler device via several small surface electrodes (similar to electrodes used in EKG and other medical procedures) that are placed on the patient’s skin near the area where the patient is experiencing neurological problems. When the device is turned on the technology sends a mild “no problem here” message to the brain through the electrodes. Essentially, the scrambler machine “overrides” the brain’s confused message and corrects it to the ‘no problem here” message. After a series of treatments with our Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment device, the patient’s neurological problem is steadily decreased to allow the patient to participate in more daily activities and enjoy a better quality of life.
This process is repeated during 10-14 daily treatments which last from 30 to 40 minutes. For most Patients, by the end of the cycle, there is no more pain signal emanating from the brain. In many cases, pain is lessened for the patient as soon as the first treatment.
Maximum benefit is achieved through follow-up treatments. The patient may be able to go for extended periods of time between subsequent treatments while experiencing significant pain control and relief. The period of time between treatments depends on the underlying cause and severity of the pain in addition to other factors.
The Calmare® platform is highly effective in the treatment of pain and has long-lasting effects, an important benefit for patients. Clinical studies have shown that the technology successfully reduces pain in more than 80 percent of treated patients without the adverse side effects commonly associated with drugs, therefore providing patients with a markedly improved quality of life.
Calmare Has Been Successful Treating:
- Peripheral Neuropathy Pain and Numbness
- Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
- Post-Surgical Neuropathic Pain
- Brachial Plexus Neuropathy
Due to How Calmare Therapy Treatment Works, the Following Should be Considered for Possible Exclusion:
- Patients with a Pacemaker or Defibrillator
- Women who are Pregnant
- Patients using Neuroleptic Agents for Pain such as Lyrica (Pregabalin), Neurontin (Gabapentin or Amitriptyline (Elavil) should discuss with their prescribing physicians to wean off of these medications prior to treatment to obtain the best outcome possible.
Is Calmare Effective?
The Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment has helped thousands of patients reduce and manage their pain while many patients report becoming pain-free after completing the treatment protocol. It is safe and free from side effects and addiction associated with other treatment options. Regardless of pain intensity, during each treatment, a patient’s pain can be reduced for immediate relief.
Scrambler Therapy has a Talk with the Brain
The brain’s reaction to chronic pain can be compared to learning to play the piano or memorizing a poem − the more the body “practices” processing pain, the stronger the connections between pain nerves and the brain become. When someone is injured, the brain sets up a process to heal the injury. For example, cells carry away dead tissue or it increases blood flow to the area. Eventually, the brain realizes the injury has healed and it cuts off the pain message. But for some, the brain never sends that pivotal message that there’s no more injury here, so you can stop the pain signal.
The way we think of it, pain is about the most protective instinct and impulse known to humans! If you touch a hot plate, you retract your hand even before you feel the pain. Then, the pain comes – very localized – such that you can plunge the hand into cold water. After that, usually the pain goes away, and you can then blame your son-in-law for leaving the hot plate on. But sometimes, the pain signal gets stuck in the “on” position, even though your hand has healed. There has been some damage to the nerve endings and they are continuing to send the “pain” impulse, even when it is not doing you any good. The pain pathways in the spinal cord and the brain get bigger and more active; neurologists call this “wind-up.”
Who Else Uses Calmare?
Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment is currently in use in the United States at major pain management and cancer research hospitals including:
- Walter Reed Hospital,
- Johns Hopkins,
- Mayo Clinic,
- Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center,
- University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Paul Carbone Cancer Center,
- Various Military Hospitals to just name a few
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