What We Can Do For You…
We treat neuropathic pain (pain that has a nerve component) with the Calmare Pain Scrambler Center. This technology transmits a synthetic “non-pain” signal though disposable electrodes on the surface of the skin. These electrodes deliver the “non-pain” signal to the surface nerve receptors and replace the pain impulse. This scrambles the chronic pain transmission signal so the nerve doesn’t transmit the pain signal but instead transmits the “non-pain” signal. Over time, the nerve forms a new “non-pain” signal pathway that becomes dominant.
The Calmare Pain Scrambler Center can deliver pain relief in one treatment but the best result is cumulative treatments over 10 sessions. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. The effectiveness of the Pain Scrambler therapy will be apparent after 3 completed treatments. The pain-free interval can last from 2-6 months after the first set of 10 treatments.
Booster treatments can offer an additional 6 months or more of pain-free time. (results will vary).
Conditions We Treat
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Diabetic Nerve Pain
- Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
- Failed Back SyndromeReflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Chronic Low Back Pain
- Pudendal Neuralgia
Calmare Therapy, also known as Scrambler Therapy, is a non-narcotic, non-invasive procedure for the treatment of chronic pain.
A “no pain” message is transmitted to the affected nerve through disposable surface electrodes that are applied to the skin in the region of the patient’s pain. The perception of pain no longer exists when the “no pain” message replaces the pain by using the same pathway through the surface electrodes in a non-invasive manner. The patient’s pain intensity can be completely diminished for immediate relief of their condition.
The maximum benefit achieved through Calmare Therapy often is achieved with multiple treatments. The patient may be able to experience long-lasting relief between subsequent treatments while enduring significant pain control. The time period between each treatment can depend on the underlying cause and severity of the pain as well as other factors.
Several benefits from Calmare Therapy can help patients better manage their condition and feel a better quality of life. These include its non-invasive, painless treatment approach, ongoing pain control, immediate pain relief, and no adverse side effects of opioids and other drugs commonly prescribed for various pain conditions.
Calmare Therapy is a highly effective treatment for pain and provides long-term results, an important benefit for patients and physicians alike. Clinical studies have illustrated that this treatment successfully reduces pain in more than 80 percent of patients treated with Calmare Therapy.
Our patients are comfortably connected to the Calmare Therapy device with small surface electrodes – similar to those used during EKG and other medical procedures – that are applied to the patient’s skin in the area where the patient is experiencing pain. When the device is turned on, it sends a very low current of electrical stimulation through the nerve fibers that carry a “no pain” signal to the brain. This signal basically overrides the previous pain signal.
After a series of treatments with Calmare Therapy, the patient’s pain is gradually decreased, allowing the patient to participate in more daily activities and enjoy a better quality of life.
We administer Calmare Therapy because it has been shown to be effective in treating chronic neuropathic and oncologic pain that is different from other pain management treatments. It is a non-addictive treatment that has no harmful, potentially fatal, or adverse and addictive side effects that may be linked to other treatments such as painkillers.
We treat many patients who experience pain as the result of a number of conditions, including chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), chronic cancer pain, failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), sciatic and lumbar pain, post-surgical neuropathic pain, low back pain, and chronic neuropathic pain.
1. Assessment – Your first contact with the Carolina Pain Scrambler Center will either be in person or on the phone to assess your problem or suitability for the is type of treatment. There is no out of pocket charge for this assessment.
2. If this treatment is appropriate for you and your pain, the first three treatments will be scheduled. You will meet with one of our clinical staff, who will initiate the first three treatments. If the first three treatment are successful then you will be scheduled for the additional 7 consecutive daily treatments. These treatments typically last 30 to 45 minutes.
3. Intermittent “Booster” Treatments-After your initial 10 treatments, some patients may require a shorter course of 2-3 “booster” treatments on an intermittent basis to continue to experience pain relief.