Scrambler therapy/Calmare: How does it work?​​

Scrambler Therapy uses electrical stimulation to  treat chronic neuropathic and cancer pain by delivering non-painful electrical pulses along C-fibers to the nervous system via electrodes placed on the skin. The algorithm effectively trains the nerve to stop sending a "negative" pain signal and replace it with a "positive" one. Through repetition and the process of neuroplasticity, we see evidence of the brain's ability to reorganize itself providing cumulative cessation of chronic neuropathic pain.

Make "Pain Free" a Reality
Regardless of pain intensity, a patient's pain can be completely removed for immediate relief during the treatment. Since this treatment is achieved by repeated  training, it is not uncommon for the patients pain to re-emerge some time later, often at a significantly lower level.  Most patients see resolution of symptoms within an  initial course of  10-15 sessions. These 45 minute sessions are completed each day for 5 consecutive days and then a two day break to assess the success of treatment. Success is measured by the patient being symptom free for 48 consecutive hours. For some patients, maximum benefit is achieved through follow-up treatments or "boosters". The patient may be able to go for extended periods of time between treatments while experiencing significant pain control and relief. The period of time between treatments depends on the underlying cause in addition to other factors. 
The device uses a multi-processor technology consisting of five independent channels that are able to simultaneously treat multiple pain areas by applying surface electrodes to the skin.  The device creates and sends a no-pain signal, which becomes the dominant signal received by the brain, thus overriding the negative pain signal.  If the application is properly executed, the patient’s pain level during treatment falls to zero regardless of the initial intensity and type of pain. 

Calmare® is for patients with chronic high-intensity neuropathic pain and cancer pain resistant to opiates, MDT and other harmful narcotic painkillers. Calmare® offers several benefits over other pain control and relief mechanisms:


  • Non-invasive

  • Painless

  • Immediate pain relief (during treatment)

  • Ongoing pain control

  • No adverse side effects (as with opioids or other drugs)

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