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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Calmare Therapy: A Rising Star for Nerve Pain (even CRPS)!?

Hi Dr. Blake, I have some very exciting news to share. I have been on the East Coast having some experimental treatments for the last three weeks. A new generation of electronic device that delivers healthy nervous system signals to the brain, somehow erasing old pain pathways.
I was very skeptical initially, seemed like one more silly Tens kind of gizmo, but I have been completely astounded at the results.

The technology does not rely on the Gate theory  of pain, but rather on a different kind of signal theory.

Almost all of the pain and allodynia has been eliminated from my foot.
It is like a miracle.

I don't know how long this improvement will endure. Most patients experience some regression over time, and need additional treatments. and I also will have a lot of rehab to do to get a normal sock and shoe on that foot, and very gradually rebuild strength and endurance in walking.

But for right now it has given me so much hope to have relief from that horrible neuropathy that was like the worst kind of torture.

The name of the machine is called Calmar. There have been some small scale studies demonstrating efficacy, and larger scale trials, including at the Mayo Clinic, are now underway. It is effective with CRPS, post herpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, and post chemo therapy neuropathy. Goodness knows these are all patients who need help and hope.

I know you care so much about your patients and have been trying very hard to find solutions for me and others. I will send you more information when I get home.

Unfortunately my L5 – S1 disc issue, which was a sleeping tiger, has been set off by the travels, so I am having very painful sciatica now And  will have to get that calmed down. But even that is nothing compared to the CRPS.

I'll be in touch with more information about Calmar, when I'm home and doing a little better.

I hope you are doing well and thank you again for all your care and concern.

Best to you,

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