Has anyone tried Scrambler Therapy for neuropathy or for pain?

Posted by wisfloj @wisfloj, May 23, 2019

I have read about this device and I’m hoping someone can attest to its effectiveness for idiopathic neuropathy. I've read success stories and information online. Apparently insurance does not cover treatments, to the tune of $250 for the customary recommended 10 consecutive weekdays.

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@lweave2

Lorirenee, if you try Calmare therapy let us know what happens. I am going to ask my pain specialist if he has heard about this treatment.
I don;t have the money to try it, what about if your pain doc wrote in his notes that it is medically necessary for you to get Calmare Therapy? Would your health insurance cover the treatment? Ask you pain doc about it. Lets share our notes after we speak to our pain docs, Thanks 👱‍♀️

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@lorirenee1 yes, absolutely I'd love to know as well! Lweave2 😊🌹

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@lorirenee1

@jesfactsmon @helennicola I had Calmare (Scrambler) therapy in two groups of ten sessions. It did not spread pain anywhere, but ultimately, it did not help. The first group of 10 treatments seemed to lessen my pain considerably for about 3 weeks, but then the pain ramped up again. The second group of 10 treatments just did not help at all. I do think that most people that get it do have to come back for repeat treatments, all of the time. It is also very important that the person who does it has a lot of experience doing it, as that seems to make a difference from what I was told. I met a few CRPS patients waiting to get the treatment that said they could not function without it. Everyone is different in their results. Lori Renee

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@sunnyflower

@lorirenee1 yes, absolutely I'd love to know as well! Lweave2 😊🌹

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@lweave2 I just wrote a post that is close by here about my experiences with Calmare Therapy. All in all, it did not work for me, and is generally not covered by insurance. LoriRenee1

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Thanks for the info 👱‍♀️

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Can Anyone tell me if the Mayo Clinic in Rochester is still offering this therapy? (someone told me that they weren't) Thanks!

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@minnesotadave

Can Anyone tell me if the Mayo Clinic in Rochester is still offering this therapy? (someone told me that they weren't) Thanks!

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Hello @minnesotadave, Welcome to Connect. Scrambler therapy is listed as one of the pain medicine – tests and procedures but it also says not all procedures are available at each location. The easiest way to find out is to call for an appointment. If you click the make an appointment link, it has the telephone number for each location where you can call and ask if they offer the scrambler therapy.

Pain Medicine – https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/pain-medicine/sections/tests-procedures/orc-20450074

Are you able to share a little more about your diagnosis and symptoms?

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@johnbishop

Hello @minnesotadave, Welcome to Connect. Scrambler therapy is listed as one of the pain medicine – tests and procedures but it also says not all procedures are available at each location. The easiest way to find out is to call for an appointment. If you click the make an appointment link, it has the telephone number for each location where you can call and ask if they offer the scrambler therapy.

Pain Medicine – https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/pain-medicine/sections/tests-procedures/orc-20450074

Are you able to share a little more about your diagnosis and symptoms?

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@minnesotadave Hi Dave, I had Scrambler Therapy. The first 10 sessions helped lower my nerve pain considerably, but it returned in about 3 weeks. I had another 10 treatments, and they did not help at all. I had it done in Illinois at Spero Pain clinic, and learned there, that Mayo Clinic mostly used the Scrambler Therapy for studies, and really are not even the best to do that treatment. If you want to know where to do your Scrambler Therapy, talk to Norm Black at the Spero Pain Clinic in Illinois. He is really a guru in using Scrambler therapy, and knows who to go to. He even has people travel to him, just to have him do it. They stay in close by hotels, and come to him. I met 2 people at the Spero Clinic who had significant success using the scrambler, and come back for treatments with Norm, regularly. My best to you. Some people do get great relief with Scrambler. You can go to the Spero site on line, and message Norm. He will get back to you. He is just a doll. My best to you, LoriRenee1

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@lorirenee1

@minnesotadave Hi Dave, I had Scrambler Therapy. The first 10 sessions helped lower my nerve pain considerably, but it returned in about 3 weeks. I had another 10 treatments, and they did not help at all. I had it done in Illinois at Spero Pain clinic, and learned there, that Mayo Clinic mostly used the Scrambler Therapy for studies, and really are not even the best to do that treatment. If you want to know where to do your Scrambler Therapy, talk to Norm Black at the Spero Pain Clinic in Illinois. He is really a guru in using Scrambler therapy, and knows who to go to. He even has people travel to him, just to have him do it. They stay in close by hotels, and come to him. I met 2 people at the Spero Clinic who had significant success using the scrambler, and come back for treatments with Norm, regularly. My best to you. Some people do get great relief with Scrambler. You can go to the Spero site on line, and message Norm. He will get back to you. He is just a doll. My best to you, LoriRenee1

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Thank, Lori!

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@minnesotadave

Thank, Lori!

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@minnesotadave No problem, Dave. Talk to Norm Black. They guy is a kindhearted, wonderful man. People come from all over to get his scrambler treatments. He also has great connections/knowledge as to where you should go. My best to you, Lori

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Has anyone heard of Scrambler Therapy for acute neuropathy?

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@bendeb

Has anyone heard of Scrambler Therapy for acute neuropathy?

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Hello Bendeb, I moved your question to this existing discussion with the same name so that you can meet other members, like @lorirenee1 @wisfloj @banksnc49 @lweave2, discussing scrambler therapy and neuropathy. I encourage to scroll through the past posts and ask any questions you may have.

Bendeb, you may also be interested in following the group dedicated to neuropathy here:
– Neuropathy support group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/neuropathy/

Bendeb, you mention that you have acute neuropathy. Is this new for you? Or did you mean chronic?

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My friend at work just had done about 4weeks ago, he said so far so good! I am thinking about trying it?

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