Has anyone tried Scrambler Therapy for neuropathy or for pain?
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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Hank, thank you for your reply, I live near Atlanta & I was wondering why there is a PT clinic in Buford Georgia but none in Atlanta. If this treatment helps decrease pts pain so much & is so expensive then why wouldnt it be offered in a big city like Atlanta? I will contact the PT who did go to Emory University and ask her some questions. I'm very curious, and I will let you all know what I find out.-Thanks again👱♀️
Yes, its important that the person administering the treatment be well versed in the usage of the machine. That is critical that they be highly skilled as I recall.
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 👱♀️
Lori Renee, that is awesome, so its not Hocus Pocus Therapy, thank you 👱♀️
Are the effects from this calmare therapy temporary making it necessary to continue and I wonder if it works on everyone and would the pain then appear somewhere else??? Helen
Helen, I hope Lori @lorirenee1 will respond here as I know she went through the entire treatment plan with mixed results ultimately. From what I remember from my own research, most (or many) of the people who receive some pain reduction do have to go back after a period of time for a follow up treatment which is one of the drawbacks I mentioned in my previous post. And I believe some may need to go back multiple times. That just would not work for us. Unless perhaps the unit was located in our area. Best, Hank
@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
Lori Renee, Hank, I am so sorry it did not help after spending what must have been a substantial amount of time and money. I would hope there was at least some partial refund. Thank you for responding Lori, it’s good to have some facts based on real experiences, negative and positive. Hank, I think you should write a book based on all the fact gathering you have done; it could be very useful. 🤗 Helen
Helen, I would not rule out scrambler therapy if one was convenient to where we live. It's mostly the follow-up treatments that would preclude doing it because it would then become a logistical nightmare. But if you happen to live near where it is being offered and the $$$ is not an obstacle I would say go for it. Hank
Thanks Hank, I myself would not choose to try this and luckily am not presently in a position to need it since the gabapentin and supplements work for me. There seems to be a lot of new neuropathy treatment centers offering new methods of treating it that are very expensive and not covered by insurance so I would find most of them suspect. I would think that most neurologists would be aware of any new, viable and successful treatments and that they would be FDA approved and covered by insurance. Not to say that some may benefit by Calmare and that is all good and worth it for them. Helen