Calmare® Therapy

Calmare® Therapy in St. Louis

Chronic pain can sap your energy, disturb your sleep patterns, affect your mood and emotions, and impact your ability to enjoy life. Mercy Integrative Medicine now offers Calmare®, a powerful new therapy option for immediate pain relief and ongoing pain management. Calmare is an FDA-cleared device proven to reduce pain in 80 percent of patients in clinical trials. It’s non-invasive and drug-free, so you have none of the side effects of opioid drugs and other drugs often prescribed for pain.

How does Calmare® work?

Calmare delivers low-current electrical stimulation through small electrodes that sit on the surface of your skin. This sends a “no-pain” signal to your brain, canceling the sensation of pain and giving you instant relief.

Who Benefits from Calmare® Therapy?

Calmare® can treat the following conditions:

  • Chemotherapy-related neuropathy
  • Post-shingles pain
  • Sciatica
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Diabetic, post-surgical and brachial plexus pain

Calmare® is not recommended for patients who:

  • Have a pacemaker or defibrillator
  • Have metal implants or other orthopedic repairs
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a history of epilepsy or take anti-convulsant medications
  • Have nerve blocks within the four weeks prior to initial treatment
  • Have wounds or skin irritation in the affected area
  • Have had a heart attack or severe arrhythmia in the last six months
  • Are on active withdrawal from drugs and/or alcohol
  • Have an implanted drug delivery system or spinal cord stimulator

Calmare®:  What to Expect

Patients relax comfortably in a quiet room during treatment. Most sessions take less than an hour. You can anticipate ten to 12 treatments. Some patients require a booster treatment in a few months. Please follow the instructions below in preparation for your Calmare® treatment.

  • Don’t wear lotions, creams, powders or ointments on areas being treated.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. Hospital gowns can also be worn.
  • If you’re taking a nerve medication like Gabapentin® or Lyrica®, consult your doctor. You’ll need to stop taking it 48-72 hours prior to treatment.

Calmare® is not recommended for patients who: