Pain Specialists

St. Mary's
Hospital Medical
Office Building NorthWest
1501 Maple Ave.
Suite 301
Richmond, VA 23226
Ph: (804) 288-7246

About Calmare® Pain Treatment

Calmare® is a U.S. FDA and European CE mark certified pain therapy medical device for the non-invasive treatment of chronic neuropathic and oncologic pain.

The Calmare® device is currently being used in the US at these key teaching hospitals:
Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center
Paul Carbone Cancer Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison

This device uses biophysical rather than a biochemical approach to pain management and uses a multi-processor able to simultaneously treat multiple pain areas by applying surface electrodes to the skin. The Calmare creates and sends a no-pain signal which becomes the dominant signal received by the brain, thus overriding the pain signal and providing relief for the patient.

How It Works

Calmare® sends a 'no-pain' message which is transmitted to the nerve through electrode pads that are applied to the skin in the region of the patient's pain.

The patients perception of pain is then cancelled when the no-pain message replaces that of pain, by using the same pathway through the surface electrodes in a non-invasive way.

Regardless of pain intensity, a patients's pain can be completely removed for immediate relief.

Maximum benefit is achieved through follow-up treatments. The patient may be able to go for extended periods of time between subsequent treatments while experiencing significant pain control and relief. The period of time between treatments depends on the underlying cause and severity of the pain in addition to other factors.
  Who It's For

Studies have shown that Calmare® successfully reduces pain in more than 80 percent of treated patients without the adverse side effects commonly associated with drugs.


• Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
• Chronic Cancer Pain
• Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
• Sciatic and Lumbar Pain
• Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
• Post-surgical Neuropathic Pain
• Brachial Plexus Neuropathy
• Low Back Pain (LBP)
• Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Things to be aware of

Due to the manner in which Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment operates, the following should be considered for possible exclusion:

• pacemaker or other implantable devices
• vena cava, aneurysm clips, coronary or other vascular stents
• pregnancy
• history of epilepsy, brain damage, use of anti-convulsants, symptomatic brain metastases
• prior celiac plexus block, or other neurolytic pain control treatment, within 4 weeks
• wounds or skin irritation in areas where the electrodes are required to be placed
• cardiac ischemia within the previous 6 months
• severe arrhythmia
• latex allergies

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