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Scrambler Therapy

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Chad Erickson - TX

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Scrambler Therapy Technology uses a biophysical rather than a biochemical approach to treat chronic pain.  A “no-pain” message is transmitted to the surface receptors (C fibers) via disposable surface electrodes applied to the skin just outside the region of the patient’s pain.  Scrambler Therapy Technology remodels the pain system and uses the polymodal surface receptors as a passive means to convey a message of  “No Pain” to the central nervous system.  The repetition of this  “No Pain” information in the treatment cycle produces the pain system remodeling that allows for pain relief stabilization.

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Regardless of pain intensity, a patient’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 in addition to other factors.


The Scrambler Therapy Technology ST-5A Medical Device uses a multi-processor technology consisting of five independent channels that are able to simultaneously treat multiple pain areas by applying surface electrodes to the skin. The device creates and sends a “No Pain” signal, which becomes the dominant signal received by the brain, thus overriding the pain information.  If the application is properly executed, the patient’s pain level during treatment falls to zero regardless of the initial intensity and type of pain.

Scrambler Therapy Technology is for patients with chronic high-intensity neuropathic pain and cancer pain resistant to opiates, MDT and other harmful narcotic painkillers, or electroanalgesia (e.g., TENS, implanted stimulators).

Extensive Clinical Testing and 10+ years of Treatment

Locations where Scrambler Therapy Technology began with clinical testing and has now evolved into treatment centers include:

  • UCLA School of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins
  • MD Anderson
  • Mayo Clinic
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Scrambler Therapy(R) is part of the innovative care provided to members of the US Military, aiming to reduce the reliance on opioids for pain management among service personnel. The following military locations offer access to Scrambler Therapy(R):

  • Andrews Air Force Base
  • Eglin Air Force Base
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
  • San Antonio Military Medical Center (formerly Brooke Army)
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Naval Medical Center Bethesda
  • Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
  • Naval Hospital Pensacola
  • Naval Hospital Bremerton
  • Naval Hospital Jacksonville
  • Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
  • U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa


The Scrambler Therapy Technology ST-5A Medical Device (Previously known as “Calmare” and Scrambler Therapy Technology MC-5A in the US) is a Class II Medical Device cleared by the FDA via 510(k) Clearance (#K201458) to Delta International Services and Logistics, on May 22, 2015. Scrambler Therapy Technology ST-5A is a pain therapy medical device for the non-invasive treatment of neuropathic and oncologic pain through biophysical stimulation.

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


  • Pacemaker or other implantable devices (excluding total joint implants or spinal instrumentation)
  • Vena Cava, aneurysm clips, coronary or other vascular stents
  • Pregnancy
  • History of epilepsy, brain damage, use of Ketamine, 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
  • Latex allergies

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  • Five independent channels
  • Disposable surface electrodes
  • Independent output intensity on each channel
  • Dynamic synthesizer processor
  • Maximum output current: 5.5 mA RMS


  • Non-invasive
  • Painless
  • Immediate pain relief
  • Ongoing pain control
  • No adverse side effects (as with opioids or other drugs)


Scrambler Therapy Treatment is performed in the physician’s office or an ambulatory care facility.


Scrambler Therapy Technology Treatment can be provided by a trained and certified healthcare professional (MD, DO, PA, RN). The most common specialties include oncology, neurology, and pain management.

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  • The typical Scrambler Therapy Technology treatment protocol involves the following:
  • The patient visits the practice for 5-10 consecutive treatments, over a period of 2-3 months.
  • Treatment sessions typically last approximately 30- 45 minutes.
  • Booster cycles are given when needed (usually only 1-2 treatments a year)


Scrambler Therapy MC-5A Pain Technology remodels the pain system and uses the polymodal surface receptors (C fiber) as a passive means to convey a message of “No Pain” to the central nervous system. The reception of this “No Pain” information in the treatment cycle produces the pain system remodeling that allows for pain relief stabilization.

The intended treatment protocol involves 30- 45 minutes per day, daily, for five to ten sessions. During treatment, pain is substantially eliminated. With subsequence treatments, pain recurs with diminishing intensity.

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During Scrambler Therapy Technology treatment, up to five sets of electrodes are applied on the skin just off the margins of the pain area. The treatment intensity is adjusted to the maximum intensity the patient can bearable without discomfort. The intensity level is based upon the level tolerated by the patient without any input of pain or discomfort. The patient should feel the pain disappear during the application, which is a sign that the proper nerve pathways have been correctly identified.

Application is interactive between the patient and the technician and/or provider; the technician (under the direct supervision of the provider) or provider attends and makes adjustments throughout the treatment session.

Medical Bill Codes And Spreadsheet Data


  • G893 Neoplasm-related pain (chronic) (acute)
  • G589 Mononeuritis of unspecified site
  • G622 Polyneuropathy due to other toxic agents
  • B0222 Post herpetic trigeminal neuralgia
  • B0223 Post herpetic polyneuropathy
  • B0224 Post herpetic myelitis
  • B0229 Other post herpetic nervous system involvement
  • B029 Zoster without complications
  • G8912 Acute post-thoracotomy pain
  • G8918 Other acute post procedural pain
  • G8922 Chronic post-thoracotomy pain
  • G8928 Other chronic post procedural pain
  • G500 Trigeminal neuralgia
  • G546 Phantom limb (syndrome) with pain
  • G547 Phantom Limb syndrome without pain
  • M5412 Radiculopathy, cervical region
  • M5413 Radiculopathy, cervicothoracic region
  • M545 Low back pain
  • M5410 Radiculopathy, site unspecified
  • M792 Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified


CPT code selection is the provider’s responsibility and may vary depending on each patient’s treatment.

On July 1, 2011, the American Medical Association announced a new Category III CPT code that describes Scrambler Therapy MC-5A Pain Technology Treatment.

0278T Transcutaneous electrical modulation pain reprocessing (e.g., scrambler therapy), each treatment session (includes placement of electrodes)

On Dec. 23, 2020 the FDA modified the Model ST-5A to a Class II and we are applying for a Class II from the AMA.

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  • Some insurers have paid adequately for providers to offer Scrambler Therapy Technology treatment to their patients. Reimbursement success to date has developed on an insurer-by-insurer basis.
  • The average insurance claim has been between $250-$500 per treatment.


Scrambler Therapy Technology

ST-5A Medical Device Placement $ 0

Onsite training/consulting $ 5,000

Shipping $ 750

Total $ 5,750

Placement offers a Low Out of Pocket, vs a $70,000 out of pocket.

Included with Placement:

  • Phone Support
  • One Set of 5, Electrode Cables
  • User’s Manual, Model ST-5A
  • 3-Day Onsite Training Course, also available in Rome, Italy or Boise, ID (travel expenses not included).

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This is nothing short of magical! I never imagined I would ever be out of pain without being so medicated I couldn't enjoy it. Scrambler Therapy has given me my life back.


My family could not believe I was able to come to my grand-daughter's birthday. My pain from diabetes was overwhelming most days. I am so grateful for the for the opportunity to be me again.

- Nikita

I really did not think this would work for me, but I was desperate for relief. After the first treatment I was happy but thought it wouldn't last. Now two months later I would describe this as real healing. Thank you.

- Tyler

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Chad Erickson

Dallas/Fort Worth

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Disclaimer: This site is for informational purposes only. Nothing on this site is intended for the practice of medicine, and is only to inform. Please consult a medical professional for all treatment options.