Shock Wave Therapy
This safe and effective treatment utilizes low-intensity sound waves to stimulate blood circulation. In doing so, growth of new blood vessels is stimulated and aged blood vessels are revitalized.
What is Shock Wave Therapy?
How Does Shock Wave Therapy Promote Healing?
1.Create pressure waves within the target tissue leading to greater cell permeability with a resultant increase localized circulation and metabolism which can promote healing.
2.Break down abnormal deposits of calcium in soft tissues such as tendons (calcific tendinitis).
3.Stimulation of osteoblasts (bone building cells) which are involved in promoting bone healing and growth. Stimulation of connective tissue potentially through simulation of fibroblasts.
The Benefits of Shock Wave Therapy
NEW BLOOD VESSEL FORMATION
RELEASE OF TRIGGER POINTS
DISSOLUTION OF CALCIFIED FIBROBLASTS
REVERSAL OF CHRONIC INFLAMMATION
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION TREATMENT
Shock wave therapy used to cause microscopic interstitial and extracellular biological effects which include e.g. tissue regeneration. Application of shock waves leads to significantly increased expression of growth indicators such as eNOS, VEGF, PCNA and BMP. Newly formed blood vessels improve blood supply and oxygenation which leads to faster healing. Shock waves also cause mast cell activation which supports chronic inflammation reversal. Other effects include stimulation of collagen production, calcified fibroblasts dissolution and dispersion of pain mediator “substance P“.
Treatment with Shock Wave Therapy
In 6 to 12 sessions each taking between 15 to 20 minutes, shock wave therapy treatments:
Safety – No pills or pre-planning required.
Simplicity – No risk for patients with health conditions that prohibit other therapies.
Real Results – Patients enjoy the simple treatment with no downtime and lasting results.
Simplicity – Non-invasive, in-office procedure uses high frequency, low intensity sound waves without surgery or use of any drugs.
Shock Wave Therapy FAQ
Most frequent questions and answers
Most patients with chronic pain problems have been through various unsuccessful types of treatments. Up to 80% of the same patients worldwide report that Shock Wave therapy has helped them eliminate their problem.
There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. However, since the treatment lasts only about five minutes, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session.
Most indications require 3–5 treatments which are done 3–10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.
It is recommended that patients refrain from physical activity, especially one that would involve the treated region, for about 48 hours following each treatment session.
Most patients will experience an immediate pain relief following the treatment. However, within 2–4 hours after the treatment, they may experience some soreness in the treated area. This soreness has been reported as tolerable and not limiting.