Many healthcare providers, like chiropractors, can now offer a quick, reliable and effective treatment for musculoskeletal pain, stiffness and injury using cutting-edge shockwave therapy right in the office for added client convenience.

What Exactly Is Shockwave Therapy?

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive, FDA-approved technology that uses shock waves able to break apart scar tissue and calcifications that get in the way of the body’s natural healing processes. This therapy may also stimulate soft tissue regeneration and prompt faster muscle recovery time that may also trigger natural pain relief at the same time.

Chiropractors and other healthcare specialists have the option of utilizing extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) to treat many different kinds of musculoskeletal adverse conditions to help relieve pain and other discomforts.

This therapy is approved by the FDA, is non-invasive, requires no recovery downtime and has been shown to be impressively effective in acute and chronic painful conditions that chiropractors often treat. This therapy uses acoustic sound waves able to penetrate the targeted body area to help lessen pain and stimulate the body’s own natural healing mechanisms.

Keep reading to learn about 3 benefits for shockwave therapy with your chiropractor.

1. Fast & Highly Effective Pain Relief Therapy

Scores of individuals develop some type of pain and other discomforts due to several reasons. These reasons include post-surgical pain, pain felt after some type of accident like car crashes, bad falls and sports injuries among others. Most medical doctors will prescribe pain medications during the initial phase. However, these strong narcotics are not meant to be taken for long time periods due to the addictive quality of these drugs.

The use of shockwave therapy has allowed more individuals to get fast and highly effective pain relief without having to undergo invasive surgeries and other procedures or having to take strong medications that can cause dizziness, fatigue, difficulties with maintaining balance and feeling disconnected with loss of mental acuity.

Shockwave therapy uses gentle acoustic sound waves able to penetrate deep into the muscular layers without the need for surgery or other painful procedures. Clients often report immediate pain relief with more reduction in discomfort occurring over time and/or after several sessions.

The sound waves are used to trigger the body’s own natural methods of pain relief lessening the need for dependance on strong narcotics in many cases.

2. Muscle Repair & Soft Tissue Regeneration

The acoustic sound waves directed at key pain sources are also thought to increase the body’s natural regeneration processes in bone, muscle, tendons and other soft tissues often damaged or strained during and after intense movements or following an injury.

This characteristic of shockwave therapy may speed healing and recovery time substantially. The therapy may also aid in reducing degeneration of soft tissues and joints common in those with arthritis and other degenerative disease processes.

3. Strengthens Muscles & Improves Contractibility with Increased Circulation of Blood & Oxygen

Many chiropractors recommend utilizing shockwave therapy for a variety of reasons and benefits that this therapy may provide. Shockwave therapy is thought to strengthen muscles in targeted areas, improve contractibility of those muscles and increase circulation of blood and oxygen necessary for tissue recovery and healing.

Tired muscles and/or injuries due to a sports or other activity mishap often results in body inflammation to the injured region. Shockwave therapy is used to increase blood flow that carries oxygen to injured or tired body sites. This treatment helps to ensure that those tissues are getting the oxygen and other blood related benefits for healing that the tissues need.

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Types of Injuries & Other Problems That May Benefit from Shockwave Therapy

Chiropractors often treat a wide variety of injuries and other issues by using shockwave therapy.

These conditions that shockwave therapy may help include:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Runners Knee
  • Achilles Tendinopathies
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Other musculoskeletal conditions that cause pain

What to Expect during Shockwave Therapy

Most shockwave therapy sessions last about 30 minutes, and the majority of clients may only need one session to resolve their specific issue. Many individuals worry that they will feel pain during the procedure. Most clients report feeling zero pain or just a small amount of discomfort.

This therapy may be performed in several sessions if necessary. The therapy is administered using a gel medium placed onto the skin. The amount and intensity of the pulsated sound waves may be customized and regulated by an experienced chiropractor or other trained healthcare provider.

No Downtime, Non-Invasive, Easy to Use, Costs Less, Used in Office or At-Home

There are a few other fantastic benefits for choosing to undergo shockwave therapy. These additional benefits include no recovery downtime, non-invasive procedure, typically costs less than other types of treatments, like surgery or longer-term physical therapy, and the portable shockwave therapy devices may be used in an office setting or even at home in some cases.

Most clients get the desired relief of pain or other related symptoms in just one short session. Others will benefit from several sessions. There are no known risks or complications for most, and this therapy does not require the use of opioids or other highly addictive narcotics.

Find out if you are a good candidate for shockwave therapy or other chiropractic treatment by contacting Denver Chiropractic online at your convenience anytime night or day.