ESWT or Extracorporeal ShockWaveTherapy produces sound waves with a very specific waveform eliciting a strong cellular response. The sudden change in pressure caused by the shockwaves triggers the cells to respond as it would to trauma, increasing your healing time by up to 20x.
The sound waves are pulsed into the body, directly where your indication is located, using a hand-held device that is pain-free. This results in the opening of existing blood vessels and the growth of new ones as well. It additionally stimulates cellular tissue repair resulting in better improved, or even normalized, sexual function.
Numerous studies show the release of growth factors, anti-inflammatory agents, and an improved blood supply in response to ESWT.
This new technology has proven to be groundbreaking in sports medicine, pain management, wound care, and even many urological indications!
What Benefits Can You Expect?
Orthopedic Benefits Include:
Improvement in or resolution of both acute and chronic indications
Identifying the precise location of injury
Increased mobility of joints
Better overall blood flow to your area of pain
Decreases recovery time
Better overall blood flow and stem cell migration to the wounded area
What Do The Treatment/Device Look Like?
What the treatment looks like:
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How are Treatments Performed?
Acoustic Wave or “True” Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) is noninvasive and painless. Gel is applied to the treatment area and acoustic waves are then released over the treatment area.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The number of treatments needed depends on the indication that is being treated. Generally, most indications require 3-7 treatments. Each treatment session takes between 15-20 minutes.
What Types of Results Are Expected?
Beneficial effects are often experienced after only one or two treatments. The technology has a high success rate per clinical studies. Patients treated report being pain-free and the true acoustic wave therapy can also dramatically increase the results of other regenerative treatments.
What are the Possible Side Effects?
A truly amazing feat, this device has virtually no side effects. Patients can return to work immediately after treatment and there is typically no downtime. In rare cases, patients may get dizzy from the flashing light that occurs during treatment.