Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses acoustic waves to penetrate soft tissue in a way that is not possible with conventional chiropractic techniques, treatments, or equipment.
Often, chiropractic adjustments are thought to simply treat back pain, but they can be applied to any joint in the body. Adjustments of the spine and other joints are one of the key elements of care that allows us to treat your symptoms while also addressing the cause.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), sometimes referred to as focused shockwave therapy, relieves pain by sending acoustic waves right to the source of the problem. Research indicates that many orthopedic problems improve with this minimally invasive therapy, which does not require surgery or the use of needles.
With a success rate of up to 90% in many instances, it is regarded as one of the most cutting-edge and effective therapeutic alternatives available.
How Does it Work?
Shockwave therapy speeds up, or stimulates, the body’s natural healing process. This therapy can restart the healing process by delivering powerful, brief energy waves that travel faster than the speed of sound to the impacted areas.
This treatment option works well for soft tissue structures, like tendons, muscles, and bones, especially in areas where connective tissue meets the bone, such as with ligaments in the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. It is especially beneficial for those patients with slow, incorrectly healing, or non-healing injuries.