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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Eliminate your pain, accelerate your healing and greatly improve your mobility.

Why Injuries Respond So Successfully to Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy uses high-energy sound waves to reach deep into injured muscle, tendon and bone. This is the same technology used in hospitals to break up kidney stones. Shockwave Therapy is non-invasive and extremely effective for treating acute and chronic muscle, tendon and bone injuries. Shockwave Therapy reduces pain and inflammation rapidly, dissolves scar tissue, increases flexibility and mobility and causes new blood vessel growth, which reactivates the healing process. With success rates of up to 91% and results typically noticeable within the first or second treatment, it has become a go to therapy for many of the doctors and surgeons that refer to our office.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Why Choose Shockwave Therapy

Breaking Down Scar Tissue & Calcium Deposits

Many of our injuries are painful because scar tissue and calcium deposits in soft tissue acting like sand paper and glue, causing inflammation and pain when we use the muscle. Muscles are like a bundle of spaghetti noodles, soft and flexible. Injuries or repetitive use can cause tiny tears in the fibers.

The body uses scar tissue to repair the injury, but this scar tissue acts like a glue, causing the spaghetti noodles or fibers to stick to each other. This decreases the muscles flexibility and the mobility. Now when you use the muscle, the scar tissue between the muscle fibers causes pulling on other fibers, friction, inflammation and pain. Shockwave Therapy helps to dissolve this scar tissue.

Calcium deposits can occur after stress or trauma to a muscle. Every time you use the muscle, it rubs across the calcium like “sandpaper”, sparking inflammation and pain. Just like this therapy can break up a kidney stone, we use it to break down the calcifications. The calcium deposits become a toothpaste consistency, and over a short period of time is flushed out through the lymphatic system.

Benefits Of Shockwave Therapy at Glenmore Chiropractic

Breaking Down Scar Tissue & Calcium Deposits

For damaged tissue to begin repair and maintain that healing, nutrient blood flow is extremely important. Shockwave Therapy create microscopic tears in tiny blood vessels, causing production of growth factors that initiate tissue healing; these growth factors promote the formation of new blood vessels. These new blood vessels improve blood flow and increase oxygen to the injury resulting in faster healing. Shockwave Therapy also promotes collagen production and helps to align the newly formed fibers, resulting in a more firm and strong structure.

Reversal of Pain & Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation takes place when the natural inflammatory response does not shut off.  This can result in tissue damage and chronic pain.  Shockwave Therapy activates white blood to help restore normal healing and regenerative processes. Substance P is a neurotransmitter produced by the body to promote chronic and intense pain.  Shockwave Therapy lowers the concentration of Substance P, creating pain relief.  Reducing Substance P and other metabolites also decreases swelling seen with inflammation.