Shockwave therapy uses a series of pressure waves to stimulate circulation and blood vessel formation in any area it is applied. It reduces inflammation and increases healing factors in the area where it is delivered. It can increase blood vessel formation and function in the treated areas. The therapy is applied through the skin with a wand set to varying intensity based on the area being treat.
Shockwave therapy’s main uses are for treating erectile dysfunction (ED), and pain and injuries in the back, neck, or joints.
Research has found that therapeutic effects can be seen in only 3 hours after a treatment, and can last for up to 6 weeks. Your doctor can help you decide on how often you should get the treatment based on your results. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3666498/
There can be minor pain and discomfort during the treatment, which resolves after the therapy is complete. In rare cases, there might be slight bruising or swelling in the treatment area, but that appears to resolved after 1-2 days. It’s usually best to rest the treated area for a few days after treatment in cases of joint or back pain.
Talk to the doctors at Anti-Aging & Wellness Center today about using shockwave therapy for your pain or ED.