Coastal Chiropractic’s Pinellas County area clinic uses many modern, state-of-the-art treatments to help their patients. One of our more remarkable treatment options is known as radial pressure technology, or “shockwave” therapy.
Similar to a device that breaks up kidney stones, this device uses sound waves by placing a sound head over areas of injured tissue. This produces a mild trauma, that in turn stimulates healing, increased circulation and promotion of stem cell production for long-term healing.
Performed approximately once per week, this amazing device effectively treats:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff issues
- Tendon problems such as tennis elbow, hip, TMJ and wrist & foot problems
Shockwave therapy is even used around the neck and low back, typically performed once per week for about 8 sessions.
How Exactly Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
RPW shockwave therapy sends high-energy radial pressure waves (RPWs) to the site of chronic pain. These acoustic waves increase blood flow, stimulate muscle repair and regeneration, and increase metabolization at the cellular level.
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The majority of patients who use this treatment have experienced significant relief from painful conditions. In clinical studies, about 91% of patients have reported successful results, including a decrease in chronic pain, increase in mobility, and other substantial health improvements.