Radial Shockwave Therapy
RADIAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
Radial Shockwave Therapy – Your New Answer to Chronic Pain Problems
Radial Shockwave Therapy is becoming an increasingly popular pain treatment in Chicago. It is non-invasive and relatively safe, making it an excellent option for those seeking chronic pain relief without invasive surgery or taking medication. Learn more about how this therapeutic approach works and what to expect when seeking Radial Shockwave Therapy at Ravenswood Chiropractic in Andersonville, Chicago.
What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?
Radial Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive modality of treatment for pain relief in which shockwaves are administered through the skin to target areas of injured tissue. It helps reduce pain, break down scar tissue, increase blood circulation, and stimulate metabolic activity that helps rebuild healthy tissue at the source of the pain. It has been used to treat painful conditions such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and shoulder impingement syndrome.
Radial Pressure Wave Therapy is quickly growing in popularity because some studies and clinical use suggests that fewer overall treatments are needed to resolve an issue compared to other methods, such as ultrasound therapy.
For example, since Radial Pressure Wave Therapy is stronger and penetrates deeper than Ultrasound, a typical treatment course is usually once per week for just 3 to 8 sessions, depending on severity. In addition, Radial Pressure Wave can be used alone or in combination with other treatments, as discussed with your Chiropractic Physician.
How Does It Work?
Radial Shockwave Therapy works by generating pulsed energy waves to the painful area. Shockwaves are acoustic pressure impulses delivered in an even, controlled pattern that permeates through the skin and into the affected region. The shockwave stimulates metabolism, increases blood flow to the damaged tissue, reduces muscle spasms, and breaks up scar tissue. In addition, Radial Shockwave Therapy stimulates cell growth, repair, and improved mobility and has an analgesic (pain-reducing) effect. This encourages healing of the injured area and allows for more efficient therapeutic intervention and improved overall outcomes.
In addition to pain treatments, Radial Shockwave Therapy is becoming increasingly popular to treat chronic inflammation in Chicago because the therapy uses sound waves that penetrate deep into the tissue. As a result, this can reduce any signs and symptoms of inflammation in the body by disrupting the inflammatory process on a cellular level.
Radial Shockwave Therapy is also used to help repair ligaments and other damaged musculoskeletal structures because the sound waves penetrating directly into affected tissue and bone stimulate collagen production and neovascularisation. Radial Shockwave Therapy can significantly relieve chronic pain with minimal side effects.
Radial Shockwave Therapy, offered at Ravenswood Chiropractic in Chicago, is also used to break up calcification, usually deposited due to micro-tears or trauma to a tendon. The sound waves dissipate calcium deposits in the area.
And last but perhaps most interesting is how Radial Shockwave Therapy has an analgesic effect. This therapy reduces both chronic and acute pain by influencing the transmission of pain signals and the release of pain mediators.
What Does Radial Shockwave Therapy Feel Like?
Although the name might sound intimidating, Radial Shockwave Therapy should not feel painful. On the contrary, many patients report that it feels like having a deep tissue massage.
What to Expect During a Radial Shockwave Therapy Treatment
When you get your radial shockwave therapy, your chiropractic physician will put ultrasound gel on the area that is being treated. Then, with a handheld applicator – called a wand (similar to an ultrasound wand), they will move the wand around the area that is being treated, sending pressure waves through the skin to the injured tissue to promote healing.
What Conditions Does Radial Shockwave Therapy Help With?
Radial Shockwave Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many musculoskeletal conditions, such as chronic pain in the joints, tendons, and muscles. It can also treat Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and other soft tissue injuries. Additionally, it can improve the healing of stress fractures, reduce pain due to spinal stenosis and sciatica, and ease the symptoms of arthritis. If you are tired of taking medications and looking for a non-invasive way to deal with stubborn pain, radial shockwave therapy may help.
If you suffer from the following conditions, radial shockwave therapy could be exactly what you need to heal and say goodbye to pain:
Chronic Muscle Aches & Pains
Rotator Cuff Injuries
How Long Does the Treatment Take, and Are There Any Side Effects?
Radial Shockwave Therapy takes only 5-10 minutes per session. Sessions are scheduled a week apart to allow the healing time to occur. Positive symptom resolution can occur in as little as 1-3 sessions. Depending on the severity of the condition, some patients may need 5-8 sessions before symptom resolution. Side effects are relatively rare and usually minor, such as mild soreness. It is essential to discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor before starting treatment.
Benefits of Radial Shockwave Therapy
Radial Shockwave Therapy has been shown to provide several potential benefits, including:
Improved Circulation and Blood Flow
Reduced Scar Tissue
Healing Connective Tissue
Stimulation of the Body’s Natural Healing Process
Ready to Try Radial Shockwave Therapy?
If you’ve tried surgery or other healing therapy methods without success and want to avoid surgical procedures or addictive medications, Radial Shockwave Therapy might be precisely what you need!
Schedule an exam with the chiropractic physician online or call / text us at 773-878-7330 to discuss how radial shockwave therapy could be right for you.