Shock Wave Therapy at West Buffalo Chiropractic
Painful musculoskeletal conditions can put a serious crimp in your quality of life. Tendonitis, muscle strains, shin splints, and other forms of tissue damage can limit your ability to participate in sports, put in a full day's work, or simply enjoy your free time. Fortunately, modern medicine offers some remarkable high-tech treatment options that may allow you to resume your favorite activities without relying on painkillers.
Here at west Buffalo Chiropractic, we are proud to offer shock wave therapy for drug-free pain relief.
What Is Shock Wave Therapy?
Shock wave therapy involves the use of high-frequency vibration to push energy into damaged tissues in the form of shock waves. Since an external probe applied to the skin emits this energy, you may also hear this technique referred to as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT).
As the shock waves radiate from the treatment site, they convey some substantial benefits, although the details are not yet fully understood. It seems that the shock waves actually trigger localized inflammation while boosting blood flow to the inflamed area, accelerating the healing process in the affected tissues. It may also increase the availability of stem cells, growth factors as it raises overall metabolism. It can even fight calcification (as in kidney stone formation) and fibrosis (scar tissue formation).
A Useful Pain Relief Tool for Multiple Conditions
Our Buffalo chiropractor can use shock wave therapy to treat numerous painful conditions. You may be prescribed a course of shock wave therapy if you struggle with knee tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, tennis or golf elbow, a rotator cuff injury, a hamstring injury or plantar fasciitis, just to name a few examples. At the same time, you may also receive other natural therapies that aid in pain relief and healing, such as chiropractic adjustment, hydro-massage, and exercises to rehabilitate muscles and correct faulty posture.
A standard shock wave therapy session may take as little as 8 to 10 minutes to complete, with 6 to 8 sessions as the normal recommendation for best results. Minor side effects such as post-treatment redness and swelling should fade quickly, while pain relief and other benefits may become evident in a matter of days. This low-risk therapy boasts an outstanding 80 percent success rate when used in the proper manner for the right conditions.
Learn More From Our Chiropractor in Buffalo
Our chiropractor in Buffalo, Dr. Vaquero, can evaluate your condition and determine whether shock wave therapy makes sense for you. Call (716) 248-2825 today to schedule a consultation and receive the appropriate treatment plan for your needs.