At Thiesing Family Chiropractic Center in Columbia, TN, we offer a variety of treatments for healing and pain relief, including Shockwave therapy. This non-invasive treatment can be beneficial for many injuries and conditions. Before you pay us a visit for treatment, learn more about this method below:
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy, is a non-surgical technique. During treatment, a wand-shaped device is used to deliver energy or electricity to the affected region.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy provides many benefits, such as the following:
- Breaks up and eliminates calcium deposits
- Increases circulation to speed up recovery time
- Stimulates new cell growth
- Helps with recovery from fractures and connective tissue injuries
- Overstimulates the nerves in the affected area to alleviate pain
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves range of motion
- Helps body heal naturally
The History of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy was developed in the 1960s in Germany. Researchers began studying shockwaves and how these affect the human body. They learned that electricity was relatively harmless to fat, but could cause serious damage to the brain, heart, and lungs. During the 1990s, scientists began researching shockwave therapy for soft-tissue injuries. They found that both high and low energy shockwaves can be beneficial for treatment.
What Can Shockwave Therapy Treat?
Shockwave therapy can be beneficial for a variety of injuries and conditions. Our chiropractors may recommend this treatment for tendinopathy, which occurs when the tendon is overused. Tendinopathy can cause runner's knee, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, swimmer’s shoulder, and tendonitis of the wrist. It can also be used to treat leg, hip, wrist, or shoulder pain.
Shockwave therapy can also be used after surgery, particularly hip, knee, or shoulder surgery. While surgery can repair the injury or correct the underlying problem, further treatment may still be needed to reduce the pain following the procedure. Our chiropractors may recommend shockwave therapy if other chiropractic treatments are not as effective.
What to Expect When Receiving Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy treatments typically take 15 to 20 minutes. Most patients experience mild discomfort during the procedure, which goes away once the session is over.
Contact us for Treatment Today
If you are experiencing pain due to a recent injury or a condition, shockwave therapy can provide relief. Contact Thiesing Family Chiropractic Center in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 490-0606 to learn more about the treatments we offer and to schedule your appointment!