Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) uses focused sound waves to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. It painlessly targets the root cause of your discomfort, reducing inflammation and breaking up scar tissue.
AWT is an excellent option for anyone seeking alternatives to pharmaceutical treatments. It is also beneficial for patients who experience a wide range of musculoskeletal issues.
Reduces Pain and Inflammation
Acoustic Wave Therapy is a noninvasive treatment that stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Acoustic sound waves penetrate deep into the soft tissue, causing micro-trauma (cavitation) and producing stem cells to regenerate new healthy tissue.
These new tissues promote the development of blood vessels, which improves circulation. This allows your body to deliver healthy nutrients and oxygen to damaged tissue areas, reducing inflammation and accelerating healing.
Moreover, the acoustic waves physically destroy micro-plaque buildup in your existing blood vessels, widening your arteries and restoring circulation. This reduces pain and pressure on your nerves.
Lastly, the acoustic waves also interrupt your body’s “pain train” by lowering the concentration of Substance P, which is the neurotransmitter that sends pain messages to your brain. It also relaxes the muscle trigger points, which impede blood flow into the muscles. Without proper blood flow, the muscle cannot receive enough oxygen to break down and remove waste, which leads to more tension and a cycle of pain and inflammation.
Increases Blood Flow
Acoustic Wave Therapy stimulates the body’s soft tissue for healing directly, increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. It also helps to break down micro-plaque buildup in the blood vessels and encourages the development of new blood vessel formation.
Studies have shown that AWT significantly reduces pain associated with plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, shoulder injuries and calcaneal heel spurs. It can also be used to relieve myofascial pain syndrome and trigger points.
For men with erectile dysfunction, acoustic waves can help break down plaque in the blood vessels of the penis to improve sensitivity and performance. The acoustic waves also stimulate the growth of new nerve tissue that can strengthen the erection.
In addition, acoustic waves can be used to treat urinary tract disorders by helping break up bladder stones and relieve the discomfort that comes with them. Moreover, it can improve the quality of life for men with BPH by increasing peak urinary flow and reducing post-void residual.
Stimulates Tissue Repair
Acoustic sound waves stimulate the body’s natural healing process by triggering the release of growth factors and fibroblast production. These growth factors repair the injured area, increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
The acoustic shock waves can penetrate deep into the tissue and massage myofascial trigger points. This allows them to break up the shortening of muscle fibers and relieve pain. These pulses also can break up calcification, which is the buildup of calcium in the area.
Originally used to help urologists remove kidney stones without surgery, the technology behind acoustic wave therapy was fine-tuned to treat musculoskeletal injuries. Acoustic wave treatment is not only safe, but it is effective in addressing a variety of conditions and injuries.
In addition, acoustic wave therapy is noninvasive and doesn’t require prescription drugs to mask the pain symptoms. Contact us today to schedule your acoustic wave therapy session!
Reduces Scar Tissue
Acoustic wave therapy stimulates the body’s soft tissue to heal directly without breaking the skin. It can also treat dermatological conditions such as acne, hair growth and stretch marks.
During this treatment, ultrasound gel is applied to the affected area, and the noninvasive probe is moved across the skin to create sound waves or shockwave pulses. The pulsations are then transmitted through the body to the affected area, where they help to break up any blockage, stimulate blood flow and promote healing.
The acoustic waves can also help to break down any thick plaque buildup in the arteries, which can cause narrowing of the artery and restrict healthy blood flow. In addition, acoustic waves can stimulate new blood vessel formation and improve circulation.
Acoustic wave therapy is a safe, pain-free, noninvasive option for improving your quality of life. It can significantly reduce pain and improve your range of motion and mobility without the risk, complications and recovery time associated with more invasive treatments.