01 Mar Medication-Free Solutions For Pain
There are so many people today dealing with serious, chronic pain. Whether this pain is from an old injury, or a new condition, when you are dealing with regular pain, it can seriously impact your overall quality of life.
Until recently, there were very few treatment options available for those struggling with chronic pain. Typically, this included taking a power “pain killer.” However, there are many serious side effects that can come from taking pain medication on a regular basis.
The good news is, there is a popular, new medication-free solution for pain that can help treat all types of pain, and it actually works. This treatment is known as shockwave therapy.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy utilizes acoustic waves to help accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. This treatment stimulates improved circulation and promotes the regeneration and reparative process of the bones, soft tissues and tendons.
It can not only increase healthy blood flow to certain areas, but it can also help release painful trigger points. Shockwave therapy is also known to reduce chronic inflammation, dissolve calcified fibroblasts and aid in collagen production.
What is a Shockwave Treatment Session Like?
If you have never tried shockwave therapy before, you may be wondering what this treatment is like and what it entails. Each treatment is less than 15 minutes, and while it may not be comfortable based on the level of pain you are already in, it is typically tolerable. Some people also find it feels good on their sore areas.
Your provider will confirm the location for your shockwave therapy, apply the necessary gel and put the application directly on your treatment area. Most people will experience some pain relief after their first session, but typically need between 2-5 treatments for optimal results.
What Areas Can Shockwave Therapy Treat?
One of the many great things about shockwave therapy is that it safely works on a number of different areas of the body. This makes shockwave therapy a great option for the following conditions:
- Low back pain
- Hip pain
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Jumper’s Knee
- Achilles Tendon Pain
- Shin Splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
Of course, these aren’t the only ailments that shockwave therapy can treat. If you have additional questions about this treatment and what it can do, contact the experts here at LT Men’s Clinic with questions.
If you have questions about shockwave therapy and what it can do for you, contact LT Men’s Clinic today. Just call us at (817) 369-3605, we can help you get started on your shockwave therapy treatment so you can get back to living a pain-free life.