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Shock Wave Therapy Peachtree City: HealthChoice Chiropractic

What is shockwave therapy (SWT)?

Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, sub-chronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. SWT accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst.

Is shockwave therapy effective?

From the results of the present study, extracorporeal shockwave therapy is an effective modality in relieving pain intensity and increase the functionality and quality of life in various tendinopathies such as plantar fasciitis, elbow tendinopathy, Achilles tendinopathy and rotator cuff tendinopathy.

What are the side effects of shockwave therapy?

Side effects from SWT are limited to mild bruising, swelling, pain, numbness, or tingling in the treated are. The recovery is minimal compared to surgical intervention. It I asked that patients refrain from physical strenuous exercise of at least 48 hours on the site was treated. After which, can go back to regular functioning.

How long does Shock Wave Therapy take to work?

Generally, it takes about 16 weeks after your treatment to experience the full benefits of shockwave therapy. Patients generally feel relief immediately after the session and up to 2-4 hours after. It is normal to feel mild tenderness later on the affected area. Generally patients should get at least 3-5 treatments 3-10 days a part.

What can Shockwave Therapy Treat?

The therapy can treat various forms of tendonitis, produce new collagen, increase blood circulation (erectile dysfunction treatment), break up inflammation and calcifications to promote healing, release trigger points, and reverse chronic inflammation.

Shockwave therapy has been proven to be even more successful with use of Platelet Rich Plasma or laser therapy. Studies have shown that patients have lost up to 80% of their pain with these therapies.


Moved to PTC a few months ago and put off finding a Chiropractor because I didn’t want someone who would adjust if I didn’t need it. I am very pleased to say that adjusting everything doesn’t happen here, unless it’s absolutely needed. I also like how I am not told to come in 2-3x a week but rather if I think I am in need of an adjustment. Don’t get me wrong, you might need 2-3x a week if you are really messed up but for someone like me, I only need periodic adjustments. Very happy with the care I am receiving!

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