New medical discoveries happen every day, and many of them these days are in the field of regenerative medicine. Among regenerative treatments are the minimally invasive platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy and stem cell therapy, and now we also have noninvasive sound wave therapy.
Administered by a doctor or healthcare professional, sound wave therapy can treat many different types of health conditions which only surgery or medications could before. Let’s talk about how sound wave therapy works, some of its key benefits, and where you can go to receive this revolutionary treatment.
What Is Sound Wave Therapy?
Also called acoustic therapy, or extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), sound wave therapy uses both high- and low-frequency energy in a targeted way to facilitate healing of certain body tissues. Sound wave therapy increases blood circulation, speeds up natural healing processes, and breaks up thick internal scarring in the soft tissues of the body. This hard internal scar tissue oftentimes causes pain, especially in a joint.
First used to break down kidney stones and gallstones into much smaller pieces which could then be naturally eliminated from the body, sound wave therapy is now being harnessed for pain relief. The human body’s reaction to this therapy is safe and effective.
What Can Sound Wave Therapy Treat?
Your regenerative medicine specialist is likely to recommend and administer this treatment for musculoskeletal issues, such as:
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Trigger finger
- Rotator cuff strains and tears in the shoulder joint
- Tendonitis, particularly in the Achilles tendon
- Plantar fasciitis along the bottom of the foot (causing heel pain)
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
How Can ESWT Help Me?
Your physician will review your medical history, symptoms, and the results produced by any previous therapies you may have tried. If your medical practitioner decides that sound wave therapy might work well for you, then you will be scheduled for several sessions that will last about a half-hour each.
During each session, the doctor will pass the sound wave wand over the skin in the area requiring treatment. You will feel no discomfort of any kind as you lie down comfortably.
For erectile dysfunction, patients will receive GAINSWave acoustic therapy. The small sound wave apparatus delivers low-frequency energy onto the organ, and the therapeutic effects will include:
- Firmer, more long-lasting erections
- Increased penile sensations
- Better blood flow
- Improved nerve function
- Diminished internal scarring (in the case of Peyronie’s disease)
Natural Health Solutions for Ultimate Wellness
Regenerative medicine is one of the most sought-after areas of medicine by patients thanks to its natural healing remedies. Our team at NIVA Health is here to help foster our patients’ overall health and well-being, and sound wave therapy is just one of the many services we offer to help your body heal itself.
For more information and to find out whether sound wave therapy could help you, schedule an appointment by calling NIVA Health today at (866) 377-5872 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to helping you feel great again!