Interested in managing pain differently? Here are some common questions about Pressure Wave Technology.
Q: What is Pressure Wave Technology?
ANSWER: Pressure wave therapy is a non-invasive modern and highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. Pressure wave technology 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. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.
Q: What type of conditions can be treated with Pressure Wave Technology?
ANSWER: Pressure Wave treatment can successfully address acute and chronic pain such as: Knee Pain, Heel Pain , Foot Pain, Ankle Pain, Hamstring Pain, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain , Elbow Pain, Wrist Pain and Hand Pain. It is used to provide trigger point therapy, address sports injuries, scar tissue, stress fractures, enhance bone healing, sexual function such as Erectile Dysfunction and much more.
Q: How is the treatment performed?
ANSWER: Pressure Wave treatment is noninvasive. Gel is applied to the treatment area; pressure waves are then released through the applicator as it is moved over the treatment area.
Q: How many treatments are generally needed?
ANSWER: The number of sessions needed depends on the condition that is being treated. Each treatment session takes between 10-15 minutes and can vary depending on the condition that is being treated.
Q: What type of results are expected?
ANSWER: Beneficial effects are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments and there is no downtime. Many patients report immediate pain relief after treatment. The technology has a 91% success rate as per clinical studies, patients treated report being pain free and /or have a significant reduction in pain. The non-surgical therapy for pain eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus improving patient’s quality of life
Q: What are the possible side effects?
ANSWER: Treatment with Pressure Wave technology has virtually no side effects. In some cases, patients may experience minor discomfort for a few days. Patients can return to work after treatments and in most all cases there is no down time
Q: Who is a candidate for Pressure Wave?
ANSWER: Most people are good candidates for Pressure Wave treatment however patients who are pregnant, have a pacemaker or current cancer are not suitable for treatment with Pressure Wave Technology. Your doctor will provide you with information about conditions you may have that would affect your ability to undergo treatment.
Q: How can I learn if Pressure Wave Treatments will help my condition?
ANSWER: Please call the nearest Healthmark office; we have experienced staff that can answer your questions and make an appointment for you to come in for a consultation visit.