West End Chiropractic offers shockwave therapy as part of our comprehensive range of therapy services. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment option designed to accelerate healing via stem cells, reduce pain, and improve overall function for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Here’s what you need to know about our shockwave therapy services and how they can help you.

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), uses acoustic waves to deliver high-energy pulses to specified body areas. These shockwaves stimulate the body’s natural healing processes by increasing blood flow, reducing inflammation, and promoting the regeneration of damage by increasing the creation of stem cells. This treatment is particularly effective for chronic pain conditions and injuries that have not responded well to other forms of therapy.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Effective Pain Relief: Shockwave therapy can provide significant relief from chronic pain conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and shoulder pain. The therapy helps to break down scar tissue and calcifications, reducing pain and improving function.

Accelerated Healing: Shockwave therapy enhances blood circulation and stimulates cell regeneration, which helps accelerate the healing of injured tissues. This is especially beneficial for individuals recovering from sports injuries or surgery.

Non-Invasive Treatment: Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical, drug-free treatment option. There are no incisions, injections, or medications involved, making it a safe and convenient choice for patients seeking pain relief and healing without worrying about the complications of outpatient or in-patient surgery.

Improved Mobility: The therapy can help restore range of motion and flexibility by reducing muscle tension and improving the function of affected joints and soft tissues.

What to Expect During Your Shockwave Therapy Session

Before you begin a shockwave therapy treatment our team will provide you with a comprehensive assessment by our experienced chiropractors, including a physical examination and medication review. This allows us to determine if shockwave therapy is a safe treatment for your condition.

Once cleared for shock therapy a chiropractor will place a handheld device that delivers acoustic waves to the targeted area during the shockwave therapy session. The treatment typically lasts around 10 minutes but can vary somewhat depending on the treatment area and severity of the injury.

Shockwave therapy can cause discomfort for certain individuals who have sprains, strain, or calcified tendons. Many people describe shockwave therapy as “something tapping on your bone.” 

Conditions Treated with Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is effective for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Shoulder pain (rotator cuff injuries)
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
  • Hip pain
  • Myofascial trigger points

Why Choose West End Chiropractic for Shockwave Therapy?

If you are looking for a reliable shockwave therapy treatment in St. Louis, look no further than West End Chiropractic. Our team is committed to providing the highest quality care through a variety of non-invasive treatment options including shock therapy.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Experience the benefits of shockwave therapy at West End Chiropractic. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a pain-free and active life.

Phone: 314-361-4650
Address: 4255 Laclede Ave St. Louis, MO 63108
Email: westendchiropracticstl@gmail.com