Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy may sound daunting, but it is a very safe and painless method. It can help with injuries and chronic pain to bring you back to full-body wellness. At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo, BC, we offer shockwave therapy and many other techniques to help you live a happy, healthy life.

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

A “shockwave” is acoustic energy formed when pressure fronts move at supersonic speeds, pushing on the surrounding air. In therapy, they can be focused into a specific location on the body using a special tool. Kinetic energy is used in conjunction with the compressions of the transmitter to promote the body’s natural healing process. Improving blood circulation can promote tissue healing and cut down on recovery time. Shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive, and quick process. Our professionals will apply shockwaves to injured or painful parts of the body, but the shockwaves are painless.

How Does It Help?

Shockwave therapy can be used to assist a variety of conditions affecting tissues, muscles, and joints. It has a wide range of benefits.

Reduces Inflammation

Shockwave therapy can help chronic inflammation. Pervasive acoustic waves can be used to increase the production of inflammatory compounds. While this sounds like the opposite of the goal, the inflammatory process is done only to kick-start the regenerative process.

Collagen Stimulation

Shockwaves have been proven to improve procollagen synthesis. This forces new collagen fibers to be created during the healing process, resulting in a more re-enforced healing of the area.

Calcium Buildup Dissolution

Tears or trauma can lead to calcification of the area. Acoustic waves can break down the calcium deposits that have formed, which then are removed by the lymphatic system.

Shockwave therapy is non-surgical and has no side effects. It is also affordable and covered by most insurance companies.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you are experiencing chronic pain, you don’t have to continue suffering. At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo, BC, our chiropractor and team of professionals offer shockwave therapy in addition to a variety of other healing methods. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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