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Posted on 05-01-2017
Pain that does not respond to medications and other forms of treatment, such as resting the affected area, can impact day-to-day routines and activities. While there are surgical options available for joint pain and other types of pain, these carry a risk of complications. Shockwave therapy offers a non-surgical form of treatment for pain relief without serious risks. This type of treatment, which our chiropractor in Calgary provides, has a number of benefits over other forms of treatment.
Shockwave therapy is considered a safe and effective form of treatment for soft tissue injuries. It can be used for a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, and strains. Other uses for it include the treatment of bursitis, plantar fasciitis, shoulder injuries and whiplash. This type of treatment has a success rate of 90 percent or higher for the treatment of plantar fasciitis and calcific tendonitis. Shockwave therapy is often used for pain relief, loss of flexibility, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, and stiffness. Patients do not need to have anesthesia for this form of treatment, which lowers the risk of complications associated with numbing agents. Since shockwave therapy is non-invasive, there are no risks of excessive bleeding or infections.
Unlike surgery, there is no downtime associated with shockwave therapy. Patients who have this type of treatment can go back to regular activities after their appointment. They do not have to take time off from work or restrict their activities while waiting to recover. After shockwave therapy, patients can begin enjoying pain relief without any interruptions to their usual routine or activities. Treatment sessions are fairly short, depending on how many areas need treatment and how severe the pain is. In general, shockwave therapy takes roughly five to ten minutes per area.
If you need chiropractic care in Calgary or if you would like more information on shockwave therapy, please contact Bankers Hall Chiropractic at (403) 243-0111.
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