If you’re suffering from chronic pain, Dr. Edward Reilly at Fairview Chiropractic Center in Fairview, NC, offers shockwave therapy and many other techniques to provide holistic and personalized care.
Your Guide to Shockwave Therapy in Chiropractic Care
As holistic care providers, chiropractors use a variety of techniques to ensure wellness and a pain-free life for patients. Shockwave therapy is one of the many non-invasive techniques that is often combined with adjustments and other methods for optimal results. What is shockwave therapy, and how can it help you? Dr. Reilly and the team at Fairview Chiropractic Center in Fairview, NC, answer those questions in this guide.
Understanding the Basics of Shockwave Therapy
Have you ever used a handheld massager to relieve sore muscles and tension? If so, you know that the vibrations created can have you walking away feeling a bit better. However, you also know that they can only really treat the surface level, leaving the deeper layers of tissue untouched.
Shockwave therapy is a technique that uses sound waves to travel through the surface level and down into the deeper tissue. These waves break up trigger points and scar tissue, while kickstarting the body’s natural healing processes. They cause injured tissues to regenerate, blood and healing nutrients to flow to the treatment site, an increase in mobility, and a reduction in inflammation and tension.
What Can Shockwave Therapy Be Used For?
It’s difficult to put this technique in a box, as it is effective for so many symptoms and conditions. These include but are not limited to:
- Shin splints
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Achilles tendonitis
- Hip pain
- Pelvis pain
Why Is Shockwave Therapy Provided in Chiropractic Care?
Restoring alignment throughout your body is a key component to health and pain-free living. However, the effects of adjustments can be negatively impacted when the soft tissues are constantly putting strain on the skeletal system. Additionally, the soft tissues are often impacted by misalignment.
In order to ensure that you achieve optimal healing, both the soft and hard tissues must be treated. Each type of treatment builds on the other. Restoring alignment takes pressure off the soft tissues. Addressing the soft tissues takes strain off the hard tissues. This build-up allows for more comprehensive treatment and optimal relief.
Curious to learn if shockwave therapy is right for you? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Reilly at Fairview Chiropractic Center in Fairview, NC, for a complete musculoskeletal assessment and personalized relief plan. You can reach our team by calling (828) 628-7800.