From muscle therapy to orthopedics, sports injury medicine, and more, shockwave therapy is a tool used for a variety of ailments. When done by a professional, Shockwave therapy can be an effective, non-invasive, and natural way to promote healing and improve overall health.
If you suffer from muscle soreness, chronic or acute pain, or injuries, shockwave therapy can be the right treatment for you. At Oakview Chiropractic Center in Omaha, NE, Dr. Steven Shockley can help provide you with the most effective chiropractic treatments, including shockwave therapy, to improve your quality of life.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy, as the name suggests, sends waves of kinetic energy into injured and sore muscles. These waves are sent directly into soft tissues and have a variety of benefits for muscles. Particularly, they can help with pain management of:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Knee pain
- Foot pain
- Joint pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Achilles heel injuries
- Heel spurs
- Hip pain
Shockwave therapy can be an effective treatment for these injuries, especially if you or a loved one have tried other methods such as medication and surgery with no relief.
During shockwave therapy, your chiropractor will place a cool gel material directly onto the injury. Afterward, they will place the applicator that releases soundwaves and promotes healing.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
It can be difficult to know what exactly is causing your muscle soreness and pain. Only a trained chiropractor will be able to determine the root cause of your pain, whether it's from an injury, poor posture, or even other muscle deformities. They can do this through a detailed physical exam and imaging tests such as x-rays. After your chiropractor determines the cause of your pain, they can determine if shockwave therapy is the right treatment for you.
Other chiropractic treatments that can be used instead of or in combination with shockwave therapy include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Spinal adjustments
- Trigger point therapy
- Muscle stretches
- Muscle exercises
- Lifestyle advice and changes
- Spinal decompression
Will Shockwave Therapy Work for Me?
If your chiropractor decides to utilize shockwave therapy, this is an excellent way to promote natural blood flow, regeneration of muscles, increased collagen production, and reversing chronic inflammation just to name a few benefits! Although shockwave therapy might feel a bit uncomfortable at first, sessions only last about five minutes!
Get Help From a Chiropractor in Omaha, NE
Dr. Shockley and his staff at Oakview Chiropractic Center can help you find the right treatment option for muscle injuries including shockwave therapy. You don't have to live with pain. Call our Omaha office today to book your first appointment at (402) 334-0840.