Dr. Burak is excited to offer Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) to help patients with a variety of soft tissue injuries, muscle spasms, and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, and other conditions such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, patellar tendinosis, tennis elbow, and more.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
ESWT helps stimulate the body’s natural healing process. This treatment releases shockwaves that travel faster than the speed of sound and target a large area of affected tissue. When shockwaves hit your
affected tissue, it causes a micro-trauma which increases blood flow while stimulating an inflammatory response that aids in the healing process.
Dr. Burak uses a compact shockwave system that releases kinetic energy through compressed air-powered strikes to target areas on your body. The shockwaves stimulate osteoblasts, which are the cells responsible for bone healing and new bone production. It also stimulates fibroblasts, the cells responsible for the healing of connective tissues like tendons.
What does the Treatment Feel Like?
After applying gel, Dr. Mike will move the handheld wand over your injured area for a few minutes. For your first treatment, you will start on a low setting. You may have a slight feeling of discomfort, but Dr. Burak will ask how you are feeling throughout the procedure and can adjust the level to your comfort.
What are the Patient Benefits?
This treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive. Shockwave therapy can help relieve your pain in one of two ways. The first, hyperstimulation anesthesia, which causes local nerve endings to be so over-stimulated that their activity decreases, provides you with a short-term reduction in pain. The second is the gate-control mechanism, where nerves are stimulated to recalibrate the perception of pain, which results in long-term pain reduction.
Call for a Consultation When you need a chiropractor for soft tissue injuries or musculoskeletal conditions, Dr. Burak is dedicated to finding the right treatment for you. Dr Burak combines his skills and expertise to help you achieve your chiropractic wellness objectives. A visit with Dr. Burak is the beginning of your journey to a better and healthier way of life. From nerve pain to deep tissue injuries, our team has the skills that span the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Patients treated at Huntingdon Valley Family Chiropractic Centre receive the finest quality care through the use of modern equipment and technology, while simultaneously becoming a part of the HVFCC family.
Check out the Shockwave in action: