Few things disrupt your life more than chronic pain. The inability to perform simple household tasks without experiencing pain really takes a toll on the mind and body. This is not the way anyone wants to live their life. Your chronic pain may have you feeling completely hopeless, but there is actually something you can do to start feeling better. It is now possible to treat your chronic pain and get back to a normal life thanks to extracorporeal shockwave therapy.
What Is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy?
This treatment is a simple medical procedure that is designed to treat a wide range of conditions that cause chronic pain. Whether you are dealing with plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, bursitis, or stress fractures, it can be treated using this revolutionary procedure. These are just a few of the acute and chronic issues that can be addressed. The treatment is so effective because it forces the body to naturally heal itself by facilitating the growth of new cells and blood vessels.
What to Expect During the Procedure
You will be asked to get comfortable in the exam room after arriving for your appointment. A gel will then be placed on the area of the body where you are experiencing chronic pain. This gel will allow the shock waves to enter the body. Once the gel is applied, you will place the treatment area directly against the shockwave device. The device will send low pulses of energy to the body when it is first activated. The entire extracorporeal shockwave therapy session will take about five minutes to complete.
What Happens After the Procedure?
The non-invasive nature of the procedure ensures that you will be able to go home immediately after your appointment is over. Minor discomfort for a few days is a side effect that some patients experience. Our professionals can recommend if you need more than one treatment.
Since this procedure eliminates your pain by helping the body create new cells, it will take some time before you notice positive results. It generally takes about two to three months for you to see a significant improvement in your chronic pain. The full effects of the extracorporeal shockwave therapy can take up to one year to be revealed.
You do not have to let chronic pain control your life. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is here to eliminate your pain so you can get back to doing the things you love. Visit The Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine in Indianapolis, IN to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!