Chronic and acute pain is often too intense to simply “tough it out.” What’s worse, chronic and acute pain can be caused by many different conditions, like a traumatic injury, plantar fasciitis (heel pain), tennis or golfer’s elbow, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, rotator cuff tendonitis, patellar tendonitis, or hip bursitis.
Typically, doctors will prescribe pain medication as the first line of treatment. However, many of these medications have risky side effects ranging from nausea and drowsiness to heart complications and, in severe cases, addiction. In the end, all the side effects outweigh the benefits of many pain medications. In the case of severe pain, invasive surgery is an option that comes with its own risk of complications.
Fortunately, there is an innovative, non-surgical, and painless alternative to conventional pain management that offers an effective, non-invasive approach to restoring mobility and improving function in patients.
A “Sound” Approach to Pain Management
Acoustic wave therapy (AWT), also known as shock wave therapy or acoustic sound wave therapy, is a regenerative treatment based on the science of sound waves. It uses low and high-frequency sound waves to help the body to heal at the site of application, therefore correcting the specific problem that is responsible for pain and dysfunction. AWT works by causing microtrauma to the tissue under the skin. This stimulates the natural healing process in the body, which dramatically reduces pain in the affected area.
AWT is a non-surgical treatment option that utilizes focused pressure pulse wave technology. This shock wave is delivered via a patented medical device. During treatment, you simply lay back while a wand is gently moved over the surface of your skin, relaying the sound waves to the target area. During the procedure, you may hear a loud clicking noise as the device works. This is normal and does not cause pain. You may experience a tapping sensation, but the procedure is otherwise painless. If the sensation is uncomfortable, the intensity of the pulse can be adjusted to your particular comfort level.
There is no electrical shock wave involved with acoustic sound wave therapy. As such, AWT requires no medication or anesthetics. Each session takes less than 30 minutes to complete. However, several treatments may be required to achieve your desired results.
AWT therapy has a high success rate. Most patients find it significantly reduces their painful symptoms, and the results are long-lasting. In addition, AWT is a quick treatment that is done in the office, and there is no downtime afterward. You can drive home after the treatment and perform light exercise, such as walking or stretching, on the day of the procedure and resume routine activities the following day.
Acoustic Sound Wave Therapy in Caldwell, NJ
If you are seeking an alternative to conventional pain management techniques and want to try shock wave therapy treatment near you, Alternative Disc Therapy is the ideal choice. Our team, led by renowned, triple-board certified physician Dr. Warren J. Bleiweiss offers acoustic wave therapy to help promote healing and alleviate pain.
Dr. Bleiweiss practices personalized precision medicine, meaning all treatments are specifically customized to your specific needs. After a thorough evaluation of your symptoms, he will recommend the best course of therapy for your specific condition which may involve just one treatment or multiple. In general, patients require no more than three to five treatments.
Acoustic wave therapy can provide the relief you need from chronic pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. If you would like to learn more about acoustic wave therapy and our services, please call us at (973) 403-3334to learn more. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment online directly by completing our request for an appointment form. Additionally, we are pleased to offer our patients the opportunity to schedule an appointment via telemedicine. We look forward to helping you get back to your life pain-free!