Shockwave Therapy - The Wave of the Future
Do you have pain that is limiting your quality of life? Do you live near Waterloo ON? Bridgeport Family Chiropractic may have the answers you are looking for to ease your discomfort, improve your health, and get you back into the swing of things. Their Shockwave Therapy might be just what you need to overcome a number of problems.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy (SWT) is a treatment used in many areas including orthopedics, sports medicine, and physiotherapy. It employs acoustic sound waves to trigger biological effects that lead to faster long-term healing and regeneration of tissue.
A trained chiropractor like Dr. Jeff Winchester can utilize SWT to help with a number of problems, injuries, and complaints.
What are the Benefits of Shockwave Therapy?
The acoustic waves used in shockwave therapy interact with tissues with the overall benefit of accelerated cell growth, tissue repair, and restored mobility. These benefits help the body’s overall health in a variety of ways.
Formation of New Blood Vessels
The acoustic waves of SWT encourage the grown and formation of blood vessels. These new vessels improve the nutrient blood flow needed for beginning and maintaining the repair of damaged tissues … as well as ending the pain.
Chronic Inflammation Reversal
Chronic inflammation damages tissue and leads to chronic pain. The acoustic waves of SWT increase the activity of mast cells that are essential to the restoration of regeneration and healing … and the reduction of pain.
Stimulation of Collagen Production
Damaged ligaments, muscles, and joints require the production of an adequate amount of collagen to heal. Shockwave therapy speeds up the creation and synthesis of collagen. The therapeutic treatment then drives that new collagen into a structure that creates a firmer denser tendon increasing strength and reducing pain.
Pain Mediator “Substance P” Dispersion
Generally associated with chronic, intense, and persistent pain, Substance P is a neuropeptide that relays pain messages to the central nervous system. The acoustic waves of SWT lower the concentration of Substance P in the treated area … thus, reducing pain.
Trigger Point Release
Trigger points are the principal cause of neck, back, limb, and shoulder pain. These are tightly contracted nodules of muscle fibers, often so constricted that they cut off their own supply of blood and cause a buildup of waste products. By unblocking these areas, the cycle known as “metabolic crisis” is reversed and the trigger points are released along with the pain they cause.
Why choose Bridgeport Family Chiropractic?
Our chiropractor – Dr. Jeff Winchester – has served the Waterloo ON area for more than 25 years. We strive to provide our clients with the utmost comprehensive, individualized care to help them achieve their wellness goals.
Call Bridgeport Family Chiropractic at (519) 886-4210 or stop by our office in Waterloo ON to make an appointment today!