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Are you dealing with chronic pain from sciatica, arthritis, fibromyalgia or other conditions? Wave therapy could be the answer. Wave therapy uses sound waves emitted through a special handpiece and delivered through the skin directly to the source of your pain, disrupting pain signaling and promoting natural healing processes so you can feel better without more aggressive treatments or long-term use of pain medications. As a top integrated medical and chiropractic center in Broomfield CO, Summit Medical Center is a trusted provider of wave therapy for patients whose lives are disrupted by persistent symptoms of chronic pain.
Wave therapy (sometimes called acoustic wave therapy) is a patented noninvasive treatment system designed to help patients relieve chronic pain symptoms by gently stimulating natural healing processes, helping the body repair and heal itself. Specifically, the wave device takes electrical energy and converts it into low-frequency acoustic waves (sound waves) that are able to penetrate the body painlessly and without any type of contact with your body. The waves stimulate cells and systems inside your body, promoting gentle, natural healing to relieve inflammation and nerve irritation while also promoting optimal circulation, which is essential for healing and long-term relief.
During your treatment, you’ll relax in a comfortable chair where you can read, listen to music, or even take a restful nap while the FDA-cleared wave system “bathes” your body with omnidirectional (360°) low-frequency energy. There’s no need to disrobe, and the wave-emitting device never comes in contact with your body. Throughout your treatment, you may experience a mild warmth and tingling sensation throughout your body, centered primarily on the areas that are being targeted, as inflammation is reduced and circulation is enhanced.
Once treatment is complete, many patients report feeling more energized soon after their treatment as the body’s natural healing processes kick in. The effects of treatment persist for several hours as inflammatory effects diminish and improved circulation helps carry away toxins and replenish cells with oxygen and other nutrients important for long-term healing and better health and wellness. Most wave therapy treatments take about a half hour to complete, but patients with more severe or extensive issues may require longer treatment sessions. Each treatment is carefully tailored to the patient's specific symptoms and underlying medical conditions for the best possible outcomes.
During a wave therapy session, our patients are able to sit back, relax, enjoy music, take a nap or read without the need to disrobe. Wave Therapy patients report feeling a warm, tingling sensation throughout their entire body, mostly around the affected areas. The tingling sensation manifests due to increased circulation by helping to dilate blood vessels and reducing inflammation.
After or during the session, patients experience a noticeable boost of energy. Some clients have a delay in healing as circulation continues to increase and inflammation continues to decrease for hours after the session.
No. Acoustic wave therapy uses sound waves that have much lower frequencies compared to ultrasound therapy (which uses very high-frequency waves), eliminating some of the risks associated with ultrasound treatments, including the possibility of tissue burns and cell damage. Acoustic wave therapy treatment is not associated with adverse side effects, making it a safer treatment option. What’s more, the wave device used during therapy doesn’t interfere with implanted devices like pacemakers or pain pumps.
The device used in wave therapy is approved for the treatment of circulatory problems, inflammatory musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders, and blood-manifested disorders. Specifically, wave therapy can be very effective in treating conditions like:
Wave therapy has many applications for patients with many types of chronic pain issues, and because it's noninvasive and can be performed right in the office, it can be a great solution for relieving pain without causing side effects or interrupting your busy life. Still, depending on your symptoms, your medical history, and your underlying health issues, wave therapy may not be the best choice for you. During your initial consultation and exam, your chiropractor will determine if wave therapy is the ideal approach for your needs or if another option might be more appropriate.
Summit Medical Care Center is a top-ranked integrated medical and chiropractic clinic in Broomfield CO, dedicated to offering patients the most advanced and innovative approaches to care that focus on and promote the body’s own amazing ability to heal itself. As a leading provider of wave therapy and other cutting-edge integrative health options for men and women throughout the Broomfield area, out entire team is committed to ensuring every patient receives care that’s tailored specifically to their needs.
To learn more about wave therapy and how it can help you manage your chronic pain, call Summit Medical Care Center at 303-466-3232 and schedule a consultation and evaluation today.