Shockwave Therapy in Bellevue

Chiropractic Pittsburgh PA Shockwave Therapy

Bellevue Chiropractic Centre uses Shockwave Therapy in Bellevue PA as a part of a whole-patient approach to improving patient health and well-being. Officially called low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT), the procedure is more commonly known as shockwave therapy.

Conditions Treated By Shockwave Therapy

  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Patellar Teninopathy
  • Calcific Tendinitis Of The Shoulder
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Points
  • Bursitis

There May Be Hope For You In Bellevue PA

The energy waves stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms through microtrauma to the area. It triggers your own regenerative cells to come to the area and heal the tissue. It enhances vascularization and nerve regeneration as well.

How Is Therapy Done?

Your Bellevue PA therapist will discuss your symptoms with you and locate the source of pain. They will then mark the area intended for the Shockwave Therapy. A gel is applied to optimize the contact between the application device and your skin. The handpiece delivers pulsations to the pain area for a number of prescribed pulses, depending on the condition.

What to Expect from The Treatment?

During every session, 1000 to 2000 pulse waves will be delivered to an area being treated lasting about ten minutes. You will see maximum benefits with five to six treatments per area with three to five days to allow for proper recovery time. PiezoWave Pain Treatment is believed, and has clinically proven, to have the following effects:

  • Facilitate healing
  • Eliminate pain
  • Stimulate the “washing away” of Substance-P (a pain-producing chemical)
  • Increase the body’s collagen production
  • Increase microcirculation leading to enhanced tissue metabolism
  • Help dissolve calcific fibroblasts
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Improved function and range of motion to the joint

How Successful Is The Treatment?

Success Rates: 90% improvement was recorded for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) by the Journal of Orthopedic Research (2005). The same publication quotes a 77% success rate when treating Tennis Elbow with Radial Shockwave Therapy and other clinical studies have generally reported a success rate in excess of 75%. Nice (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) provided evidence to the NHS: NICE evidence for Shockwave.
Shockwave Therapy is FDA cleared for the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain and connective tissue disorders; there are no known risks or complications.

Is Shockwave Therapy Covered By Insurance?

Shockwave therapy is an elective pay modality and is not covered by insurance.

Are There Any Contraindications With Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is not recommended for patients on blood thinners, those with malignancies, and those who are pregnant.

How Many Sessions Do I Need?

Shockwave treatment is often performed once a week for a period of 3-6 weeks, depending on Chronicity of the problem.

When Will I See Improvement From Shockwave Therapy?

Patients may begin to see improvement 4 weeks after their last treatment. More significant improvement often occurs 8-12 weeks after the last treatment.


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Bellevue Chiropractic Centre
700 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 766-5577