Doylestown EPAT Shockwave Therapy
Top-Tier Chiropractic Care for Effective Chronic Pain Treatment
At Advanced Spine and Sports Medicine, our chiropractic and physical therapy practitioners provide a wide variety of effective pain management services to our patients that don’t rely on drugs or surgery for results. Our experienced providers use modern, revolutionary techniques to help you cope with chronic pain with therapies that provide lasting results. One such treatment is extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT®) shockwave therapy. While the name may sound a bit intimidating, the technology behind this FDA-approved treatment option is gentle and non-invasive. It leaves no scars, doesn’t require any anesthesia, and there’s no associated downtime.
How Shockwave Therapy Works
Shockwave therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that uses acoustic pressure waves, or shockwaves, to promote blood flow and speed up the body’s natural healing process. The in-office treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes and about 4 to 5 treatments spaced 3 to 10 days apart for optimal results. First, a gel is applied to the treatment area, and then a handheld device is used to emit gradually increased pulses to the affected area until a therapeutic level is reached. Treatment typically is not uncomfortable, but some patients may have mild discomfort where pain already exists. Our providers can adjust the shockwave levels to optimize the process for you to make it as comfortable as possible.
Benefits of Using EPAT Shockwave Therapy to Treat Chronic Pain
EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology) shockwave therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses acoustic waves to stimulate healing and relieve chronic pain. Here are some of the benefits associated with using EPAT shockwave therapy:
- Non-invasive and safe: EPAT shockwave therapy is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment option. It does not require incisions, anesthesia, or medications, which reduces the risk of complications and side effects commonly associated with invasive procedures. It is considered a safe and well-tolerated treatment for chronic pain.
- Pain relief: EPAT shockwave therapy has been found to effectively alleviate chronic pain. The acoustic waves delivered during the treatment help to increase blood circulation, stimulate the body's natural healing processes, and promote tissue regeneration. This can lead to reduced pain levels and improved overall function.
- Tissue healing and regeneration: The acoustic waves used in EPAT shockwave therapy promote tissue healing and regeneration. They stimulate the release of growth factors, increase the production of collagen, and improve blood flow to the affected area. This can accelerate the healing process, repair damaged tissue, and reduce inflammation.
- Non-pharmacological approach: EPAT shockwave therapy offers a non-pharmacological approach to pain management. This is particularly beneficial for individuals who may not be suitable candidates for medications due to contraindications or those who prefer to avoid relying on pain medications in the long term. EPAT provides an alternative treatment option that targets the root cause of the pain.
- Fast and convenient: EPAT shockwave therapy sessions are relatively short, typically lasting between 5 to 15 minutes per session, depending on the area being treated. The treatment is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning it does not require hospitalization or a lengthy recovery period. Most individuals can resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure.
- Versatile application: EPAT shockwave therapy can be used to treat various musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain conditions. It has shown efficacy in conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, tennis elbow, shoulder tendinopathies, and other forms of chronic pain related to soft tissue injuries. Its versatility makes it a valuable treatment option for a wide range of patients.
It's important to note that the effectiveness of EPAT shockwave therapy may vary depending on the individual, the specific condition being treated, and other factors. The team at Advanced Spine and Sports Medicine can determine whether EPAT shockwave therapy is appropriate for your particular situation.
Let Us Help You on Your Journey Towards a Pain-Free Life
Are you ready to find healing and address your pain? We’re ready to help you. Shockwave therapy is an evidence-based treatment that can get to the root of your pain and facilitate healing while accelerating your recovery with minimal risk of side effects, no downtime, and an extremely high patient satisfaction rate. Your provider will likely combine EPAT technology with additional non-invasive therapies, including our chiropractic and physical therapy services.