Millions of Canadians live each day with moderate to severe chronic pain.
According to several population surveys, an estimated 1 in 5 Canadians live with chronic pain. 50% of those people have lived with it for over ten years.
It happens when the body experiences pain for weeks, months, or even years despite medication and treatment.
Chronic pain can happen anywhere in the body, from back pain to headaches to arthritis pain. It can be caused by a variety of factors such as:
- An initial injury such as a back sprain or pulled muscle
- Back problems
- Nerve damage
- And more
Shockwave therapy is an effective non-invasive treatment for chronic pain by targeting deep into the pain areas and accelerating the healing process.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Treat Chronic Pain?
Shockwave therapy uses acoustic waves to reach deep into the tissues to remove scar tissues and release trigger points while stimulating new blood vessel growth in the affected areas. This helps the body’s natural healing process, reduces pain, and treats the underlying cause of chronic pain.
Within a couple of treatments, patients will notice a reduction in pain and discomfort and improved range of motion when performing daily activities.
There are several studies conducted to prove the effectiveness of shockwave therapy as a treatment of various types of chronic pain.
A study was conducted by the Faculty of Physiotherapy at the Opole Medical School in Poland to determine the effectiveness and safety of shockwave therapy for patients with chronic low back pain.
In this randomized study, a total of 52 patients suffering from lower back pain separated into a treatment group and a control group. At the end of ten sessions, the treatment group experienced more pain relief than the control group in the tests performed.
Another study published in the Journal of Physical Science measured the effects of shockwave therapy on patients with chronic knee arthritis pain.
In this study, 20 patients were divided into two groups. One group received regular physical therapy and the second group received shockwave therapy treatment. Both groups were treated three times a week for a month.
After the treatment period ended, results showed that patients who received shockwave therapy treatment for their chronic pain experienced a success rate of 58% – 85% in pain reduction and increased range of function. The treatment group also experienced significantly lower pain scores at the end of the sessions.
As health practitioners, shockwave therapy is a particularly effective method for treating chronic pain, especially for patients who don’t respond to other treatment methods. It’s non-invasive, encourages the natural healing process, and is more effective than other treatments.
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