Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is also known as acoustic wave therapy, sound wave therapy, and works like GAINSwave®

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Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Definition

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual dysfunction of the penis in which the man is unable to achieve or maintain an erection.

Causes and Contributing Factors

There are many reasons why erectile dysfunction occurs, which can be classified under several broad categories with examples: 

  • vascular or blood flow issue

    • hypertension/high blood pressure

    • diabetes

    • atherosclerosis

    • high cholesterol, high lipids

  • neurological or nerve related issue

    • post-prostectomy

    • Alzheimer's

    • spinal cord injury

    • spinal tumors

    • brain tumors

    • MS, multiple sclerosis

    • stroke

    • Parkinson's

  • psychological or stress related

    • stress

    • anxiety

    • depression

    • performance anxiety

    • relationship or intimacy difficulties

  • hormonal such as low testosterone, blood sugar

    • diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity

    • imbalance in sex hormones

  • anatomical from trauma or defect

  • iatrogenic or medically induce such as medication side effects

    • antipsychotics

    • antidepressants

    • antihistamines

    • blood pressure medications

    • chemotherapy medications

    • opiates

    • recreational drugs

  • lifestyle related

    • alcohol

    • tobacco use

Treatments

We take a holistic approach to understanding the root cause of the condition. 

 

Did you know that 80%  of erectile dysfunction is related to poor blood flow

 

This is why our most effective treatment is Shockwave!

Shockwave is a safe, non-invasive treatment that utilizes low-intensity acoustic waves to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) related to poor blood flow.  It is also effective at treating Peyronie's disease, and it is successful in optimizing overall sexual performance.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave also known as acoustic waves or sound waves were discovered in the 1800's.  Shockwaves are one of the most efficient ways to dissipate energy, and are naturally occurring such as the sound of thunder after a lightening strike (which also creates Ozone - check out our oxygen therapies!)  The shockwaves induce a stressor on the nearby cells and tissues, which causes increased circulation, breaking down of fibrotic or scar tissue, and is followed by the release of growth factors for healing.

Benefits:

  • increase blood flow

  • generate new blood vessels

  • anti-inflammatory

  • pain relief

  • tissue healing

  • tissue regeneration

  • stem cell differentiation

  • accelerate wound healing

  • increase bone density

  • regenerate connective tissue

Applications of Shockwave

Traditionally, shockwave therapy has been used to treat kidney stones, nonunion fractures, osteochondrosis, tendinopathies,  and musculotendonous conditions.  Other applications include

  • tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis),

  • golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis),

  • Achilles tendonopathy,

  • patellar tendonpathy,

  • plantar fasciitis,

  • stress fractures,

  • non-healing wounds,

  • rotator cuff injuries,

  • Osgood Schlatter,

  • cellulite,

  • trigger finger,

  • DeQuervain's,

  • neuropathy,

  • carpal tunnel syndrome,

  • osteoporosis,

  • complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS),

  • and much more!

In more recent years, shockwave therapy has been used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate concerns such as prostatitis, pelvic chronic pain syndrome, and Peyronie's.

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