As many as 80% of adults experience disabling back pain during their lifetime. I’m reluctant to recommend shockwave therapy for acute or chronic lower back pain as I have gained a reputation throughout the UK for the treatment of lower back, neck and shoulder pain using my hands, a variety of unique techniques and my thought process alone. studies however have suggested shockwave therapy can help even more in some cases. (I’ll adopt the ‘If all else fails and you have nothing to lose approach for this I think)
Pain in the lower back.
Age related degenerative changes to the discs, facet joints and tendons.
Focused shockwaves are applied to lesions in the lower back to help revascularization and stimulate or reactivate the process of connective tissue and bone healing which results in pain relief and an improvement in function it can also be used for pain relief as well as improving the muscular strength through motor simulation of muscles and tendons. Along with osteopathic manual therapy of the associated areas and treatment plan you will have an outstanding chance of getting out of discomfort quickly and back to enjoying a pain free life.
WHAT ARE SHOCKWAVES?
Focused shockwaves are are generated electromagnetically through a cylindrical coil which creates opposing magnetic fields when current is applied. In the medical world, shock waves have been used since 1980 to disintegrate kidney stones, for instance. In modern pain therapy, shock wave energy is applied to the painful body regions, where it can exert its curative action.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Shock waves can accelerate the healing process in the body, they stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation; damaged tissue can regenerate and fully hea
IS IT SAFE?
Treatment is non-invasive, quick and effective, and has been deemed a safe treatment by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (the body that determines best practice within the NHS). No anaesthetic is required, and the patient doesn’t face a lengthy rehabilitation.