Miracle Wave (Shockwave Therapy)

WHAT is the Miracle Wave?

The Miracle Wave® is a cutting-edge treatment option that uses acoustic wave therapy – also known as shock wave therapy – to regenerate tissue and speed up the healing process. 

Shock wave technology is a therapeutic method supported by research that use high-energy acoustic waves to deliver pulses to affected musculoskeletal tissue. These waves are delivered through the Miracle Wave device that impose a mechanical stress on tissue to initiate cellular-level biological effects. By enhancing stem cell activity and blood circulation, which encourages the regeneration of injured tissue, shock wave treatment helps to initiate and enhance the body's healing capacity.

The Miracle Wave® therapy is a non-invasive, painless therapy for a variety of ailments, including joint pain, sports - related injuries, arthritis, muscular discomfort, plantar fasciitis and fibromyalgia and much more. 

What conditions may shockwave treatment treat?

According to research, shock wave technology can treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions by alleviating pain from moderate to chronic and speeding up the healing process. The following areas of the body and ailments can be treated using shockwave therapy:

  • TMJ/jaw conditions
  • Tendonitis of the rotator cuff muscles
  • Golfer's elbow and tennis elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lower or mid back pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis in the joints
  • Knee Pain
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome of the upper leg
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and Achilles tendinitis
  • And more

What benefits can shockwave treatment offer?

Shockwave therapy offers more effective healing by:

  • Improving tissue repair and regeneration
  • Stimulating collagen synthesis

Shockwave also decreases pain levels by:

  • Releasing trigger points in the back, neck, shoulders, and extremities.
  • Reduces persistent chronic inflammation

Shockwave therapy also has many positive biological effects such as:

  • Enhancement of Microcirculation
  • Promotion of growth factor activity
  • Stimulation of stem cell production (cell proliferation)

Shockwave treatment offers an extensive number of remarkable advantages, including:

  • Procedure that is non-invasive and non-surgical
  • No Downtime Necessary
  • Treats Multiple Conditions
  • Increases Blood Flow
  • Alliviates Chronic Inflammation
  • Dissolves Calcium Deposits
  • Relieves Trigger Points
  • Interrupts Pain Neurotransmitter

What should I anticipate from shockwave therapy?

During the first consultation and diagnostic phase of shockwave treatment, the patient shares their symptoms and history of their condition and any previous treatments with the doctor. The doctor will review patient's condition, description of their symptoms, the patient's medical history, perform an examination and possible x-rays., at that time the doctor will determine if shockwave therapy is an appropriate treatment, and the patient is a great candidate. At that time the doctor will discuss treatment options and expectations.
The treatment consists of the physician applying a sufficient gel to the skin's surface to facilitate the sound waves' passage through the body's tissues. After applying the gel, the shockwave treatment equipment is placed directly to the affected region and activated. The device's electrical charge generates a concentrated energy wave that is directed towards and around the treatment location; these acoustic waves exert a force on the soft tissues, promoting a healing response. During treatment you will feel no pain only slight pulses of vibrating pressure to the affected area.

How long does it take to notice improvements from shockwave therapy?

The length of time required for shockwave therapy to be effective varies depending on a variety of patient-specific factors, such as:

  • The disorder being treated
  • The severity of the medical condition
  • The patient's response to the therapy
  • The patient's total state of health
  • The patient's expected outcomes
The good news is over 90% percent of our patients report some type of improvement on the first session and continue to notice ongoing improvements as future treatments take place.

Because shockwave therapy is a manual non-invasive treatment, it may take some time over several weeks for the final pain-relieving effects to take place and longer for the most regenerating healing to occur.

If you would like to undergo shockwave therapy and not sure if your condition can be helped, please call our office at 770-922-2556 and one of our helpful staff members would be happy to assist you by answering your questions and scheduling you for a complimentary consultation.