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Acoustic Shockwave Therapy Specialist

Mark Addona, DC

Chiropractor located in Westfield, NJ

Acoustic shockwave therapy is especially effective in giving your body's repair mechanisms a boost when an injury hasn't healed properly. Mark Addona, DC, in Westfield, New Jersey, uses EPAT® (extracorporeal pulse activation treatment) to deliver acoustic shockwave therapy to patients with musculoskeletal disorders. To benefit from Dr. Addona's expertise in acoustic shockwave therapy, call his office today or book an appointment online.

Acoustic Shockwave Therapy Q&A

What is acoustic shockwave therapy?

Acoustic shockwave therapy is a nonsurgical treatment for people experiencing musculoskeletal pain. Acoustic shockwave therapy's multiple benefits include:

  • Rebooting healing in long-term injuries
  • Alleviating chronic inflammation
  • Breaking up scar tissue
  • Increasing mobility
  • Improving blood flow to injured tissues
  • Releasing trigger points
  • Easing muscle tension
  • Breaking up calcium deposits
  • Improving range of motion

Acoustic shockwave therapy also triggers a pain-relieving response in your body, reducing or eliminating the need for pain medications.

How does acoustic shockwave therapy work?

Acoustic shockwave therapy sends sound waves deep into your body where other chiropractic tools and techniques can't reach.

It delivers intense energy waves to targeted areas, which creates micro-traumas — multiple tiny injuries that don't cause pain but are enough to trigger the body's healing processes.

Dr. Addona uses EPAT extracorporeal pulse activation treatment, one of the most effective and advanced acoustic shockwave therapies available.

What conditions could benefit from acoustic shockwave therapy?

Dr. Addona uses acoustic shockwave therapy to treat a wide variety of tendon, muscle, ligament, and joint injuries. Some of the conditions that acoustic shockwave therapy can treat include:

  • Heel pain, including plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis and golfer's elbow
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Jumper's knee
  • Myofascial pain
  • Tendinopathy
  • Temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
  • Whiplash
  • Stress fractures
  • Shin splints
  • Ligament strains

Dr. Addona has had outstanding results using EPAT acoustic shockwave therapy in treating many causes of neck, back, knee, and shoulder pain and sports injuries.

What happens when I undergo acoustic shockwave therapy?

Before you have acoustic shockwave therapy, Dr. Addona completes a comprehensive assessment to determine whether the treatment is suitable for you. He then identifies the precise locations on your body for optimal delivery of acoustic shockwave therapy.

Dr. Addona applies a gel to the treatment sites to improve sound wave conduction. He then puts the EPAT acoustic shockwave therapy transmitters on the gel and delivers the sound waves into your tissues.

The procedure lasts an average of five minutes and is entirely noninvasive and painless. You can continue with your day as normal afterward.

How soon will I benefit from acoustic shockwave therapy?

You might start to experience some relief within 72 hours of your first session. Most people achieve optimal results after three to five acoustic shockwave therapy sessions, but some chronic conditions might require up to 10 sessions.

It's vital to complete your entire course of acoustic shockwave therapy to ensure you achieve the maximum benefit from your treatment.

To find out more about acoustic shockwave therapy and how it can help you, call Mark Addona, DC, today or book an appointment online.