Understanding Shockwave Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the peripheral nerves, causing numbness, tingling, burning sensations, weakness, and pain in the extremities. It affects around 20 million people in the United States and is caused by factors such as diabetes, chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases, infections, traumatic injuries, and vitamin deficiencies. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to managing symptoms and preventing further nerve damage. Complications of untreated peripheral neuropathy include impaired coordination, muscle weakness, and difficulty walking. At Kessler Spine and Rehab in Bradenton, Florida, we offer cutting-edge technology that can alleviate your neuropathy symptoms without surgery or harmful medications. Our neuropathy treatments take full advantage of your body's natural healing processes and address the root of the problem instead of merely covering the symptoms for temporary relief. This approach allows you to get back to doing the things you love and finally enjoy quality rest.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy (SWT) is an innovative treatment that uses acoustic waves to deliver high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic, and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of bones, tendons, and other soft tissues. Shockwaves are characterized by a sudden change in pressure, high amplitude, and non-periodicity. The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.

Conditions treated with Shockwave Therapy Shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective for a wide range of chronic conditions, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Wrist/Ankle Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Joint Pain (shoulder, knee, hip)
  • Leg Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Neuromas and Neuralgias

How Shockwave Therapy Works

Shockwave therapy stimulates various physiological processes that aid in healing and pain relief:

  • Improves Blood Flow & Blood Vessel Growth: Enhances circulation to promote healing.
  • Stimulation of Collagen Production: Aids in tissue repair and strengthens the affected area.
  • Relieves Chronic Inflammation: Reduces inflammation that contributes to pain and dysfunction.
  • Accelerated Tissue Repair & Cell Growth: Speeds up the body’s natural repair mechanisms.
  • Releases Trigger Points: Alleviates points of tight muscle fibers that cause pain..

What to Expect During Shockwave Therapy

Does the Treatment Hurt?

There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. However, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session. How Many Treatments Will I Need and How Often? The number of treatments varies depending on the condition and tissue response. The effect of the treatment is cumulative, so you will typically need more than one treatment. Most indications require 3–5 treatments, spaced 3–10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and tissue response. Many patients experience relief right after the first treatment.

Will I Feel Any Pain After Treatment?

Most patients experience immediate pain relief following the treatment. However, within 2–4 hours after the treatment, some soreness in the treated area may occur. This soreness is typically reported as tolerable and not limiting.

Why Choose Kessler Spine and Rehab?

At Kessler Spine and Rehab, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art treatments to help our patients live pain-free lives. Our shockwave therapy for peripheral neuropathy and other conditions is designed to harness your body’s natural healing capabilities, offering a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to traditional treatments. Located in Bradenton, Florida, our clinic provides a welcoming environment where your health and well-being are our top priorities. If you’re suffering from peripheral neuropathy or other chronic pain conditions, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us to explore how shockwave therapy can benefit you.

Take the First Step Towards Pain Relief

Don’t let peripheral neuropathy control your life. Contact Kessler Spine and Rehab today to learn more about our innovative shockwave therapy treatments. Let us help you regain your mobility, reduce your pain, and improve your quality of life. Visit our office in Bradenton, Florida, and experience the difference that cutting-edge care can make.

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