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Formerly Gold Coast Chiropractic

Shockwave Therapy
in Chicago, IL at Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers

At Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers, we are committed to providing innovative and non-invasive solutions for various injuries and conditions. Our approach focuses on eliminating the risks associated with conventional treatments like potential side effects of opioid medications or complications from surgical procedures. Instead, we leverage safe, effective, and proven methods to tackle the root causes of a wide array of injuries and conditions.

Our latest addition to our treatment repertoire in Chicago, IL is SoftWave Therapy, a state-of-the-art option for our patients.

Understanding Shockwave Treatment Shockwave therapy, a novel and non-invasive treatment method, employs sound waves for tissue regenerative therapy (TRT). It stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms, enhancing cellular and tissue repair in the targeted areas.

SoftWave therapy, a form of shockwave therapy, utilizes patented electrohydraulic acoustic waves, reaching deep to effectively treat muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve, bone, and joint injuries. Even a single session can offer relief from various conditions that typically resist conventional treatments.

Conditions Addressed by Shockwave Treatment Shockwave therapy is especially beneficial for musculoskeletal issues unresponsive to other treatments. Our SoftWave Therapy in Chicago, IL, is particularly adept at managing:

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Knee Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Scar Tissue
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Sprains
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis

Mechanism of Shockwave Treatment Shockwave therapy functions by delivering high-intensity sound waves into the affected region. These waves contribute to:

  • Decreasing pain through enhanced blood flow and reduced inflammation.
  • Recycling older, damaged cells.
  • Breaking up tissue adhesion by creating pressure in the affected area.
  • Stimulating tissue regeneration by activating the body’s cellular healing process.

Introducing SoftWave Technology

SoftWave technology, a revolutionary form of shockwave therapy, stands out for its deep penetration capabilities using patented electrohydraulic acoustic waves. Generated by a high-energy electrical discharge in water, this technology creates a plasma bubble that explodes, compressing surrounding water and releasing powerful SoftWave energy. This energy, emitted as high-intensity, unfocused acoustic waves, covers a broader and deeper treatment area.

Approved by the FDA, SoftWave technology is side effect-free and the only unfocused shockwave device available, enabling targeted treatment without precise localization.

Research Insights on Softwave

Extensive research validates the efficacy and safety of shockwave therapy. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has recognized multiple studies affirming its benefits in treating various soft tissue musculoskeletal conditions safely.
Moreover, research highlights SoftWave technology’s deep penetration, attributing to its unfocused nature, which effectively targets pain areas more efficiently than other shockwave devices. Treatments reportedly lead to a 300% increase in blood vessel formation, enhancing circulation and nutrient delivery to the affected areas. Consequently, an impressive 99% success rate is observed.
Benefits of SoftWave Technology SoftWave technology offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Addressing the Root Cause of Pain: Its unfocused nature allows deeper penetration, targeting the primary source of pain, often overlooked by conventional treatments.
  • Restoring Mobility: Enhanced circulation from SoftWave treatments reduces inflammation and restores mobility, ideal for chronic pain or stiffness.
  • Reducing Pain and Inflammation: Enhanced circulation minimizes localized pain and inflammation, while also recalibrating nerve perception of pain for long-term relief.
  • Promoting Long-Term Healing: SoftWave stimulates exosomes release, signaling cellular responses for tissue repair and regeneration, ensuring lasting relief.
  • Short Treatment Sessions: Non-invasive SoftWave treatments are quick, typically lasting 10-15 minutes, depending on the treatment area and diagnosis.
  • Antibacterial Effect: Emerging studies suggest an antibacterial effect from SoftWave therapy, reducing infection risks in compromised tissues.
  • Drug and Surgery Free: A non-pharmacological, non-surgical alternative, ideal for those seeking risk-free treatments.
  • Enhancing Blood Flow and Circulation: Improved blood flow and oxygenation from SoftWave treatments expedite healing.

Eligibility for Softwave Therapy

SoftWave therapy’s safety has been repeatedly proven, making it suitable for almost anyone. Exceptions include individuals with cancer, pregnancy, or pacemakers. Full disclosure of medical conditions ensures the appropriateness and safety of SoftWave therapy for each patient.

Administering Softwave Therapy at INJC

Our approach to administering Softwave Therapy at INJC begins with the application of a specialized gel to the targeted area. This gel is crucial as it acts as a conductor, allowing the Softwave energy to effectively penetrate the affected area. It’s important to note that this gel is not a numbing agent; no anesthetic is required for this non-invasive treatment.

Once the gel is applied, we utilize the SoftWave TRT applicator, gently moving it in circular motions over the treatment area. This method ensures an even distribution of the therapeutic energy. Depending on the specifics of your condition and the intensity of your pain, we may repeat the application multiple times over the same area.

Our Softwave Therapy process is entirely non-invasive, ensuring that patients experience no pain or discomfort during the treatment. Some patients might notice mild soreness or discomfort following the session, but this typically subsides within a few hours.

Outcomes of Softwave Therapy

The effectiveness of Softwave Therapy at INJC is evident, with many patients reporting significant improvements after just a single session. In fact, this therapy has been shown to reduce pain by 60 to 90 percent after only one treatment. Additionally, numerous patients have experienced an enhanced range of motion and increased mobility in the treated areas.

The high success rate of Softwave Therapy has positioned it as a preferred treatment for various chronic pain conditions, including tendonitis, arthritis, and improperly healed fractures. Its efficacy has even led to its adoption by professional sports organizations for accelerated injury recovery in athletes.

Experience Pain Relief with SoftWave at INJC

At INJC, we are dedicated to providing innovative and effective solutions for chronic pain management. Our comprehensive treatment plans incorporate SoftWave technology, offering a potent combination of long-term healing and quick treatment sessions. If you’re seeking a non-pharmacological and non-surgical option for pain management, SoftWave therapy at INJC could be the ideal solution.

We’re excited to offer Softwave therapy at our Chicago, IL clinic. Schedule a consultation with us today and take the first step towards managing your pain with cutting-edge SoftWave technology.