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Radial/ Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Radial/ Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Radial/Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy treats neck and back pain.

Diagnoses treated:

  • Trigger Points
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Back Pain
  • Facet Impingements
  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Achillodynia

What it is:

  • Ballistic Shockwaves
  • Mechanical Pressure Waves
  • Initially Used for Disintegration of Kidney Stones in 1980
  • Common in the Rest of the World

What it does:

  • Mechanical Stimulation
  • Breakdown of Calcific Deposits
  • Pain Relief - Transient Analgesic Effect, Release of Substance P.
  • Increase Local Blood Flow - Release of NO
  • Stimulate Cell Metabolism - Release of Prostaglandin E2, TGF Beta


  • Reduced Treatment Time, Outcomes in 1-8 Treatments
  • Studies Show Significant Success (70-85%)
  • Covered by Insurance as a Component of Physical Therapy
  • Level of Evidence: 2 in Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis. Strong Evidence for Nearly all Tendinopathies.