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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy goes by a number of names, including:

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT)
Acoustic wave therapy.
Radial pressure wave therapy (RPW), also known as radial shockwave therapy.
Focused shockwave therapy (FSW)

Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT) is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons, and joints. MyACT describes the use of acoustic waves to target tissue at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue resulting in a focused and precise deep tissue massage. The results of the mechanical stimulus delivered by MyAct can lead to increased circulation and pain relief which are key components of the healin process.

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In many instances there can be an immediate reduction of pain as well as improved mobility and function.

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Advantages

Locate and alleviates musculoskeletal pain
Non-invasive
Reduces pain medications
Outpatient treatment
Short therapy time 3-6 minutes
less than 10 treatments
Excellent
Based on 550 reviews
Amy Cranston
Amy Cranston
2023-08-16
I have had the best experience at The Back and Neck Center. I can see why they have won so many awards for Top Chiropractics in New Jersey. They are professional and friendly. The Doctors and the front desk make you feel very comfortable and welcoming. They have helped me with my previous and continued care of my body. They have a quote “Take care of your body today so it will take care of you tomorrow. “ It is so true if you are in need of a chiropractor this is The Best Place to go. They also work with you financially and with your insurance. Call today you will be thankful you did!
Linda G.
Linda G.
2023-08-15
Everyone at this office is so caring, kind, and professional. Thank you for enabling me to get back to the activities I love to do!
Will Criscitiello
Will Criscitiello
2023-08-08
Felt comfortable immediately Dr's listen to my wooos and went to work
Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson
2023-08-08
Great staff that is always dedicated to your health and well being. Could not be more satisfied to have them.
Louise Fournier
Louise Fournier
2023-08-07
Chiropractic care done with smiles. Staff promote a happy and caring vibe. They will have you moving like you used to move without the pain.
Nathan Wiedemann
Nathan Wiedemann
2023-07-21
The Back and Neck Center of Brick is great chiropractor office. In my opinion based on my experience, the doctors provide excellent chiropractic care, the message therapists are skilled and thoughtful in their approach to helping fix problem areas, the staff is professional and friendly, and facility is very clean -- which all culminates in one having a great option to go get him or herself straightened out.
Matt DePaola
Matt DePaola
2023-07-17
Great place. Friendly staff. Always in and out. Also affordable
John Luberto
John Luberto
2023-07-12
I finally Visited Back and Neck Center of Brick a month ago after years of chronic lower back pain. Following the very first treatment I felt immediate relief. Fast forward 2 months I can hardly tell the pain is there. The team at BaNCoB are friendly, professional and has become a place where me and my wife look forward to visiting. Would highly recommend.
Andrew Febbraro
Andrew Febbraro
2023-07-05
This place is awesome! Staff is kind and extremely professional. They take the time to understand your concerns and address them accordingly. I’d refer this them to anyone in need of pain management.
Kyle Matthews
Kyle Matthews
2023-07-05

How does it work?

The Piezowave2 machine delivers thousands of high energy sound wave impulse to the affected tissue. These impulses are thought to cause micro trauma to scar tissue and arthritic areas. As a result, it stimulates the body’s natural metabolic activity, creates a healthy inflammatory response, and stimulates healing.

The Piezowave2 machine assists the doctor to identify very specific areas of injury and then delivers a series of impulses precisely where they are most effective. There is absolutely no pain or discomfort experienced in areas that are not injured.


In many instances there can be an immediate reduction of pain as well as improved mobility and function. Since it is non-invasive, there is no need for anesthesia. The most common minor side effect following treatment is soreness in the treated area that will normally dissipate in a short amount of time.

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Indications

  • Radial and ulnar epicondylitis
  • Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder / shoulder problems
  • Status post muscular injuries
  • Chronic patellar tendonitis
    Jumper’s knee
  • Achillodynia
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Myofascial trigger point treatment e.g. neck
  • Myofascial trigger point treatment e.g. back, muscular back pain
  • Bursitis Trochanterica
  • Periostitis / shin splints (status post strain)
  • And many more

Contraindications

  • vascular diseases present in or near the treatment area
  • local infections in the treatment area
  • around malignant or benign tumours
  • directly on cartilage surfaces or near the small facet joints of the spinal column
  • directly over implanted electronic devices such as pacemakers, analgesic pumps, etc.
  • in areas, in which mechanical energy in the form of vibrations may lead to tissue damage such as metal implants after a fracture

In general we advise against treatment

  • vascular diseases present in or near the treatment area
  • local infections in the treatment area
  • around malignant or benign tumours
  • directly on cartilage surfaces or near the small facet joints of the spinal column
  • directly over implanted electronic devices such as pacemakers, analgesic pumps, etc.
  • in areas, in which mechanical energy in the form of vibrations may lead to tissue damage such as metal implants after a fracture

Frequently Asked Questions