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25, Jun 2024

In today’s world, non-invasive treatment options that promote healing without the need for surgery are highly sought after. One such innovative approach is StemWave therapy, a treatment that combines the principles of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) with the regenerative potential of stem cells.

In this article brought to you by The Wellness Restoration Center, we explore the benefits of StemWave therapy, touch on how it works, and highlight its potential applications for various musculoskeletal conditions.

Let’s start with the basics: StemWave & ESWT 101

StemWave treatment incorporates extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT). This is a non-invasive procedure that uses acoustic shockwaves to stimulate healing in damaged tissues. ESWT has been widely used in orthopedics, physical therapy, and sports medicine due to its success in promoting tissue repair, reducing pain, and enhancing overall recovery.

StemWave therapy leverages the proven benefits of ESWT while incorporating the regenerative potential of stem cells. This combination is meant to enhance the body’s natural healing processes and provide more effective treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions.

How ESWT works

There is actually a lot going on during StemWave therapy. The therapeutic effects of ESWT are achieved through several key mechanisms:

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  • Increased Blood Flow: Shockwaves stimulate the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) in the treated area, thereby enhancing blood circulation and delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the damaged tissues.
  • Cellular Regeneration: The mechanical stimulation activates fibroblasts and osteoblasts, which are cells responsible for the repair and regeneration of connective tissues and bones, respectively.
  • Pain Reduction: ESWT desensitizes nerve endings and modulates pain perception by inhibiting the release of pro-inflammatory mediators, all in all resulting in less pain and discomfort.
  • Breaking Down Calcifications: ESWT can break down calcium deposits, facilitating their reabsorption and reducing inflammation.

What to expect during StemWave Therapy

StemWave therapy typically begins with a thorough evaluation to determine the extent of the injury and the suitability of StemWave therapy. Imaging studies such as X-rays or MRIs may be used to assess the affected area.

Once everything is clear, stem cells are harvested from the patient’s own body (autologous stem cells), typically from bone marrow or adipose (fat) tissue. These cells are then concentrated and prepared for injection.

The concentrated stem cells are injected into the treatment site. The shock waves from ESWT help to distribute the stem cells more effectively and promote their integration into the damaged tissue.

Patients may receive additional ESWT sessions and follow a rehabilitation program tailored to their specific condition to maximize the benefits of StemWave therapy.

Why people choose StemWave Therapy

StemWave therapy offers several advantages for patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

  • Non-Invasive Treatment: Unlike surgical procedures, StemWave therapy is non-invasive, reducing the risk of complications and shortening recovery times.
  • Accelerated Healing: The combination of ESWT and stem cells accelerates tissue repair and regeneration, leading to faster and more effective healing.
  • Pain Relief: Patients experience significant pain relief due to the anti-inflammatory effects of ESWT and the regenerative properties of stem cells.
  • Improved Functionality: By promoting tissue regeneration and reducing pain, StemWave therapy helps restore mobility and functionality so patients can return to their daily activities and sports.
  • Reduced Need for Medications: With the healing and pain relief provided by StemWave therapy, patients may rely less on pain medications.

Consult with a healthcare professional

If you have questions or concerns regarding StemWave Therapy or other regenerative and non-invasive treatments, then call The Wellness Restoration Center. Our team is on standby to take your call or message today.

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