Leigh Brain & Spine is proud to offer two pain therapy and rehabilitation treatments that work together to manage and then heal the source of your pain.
Piezo Wave Therapy for Pain
For years, Piezo Wave Technology has been used in Europe to treat musculoskeletal conditions that lead to pain. It is now being used in the United States to help people get rid of pain and get back to enjoying the activities they love.
Piezo Wave Therapy can be used in the following ways:
- Reduce chronic pain, including arthritis pain
- Reduce or eliminate muscle spasms
- Break up scar tissue for repair
- Reduce pain from sports injuries, workplace injuries, and repetitive stress injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Tennis elbow and/or golfer’s elbow
- Knee pain
- Treat plantar fasciitis (extreme pain in the bottom of the foot)
Piezo sound therapy is used for these conditions and more. This tool is an important part of a comprehensive pain management program. Just as importantly, it is a completely non-invasive therapy that requires no surgery and no anesthesia. There is no down time when you have Piezo Wave therapy.
How Does Piezo Wave Therapy Work?
You may have heard of the use of sound waves to break up kidney stones, a technique called lithotripsy. Piezo uses the same basic technology and idea. Over a 5-10 minute period, multiple sonic waves are delivered to the affected part of the body.
Using the state-of-the-art Trigger Point app, the doctor can see exactly which trigger point is creating referred pain to other areas with the touch of the screen. This allows for individualized and personalized care. These waves have positive effects on the human body. Piezo Wave technology can:
- Reduce muscle tension
- Improve circulation of oxygenated blood to muscles, ligaments, and tendons
- Speed up healing of the affected area
- Increase collagen production
- Dissolve calcified fibroblasts
- Reduce pain in the affected area
The Piezo technique is 100% safe. In fact, it has been used in Europe since the 1990s. The practice has plenty of studies and practical clinical results that demonstrate its effectiveness.
ARP Wave Therapy
ARP Wave therapy is different from most other electrical stimulation therapies. This difference is that it utilizes direct current electric muscle stimulation, instead of alternating current, via pads that are placed on your skin. When your body suffers an injury, it is usually due to injured tissue not absorbing the force of the injury properly. Many times, this is a result of muscles not being controlled.
Frequently Asked Questions about ARP Wave Therapy
How Does ARP Wave Therapy Find the Source of the Pain?
The ARP Wave device searches your body and determines where the actual breakdown occurred. Often the source is not where the individual is feeling the pain, but is rooted elsewhere in the region. Once the ARP Wave technology determines where the breakdown is occurring, it can go to work repairing the tissue.
How Does ARP Wave Therapy Improve Pain?
Once the cause of the injury is discovered, ARP Wave therapy helps to heal it by stimulating it. Specific electrical stimulation of the muscle causes the scar tissue in it to breakdown. When scar tissue is released and healed, your muscles are better able to relax. This in turn creates better blood flow and circulation. With improved circulation, more blood can reach the injury helping to reduce inflammation and speed up recovery.
How Does ARP Wave Therapy Provide Lasting Results?
Importantly, this cascading effect helps your brain to allow proper function the area to resume, unlike the compensation pattern people often use when they are hurt. When relaxed, optimal functioning of the body happens freely, the injury can fully heal itself. Putting a stop to the injuries, compensatory pattern is a major factor in healing the tissue for long-lasting results. In the end, the muscles become retrained for proper function and no longer cause pain and anguish. This allows the patient to enjoy their favorite activities and get back to life.
What Conditions Does ARP Wave Therapy Help?
The doctors at Leigh Brain & Spine use ARP Wave therapy to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Back pain
- Hip or knee pain
- Sports and work-related injuries
- ACL and MCL Tears
The Benefits of ARP Wave Therapy
ARP Wave is an advanced therapy option unlike other treatments. It is a quick procedure that offers many benefits.
- Holistic, no surgery and no medication
- Helps to possibly eliminate the need for surgery
- Increases range of motion, allowing you to move with ease
- Increases blood flow in the body
- Reduce inflammation, thus reducing pain symptoms
- Identifies and treats the cause of the injury
- Achieves faster results than traditional therapies
What to Expect During and After an ARP Wave Therapy Session
ARP Wave requires physical movement, so you should be prepared and dressed to move around. While the therapy device is searching for the origin of pain, you may experience a sensation when the pads are placed on the injury. The site of the injury is considered to be the hot spot that requires treatment.
After your treatment, you may experience physical exhaustion of the area that has been treated. In order to help your body heal you should get a good night’s sleep, and provide for some rest time for the injured area.
A little-known fact is that Dr. Cosmas Leigh broke his shoulder many years ago. After being told by doctors that he would need should replacement surgery, he needed to find another solution. He went to a pain specialist who used the combination of Piezo Wave Therapy followed by ARP Wave Therapy to heal Dr. Leigh’s shoulder. In that moment, Cosmas knew he needed that specialized equipment to help the people in his practice. He is glad to be able to bring these unique and state-of-the-art therapies to Leigh Bran & Spine. For more information contact us below.