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PiezoWave2 Acoustic Wave Therapy

What is Shockwave, Acoustic Wave Therapy?

Shockwave, or acoustic wave, therapy is a non-invasive regenerative therapy that stimulates and accelerates the body’s natural healing process to relieve pain and promote restoration of injured tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. By helping your body release growth factors into affected tissue and overstimulating the nerves that send pain sensations to the brain, acoustic wave therapy (AWT) can help reduce inflammation, restore mobility, reduce local muscle tension, and aid in the dissolution of calcific fibroblasts (calcified soft tissue).

The sound wave energy used in shockwave therapy has also been shown to be effective at repairing old or damaged blood vessels and stimulating the growth of new blood vessels (neovascularization), allowing for better blood flow and improved circulation.

Can Acoustic Wave Therapy Help With Pain Management?

Dr. Jordan Kopcio of Regenezone has more than 10 years of experience using regenerative medicine techniques like acoustic wave therapy to help patients live healthier, happier lives free from chronic pain. Certified in a variety of therapy modalities including acoustic wave therapy, Manipulation, Acupuncture, Mesotherapy, Arthro-stim, and trigger point injections, Dr. Kopcio takes a comprehensive, whole-patient approach to care, creating customized solutions to help you realize optimal and sustained healing for your chronic pain.

Shockwave therapy for pain management can be combined with other therapeutic options offered at Regenezone—such as Wharton’s jelly, regenerative injection therapy, PRP Stem Cell Therapy with stem cells, and prolotherapy—to provide more permanent, longer-lasting results than alternatives like medication or injections alone.

PiezoWave2 for Pain Management and Relief

Regenezone is proud to offer PiezoWave2 as part of our comprehensive and state-of-the-art approach to health, wellness, and longevity. The most sophisticated physical medicine modality to-date, PiezoWave2 is the next generation of shockwave devices designed to provide more effective and consistent application even at various focus zones than conventional, point-focused shockwave therapy.

Classified as myofascial acoustic compression therapy (MyACT), PiezoWave2 is simply different from traditional acoustic wave therapy. It uses low-intensity, high-density piezoelectric energy waves that can penetrate deeper into inflamed or injured tissue to stimulate new blood vessel growth and increase blood flow, delivering specific and controllable benefits such as:

  • Deeper, more precise penetration in the target tissue
  • Better depth control for more pointed treatment
  • Quiet application with no uncomfortable vibrations
  • High therapeutic success rate
  • Well-defined zone that is easily reproducible from one visit to the next for consistent results

Moreover, the size, thickness, and penetration depth of the energy wave focus zones from PiezoWave2 can be modified based on your unique needs, stimulating your body’s natural healing mechanisms and enabling highly targeted and individualized care with improved efficacy.

Available only to physicians, the PiezoWave2 is a clinically proven, evidence-based method for acute and chronic pain in the muscles and joints, as well as conditions like:

  • Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow (lateral epicondylitis and medial epicondylitis)
  • Shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, and frozen shoulder
  • Trigger finger
  • Shin splints
  • Hip, knee, and ankle pain
  • Shin splints
  • Trigger points
  • Headaches and neck pain
  • Disc herniations
  • Turf toe/sand toe
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Pain in the joints associated with arthritis

PiezoWave2 can be used in conjunction with all regenerative care offered at Regenezone for the best outcomes possible.

PiezoWave2 to Help ED

Acoustic wave therapy is also an effective option for sexual wellness problems like vasculogenic ED and Peyronie’s Disease, a condition in which accumulated scar tissue in the penis can lead to a curved, painful erection. When used as an option for ED, PiezoWave2 can trigger important changes deeper in the penile tissue that lead to new blood vessel growth and increased blood flow to the penis, both of which are crucial to optimal erectile function, including quality and performance. By promoting neovascularization in the shaft and crus, PiezoWave2 can be highly effective in diabetic or vasculogenic patients who have not had success with conventional options or as a more permanent and convenient alternative to vacuum pumps, injections, or other procedures. PiezoWave2 can also be used in conjunction with other ED options like pde5 inhibitors such as Viagra and Cialis to improve their efficacy.

How PiezoWave2 Works

The efficacy of PiezoWave is two-fold.

1. For more than 30 years, shockwave therapy—of which PiezoWave2 is an advanced version—has been a standard option for wound healing, orthopedic symptoms, pain relief, and even kidney stones. Low-intensity acoustic mechanical pulses target damaged tissue at different depths, then manipulate it and compress it to promote healing, much like a deep tissue massage. The sound waves can be precisely adjusted for depth and intensity to target tissues that are too deep for physical manipulation.

2. As a regenerative therapy, PiezoWave2 and shockwave therapy can stimulate a process called angiogenesis, which is the development of new blood vessel growth. By transferring energy to affected tissues and inducing direct mechanical stress, PiezoWave can help trigger your body’s own natural healing process, promoting tissue healing and regeneration through:

  • Improved circulation and microcirculation
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Progenitor and stem cell recruitment
  • Nerve regeneration
  • Increased nitric oxide levels in the blood

Acoustic wave therapy like PiezoWave2 delivers a high success rate and has been clinically proven as a safe and effective alternative to other methods of pain management, such as surgery, injections, or pharmaceuticals, without the risks, complications, and long recovery times. There is no downtime, pain, or potential of side effects with PiezoWave2, and you can return to your normal activities immediately following your session.

PiezoWave2/Acoustic Wave Therapy at Regenezone

Instead of concentrating on symptom management, acoustic wave therapy like PiezoWave2 targets the affected tissues causing your pain to fix the problem from the inside out. As early adopters of some of the most advanced regenerative therapies available, PiezoWave2 fits squarely within Regenezone’s wheelhouse of carefully researched and professionally implemented offerings designed to help you feel and perform better than you ever have.

For decades, Regenezone has been at the forefront of innovative and alternative methods that combine the best of traditional medicine with proven alternative modalities for real, sustainable results. Here, you are more than a patient, and simply helping your pain isn’t enough for the radical improvements that are possible. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kopcio today and find out if acoustic wave therapy is right for you, so your body can get back to moving the way it was meant to.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect when receiving acoustic wave therapy?

Acoustic wave therapy with PiezoWave2 is a simple, pain-free procedure. First, gel is applied to the area to help facilitate movement of the device across your skin. Then, you will hear a clicking sound as high energy acoustic waves are released through your skin via the applicator. Throughout your session, the waves will be accurately adjusted for depth and intensity to help heal tissues that lie too deep for conventional physical manipulation.

Maximum benefits are usually achieved after 2-5 visits, but, depending on their condition, many patients begin to experience immediate relief from some of their more severe symptoms after the first session.

How effective is acoustic wave therapy?

Acoustic wave therapy is a proven modality that boasts an up to 91% success rate in patients reporting being pain-free and/or experiencing significant reductions in pain.

Acoustic wave therapy is especially effective in helping pain caused by and associated with arthritis. Studies published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research as well as in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science found that shockwave therapy was effective in reducing pain and improving joint pain in people with knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Who is a candidate for acoustic wave therapy?

Almost anyone can be a good candidate for acoustic wave therapy, with the exception of patients who are pregnant or who have a pacemaker or cancer near the problem area. Contact Regenezone today to schedule a consultation and find out if acoustic wave therapy with PiezoWave2 is right for you.