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Shockwave Therapy

Our treatment just got MUCH better!

We’ve broken down everything from the chiropractic adjustments to everyone’s favorite massage guns. We’ve stuck to treatments that we know work in a world where the newest technology can be fetishized and blasted all over social media like a garage band’s sticker on a light post.

We made a promise to ourselves and to our patients to pursue excellence every day. We made a promise that if there was ever a better, more efficient way to do what we do, we would use it.

With that in mind, we are excited to announce a new kind of treatment at Wildcard: Shockwave Therapy.

Without getting too deep into the science, Shockwave uses sound waves to oscillate the target tissue at a rate that is high enough to break down adhesion. Have you ever been to a concert and when that first guitar chord rings through the amplifier, you can feel it vibrate your body? Conceptually, that’s what shockwave does. 

It has a few distinct advantages over traditional manual work. First, it takes about 5-10 seconds to break down a spot of adhesion without a tremendous load on my hands. This enables us to cover more ground in less time. Second, because the sound waves don’t contain mass, we can get to more areas of adhesion that we just couldn’t with our hands or the tool. 

However, the benefits don’t just stop at removing adhesion. Shockwave can help us get MORE relief because it can reverse degeneration in cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. The research is quite clear. The sound waves can kill senescent (old, non-functioning) cells. This leaves a gap in your tissue and enables STEM cell production. Out with the old, in with the new. Depending on your age and metabolic status, we can regenerate some of those tissues by 15-30%.

As with anything in medicine, no treatment is miraculous. There are always consequences. 2-4 visits worth of treatments comes with 2-4 visits worth of soreness. Despite the instant sensation of relief, some patients report feeling worse for a few days. Because of this, whenever we use shockwave, we need to increase the time between visits. We also must be mindful of the load we are putting on our bodies. 2-4 visits worth of treatment in five minutes will be a shock (pun intended) to the system. Patients will need to decrease load by up to 50% for the first two weeks of treatment.

With shockwave, you get more relief in fewer visits, all while preserving the provider’s body. We’ve always had the goal of fixing the world, one joint at a time. Shockwave allows us to do that more thoroughly and efficiently. We look forward to changing your life.

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At Wildcard Spine and Sport, we specialize in fixing pain that’s lasted longer than six months, even if you’ve seen two or more providers. We are the only practitioners in the five boroughs certified to diagnose and remove adhesion. Click the button below or call the office today at 917-908-0055.

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