Treating chronic back and neck problems.
Acoustic Compression is performed directly over the skin and accelerates healing. A gel is applied to allow the soundwave to penetrate to the proper depth. Many patients feel the shockwave deep in their tissue. Patient feedback, including the location and intensity of the sensation, allows the clinician to target a specific area.
Acoustic compression therapy is customized to each patient and can target pain and injuries deep below the skin.
Acoustic compression breaks down scar tissue, helps the body heal, improves range of motion and overall mobility.
Increased blow flow from acoustic compression promotes healing through an increase in nutrients and oxygen.
How it works.
Acoustic Compression Therapy (ACT for short) is one of the many therapies offered at Burkhart & Chapp Chiropractic, PLC. The device utilizes focused sound waves to break down adhesions or scar tissue that forms due to chronic injuries, immobility, and spasms. Patients often feel the device working and help guide clinicians to the exact location that is causing pain.
ACT is performed in a similar fashion to ultrasound therapy, but is up to 1000X more concentrated. Sound waves penetrate through the skin to the muscle, bone, ligaments, and nerves below. This creates a vibration or shockwave at the treated area. Cumulatively, these waves cause the tissue to begin the process of scar tissue break down and subsequent regeneration. Cellular chemicals are released to stimulate the surrounding tissues to assist in the healing process. The microvasculature or blood flow increases allowing for more nutrients to be delivered to the injured area. The net result is healing.
Safe and effective.
Chiropractic care is proven to be safe and effective, and has stood the test of time. Research supports its use for a variety of conditions, including headache, back and neck pain, as well as shoulder, arm, and leg pain. Adjustments may be associated with a “cracking” or “popping” sound. Contrary to popular belief, this is not caused by the bone, but by fluid shifting within the joint.