An Exciting New Treatment Option for Pets Suffering from Chronic Pain
Extracorporal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) helps pets suffering from arthritis and other painful conditions affecting bones, tendons and muscles. It uses high energy sound waves to stimulate the body's own healing process. The waves travel from the surface of the body into the damaged tissues where they promote the breakdown of scar tissue, decrease pain, and stimulate the formation of new blood vessels, connective tissue and bone.
Common Conditions that Shockwave Helps:
Tendon and Ligament Injuries
Muscle Strains and Tears
Lumbosacral (Lower Back) Pain
Hip and Elbow Arthrtitis
Spondylosis and IVDD (disc disease)
Bone Healing after Surgery and Fractures
Painful Scar Tissue
Post TPLO (cruciate) Surgery
Chronic Wounds including Lick Granulomas
What To Expect
Most patients will show remarkable improvement after as few as 3-5 weekly treatment sessions, but some conditions may require more for an optimal response. Benefits can last as long as six months to a year. Ongoing chronic conditions, like arthritis, may require periodic re-treatment to sustain results. Many patients are able to reduce or even stop taking pain medications.
Asheville Pet Rehab is offering this innovative therapy in several different locations. We can arrange to treat your pet at your regular cliinic, at Waghab Canine Rehab and Wellness Center (near the Outlet Mall), or in your home.