1428-D Aversboro Road

Garner, NC 27529

Radial Pressure Wave Therapy

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Garner Chiropractic & Wellness Center is excited to announce that we have added another treatment option for our patients! 

We now provide Radial Pressure Wave Therapy 

using the DolorClast® Radial Shock Wave by Electro Medical Systems (E.M.S)!

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Radial Pressure Wave (RPW) (aka Shockwave or Shock Wave) therapy is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the body’s natural healing process. It can relieve pain and promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. It accomplishes this by releasing growth factors in the injured tissue. RPW therapy is a type of regenerative medicine.

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RPW therapy is clinically proven and indicated for use as a therapeutic tool for 90% of musculoskeletal conditions, such as: 

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1.  Tennis elbow

2.  Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy 

3.  Upper back pain 

4.  Adhesive capsulitis 

5.  Lower back pain 

6.  Golfer's elbow 

7.  Patellar toe syndrome 

8.  Knee osteoarthritis 

9.  Tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon 

10.  Plantar fasciopathy

Radial Pressure Wave / Shockwave therapy is:

+  Fast, safe, and efficient.

+  A conservative treatment.

+  A no medication, no surgery option.

Garner Chiropractic & Wellness Center is excited to provide another effective treatment option to our patients with this latest proven technology!

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What is Radial Pressure Wave / Shockwave Therapy?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is the transcutaneous application of high-energy acoustic waves to break down tissue or to promote healing and repair. For radial ESWT (aka RPW), acoustic waves are transmitted in a more diffuse, radial pattern.

Compressed air sent to the handpiece accelerates a projectile, which strikes a fixed applicator at high speed (up to 90 km/h). The kinetic energy resulting from this movement is converted into a shock wave transmitted in a radial manner to the targeted tissues. This action stimulates metabolic reactions in the targeted tissues.

How long does it take?

RPW delivery is short in time, usually lasting just a few minutes and can be coupled with other therapies within the same treatment session. DolorClast® Shock Wave therapy usually includes a total of three to six sessions, planned at a rate of one to two sessions per week.

What issues can be treated with Radial Pressure Wave / Shockwave Therapy?

The DolorClast® Radial Shock Wave can be used to treat the following indications:

Tendinopathies (both first diagnosis and chronic)

Adhesive capsulitis (such as adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder)

Trigger points and myofascial pain syndrome

Conditions secondary to trigger points and myofascial pain syndrome, such as trigger point-related tension headache and migraine headache

Acute and chronic muscle pain without pathological correlates of injury such as strains, contusions, sprains, muscle fiber tears, etc.

Acute and chronic lumbar and cervical pain without pathological correlate of injuries and diseases such as vertebral fracture, vertebral disc herniation, spondylodiscitis, spondylolisthesis, ankylosing spondylitis, primary and secondary bone tumors, bacterial and/or viral inflammations, etc.

Superficial nonunions, stress fractures, and Osgood-Schlatter disease.

Painful exostoses such as heel spurs, Haglund's deformity, etc.

Knee osteoarthritis

Acupuncture point stimulation in the treatment of pain.

Proliferative connective tissue disorders such as Dupuytren's disease, plantar fibromatosis (Ledderhose disease), and induratio penis plastica (Peyronie's disease).

Spasticity (e.g. caused by cerebral palsy, stroke, etc.)


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7:30am - 11:30am / Dr. Kirch

1:30pm - 5:30pm / Dr. Kirch


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