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Shockwave Therapy

In Decompression, Low back pain, Mechanical Traction, Pain by ywijting

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is the application of high intensity sound waves to the body in order to stimulate the natural healing processes, especially in conditions where healing is delayed or absent. The treatment was first developed as a non-invasive method to treat stonesĀ (calculosis) in the kidney and gall bladder. In this application, two separate sound beams are directed at …

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Decompression Therapy

In Decompression, Low back pain, Mechanical Traction, Pain by ywijting

Clinicians who treat the spine use traction all the time. Some use their hands to deliver the traction force (manual traction). Others may use a device to help them out (mechanical traction). And some use both. I was trained as a manual therapist. When I work on the neck of a patient, I hold the head in both my hands …