How Does Acoustic Wave Therapy for ED Work?
Medical professionals around the world are turning to a revolutionary acoustic wave therapy technology for safe, effective ED treatment. In Salt Lake City, ReMedical uses this non-invasive, non-surgical therapy to help men reclaim an active and satisfying intimate relationship with their partner.
If you haven’t heard of acoustic wave technology, you might be surprised at just how effective it can be for overcoming erectile dysfunction. These treatments are safe and effective for almost everyone, with very few risks of side effects or interactions with medications or other treatments.
Acoustic wave – also known as shockwave therapy – is rapidly changing the lives of ED sufferers, providing a non-prescription means of restoring function and sensation and even improving stamina and performance.
Before determining whether this treatment is right for you, it is important to understand how this therapy works and how it can address the underlying cause of your erectile dysfunction, rather than just treating the symptoms.
The History of Acoustic Wave Therapy
Acoustic wave therapy, commonly known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy or ESWT, was first used in the early 1980s as a safe, effective and non-invasive way to treat kidney stones. This treatment was so effective that it quickly became the preferred approach for treating these troublesome urologic conditions.
The medical community soon discovered that ESWT was also highly effective in a variety of orthopedic and osteologic (bone) applications, where it could help expedite the healing of fractures and successfully treat issues related to tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and a variety of soft tissue injuries.
Today, medical treatment professionals also use this therapy for dissolving salivary, pancreatic, gallbladder and liver stones, and for treating everything from tennis elbow and rotator cuff injuries to bone spurs in the heel. ESWT is used to treat diabetic foot ulcers and bone necrosis.
The history of medical applications of ESWT has been marked by remarkable success in virtually area of application, all with minimal complications and few (if any) side effects. This treatment has, in many areas of medicine, reduced or eliminated the need for open and arthroscopic surgeries.
Application of ESWT Therapy for ED Treatment
Beginning around 2010, medical researchers began exploring the efficacy of ESWT for treating erectile dysfunction. Each study seemingly produced better news than the previous. In 2017, a meta-analysis of the body of research to date demonstrated that acoustic wave therapy for ED “resulted in a significant increase” in the reported erectile function of study participants.
European medical practitioners began offering this treatment to the public around this time, reporting positive results for men suffering from ED as well as Peyronie’s Disease (PD). Once shockwave therapy ED treatment began being offered to U.S. patients, doctors also found this protocol effective in the rehabilitation of some prostate cancer patients who developed sexual dysfunction problems.
Today, doctors throughout Utah and across the United States offer this breakthrough ED treatment for men, helping patients regain their confidence, desire and ability to enjoy intimacy with a partner.
The Technology Behind ESWT Acoustic Wave Therapy
The term “shockwave” sometimes triggers alarm or concern for men who don’t relish the thought of having any type of shock administered to the genitals. Fortunately, ESWT does not use electrical impulses of any type.
Acoustic wave therapy uses mechanically generated sound waves. Depending on the application and desired, these acoustic waves can range from low- to high-intensity. Using a small, handheld wand-type device, treatment practitioners deliver sound waves to the skin. The acoustic waves penetrate the skin and underling tissues to reach the desired target.
Using Acoustic Wave Therapy to Treat Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction occurs due to the shrinking and narrowing of penile blood vessels. Although this process occurs naturally as men age, it can be made worse with lifestyle choices such as smoking, excess alcohol consumption, poor diet, obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes.
For the specific treatment of ED, low-intensity sound waves are used. The target of ESWT for ED is the vasculature of the penis – specifically the blood vessels and erectile tissues. Stimulating these tissues with sound waves helps to strengthen and reopen blood vessels. The mechanism of action of acoustic waves engages the body’s natural healing potential, helping to promote the healing of damaged erectile tissue and the growth of new blood vessels.
Acoustic waves also work to gently break down micro-plaque that accumulates in the blood vessels, which lead to restricted blood flow. Once the plaque breaks down, it is carried away in the blood stream, leaving the blood vessels more open and pliable with fewer obstructions.
How Effective Is Acoustic Wave Therapy for ED?
Individual results can vary, based on the specifics of your health, medical history and the specific factors that have caused erectile dysfunction in your case. However, shockwave therapy is highly effective across the board, helping a wide variety of patients achieve long-lasting improvements in sexual performance.
Because this treatment is non-invasive and non-surgical, it can be performed in the office with no required preparation. Although most patients report little more than a slight tingling sensation, you may prefer using a topical numbing cream prior to treatment. There’s no down time after treatment, and you can return directly to work, school or your favorite activities.
Many patients begin seeing results immediately, although others may not begin to notice a difference in their ability to get and maintain an erection until they’ve had a few treatments. You can look forward to the possibilities of improved sensation, larger, firmer erections and stronger orgasms.
One of the best parts of ESWT is that it allows you to become spontaneous again, without the need for taking a pill, getting a shot or using a pump prior to intimacy. You also won’t have to worry about the side effects of ED drugs or any of the potentially harmful effects they can have.
At ReMedical of Salt Lake City, acoustic wave therapy for ED is helping our patients return to the healthy sex life they used to enjoy. We offer a free consultation, and we offer a variety of special offers and promotions for ED treatment in Salt Lake City. To learn more or to schedule your appointment, contact us now.