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What is Shockwave Therapy?

Acoustic wave therapy for ED employs a sound pulse technology that has been widely used for many years for other medical conditions. Clinically known as low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT), orthopedics have used it for years to help heal broken bones, injured ligaments, and injured tendons. LiSWT accelerates tissue repair and cell growth by using targeted high-energy sound waves.

Now, acoustic wave therapy is being applied to several other medical conditions, including treatment for erectile dysfunction. By breaking up plaque blood flow is increased and new blood vessels are formed over time.Treating the cause instead of the symptom. Acoustic wave therapy is a non-invasive, non-drug, long-lasting solution, and continues to gain popularity. Shockwave may eventually prove to be the most effective ED treatment for many.

Does Shockwave Therapy Hurt?

Shock wave therapy for ED uses a mild anesthetic. Each session begins with a topical numbing solution applied to the genitals. Erectile tissue extends beyond the area of the penis, so the treatment area will include under the testicles and up to the perineum, except with patients who have prostate cancer. Different solutions with different strengths are used to prevent pain, and tailored to the individual patient’s pain response. Any patients who are especially nervous about pain can receive a penile dorsal block prior to the procedure to completely block nerve response during the therapy. ED specialists manage and optimize the numbness to ensure the effect wears off as soon as possible, usually from 2 ½ to 4 hours. Redness in the treated area of the skin after the session indicates a healthy response.

How Long Does It Take?

Each session lasts 20-25 minutes, in blocks of 2000 pulses. The instrument shuts off after 2000, and the therapist will proceed to another area. It is recommended that patients make immediate use of the treatment by having an erection soon after treatment, including having sex, in order to catalyze the effects of the acoustic wave ED treatment. Those with ED should follow the recommended 6 session treatment program, which includes one session every other day for two weeks or two sessions a week for three weeks. Those looking for better performance can space the treatment schedule farther apart. 4-12 weeks after the therapy is completed, patients will experience neovascularization, nerve regeneration and improved sexual function. The effect of the acoustic wave therapy for ED can last up to two years.

Discuss shock wave therapy for ED with an experienced specialist, and discover both the immediate and the long term benefits of this innovative and effective ED treatment.


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