Shock waves bring new hope for easing pain
Local hospitals are introducing shock wave therapy for patients with spinal problems, bone diseases and even facial paralysis.
Dr Chen Jianbin from Shanghai Carespine Rehabilitation Center said shock wave therapy is recognized for its regenerative effects. Through a combination with traditional Chinese medicine like massage, doctors are able to reduce patients’ pain in the back, waist and neck.
“We have used the therapy on many patients with spinal discomfort and most of them show positive effects,” Chen said.
Chen said he also used it on a 20-year-old woman with facial paralysis.
“Through the combination of acupuncture, massage and shock waves, the patient’s condition improved quickly,” he said.