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Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy

Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy is a method of separate musculoskeletal disorders treatment, based on targeted shock wave with clearly specified frequency impact on the tissue injured. This procedure helps patients to ease the pain and get rid of chronic inflammation, which can be caused by trauma, increases blood flow in the area injured and gets excess salt out of human body. It is worth mentioning that shock-wave therapy helps the patient to avoid surgery, but it should be done in sessions (6 procedures in total with break for 7 days after each one). More often this therapy is prescribed for the patients, suffering from periarthritis, strain of muscles and tendons, arthrosis and protrusion, osteochondrosis and postural abnormalities.