Shock Wave Therapy

L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group

Jonathan Levin, MD

Pain Medicine located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

If chronic trigger point pain or back pain isn’t relieved with medications, it could be time to try shock wave therapy. At L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group in the Beverly Grove area in Los Angeles, experienced pain specialist, Jonathan Levin, MD, offers in-office shock wave therapy to address chronic pain resulting from disease or sports-related injuries. Shock wave therapy is a nonsurgical option that provides you with long-term results and improved quality of life. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of shock wave therapy by calling L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group today or by booking an appointment online now.

Shock Wave Therapy Q & A

What is shock wave therapy?

Shock wave therapy is a nonsurgical treatment that addresses chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Levin uses the FDA-approved OrthoPulse® technology to treat chronic pain from disease and sports injuries affecting your:

  • Neck
  • Elbow
  • Back
  • Knee
  • Foot
  • Ankle

OrthoPulse can also be used to treat erectile dysfunction as well as trigger points, areas of overly tight muscles that become tender and painful.

The technology creates an acoustic wave of energy and delivers it into muscles, ligaments, and tendons to ease pain and improve mobility. The energy of the OrthoPulse system also stimulates your body’s own healing processes, triggering the repair and regeneration of blood vessels and tissue.

How does OrthoPulse technology work?

OrthoPulse uses a compressed air generator that creates pulses of energy. The compressed air accelerates a projectile in the device’s closed chamber, creating a movement that produces sound waves.

Dr. Levin delivers pulses of this sound energy into the affected tissue using a hand-held device, after applying an anesthetic cream and gel to your skin to prevent friction and deliver more precise amounts of energy to the targeted area.

What are the benefits of shock wave therapy?

Shock wave therapy using the OrthoPulse system is an effective treatment of chronic pain. It requires no incisions or downtime. Treatments are painless and the versatility of the OrthoPulse system allows Dr. Levin to treat pain in many parts of your body.

Because shock wave therapy stimulates new cell and blood vessel growth, it can provide you with long-term pain reduction and improved mobility. Shock wave therapy can also help you delay or avoid surgery for chronic or other musculo-skeletal pain.

While you might need more than one treatment to achieve the best results, many people experience a reduction in their pain after their first treatment.

Dr. Levin does the OrthoPulse therapy in a comfortable office in just a few minutes. The treatment’s side effects are minimal. In the hours after your therapy, you could experience some soreness in the treatment area that goes away on its own.

If chronic pain is limiting what you can do, schedule a consultation at L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.