Pain control techniques
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a medical technology used in many parts of the world, both in disintegrating kidney stones and in treating musculoskeletal injuries.
It utilizes high-energy shock waves, which are transmitted through the skin to underlying tissues. A shock wave is a mechanical wave and not an electric one and there is no rick of electrocution when being used.
The shock waves promote blood circulation and activate self-healing processes. Research has shown that shock waves play a part in formation of new blood vessels, cell regeneration and dissolution of calcium deposits.