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TRT SoftWaves® – a new regenerative therapy for paraplegia

TRT SoftWaves® – a new regenerative therapy for paraplegia

Extracorporeal softwave therapy (ESWT) is widely used in clinical practice. In addition to its original use in kidney stone disintegration, shock waves are now used for the treatment of a variety of regenerative indications. Mechanotransduction stimulates the body’s biological healing...
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Extracorporal SoftWave Treatment to Improve Nerve Regeneration

Extracorporal SoftWave Treatment to Improve Nerve Regeneration

Title: Extracorporal Shock Wave Treatment to Improve Nerve Regeneration Summary: This study aims to investigate the benefits of extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT) on nerve regeneration in finger injuries. Participants will be divided into two treatment groups and a sham...
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SDSM Spine pain protocol

SDSM Spine pain protocol

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Shockwave Therapy May Reduce Low Back Pain, Finds Clinical Trial

Shockwave Therapy May Reduce Low Back Pain, Finds Clinical Trial

Title of study: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Single Centre Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Patients With Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain Author: Guo X, Li L, Yan Z, Li Y, Peng...
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Non-Invasive Treatment of Herniated Discs with Focused Shockwave Therapy

Non-Invasive Treatment of Herniated Discs with Focused Shockwave Therapy

Title: Focused shockwave therapy in the treatment of the spine. Author: Prof. M. Kravchik, Socrates Almanac "Science and Education. Oxford Review" Oxford, UK 2013 Summary: Focused Shockwave Therapy (F-SWT) is a non-invasive treatment for herniated discs and other spinal pathologies....
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Ultrasound-Guided Shockwave Therapy for Cervical Spondylosis and Nuchal Ligament Calcification

Ultrasound-Guided Shockwave Therapy for Cervical Spondylosis and Nuchal Ligament Calcification

Title: The efficacy of ultrasound-guided extracorporeal shockwave therapy in patients with cervical spondylosis and nuchal ligament calcification Authors: Tz-Yan Lin, Jing-Ting Chen, Yu-Yu Chen, Tien-Wen Chen, Chia-Ling Lee, Chia-Hsin Chen, Mao-Hsiung Huang This study investigated the effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave...
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The Effects of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Patients with Coccydynia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The Effects of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Patients with Coccydynia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

(Shih-Feng Lin, Yi-Jen Chen, Hung-Pin Tu , Chia-Ling Lee, Ching-Lin Hsieh , Wen-Lan Wu , Chia-Hsin Chen) – Coccydynia is pain in the coccygeal region, and usually treated conservatively. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) was incorporated as non-invasive treatment of many...
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Extracorporeal shock wave therapy relieved pain in patients with coccydynia: a report of two cases

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy relieved pain in patients with coccydynia: a report of two cases

(Yousef Marwan, MBBS, Wael Husain, MBBS, FRCSC , Waleed Alhajii, MBBS, MSc, Facharztb , Magdy Mogawer, MBBS) – Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ECSWT) has been used widely for musculoskeletal conditions; however, no reports are available about its use for coccydynia. Click...
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Treating Coccyx Pain with Shockwave Therapy: A Study Summary

Treating Coccyx Pain with Shockwave Therapy: A Study Summary

Title of Study: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of coccydynia: a series of 23 cases Authors: Yousef Marwan, Bashar Dahrab, Ali Esmaeel, Samir Abdulrazik Ibrahim, Jassim Al-Failakawi Coccydynia, or tailbone pain, often leads to substantial functional disability. To explore a promising treatment,...
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Shockwave Therapy Offers Safe and Effective Relief for Lumbar Facet Joint Pain

Shockwave Therapy Offers Safe and Effective Relief for Lumbar Facet Joint Pain

Title: Mechano-transduction effect of shockwaves in the treatment of lumbar facet joint pain: comparative effectiveness evaluation of shockwave therapy, steroid injections and radiofrequency medial branch neurotomy Authors: Tomas Nedelka, Jiri Nedelka, Jakub Schlenker, Christopher Hankins, Radim Mazanec This study aimed...
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Extracorporeal shockwave therapy versus exercise program in patients with low back pain: short-term results of a randomised controlled trial.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy versus exercise program in patients with low back pain: short-term results of a randomised controlled trial.

(Notarnicola, Maccagnano, Gallone, Mastromauro, Rifino, Pesce, Covelli , Moretti B) The physiotherapy treatment of low back pain (LBP) with physical stimulation offers different possibilities of application. Until now, the physical therapies used in LBP are laser therapy, ultrasonotherapy and currents....
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Extracorporeal shock waves Improve pareses in 8 cases of spinal cord injury and 3 cases of myelomeningocele.

Extracorporeal shock waves Improve pareses in 8 cases of spinal cord injury and 3 cases of myelomeningocele.

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Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Low Back Pain

Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Low Back Pain

Title of study: Effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave for low back pain: A protocol of systematic review Authors: Wei Wei, MM, Hua-yu Tang, MM, Yu-zhi Li, MB, Tian-shu Wang, MM Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been used to treat...
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Shockwave Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: Improving Pain and Balance

Shockwave Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: Improving Pain and Balance

Title: Effects of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain and Their Dynamic Balance Ability Authors: Sangyong Lee, PhD, PT, Daehee Lee, PhD, PT, and Jungseo Park, PhD, PT This study investigated the effects of extracorporeal shockwave...
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Spark Wave® Therapy – a New Method for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

Spark Wave® Therapy – a New Method for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

(MTS Science) – Peripheral nerve injuries affect millions of people every year. After trauma or surgery, patients often require autologous nerve grafting, which is the „gold standard“, but nevertheless a complex and demanding surgical procedure with low chances of success. The choice...
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Spark Wave Therapy Shows Positive Effects on Neuronal Regeneration

Spark Wave Therapy Shows Positive Effects on Neuronal Regeneration

Title of work: MTS Spark Waves® – a new regenerative therapy for paraplegia MTS Spark Waves® is a type of regenerative therapy that combines extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and mechanotransduction to stimulate the body's natural healing processes at the...
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Symptomatic treatment of unresponsive wakefulness syndrome with transcranial focused extracorporeal shock waves

Symptomatic treatment of unresponsive wakefulness syndrome with transcranial focused extracorporeal shock waves

(​H. Lohse-Busch, U. Reime and R. Falland Outpatient Department for Manual Medicine – Movement Disorder Center, Rheintalklinik, Bad Krozingen, Germany) – Can stimulation of nerve growth factors by focused transcranial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (TESWT) be made effective for persons within...
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​STORZ MEDICAL’s NEUROLITH® receives CE approval – Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) on the central nervous system of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

​STORZ MEDICAL’s NEUROLITH® receives CE approval – Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) on the central nervous system of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

In December 2018, STORZ MEDICAL has received the CE approval for the NEUROLITH®, a new therapy system for the treatment of neurological diseases. The technology behind the NEUROLITH® is called Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS). TPS consists of short acoustic pulses with an...
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The Biologic Effects of SoftWaves™and Rationale for Spine and Brain Therapy

The Biologic Effects of SoftWaves™and Rationale for Spine and Brain Therapy

Shock waves are defined as types of acoustic pressure waves that develop during sudden releases of energy. The best-known natural phenomenon is thunder following lightning. Another example is the “bang” an aircraft produces when it breaks the sound barrier. Both...
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Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for the treatment of spasticity in persons with spinal cord injury

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for the treatment of spasticity in persons with spinal cord injury

(Swiss Paraplegic Centre Nottwil) – Spasticity is the most problematic self-reported secondary medical problem in patients with spinal cord injury. It has the potential to negatively influence quality of life through restricting activities of daily living. Problematic spasticity can cause pain...
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Low-energy shock wave for enhancing recruitment of endothelial progenitor cells: a new modality to increase efficacy of cell therapy in chronic hind limb ischemia

Low-energy shock wave for enhancing recruitment of endothelial progenitor cells: a new modality to increase efficacy of cell therapy in chronic hind limb ischemia

(Alexandra Aicher, MD; Christopher Heeschen, MD; Ken-ichiro Sasaki, MD; Carmen Urbich, PhD; Andreas M. Zeiher, MD; Stefanie Dimmeler, PhD) – Stem and progenitor cell therapy is a novel approach to improve neovascularization and function of ischemic tissue. Enhanced tissue expression of...
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Dr. Lohse Bush Studies ShockWave’s Effects on Nerve Repair

Dr. Lohse Bush Studies ShockWave’s Effects on Nerve Repair

A study conducted by Dr. Lohse Bush evaluated the effectiveness of Shockwave treatment (ST) on a rat's sciatic nerve repair. The results of the study showed that SoftWave therapy immediately after the surgery was effective in improving functional recovery. The...
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Shockwave Therapy Enhances Nerve Cell Regeneration

Shockwave Therapy Enhances Nerve Cell Regeneration

Title of Study: Motor and Sensory Schwann Cell Phenotype Commitment is Diminished by Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment in vitro Authors: David Hercher, Heinz Redl, Christina M. A. P. Schuh The study focuses on improving methods for nerve repair, specifically through the...
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Shockwave Therapy Prevents Diabetic Neuropathy

Shockwave Therapy Prevents Diabetic Neuropathy

Title: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy effectively prevented diabetic neuropathy Authors: Yi-Ling Chen, Kuan-Hung Chen, Tsung-Cheng Yin, Tien-Hung Huang, Chun-Man Yuen,  Sheng-Ying Chung, Pei-Hsun Sung, Meng-Shen Tong, Chih-Hung Chen, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Kun-Chen Lin, Sheung-Fat Ko, and Hon-Kan Yip This study investigated...
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Ultrasound and shock-wave stimulation to promote axonal regeneration following nerve surgery

Ultrasound and shock-wave stimulation to promote axonal regeneration following nerve surgery

A systematic review and meta-analysis of preclinical studies – Limited regeneration after nerve injury often leads to delayed or incomplete reinnervation and consequently insufficient muscle function. Following nerve surgery, application of low-intensity ultrasound or extracorporeal shock waves may promote nerve regeneration...
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The Use of Shock Waves in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

The Use of Shock Waves in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

Title: The Use of Shock Waves in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration: New Perspectives? Authors: Thomas Hausner, Antal Nógrádi Extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT) is a new therapy widely used for conditions like epicondylitis and plantar fasciitis, as well as to foster...
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Shock waves promote spinal cord repair via TLR3

Shock waves promote spinal cord repair via TLR3

Spinal cord injury (SCI) remains a devastating condition with poor prognosis and very limited treatment options. Affected patients are severely restricted in their daily activities. Shock wave therapy (SWT) has shown potent regenerative properties in bone fractures, wounds, and ischemic...
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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in Acute Traumatic Complete (AIS A) and Incomplete (AIS B-D) Cross-sectional Lesions on Motor and Sensory Function Within Six Months After Injury

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in Acute Traumatic Complete (AIS A) and Incomplete (AIS B-D) Cross-sectional Lesions on Motor and Sensory Function Within Six Months After Injury

It has been hypothesized that there are two mechanisms of acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI): the primary mechanical damage and the secondary injury due to additional pathological processes initiated by the primary injury. Neurological damage due to laceration, contusion,...
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Extracorporeal shockwave treatment: A novel tool to improve Schwann cell isolation and culture

Extracorporeal shockwave treatment: A novel tool to improve Schwann cell isolation and culture

    Background aims As new approaches for peripheral nerve regeneration are sought, there is an increasing demand for native Schwann cells for in vitro testing and/or reimplantation. Extracorporeal shockwave treatment (ESWT) is an emergent technology in the field of...
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Low energy shock wave therapy induces angiogenesis in acute hind-limb ischemia via VEGF receptor 2 phosphorylation

Low energy shock wave therapy induces angiogenesis in acute hind-limb ischemia via VEGF receptor 2 phosphorylation

(​University Hospital for Cardiac Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria, 2 Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria, 3 University Hospital for Dermatology and Venerology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria,...
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Shockwave therapy differentially stimulates endothelial cells: implications on the control of inflammation via toll-like receptor 3

Shockwave therapy differentially stimulates endothelial cells: implications on the control of inflammation via toll-like receptor 3

Abstract—Shock wave therapy (SWT) reportedly improves ventricular function in ischemic heart failure. Angiogenesis and inflammation modulatory effects were described. However, the mechanism remains largely unknown. We hypothesized that SWT modulates inflammation via toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) through the release of...
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Shock Wave Treatment Protects From Neuronal Degeneration via a Toll-Like Receptor 3 Dependent Mechanism: Implications of a First-Ever Causal Treatment for Ischemic Spinal Cord Injury

Shock Wave Treatment Protects From Neuronal Degeneration via a Toll-Like Receptor 3 Dependent Mechanism: Implications of a First-Ever Causal Treatment for Ischemic Spinal Cord Injury

Background-—Paraplegia following spinal cord ischemia represents a devastating complication of both aortic surgery and endovascular aortic repair. Shock wave treatment was shown to induce angiogenesis and regeneration in ischemic tissue by modulation of early inflammatory response via Toll-like receptor (TLR)...
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Shock wave treatment reduces neuronal degeneration upon spinal cord ischemia and improves symptoms in a first-in-man trial

Shock wave treatment reduces neuronal degeneration upon spinal cord ischemia and improves symptoms in a first-in-man trial

Introduction In pre-clinical and clinical studies SWT had a favorable effect on ischemic myocardium. We therefore hypothesized that SWT may have a beneficial effect on spinal cord ischemia. Material and Method Mice underwent aortic cross clamp surgery and received 500...
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