An Alternative to Traditional Pain Management

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is a noninvasive, FDA-cleared treatment that helps relieve pain associated with various musculoskeletal issues, such as frozen shoulder and plantar fasciitis. The procedure leaves no scars, requires no anesthetic, and requires no downtime. Most people continue with their day immediately after their treatment session.

The team at PharmXHealthOne in Boynton Beach and Port Saint Lucie, Florida, are leaders in pain management, offering treatment for acute and chronic pain. Commonly known as shockwave therapy, EPAT is a proven technology that can reduce your pain and help you get back to the things you enjoy.

What is EPAT?

Shockwave therapy uses acoustic pressure waves to improve blood circulation and aid in the healing process.

Shockwaves have a long history of use in medicine, dating back to the 1960s. This technology has continued to evolve and treat a growing number of issues. Today, shockwave therapy is used to treat:

  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Muscular pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Foot pain
  • Neck pain

This is not an exhaustive list. If you're struggling with pain, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to find out if shockwave therapy is right for you. 

Benefits of EPAT

EPAT offers many benefits over conventional pain management treatments. Here are a few:

  • No anesthesia
  • No downtime
  • Low risk of side effects
  • No hospital stay necessary
  • Rapid pain relief
  • Addresses root cause of pain

Patients everywhere are experiencing the benefits of shockwave therapy. 

How does EPAT relieve pain?

EPAT is a form of regenerative medicine. It harnesses the power of shockwaves to stimulate tissue healing and regeneration. It not only breaks up fibrous tissue that restricts movement and causes pain, but it also boosts blood flow, which helps damaged tissues heal.

Most patients experience rapid pain relief after 1-2 sessions and even more pain relief after subsequent sessions. Shockwave therapy is highly effective, with most patients reporting having a significant reduction in pain or being pain-free. It also helps restore mobility and improve quality of life. 

How is EPAT performed?

Each treatment takes only 10-15 minutes, depending on the area being treated. The targeted area is first treated with a gel, then the handheld device delivers a series of pulses in gradually increasing intensities until reaching a therapeutic level. Most patients need 4-5 treatments with the EPAT for optimal results. 

Who is a good candidate for EPAT?

Most people are good candidates for EPAT. Shockwave therapy has demonstrated success without the dangers, complications, or extended recovery times associated with other pain management treatments. 

At your consultation, our team will discuss your medical history, current health status, and any medications you may be taking. If we determine that EPAT isn't an ideal option for managing your pain, we'll discuss other treatment options, such as platelet-rich plasma therapy.

If you're ready to get back to feeling good, we can help. To learn more about EPAT and other innovative pain management therapies, we invite you to book an appointment online or over the phone with PharmXhealthOne today.

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