Acoustic Wave Therapy Alleviates Back Pain

SoftWave TRT triggers healing changes at the cellular level.

Lisa Smith hitting a boxing bag

Lisa Smith

There are plenty of airline pilots and flight attendants who didn’t travel as many miles or to as many destinations as Lisa Smith this past spring.

Before summer rolled around, Lisa had journeyed from her home in Vero Beach to the Bahamas, Miami, and Spain, where she visited Madrid and Barcelona with her daughter.

“I was all over the place,” the 57-year-old recounts. “As you might have guessed, I love to travel. I’m trying to catch up now after COVID prevented me from getting away for a while.”

A former stay-at-home mom, Lisa has more time to travel now that her children are out of the house. She says her favorite place to visit is a second home in Deer Valley, Utah, where the skiing is exceptional.

“I love to ski,” Lisa relates. “My most recent trip to Deer Valley was in March. I was there for three weeks, and I skied 18 days in a row. It was great except that I had a couple of bad falls, so by the time I left, my back was hurting pretty good.

“On the way home, I went to grab my suitcase at the airport, and it was like this bolt of electricity went through my body. Whatever was wrong with my back, that made it worse because I was laid up on the couch for two months.”

“Everything is back to normal. In fact, I feel so good that I plan to go hiking later this summer in Utah.” – Lisa

During one of her few departures from the couch, Lisa learned the damage was extensive. Whether it was a result of the falls or her attempt to lift that “really heavy suitcase,” she had pinched several nerves and herniated several discs.

“It was a horrible situation,” Lisa laments. “When I did get off the couch, I could barely walk and needed crutches to get around. When I went to the doctor to see what could be done, I was told I would need surgery.

“That doctor told me it was the only way I was going to fix this, so I was pretty depressed because I did not want to have surgery. On the way home from visiting that doctor, though, I decided to call Dr. Richardson to see if he could help me.”

Expedites Healing

Mel Richardson, MD, of ReGenRX Wellness, specializes in a variety of pain management and lifestyle optimization treatments, most notably SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technologies therapy.

SoftWave TRT uses the patented, noninvasive, therapeutic OrthoGold 100® device, which is designed to alleviate pain and expedite healing in damaged tissue. Lisa is no stranger to it; Dr. Richardson used the therapy to repair her damaged finger just a year ago.

“I work out a lot, and I box as part of that routine,” Lisa details. “A little more than a year ago, I wound up with trigger finger. I couldn’t straighten my finger out, and when I showed it to a friend, she said, Oh, you should go see Dr. Richardson about that.

“That’s how I met Dr. Richardson. I went to him to see if he could fix my trigger finger because it was really bad. I couldn’t even open a water bottle. But he used the SoftWave TRT therapy treatment on it, and within three or four treatments, my finger was fine.”

Similar to the approach used for breaking up kidney stones, SoftWave TRT works through the delivery of specific frequencies of acoustic waves that enhance the flow of blood to injured areas. The acoustic waves spark a profound change at the cellular level.

“When acoustic waves penetrate injured tissue, they trick the cells into releasing anti-inflammatory chemicals and proteins that the body produces naturally,” Dr. Richardson explains. “These chemicals decrease inflammation, which relieves pain.

“At the same time, the sound waves attract stem cells from around the body to the injured area. Over time, usually between six and 12 weeks, those stem cells heal and regenerate the damaged tissue. But pain is typically relieved much sooner.”

A typical course of SoftWave TRT therapy calls for patients to be treated once a week for three weeks. It can be used to address all types of pain, including back pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel. It even helps with urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and other sexual issues.

“It is, from head to toe, the most amazing tool I’ve ever seen in medicine, and I’ve been involved in invasive pain management for almost 40 years,” says Dr. Richardson, who turned to SoftWave TRT therapy again for Lisa’s back pain.

“Incredible” Results

“When I first went to see Dr. Richardson about my back, I was in the worst pain I’ve ever experienced,” Lisa laments. “And I’ve torn the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in my knee and had knee surgery before, so I know what pain is.

“In this case, it was everything I could do just to get out of the house to go see the doctors. I could barely walk, but I did not want to undergo surgery and I didn’t want any injections or anything.

“That’s why I turned to Dr. Richardson, and he could not have been nicer. He was totally booked, but he told me to come in anyway. He squeezed me in after one of his scheduled appointments and started the SoftWave TRT treatments right away.”

The results mirrored those achieved during the treatment of Lisa’s trigger finger. After three or four appointments, her back pain went from intolerable to invisible.

That set the stage for her extended spring vacation.

“I was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to make any of the trips I planned, but I did, and I feel great,” Lisa enthuses. “Everything is back to normal. In fact, I feel so good that I plan to go hiking later this summer in Utah.

“Were it not for Dr. Richardson, I probably wouldn’t be planning that trip. That’s why I told him, You can never retire because I need you to keep fixing me. His SoftWave TRT therapy is incredible, and I gladly recommend him and the therapy to anyone.”

© FHCN article by Roy Cummings. Photo courtesy of Lisa Smith. mkb
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