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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Carrollton, TX

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that involves the use of shockwaves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. The shockwaves are high-energy acoustic waves generated outside the body and then directed toward the affected area.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

The shockwaves produced during ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy) stimulate healing and reduce pain by promoting increased blood flow, tissue regeneration, and the formation of new blood vessels.


During the treatment, the patient typically lies down while the healthcare provider applies a gel to the targeted area. A device then delivers the shockwaves to the affected tissue. 

What Conditions is Shockwave Therapy Used to Treat?

ESWT is often considered for patients who have not responded well to conservative treatments like physical therapy, medication, or rest. It aims to provide pain relief and improve the function of the affected area. ESWT is commonly used to treat several chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as, but not limited to:

Are There Any Side Effects or Contraindications of Shockwave Therapy?

While ESWT is generally considered safe, some patients may experience mild discomfort or bruising at the treatment site. It's important to discuss potential risks and benefits with a healthcare provider before undergoing the therapy. 

ESWT may not be suitable for everyone. Pregnant women, individuals with certain medical conditions, or those taking blood-thinning medications may need to avoid this treatment. A thorough assessment by a healthcare professional is essential to determine eligibility.

Chiropractic Care & Shockwave Therapy

In the realm of chiropractic care, providers use a shockwave therapy device to deliver high-energy acoustic waves to the targeted area. This is typically done through a hand-held applicator that is moved over the skin. The shockwaves penetrate the tissues, promoting increased blood flow, cellular repair, collagen proliferation, angiogenesis, stem cell generation and pain reduction. This is very effective for musculoskeletal injuries - especially tendinopathies. 

Chiropractors may integrate shockwave therapy with other chiropractic treatments such as spinal adjustments or manual manipulations, other soft tissue therapies, or rehabilitation to address a patient's overall musculoskeletal health.

Dr. Konner offers shockwave therapy in his Carrollton clinic. Tap the Book Now button below to schedule your appointment.

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Joe G.

If you are looking for an excellent Chiropractor, as well as a specialist in Sports Medicine, physical therapy, dry needling, cupping, flexibility and so much more - this is the place to go. Dr. Ackerman is so knowledgeable and really cares about his patients. Great place and always a great experience.


Dr. Konner Ackerman, DC, CCSP®, MS, ATC

Dr. Konner Ackerman is the owner of Elevation Spine and Sports Medicine. He previously won the 2021 Addison Reader’s Award for Favorite Chiropractor for his previous clinic. He is motivated to assist his patients with a sports medicine approach to chiropractic care for the spine and extremities. He utilizes his skills to help individuals of all ages and activity levels to decrease pain and improve daily activities that a patient may be struggling with. He believes in an evidence-informed, holistic and wellness approach to patient care. He begins with a detailed medical history and exam and follows up with explaining an individualized treatment program to help each patient improve. 


Dr. Konner Ackerman graduated from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon with honors of Magna Cum Laude where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic, Master of Science in Sports Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Major in Athletic Training. He was also a competitive gymnast of fifteen years, which included competing for the University of Michigan where he won two Big Ten Conference Team Championships and two NCAA Team Championships. 


He has experience covering PBA tournaments where he worked with national team members at the Olympic Training Center. He also has experience working with a variety of sports at the elite and collegiate level as well as both a chiropractor and athletic trainer. This includes football, lacrosse, soccer, gymnastics and softball. He is also a member of the National Athletic Training Association (NATA).

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