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Spark Wave Therapy in Drug Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment

Drug addiction and alcoholism don’t only affect our mental health but also our physical well-being. Spark wave therapy is presently one of the most effective treatments for addicts, as it is non-invasive and effective.

This article sheds light on how the procedure is performed, who the procedure is best suited for, and the benefits it offers.

Spark Wave Therapy

What is Spark Wave Therapy

Spark wave therapy is a non-surgical procedure. During the procedure, a device that emits shock waves will be used on the damaged area. The procedure can promote the regeneration of new tissues and speed up the healing process.

Many people abuse medications because they are experiencing pain caused by a health condition or an injury. Spark wave therapy can play an important role in the recovery process of these patients, as it can effectively address the root cause of their problem. With their pain gone, their mental health will improve and can overcome their addiction.

Spark wave therapy can be done within a couple of minutes and doesn’t require the use of anesthesia.

While the procedure is effective, it isn’t for everyone. If you have the following issues in the treated area, you should not opt for the procedure:

Malignant tumors
Cardiac rhythm abnormalities
Blood clotting abnormalities
Acute infections
Damage of skin in the area where the device is applied

Indications for Spark Wave Therapy

Shock wave therapy is an effective procedure that can be used to treat a host of issues. Below are the indications of shock wave therapy:

Joint and spine diseases
Radicular syndrome
Trauma consequences
Muscle hypertonicity

Shock wave therapy can also be included in the drug addiction treatment plan of a patient. Since the procedure can alleviate some of the physical pain experienced by a patient, doctors may recommend that a patient get several sessions of the procedure after the detoxification process has been completed.

How Is the SWT Procedure Performed

Below is an overview of what happens during a spark wave therapy procedure.

On the day of your appointment, you will be asked a series of questions to see if you followed the pre-procedure instructions. If everything checks out, you will be taken to a room where the procedure will be performed. A medical device that emits shock waves will be used to target the affected areas. After the procedure, you will be given some after-care instructions.

Duration of the Procedure

The duration of a shock wave therapy procedure is determined by factors like the size of the affected area and the severity of the pain. On average the procedure will last for 5-15 minutes.

How to Prepare before the Procedure

To ensure that that procedure is seamless, your doctor is going to ask you to do the following before the day of the procedure:

Stop using pain relief medications like aspirin and ibuprofen (these medications can increase the risk of bleeding).
Wear something loose and comfortable on the day of your appointment (avoid tight-fitting clothes).
Take a bath before coming to the center, but don’t apply lotions and other skin care products on the affected area.

Recovery Time after Spark Wave Therapy

Spark wave therapy is non-invasive. This means that you may be able to carry out your normal activities after the procedure.

The Effects of Spark Wave Therapy

Shockwave therapy reduces pain and improves blood supply and tissue regeneration.

Biological Effects of SWT on Regeneration

Below is an overview of the biological effects of Spark wave therapy:

Reduction of the inflammatory process
Stimulations of nerve cells
Speeds up the healing process in mild to chronic lesions
Tissue regeneration
Encourages the migration of stem cells to the damaged area
Stimulation of indicators and growth factors

Potential Advantages of Spark Wave Therapy: What Results Can Be Achieved in the Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

In addicted patients, SWT can both affect the root cause of addiction and reduce the consequences of abuse. This procedure enhances the effect of other therapeutic actions in the complex treatment of drug or alcohol addiction.

The Cost of Spark Wave Therapy

The cost of one procedure at the VIP Vorobjev Clinic is 100 €. The number and frequency of necessary procedures is determined by the attending physician.


Our doctors have years of experience in using spark wave technology to address the needs of patients. During your first session, they will work you through the details of the procedure and what to expect after completion.

Patents and Certificates

VIP Vorobjev Clinic is certified to perform physical therapy procedures, including SWT.


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