JC Total Health offers a new form of therapy for erectile dysfunction. 

As a man ages, especially after the age of 40, it’s not uncommon for him to begin to experience symptoms of erectile dysfunction. While erectile dysfunction may be an uncomfortable subject to talk about, its commonality has led to the development of new and effective treatments.

Blood flow, hormones, and nerve endings are the three main factors in erectile dysfunction. Psychological stress factors can also play a role in a male’s ability to have or maintain an erection, but are a much less common causation.

When a man gets an erection, it’s caused by blood vessels dilating, allowing blood to flow into the spongy erectile tissue. The vessels then close, trapping the blood and causing an erection. If the blood flow is hindered either by hormone levels or a loss of sensation in nerve endings, a man may begin to experience erectile dysfunction.

Oral medications, including Viagra and Cialis, are commonly known treatments for erectile dysfunction. These pills act as Pde-5 inhibitors and work by altering blood flow and channels. However, these medications may not work for every male, as effectiveness varies from patient to patient.

Nittler’s office is the first in the Jefferson City area to offer PulseWave therapy, a series of treatments with no downtime. The technology used in PulseWave treatments is noninvasive and similar to that used in physical therapy treatments.

“Erectile dysfunction is a spectrum from things working beautifully, like it does for most guys when they are 18 or 20, to things not working at all, and every treatment for erectile dysfunction tries to move the function towards the better end of the spectrum,” says men’s health specialist Dr. Thomas Nittler.

During treatment, a series of high frequency pulse waves are sent to the erectile tissue. These pulse waves help correct the flow of blood and also break up any scar tissue that may have formed over time impeded blood flow.

The series of treatments varies from patient to patient, but it has a lasting effect for up to a year after the initial treatment with a 75 percent success rate among men for whom medications may not work. Patients have reported enhanced erections and sensation, improved sexual performance, and little to no side effects.

For Nittler, the main concern is finding the best fit for his patients. “We have lots of different options to offer men,” he says. Whether the procedure or the pill, Nittler and his team offer patients a variety of solutions for optimal men’s health.