What is Therapeutic Ultrasound?
Ultrasound, as used in our office, is a therapeutic treatment using high-frequency sound waves administered in the region of soft tissue injuries.
How does Ultrasound work?
Sound vibrations, as fast as a million times per second, penetrate the tissues in the body. Depending on the setting and movement of the transducer, a slight heat response may be created. These vibrations and heat help break down and disperse unhealthy calcium and other hard tissue accumulations. It also helps reduce cross fiber adhesions during the repair and remodeling phases of the healing process.
What does Ultrasound feel like?
The gel used to conduct the sound waves is warmed for patient comfort. Most patients feel nothing but the warmth of the gel or a pleasant and relaxing sensation below the surface of the skin.
Why is Ultrasound used?
Therapeutic ultrasound treatment can usually be administered directly to the area of complaint penetrating deep into body. Ultrasound may increase blood flow, relax tight muscles or spasms, massage damaged tissues and help speed the healing process.
- Highly effective in treating calcium deposition
- Stimulates healing without irritation
- Speeds metabolism and improves blood flow
- Reduces nerve root irritation
- Enhances the body’s natural healing ability