THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND SPEEDS UP HEALING
ULTRASOUND RELAXES MUSCLES
At Hummel Chiropractic, we often use therapeutic Ultrasound technique to relax the muscles that are too tight around a joint to allow an effective manipulation. This is a common non-invasive therapy used to treat back and neck pain, tendon and ligament injury, muscle spasms, joint problems and other spine related conditions. It’s is a form of deep heat therapy created by sound waves.
WHY ULTRA-SOUND IS USED
Ultrasound therapy is used to speed the healing of a joint, muscle or tendon. The thermal affects from the energy produced by the sound waves speeds healing and reduces inflammation. Another effect results from the vibrating of tissue. The vibration seems to stimulate cell membranes which encourages repairing effects of cells in inflamed areas.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Ultrasound therapy is a painless procedure and many people find it relaxing. During the treatment we apply gel to the patient’s skin to help transmit the ultrasound waves into the tissues. The ultrasound probe is gently swirled over this area. It uses high-frequency sound waves to deliver heat deep into tissues. This therapy promotes circulation and healing, relaxes muscle spasm, decreases inflammation and helps to alleviate pain.
Ultrasound therapy can be useful for many different chiropractic patients. The ‘micro-massage’ that it creates can help reduce swelling, increase blood flow, and decrease pain, stiffness, and spasms, making it a viable therapy for numerous applications. From patients who have suffered car accidents to those that have chronic back pain from any number of sources, ultrasound therapy can help them.
CALL HUMMEL CHIROPRACTIC AT 314-838-8780