Fortin Chiropractic Clinic offers ultrasound therapy to minimize muscle pain and movement dysfunction. It is part of the treatment process that will be evaluated by Fortin Chiropractic Clinicu pon your initial visit. Ultrasound therapy has proven results to help with various conditions you might suffer from. It is a helpful device to correct spinal joint misalignments and restore the nervous system to its optimal function.
What is Ultrasound Therapy?
Ultrasound therapy is the use of high frequency sound waves to deliver deep heat to the treated tissues. The goal is to speed up the healing of a joint, muscle or tendon by using this higher frequency ultrasound. Ultrasound therapy may be used alone or in conjunction with stretching, therapeutic massage, heat or chiropractic adjustment. This therapy can be useful for a variety of patient’s complaints. The ultrasound creates a painless, micro-massage that many patients find relaxing.
What are the benefits of Ultrasound Therapy?
Ultrasound therapy has been known to increase tissue relaxation, stimulate local blood flow and aid in scar tissue breakdown. Local blood flow has been known to help reduce swelling and chronic inflammation by delivering more nutrients to the infected area. The treatments may help reduce stiffness, swelling and pain while increasing circulation and promoting a pain-free movement. While studies are still being done to test the effectiveness of these treatments, many people find them helpful in reducing pain and speeding the healing process. While ultrasound therapy is not effective for all chronic pain, it may help reduce your pain if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
- Myofascial pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pain caused by scar tissue
- Phantom limb pain
- Sprains and strains