Ultrasound Therapy

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 Clinic upon your initial visit. Ultrasound therapy has been shown to be effective in treating a number of ailments one might have. It is a useful tool for adjusting misaligned spinal joints and regaining the nervous system’s optimal performance.

What is Ultrasound Therapy?

High-frequency sound waves are used in ultrasound therapy to penetrate deeply into the treated tissues. With the help of this higher frequency ultrasound, it is intended to accelerate the healing of a joint, muscle, or tendon. Stretching, therapeutic massage, heat, or chiropractic adjustments can all be combined with ultrasound therapy. Numerous patient issues may benefit from this therapy. Many people find the painless, micro-massage that the ultrasound produces to be soothing.

What are the benefits of Ultrasound Therapy?

Ultrasound therapy has been shown to promote local blood flow, relax tissues, and speed up the breakdown of scar tissue. Local blood flow has been shown to increase nutrient delivery to the diseased area, hence reducing swelling and chronic inflammation. The treatments aim to improve circulation, encourage pain-free movement, and lessen stiffness, swelling, and pain. Even while research is still being done to determine whether these therapies are effective, many patients report that they help to lessen discomfort and accelerate the healing process. While not all types of chronic pain respond well to ultrasound therapy, if you have any of the following conditions, it might help you feel less pain:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Myofascial pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Pain caused by scar tissue
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Sprains and strains