Ultrasound therapy is utilized in the office to treat inflammation, pain and spasm associated with soft-tissue injuries such as sprain/strains and irritated nerves.
While it shares the same name, therapeutic ultrasound is not the same as diagnostic ultrasound utilized to screen internally in the body. Therapeutic ultrasound creates and introduces small sound waves that, in effect, vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body’s healing process by decreasing inflammation, spasm and pain. In addition ultrasound can help decrease scar tissue formation.
Certain ultrasounds also create a heating effect to help relax the muscles or tightness in the body. This heat combined with the overall features of the ultrasound help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level speeding up your road to recovery.