Ultrasound isn’t just for pregnancy. While the process is virtually the same, the intention of this practice here is for healing. Through a handheld instrument and some conductive gel, high-frequency sound waves reach deep into the body. This therapy uses sound waves to treat soft tissue and muscular and joint injuries. The waves are sent to the injured area. Once there, they create heat. The heat draws blood into the area, which speeds up healing and decreases pain. The conductive gel helps the sound waves penetrate more effectively into the target area.
Effects of Ultrasound Therapy
Ultrasound waves move through the body at a speed of about 1540 meters per second. This allows the waves to stimulate the body on a cellular level. Some effects of Ultrasound are breaking up adhesions and scar tissue, increasing metabolic rate, increasing membrane permeability and relaxing muscle spasms. This can also stimulate blood flow, which helps reduce inflammation. Overall, this therapy helps stimulate cell membranes to create a therapeutic response. Your body will react to the waves in order to trigger the body’s natural restoration processes. The warm tingling of sound waves can also help relax the muscles.
Common Treatment Uses
Ultrasound therapy is a common treatment for a variety of ailments. Generally, this treatment is used In addition to strains and sprains, it is often used for carpal tunnel, bursitis, arthritis, and myofascial pain. This treatment provides therapeutic care for joints and musculature. Ultrasound treatments can also be helpful for patients who have injuries from slips, trips, and falls.
The office of Drs. Abrams, Piazza, and Julewicz specializes in the diagnosis and overall treatment of back & spinal damage. We offer tools and techniques to assess and eliminate the pain of our clients while instructing them in ways to prevent future injuries. Our multi-dimensional approach offers a broad prescription for relief.