The ultrasound treatment used in chiropractic care is very different from the prenatal diagnostic screening many patients associate with the word ultrasound. Ultrasound therapy has been used as an effective chiropractic treatment for years for musculoskeletal injuries as it helps in rapidly healing the injured tissue as well as decreasing the pain.
Chiropractic ultrasound therapy uses high-frequency sound waves, which produces a deep heat that reduces pain in the affected tissues. The sound waves, some moving with a frequency of 1,000,000 waves per second, penetrate into deep into the tissues. The sound waves vibrate the tissues back and forth, creating a deep, micro-massage effect. In the case of a recent injury, this helps to decrease scar tissue and adhesion formation, which would otherwise interfere with the body’s healing process. The sound waves also decrease inflammation by destroying unwanted inflammatory cells. Chiropractic ultrasound sound waves also accelerate healing by stimulating the activity of the cells responsible for cellular and tissue repair. In chronic cases, special settings are used to create a deep-heating effect, heating the tissues far below the skin’s surface. This heat, along with the vibrations that are caused by the ultrasound, help to “melt away” the muscle spasms and “knots” felt in our muscles.
What are the benefits of chiropractic ultrasound?
- Reduces swelling
- Reduces nerve root irritation
- Increases blood flow
- Decreases pain, stiffness and spasms
- Breaks and softens scar tissue
- Enhances the body’s natural healing process
- Speeds metabolism
- Improves range of motion.
Chiropractic ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive mode of therapy. An ultrasound by Dr. Singer is conducted by using a handheld soundhead, using strokes or circles over the affected area. An ultrasound conduction gel is also applied during the ultrasound therapy session.Â Most patients feel a gentle relaxing tingling below the skin’s surface if anything at all.
USA Health and Therapy uses the latest in technology, combined with both manipulative and non-manipulative chiropractic therapies to treat our Ft. Lauderdale chiropractic patients. Ultrasound is just one of the chiropractic modalities used. Dr. Singer’s first step will be to review the patient’s history, current symptoms, physical examination, and potential x-rays. In addition, mobility and positioning of spinal joints, muscle function, posture, and overall range of motion will be evaluated. Together, a course of chiropractic care will be developed to treat the “total person” .
Stop by or call Dr. Singer at USA Health and Therapy in Oakland Park to schedule an appointment today. Regular chiropractic treatments can promote health, healing, wellness and well-being.