Ultrasound produces high frequency sound waves which help relax the muscles, ligaments and tendons. It helps reduce the inflammation and swelling around the injured joints, which decreases the pain, thereby making it easier to adjust the bones. This in turn helps restore normal joint mobility and function.
When most think about ultrasound, they imagine a wand being used by a gynecologist on someone pregnant. But, ultrasound therapy is used in various medical fields for different purposes, and that’s true for chiropractic care as well. At Royal Chiropractic and Dental Centers, we use ultrasound therapy to enhance the healing of soft tissue injuries you might have. In the hands of a chiropractor, ultrasound is more than just an imaging technology but a therapeutic tool that offers significant pain relief and recovery.
Here’s how it works and why it might be recommended:
Chiropractors use ultrasound therapy to create vibrations that generate deep heat in the tissues to relax the muscles, increase blood flow, and speed up healing while reducing inflammation.
Most patients report a warming sensation during the ultrasound session, which is relaxing and generally painless. Thanks to this treatment method, patients experience increased blood flow, reduction in muscle spasms, and the activation of their body’s natural inflammatory responses.