Back & Neck Pain Center in Clearwater, Florida, offers the therapeutic ultrasound technique to heal soft tissue and muscle injuries as well as reduce muscle spasms. This type of physical therapy can increase blood flow to the spine, reduce spinal swelling, stimulate cellular repair, and relax stiff joints. It’s most helpful for individuals experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, tendonitis, ligament injuries, and joint tightness.
This treatment uses an ultrasound unit that has a crystal inside the machine that vibrates rapidly when an electrical charge is applied. This vibration releases a stream of energy called piezoelectric waves from the head of the ultrasound unit. During the treatment process, the chiropractor will gently move the head of the ultrasound in a circular motion around the injured part of the body to allow these ultrasound waves to enter the soft tissue.
There are two types of effects that a chiropractor can use during ultrasound physical therapy:
By deep heating ligaments, muscles, and tendons, circulation to these structures is restored, which can aid in the healing process and decrease pain. It also improves the mobility of tight muscles and tendons.
As the ultrasound introduces energy into your body, small gas bubbles surrounding your tissues will begin a process called cavitation, which is when those bubbles expand and contract rapidly. Many experts believe that cavitation may help to speed up cellular processes and heal injured tissue.
Ultrasound physical therapy at Back & Neck Pain Center is always completed by an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Monte Venis, who takes great care with each patient he sees. He will learn about your pain symptoms, lifestyle habits, and medical history to create a tailored treatment plan that may include therapeutic ultrasound. You can feel confident that you’re in good hands with Dr. Venis, as he has been helping patients find relief from pain since 1982.
Schedule a consultation today by contacting Back & Neck Pain Center or filling out our online form. We’ll be glad to answer your questions about ultrasound physical therapy.