What Does Ultrasound Do?
Ultrasound uses acoustic energy at a high frequency. A continuous wave produces thermal effects. These thermal effects include increased blood flow, a reduction of stiffness and spasm, an increase in flexibility of tendon and joint capsules, and decreased pain. Pulsed waves typically produce non-thermal effects. These effects include tissue regeneration, collagen synthesis, an increase in blood flow, and a reduction of edema, an excess of fluid which causes swelling.
The most common conditions treated with ultrasound include soft tissue injuries such as tendonitis, non-acute joint swelling and muscle spasm. Most muscle and ligament injuries can benefit from therapeutic ultrasound.
This form of therapeutic treatment along with spinal manipulation can help reduce pain and get you moving in the right direction toward recovery.