When someone is injured following a traumatic motor vehicle collision or workplace accident, they often present at an urgent care center or Chiropractic office with swelling, soreness, stiffness and tightness in the injured area. This is typically the acute stage of the healing process. Therapeutic ultrasound is a modality that can be used by the provider to help speed healing. Therapeutic ultrasound can be an effective tool to help speed the recovery from injury. Ultrasound aids in tissue healing, pain reduction, increases circulation and provides heat to deeper layers of an injured area.
The direct method involves using a water-based medium on the skin through which the ultrasound signals are transmitted.
Depending on the intensity and mode of the therapy it can be effective for acute and chronic stages of the healing process. It has been proven to be effective for soft tissue injury, tendinitis, bursitis, scar tissue, pain and muscle spasms.
This therapy is effective but is not recommended for certain regions of the body or for people who have certain health problems. Those with bleeding disorders and clotting disorders may cause more harm than good. Provide your Chiropractor with a complete and accurate past health history on your first visit.
Speak with a chiropractic physician to discuss whether this can be an effective treatment for your condition.