Do you experience consistent or chronic back pain with little relief achieved by your normal courses of treatment? Are you willing to try something new that’s proven to be effective and have several benefits for your body? The Injury Centers of Brevard in Brevard County, FL, are specialists in chiropractic care and back pain. If you’ve been suffering from chronic, persistent, debilitating back pain that limits your daily activities and mobility, then it’s time to try something new. Chiropractic ultrasound therapy could be the answer that you’ve been waiting for.
How it works
Therapeutic ultrasounds have been used for a wide range of issues for several years now in medicine, and they have a proven ability to treat concerns such as ulcers, blood clots, arthritis, and more. They can be especially useful for treating conditions that involve the neck and back, such as back pain, whiplash, muscle strains and pulls, and other injuries. Many of our patients have been satisfied with the results of chiropractic ultrasound, and we use it often to treat back injuries sustained in accidents, falls, car, or crashes and to help alleviate the symptoms caused by chronic conditions. Chiropractic ultrasound can be used to reduce the muscle pain you experience while improving your range of movement and mobility. In therapeutic ultrasounds, high frequency sound waves are used to deliver deep heat to the affected tissues and muscles, which has a host of positive effects on your body. Ultrasound therapy can increase circulation, reduce stiffness, increase your mobility, lower your swelling and inflammation, and trigger the body’s natural healing response. All of these work together to reduce the overall pain you feel and help you move more freely and painlessly, giving you a greater level of independence and range of motion. While the benefits of ultrasounds are proven and widespread, they do provide only temporary relief of your symptoms, so regular treatments are recommended for optimal results. Often, we will recommend using other therapies in conjunction with chiropractic ultrasound to improve the results and your quality of life, such as prescribed stretching, deep massages, heat therapy, and chiropractic adjustments.
What to expect at your visit
When you come in for your appointment, we’ll ask you to either wear a hospital gown or remove your shirt to allow us access to your back. A cool gel that will help the sound waves move through your skin and into your muscles will be applied to the treatment area, and then the ultrasound conduction device, which is handheld and small, will be moved across your skin to conduct the ultrasound waves over the affected area. Ultrasound therapy shouldn’t hurt, as it is a completely painless procedure. There have been reports of feeling a tingling vibrating sensation, as well as some warmth in the skin, but many people find this to be soothing and not at all painful. After your treatment, you may be asked to stretch or exercise to help your muscles acclimate to the effects of the ultrasound. Overall, chiropractic ultrasounds are great ways to relieve pain, reduce swelling, increase your circulation, and give you a wider range of movement without experiencing discomfort. They’re painless procedures that some even find to be relaxing, and the benefits can last for weeks or more. While you may have to come back for subsequent treatments as the effects are only temporary, they’re an effective treatment method where other pain-relief techniques have failed.