If you live with chronic pain or have been injured, Dr. Don Haygood provides therapeutic ultrasound along with other natural methods of relief at Essential Wellness of Burleson in Burleson, TX.
Guide to Therapeutic Ultrasound and Its Use in Chiropractic Care
Visiting a chiropractor means more than addressing the misalignment of the bones. Chiropractors focus on treating issues in both the soft and hard tissues of the body. In order to do so, they provide various types of techniques.
At Essential Wellness of Burleson in Burleson, TX, one of the many methods Dr. Haygood utilizes is therapeutic ultrasound. This particular type of treatment uses the power of sound waves to address issues in the soft tissues, providing the benefits listed below and more.
- Break up scar tissue
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Promote blood flow and the release of endorphins
- Speed up recovery
- Reduce muscle spasm
How Does Therapeutic Ultrasound Work?
Therapeutic ultrasound is a very simple and painless technique. A handheld tool is placed on the treatment site, which sends sound waves through the skin. They cause vibrations, which break up any adhesions in the scar tissue and stimulate a natural healing process. Some people experience a warm, tingling sensation, which is a sign that the therapy is working.
What Conditions Is It Used For?
Chiropractors recommend and perform therapeutic ultrasound for various conditions and symptoms. The following are some of the most common.
- Bursitis, or inflammation surrounding the joints
- Muscle sprains
- Ligament strains
- Shoulder pain
- Chronic back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Myofascial pain
- Limited range of motion
- Chronic neck pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
Therapeutic ultrasound is also often used for athletes who have sustained an injury and those who wish to improve their performance.
Though this method is very effective on its own in many ways, it’s typically used in conjunction with other chiropractic techniques to provide the most optimal results. Dr. Haygood will develop a customized combination of treatment methods for your needs.
If you would like to learn more about therapeutic ultrasound or are ready to experience it for yourself, call (817) 371-2551 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Haygood at Essential Wellness of Burleson in Burleson, TX today.