You’ve heard of ultrasound for monitoring pregnancy, but ultrasound technology can also play a strong role in chiropractic care and physical therapy. Therapeutic ultrasound is part of the Bronston Chiropractic commitment to natural, non-drug, non-invasive treatment for your pain or injury. We may recommend ultrasound along with chiropractic adjustments, exercises, or physical therapy for your treatment plan.
Ultrasound Therapy Applications
Therapeutic ultrasound can help treat musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions by:
- Relieving pain
- Reducing inflammation
- Increasing mobility
- Relaxing tissues
- Stimulating blood flow
- Breaking down scar tissue
Your Bronston chiropractor or physical therapist may use ultrasound to help treat arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, myofascial pain, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Other applications include back and neck issues – whiplash, muscle strains, or muscle pain – or discomfort in the knees, hips, or even hands. Patients tell us that the gentle warmth of ultrasound treatments helps decrease their pain and stiffness while increasing their mobility. You should not experience discomfort during your treatment.
How Therapeutic Ultrasound Works
We recommend wearing loose clothing when you come to the office for your therapy. The doctor will apply gel and move the ultrasound wand across your skin in a circular motion. You will likely feel a slight tingling sensation, but not pain, as the sound waves travel through your skin deep into your tissues. This treatment may be combined with other therapies such as chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and prescribed exercises.
Are you suffering from nagging, chronic pain that’s keeping you from the activities you love? Have you had a workplace injury that’s hampering your performance? Are you an athlete wanting to excel in exercise or your sport? Call us at 608.781.2225 to discuss your needs. Our caring chiropractors or physical therapist in Onalaska or La Crosse can help you get back in motion – fast.
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