Pulse Chiropractic and Wellness of Houston

Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound is ultra-effective.

Deep tissue therapy is generated by sound waves. This helps decrease swelling, increase blood flow, and reduce pain and stiffness.

Chiropractors adapt treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each patient. Typically, chiropractic treatment plans involve some forceful and less forceful spinal adjustment techniques during the same visit or over the course of treatment (6 to 10 visits for a typical patient).

Deep Heating Effects:

Ultrasound is often used to provide deep heating to soft tissue structures in the body. Deep heating tendons, muscles or ligaments increases circulation to those tissues, which is thought to help the healing process. Increasing tissue temperature with ultrasound is also used to help decrease pain.

Deep heating can be used to increase the “stretchiness” of muscles and tendons that may be tight. If you have shoulder pain and have been diagnosed with a frozen shoulder, your physical therapist may use ultrasound to help improve the extensibility of the tissues around your shoulder prior to performing a range of motion exercises. This may help improve the ability of your shoulder to stretch.