Ultrasound therapy is used by chiropractors to treat several different ailments. The perfect candidates for ultrasound therapy are those who have a fear of needles and when other methods are not suitable. Ultrasound therapy used sound waves that are sent into the body to vibrate soft tissues, which results in many health benefits. We offer this treatment here at Dr. Connie’s Chiropractic Center. We have locations in both Roeland Park and Overland Park.
What are the benefits of ultrasound therapy?
Ultrasound therapy is beneficial for a variety of issues. The heat that radiates from the probe relaxes the muscles and breaks down scar tissue. This therapy also increases blood flow. As a result, you can count on an increase in healing in whatever area that's targeted. Healing can be increased dramatically using ultrasound therapy and is perfect for people suffering from chronic pain issues. It has been known that this therapy may also be able to repair bones that are damaged. People that suffer from arthritis and osteoporosis can benefit from a reduction in pain from ultrasound therapy.
Swollen muscles are one of the biggest concerns people have prior to undergoing ultrasound therapy. The joints and ligaments also benefit from this therapy since both inflammation and swelling are reduced significantly by ultrasound therapy. Some of the most common treated issues are chronic inflammation, tendonitis, and not-acute joint swelling.
Are there any risks?
Since ultrasound therapy is a non-invasive, low-risk treatment, there aren’t many risks that come with it. However, pregnant women should avoid ultrasound therapy for any issues located near the womb since the wavelengths differ from those of prenatal ultrasounds. Pregnant women could use this therapy on other parts of their bodies with no ill effects.
People that have malignant growths or heart issues may want to avoid ultrasound therapy as well. Once again, this may depend on the area of the body the patient is looking to have treated. Overall, ultrasound therapy is a treatment that can be used even on sensitive parts of the body. It can also be used on top of any metal implants. Ultrasound therapy is not used, however, over the spine.
Call Us Today to Schedule Your Appointment
If you are looking for ultrasound therapy, give us a call here at Dr. Connie’s Chiropractic Center to schedule an appointment today. We have offices conveniently located in both Overland Park as well as Roeland Park. Visit our website for a list of other treatments that we offer as well. Prior to therapy, we will review your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for ultrasound therapy or any other treatment.