The Goals and Benefits of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Ultrasound therapy is medically known as “Therapeutic Ultrasound” or just “Ultrasound.” It is a physiotherapy treatment device found in almost every physiotherapy or chiropractic center. Ultrasound is one of the most researched therapeutic devices in the spine or joint rehabilitation. Therefore, has a proven record of success. So, in our centers, we utilize ultrasound therapy on spine and joint cases, which were diagnosed or complicated with soft tissue damage or injury.
Therapeutic ultrasound is not the “Diagnostic Ultrasound.” The Diagnostic Ultrasound devices are those used to diagnose organs or soft tissue disorders, and diseases. Therefore they are not for therapy, but rather for diagnostic purposes. Diagnostic Ultrasound is also used to evaluate fetal growth or potential developmental anomalies in the wombs of pregnant females. So, the diagnostic ultrasound is the most popular diagnostic tool employed in the office of gynecologists (ObGyn).
However, we utilize the therapeutic form of ultrasound to treat a host of the spine, joint and sports injuries including slipped discs, back pain, neck pain, knee pain, hip pain, and shoulder pain. In short, we have found ultrasound to be of significant help with both acute and chronic conditions.
Ultrasound treatment is through a wand-like device that emits sound waves to penetrate the skin and reach deep into the tissue. Typically, one million sound waves get generated per second. These sound waves interact with tissue of specific density.
Target tissue absorbs the sound waves as soon as the waves come in contact with it. Simply put, the interaction of sound waves with target tissue breaks damaged tissue formations. And as such, healing and recovery occurs. Ultimately, the goals with ultrasound are to build healthy tissue in damaged structures.
Conditions that respond well to ultrasound include:
- Scar Tissue
Treatments usually take 10 minutes, depending on the patient‘s needs. Proper use of therapeutic ultrasound by our experts have shown tremendous improvements in patients that suffered from slip-disc, scoliosis, jaw pain and hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum. The primary goal of soundwave therapy is to beak adhesion and scar tissues. Scoliosis, slip-disc or slipped disc, jaw pain and hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum. Slipped disc (slip-disc), scoliosis, and jaw pain all have soft tissue damage that responds well to properly implemented soundwave therapy or treatment procedures. Soundwave therapy modalities such as ultrasound therapy and shockwave therapy are essential to the recovery of soft tissues disorders. Our clinical teams are the experts you need for comprehensive spine and joint care.
Opt for the most Comprehensive Spine, Joint, Scoliosis, Slipped Disc and Sports Injuries Treatment in Malaysia
If you are injured or live with pain, you need comprehensive care. Comprehensive care is not possible when damage to soft tissues is neglected. Centers that treat spine and joint condition without the use of ultrasound or shockwave therapy do a disservice to their patients. But worse, are centers that use these modalities improperly. So, when it comes to therapy, opt for centers that have the skills, knowledge and advanced technology for the repair of the damaged tissues. Chiropractic Specialty Center® is Malaysia’s premier spine and joint treatment facility. We have treated over 15,000 patients successfully and can offer the same great level of service to you. Call us today and discover the best and most comprehensive conservative treatment in Malaysia.
In our centers, treatment of ultrasound therapy is performed by our clinical physiotherapists. We do not allow others other than our chiropractors or physiotherapists to render this treatment for patients. Having an ultrasound done by an expert makes all the difference. Far too many centers utilize this therapeutic device improperly. In short, skilled therapists performing the therapy makes all the difference. Hence, it is important to take a very close look at the center and clinics where you get Therapeutic Ultrasound treatments.
Therapeutic ultrasound is a treatment methodology ordinarily utilized in active recuperation of soft tissue injuries. Soft tissues of the body include muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Depending on settings, Ultrasound therapy may be provided through a warming or a non-worming therapy setting.
The warming therapy results from a continuous setting, and it is to help decrease pain, improve blood flow, prevent adhesions and enhance elasticity within the ligaments, muscles or tendons. However, the non-warming setting or the intermittent ultrasound is for acute tears of muscles and ligaments.
How Does it Work?
Inside your physiotherapist or chiropractor’s ultrasound device is a crystal. The crystal connects to an electrical current. Electrical stimulation of the crystal produces vibrations or sound waves at the head or the ultrasound’s applicator (ultrasound transducer). The sound waves generated through vibrations of the crystal interact with the targeted tissues. Delivered sound waves, in turn, improve blood flow, relax muscles, decrease pain and produce cavitation needed for recovery or healing.
How Is it Applied?
Your physiotherapist will preprogram a setting specific to your therapeutic needs. On larger surfaces, a small amount of water-soluble is applied before the application of ultrasound therapy. The physiotherapist will start the treatment by gradually circularly moving the sound head, with the gel providing a barrier between the skins and ultrasound head (ultrasound transducer).
In some instances, the physiotherapists may use a topical medicine or cream in conjunction with the gel to help decrease pain and to enhance the ultrasound’s anti-inflammatory benefits. The term phonophoresis is a reference to ultrasound therapy that delivers medicine into tissue.
During the treatment, you will undoubtedly not feel anything occurring, except for maybe a slight warming sensation or mild shivering around the treated territory. If the ultrasound sound head is left set up on your skin and not moved around, you may experience pain. If you feel pain, you need to bring it up to the immediate attention of your provider. Ultrasound is a painless therapy procedure.
Contraindications to Using Ultrasound
There are a few occurrences where you ought not to utilize ultrasound by any stretch of the imagination. These contraindications to ultrasound may include:
- Open wounds
- Over regions of diminished sensation
- Over parts of the body with metal inserts, as in a complete knee substitution of lumbar combination
- Near or over a pacemaker
- With pregnant ladies
- Around the eyes, bosoms, or sexual organs
- Over a fracture
Basic Injuries Treated with Ultrasound
- Muscle strains and tears
- Frozen shoulder
- Tendon, muscle or ligament tears
- Damaged soft tissues of a joint (joint capsule)
As a rule, soft tissue injury or damage responds well to ultrasound. However, it is critical to have the proper setting or dosage delivered by physiotherapists who are well versed and experienced with ultrasound therapy. The clinical teams of Chiropractic Specialty Center® have the skills and knowledge to provide you with targeted ultrasound therapy at setting your health condition benefits most.