Therapeutic Ultrasound

Chronic pain can be a frustrating medical ordeal, especially if the treatments you’ve sought have been unsuccessful. Our chiropractor in Waterloo provides care for all manner of acute and chronic injuries. One of the treatments we offer that many do not is therapeutic ultrasound therapy to reduce inflammation and chronic pain. At Better Health Chiropractic in Evansdale, Hudson, and Waverly, IA, we have seen first-hand that this chiropractic treatment option helps speed up the healing process.


What Is Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy?

Therapeutic ultrasound therapy provides a deep heating sensation to the injured area. This warmth is caused by sound waves that increase blood flow to soft tissues. Over time, therapeutic ultrasound therapy effectively eliminates pain in the affected area.

Types of Injuries Therapeutic Ultrasound Treats

The primary aliment our chiropractor uses therapeutic ultrasound therapy to treat is soft tissue injuries. This treatment modality effectively addresses all kinds of soft tissue injuries by improving blood flow and tissue healing while reducing pain.

Soft tissue injuries effectively managed by ultrasound therapy include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • General soreness
  • Joint tightness

How Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy Works

Ultrasound therapy works by using high-frequency sound waves to treat injuries and alleviate pain. During the procedure, our chiropractor uses a handheld ultrasound device that emits sound waves into a patient’s damaged soft tissues. These sound waves penetrate deep into the body, generating heat and promoting blood flow, which helps a patient heal by reducing inflammation and speeding up the healing process. Additionally, the mechanical vibrations caused by ultrasound waves can help to break down scar tissue and increase tissue relaxation, enhancing flexibility and reducing stiffness. Ultrasound therapy is commonly used for conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis, and muscle strains, providing a non-invasive method to support recovery and improve patient outcomes.

Contact Our Chiropractor Today

Chronic pain can affect your ability to live a normal lifestyle. If you have questions or concerns about therapeutic ultrasound therapy, contact Better Health Chiropractic in Evansdale, Hudson, and Waverly in IA. Call us at (319) 232-2166 today to schedule an appointment. 

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