Any person may be a victim of physical injuries, pains, and disorders. However these ailments need not necessarily be permanent situations that one must live with throughout his lifetime. There are methods that are aimed at curing these physical difficulties. One of the best known practices of physical treatment and healing is ultrasound therapy.
What is Ultrasound Therapy?
Derived from medical two medical terminologies:
- Ultrasound is a method of using sound and vibrations at ultrasonic frequencies(too high for the human ears) for medical purposes.. It is most popularly used in capturing images of a fetus forming inside the womb of a woman.
-Therapy is generally any procedure that exhibits curative and remedial powers. It is best used to initiate attempts at rehabilitating and fixing physical disorders.
When combined: therapeutic ultrasound is basically a procedure or method being applied onto patients who are experiencing physical problems such as tendon, muscle and ligament injury. It also treats muscle problems such as strain and tension.
So how does ultrasound therapy help cure physical injuries?
Ultrasound therapy utilizes the use of machines that generate heat and sound waves which are transmitted to a round ended probe-like extension. This extension is then applied onto the parts of the body that are experiencing anomalies. The heat and ultrasonic vibrations created have been observed to relax tissue, improve blood flow, destroys scar tissue, reduce stiffness and halt spasms.
Ultrasound is great for de-intensifying swelling and edema (fluid collecting in tissue cavities). This in turn reduces the amount of pain being experienced by the patient. Given that physical ailments may take a very long time to heal, reducing the pain rids a great portion of the discomfort during the healing process. Consistent practice of ultrasound therapy will alleviate pain and improve healing time.
Sufferers of chronic infirmitiesare also urged to practice ultrasound therapy due to its benefits. Victims of arthritis, bursitis, tarsal syndromes and inflamed disks all threaten the ability of a person to live a normal life. Ultrasound therapy will not directly cure these illnesses but will reduce their intensities enough to give a man or woman a chance at carrying out normal activities to be able to live a proactive life.
DO NOT participate in ultrasound therapy
-if you are suffering from blood circulatory problems; this increases the blood flow when applied on parts of the body which may form blood clots that may even be critically endangering.
-if you have a pacemaker; application of ultrasound close to the machine might trigger malfunctions which may in turn be life threatening
-if you are pregnant; ultrasonic therapy on the abdomen might cause the fetus to heat up and damage its organs. Please note that therapy has a different purpose than ultrasonic imaging which is used on pregnant women.
For more information regarding the safety of undertaking ultrasound therapy please consult a Chiropractic professional; if not possible at least consult a doctor or your physician.
Ultrasound therapy is indeed one of the most effective treatments for physical ailments, disorders and illnesses. There are many who have drastically improved their lives because of this method. If you are suffering from such problems then undergoing this therapeutic method may benefit you in a big way. Just always remember to consult a professional before doing so.
Dr. James Maggio is a Level three certified trainer of the ProAdjuster System. Some of Dr. Maggio's professional achievements since beginning practice in 1995 include remarkable results treating headaches, arthritis, and many other condition.