The Health Benefits of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Therapeutic ultrasound involves exceptionally high-frequency sound waves that are applied to parts of the body and can help reduce pain and accelerate the healing of injured muscles and joints. Dr. Bruce Berns at LI Integrated in Ronkonkoma, NY, is an expert at using therapeutic ultrasound to promote faster healing and reduce pain in injured, swollen, and sore muscles. Many medical professionals attest to the effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound and affirm its use as a viable healing tool.
How Therapeutic Ultrasound Works
Your therapist will apply a hypoallergenic gel to the afflicted area and then use a special probe to send high-frequency sound waves into your body. The sound waves penetrate deeply and gently to create heat in the afflicted area. This therapy helps to improve blood flow while reducing muscle stiffness and soreness. The treatment lasts several minutes and often results in immediate improvements with reduced pain and improved circulation in the afflicted area.
The Effect of Therapeutic Ultrasound
The ultrasound treatment is completely painless. The neck and upper back are the areas that most often benefit from ultrasound, but virtually any muscle group can benefit from ultrasound therapy. The intended benefit of this therapy is increased blood flow, which increases the amount of nutrients and white and red blood cells that circulate into the injured area. The injured area also gets more oxygen, which helps the muscles during the healing process. The resulting heat from ultrasound treatment also helps to reduce inflammation in the area and prevent muscle spasms.
Are You Considering Therapeutic Ultrasound?
If you are experiencing muscle or joint pain and seek alternatives to opioid pain killers, give us a call today at (631) 738 9539 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Bruce Berns at LI Integrated in Ronkonkoma can go into more detail on how therapeutic ultrasound can help you to recover faster with less pain. We have a state-of-the-art chiropractic center that serves the greater Long Island area. We work with most insurance plans and can help with your injury claims by documenting the extent of your injuries and the treatments provided.