To relieve soft tissue pain and inflammation attributed to many musculoskeletal disorders, your chiropractor recommends ultrasound deep heat therapy in St. Petersburg.
What is Ultrasound Deep Heat Therapy?
Ultrasound waves are acoustic waves that penetrate the skin to reach underlying tissues affected by inflammation or injury. Causing vibrations at the molecular level, ultrasound waves naturally increase warmth within tissues to help reduce pain, improve the flexibility of stiff joints and promote your body's ability to self-heal.
Heat generated by ultrasound waves cannot be felt by people undergoing ultrasound deep heath therapy. Ultrasound treatment is painless, soothing and entirely comfortable, providing drug-free, surgery-free pain relief for muscle and joint discomfort.
How Ultrasound Deep Heat Therapy Works
Ultrasound waves attract mast cells to injury sites to initiate healing of tissue inflammation. Mast cells are specialized white blood cells with curative powers that regulate blood vessel homeostasis, promote the growth of new blood vessels, controls functioning of other cells and help generate bone growth. Mast cells also trigger a release of immune system chemicals needed to mediate illness and injury, such as serotonin, histamine, proteases, and cytokines.
Ultrasound deep heat therapy in St. Petersburg also stimulates collagen production. Collagen is the most important component found in soft tissues, necessary for supporting tissue health and for decreasing buildup of scar tissue.
When your chiropractor delivers ultrasound waves into painful areas, the powerful energy contained in these sound waves stimulates cell and metabolic activity around inflammation. Within one or two sessions, inflammation and swelling decreases, blood flow to the area improves, scar tissue shrinks and reabsorption of calcium deposits that tend to irritate bones and tendons are induced.
What Conditions Benefit from Ultrasound Deep Heat Therapy?
In addition to the chronic back pain caused by degenerative disc disorders, ultrasound therapy also relieves pain due to:
- Myofascial pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Scar tissue pain
- Sports injuries
- Muscle/ligament strains and sprains
Ultrasound therapy may also be helpful for other pain disorders. Talk to your chiropractor to learn if ultrasound and other chiropractic techniques may give you the relief you seek without taking medications or resorting to surgery.
No imaging or anesthesia is required to undergo ultrasound deep heating therapy. Depending on the severity or nature of your condition, you may require two or three treatments per week. Generally, pain is eliminated and tissues are restored to optimal functioning with 30 to 60 days following regular administration of ultrasound deep heat therapy in St. Petersburg.
Try Ultrasound Deep Heat Therapy with Our Chiropractor in St. Petersburg
Schedule an appointment for ultrasound therapy with Dr. Staubs by calling (727) 519-3757 today.