Therapeutic Ultrasound

Dr. Jon Walwick and the team at Walwick Chiropractic are happy to provide ultrasound therapy to help residents in and around Escondido, CA find relief from chronic pain, joint issues, limited range of motion, and more.

Quick Guide to Chiropractic Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy is an incredible treatment technique used by Dr. Walwick at Walwick Chiropractic in Escondido, CA. It sends sound waves to deep tissues that aren’t typically penetrated through other methods. It’s highly effective as it:

  • Breaks up scar tissue in deeper layers
  • Improves blood flow to the target site
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation
  • Relaxes tense muscles
  • Reduces or eliminates pain
  • Promotes the release of endorphins

It’s also a very relaxing treatment, as it sends small vibrations and a warm sensation to the target area.

What Conditions Can It Help With?

Chiropractors use therapeutic ultrasound for many different conditions, as it is so effective. Typically, though, it’s not used alone. It’s combined with other techniques to achieve the best results possible.

For example, imagine suffering from chronic back pain due to an old injury that caused a misalignment. Your muscles worked very hard to compensate for the misalignment and try to hold your spine upright. Over time, the muscles tightened, leading to a lot of suffering and impacting your range of motion.

In such a case, therapeutic ultrasound could loosen tight tissue and reduce the symptoms, but it would likely be a temporary fix. As long as the spine was still misaligned, the muscles would go right back to overworking.

At the same time, adjustments alone could restore alignment, but it would likely take longer as the muscle tension would act like a wall, preventing the adjustment from achieving its full potential. It would be much more effective to utilize both adjustments and therapeutic ultrasound, ensuring that both issues were addressed.

Combining ultrasound therapy with other techniques also treats:

  • Bursitis
  • Myofascial pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Overuse injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Shoulder pain and more

Experience ultrasound therapy in Escondido, CA by calling (760) 741-2805 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Walwick at Walwick Chiropractic.

What is Therapeutic Ultrasound?

Ultrasound emits small sound waves at an extremely high frequency that is out of the range of human hearing. When applied to problem areas in soft tissues and joints, it produces heat that helps reduce inflammation and increase blood flow, in addition to decreasing pain, stiffness, and spasms. Therapeutic ultrasound is also believed to have a positive effect on the healing process.

How Does Therapeutic Ultrasound Work?

While its effects and goals are different from ultrasound screening technologies, ultrasound therapy is implemented in much the same way. The process may be familiar if you’ve ever had an ultrasound screening in the past.

An ultrasound emitting ‘wand’ will be passed over your skin across the pain point or injury. We will apply ultrasound gel to your skin to reduce friction and allow for better transmission of the ultrasound waves. Despite the deep-­tissue heat applied during the therapy, you typically will feel little or no heat at all.

Therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to facilitate the body's healing process at the most basic cellular level. Contact our office today to discuss whether therapeutic ultrasound may be beneficial to you on your road to recovery.

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