Ultrasound is an extremely high frequency sound that is unable to be heard by human ears. The use of ultrasound in alternative medicine is known as therapeutic ultrasonography. Ultrasonography is the use of high frequency sounds to visualize subcutaneous structures within the body including tendons, joints, muscles, vessels and internal organs. The use of ultrasound induces hyperemia or increased blood flow caused by heat reducing inflammation. Gentle vibration of tissues also stimulates cell membranes which aids in the repairing of inflamed areas.
Ultrasound is a therapy that is utilized in the office to handle injuries related to joints, muscle spasms, as well as most soft tissues. While it shares the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as the type of ultrasound utilized diagnostically to screen internally in the body. This ultrasound creates small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body’s healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation.
Certain ultrasounds also create a heating effect to help relax the muscles or tightness in the body. This heat combined with the overall features of the ultrasound help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level speeding up your road to recovery.
Misalignment of the spine prevents this exchange from occurring along with decreased circulation, disc thinning and degeneration of the spine.