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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation's Use of Ultrasound

As a therapeutic modality, ultrasound is a form of heat therapy for soft tissue damage to reduce swelling and pain, minimize muscle spasms, and increase the range of motion. Creating high frequency sound waves, ultrasound reaches deep into a damaged area, creating heat that pulls blood into the area in order to boost the mending process.

Ultrasound is administered softly with a handheld soundhead, using strokes or circles over the injured area. An ultrasound gel may be applied during the ultrasound therapy session. The role of an ultrasound is to expedite your healing process and reduce your pain.

Research Studies

In one study, the adding of ultrasound to exercise treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis relief decreased the amount of analgesic usage by the patients. (1)

Reference
  1. Goren A, Yildiz N, Topuz O, Findikoglu G, Ardic F: Efficacy of exercise and ultrasound in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis: a prospective randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation 2010; 24(7):623-31

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