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Ultrasound Use in the Manahawkin Chiropractic Treatment Plan

As a therapeutic modality, ultrasound is a form of heat treatment for soft tissue injuries to reduce swelling and pain, minimize muscle spasms, and expand the range of motion. Creating high frequency sound waves, ultrasound penetrates deep into an injured area, creating heat that draws blood into the area in order to enhance the mending process.

Ultrasound is applied gently with a handheld soundhead, using strokes or circles over the pain stricken area. An ultrasound gel may be administered during the ultrasound therapy session. The role of an ultrasound is to speed up your healing process and alleviate your pain.

Research Studies

In one study, the addition of ultrasound to exercise treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis relief reduced 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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