Therapeutic Ultrasound

At the Pain Relief Centre we often use Therapeutic Ultrasound technique is often used to relax the muscles that are too tight around a joint to allow an effective manipulation.

Ultrasound is designed to provide a deep heating effect beneath the skin which encourages blood circulation and relaxation. Ultrasound is completely painless and the most you can expect to feel is a slight warmth.

In an effort to facilitate the healing process chiropractors use many different forms of physiotherapy One type of therapy that has become common in many chiropractic offices is the use of therapeutic ultrasound therapy.

Chiropractors and physical therapists, use of therapeutic ultrasound is to speed the healing of a joint, muscle or tendon by using a high frequency ultrasound. In therapy, ultrasound is commonly known to have two distinct benefits.

In one application, the use of ultrasound induces hyperemia, or increased blood flow, as tissue is heated to 40 to 45 degrees Celsius. The thermal affects from the energy produced by the sound waves speeds healing and reduces inflammation. The second common application of therapeutic ultrasound is a cavitational effect that results from the vibrating of tissue. The vibration seems to stimulate cell membranes which encourages repairing effects of cells in inflamed areas.

For Chiropractors, ultrasound therapy can be useful for many different patients. The ‘micro-massage’ that ultrasound creates can help reduce swelling, increase blood flow, and decrease pain, stiffness, and spasms, making it a viable therapy for numerous applications. From patients who have suffered car accidents to those that have chronic back pain from any number of sources, ultrasound therapy can help them.

The choice is clear. If you are looking for a Chiropractor in St Augustine, Florida or the surrounding area, That uses Ultrasound physiotherapy, The Pain relief Centre is the place to find it. Our friendly, helpful, knowledgeable Chiropractors have been helping local residents for over a decade. The Pain relief Centre is your place to find quality, affordable Chiropractors and chiropractic care for the entire family. Stop by either of our convenient locations in Palatka or St Augustine Florida.