We prescribe and perform ultrasound therapy in Lehigh Acres. We use this type of therapy in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, and other therapies. Ultrasound therapy can help ease pain, reduce inflammation, and encourage healing.
Our practitioners offer ultrasound therapy as a part of our full range of Lehigh Acres treatments and services. Contact us today at (239) 369-9109 to learn more about how we can help you address your symptoms and improve your health.
What Are the Benefits of Lehigh Acres Ultrasound Therapy?
Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to encourage healing, increase blood flow, ease pain, relax muscles, and reduce inflammation. It is a painless therapy with many positive benefits. We generally prescribe ultrasound therapy as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan for sports injuries, accident injuries, chronic use injuries, and more.
Our practitioners perform ultrasound therapy using an ultrasound device that emits sound waves beyond what humans can hear. They target the injured area, moving the device around in specific patterns. This could:
- Dilate blood vessels to improve circulation in the area
- Relax tense muscles
- Encourage tissue healing
- Increase the oxygen and nutrients delivered to the area
Ultimately, the goals of ultrasound therapy are to help manage pain, reduce inflammation in injured muscles and soft tissues, and speed healing from injuries. It is most effective when used alongside other therapies, including stretching, strengthening, massage, and more.
Our Team Uses Lehigh Acres Ultrasound Rehabilitation as Part of a Well-Rounded Treatment Plan
When you come to Specific Care Chiropractic’s Lehigh Acres clinic, you will receive evidence-based treatment and support to improve your overall health and well-being. We will help manage your pain, treat the underlying cause of your symptoms, and then take the next step to prevent future injuries. We aim to help you leave our care in better shape than you were before your injury occurred or your symptoms began.
Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan based on their unique needs and goals. In addition to ultrasound therapy, this could include a wide range of therapies and treatments. Some examples include:
- Corrective Care chiropractic adjustments
- Massage therapy
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Strength training and stretches
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM)
How Does Our Team Prescribe Lehigh Acres Ultrasound Therapy?
The Specific Care Chiropractic team begins each case with a comprehensive initial appointment. Our intake exams are much different than most of your visits will be. During this visit, we will discuss your symptoms and health history. We might order tests or take X-rays or other imaging to learn more about your condition.
Ultimately, the goal of this visit is to diagnose the problem and create a personalized treatment plan to address it. Depending on your needs, this could include chiropractic, physical, and complementary therapies. Our physicians can prescribe treatment plans for a wide range of injuries.
You will likely begin your therapies on the same day. With subsequent visits, our team will continually assess your progress and determine your ongoing needs. This allows us to alter the treatment plan as necessary to ensure we are addressing problem areas, allowing you to rebuild strength and increase your well-being to prevent future injuries.
What Common Conditions Call for Lehigh Acres Ultrasound Rehabilitation?
Specific Care Chiropractic prescribes and performs ultrasound therapy as a complementary therapy during treatment plans to address many conditions and complaints. Along with massage and E-STIM, we use it in conjunction with chiropractic and physical therapies to complement and boost the effects of these therapies. It can also help manage pain and inflammation shortly after an acute injury occurs.
Some conditions that could benefit from ultrasound therapy include:
Many of our patients come to us with acute or chronic back injuries and could receive ultrasound therapy as a part of their treatment plan. It could greatly benefit those with sprained or strained muscles or ligament or tendon tears. We also prescribe it to reduce pain and inflammation related to misaligned vertebrae.
A herniated disc can cause extreme pain, inflammation, and limited mobility. These injuries affect the disc between the vertebrae that act as cushioning. This type of injury is often acute but can cause lasting, long-term pain due to pinched nerves or irritation. Ultrasound therapy may reduce inflammation and encourage healing.
Sciatica involves the sciatic nerve, which supplies sensation to the legs. Pressure on this nerve, often from spinal compression or a herniated disc, can cause radiating leg pain, numbness in the upper leg, and lower back pain. Ultrasound therapy can help ease pain and inflammation during healing.
Neck injuries respond to ultrasound therapy in the same way as back injuries, making this a good therapy for many types of injuries. We also prescribe ultrasound therapy to ease symptoms and encourage healing in patients with whiplash.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, numbness, weakness, and other symptoms in the hand and lower arm. It occurs because inflammation compresses the median nerve in the wrist. Ultrasound therapy can reduce inflammation by increasing blood flow to the area.
Bursitis is a painful condition that causes loss of range of motion and limited activities. It occurs because a joint’s bursa—a soft, fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint—is inflamed. Our treatment plans include ultrasound therapy to reduce inflammation and stretching and strengthening to regain movement and mobility.
We may also prescribe ultrasound therapy as a part of the treatment plan for other conditions not included in this list. Because there are no known harmful side effects when ultrasound therapy is performed by a trained therapist, there is no downside to prescribing it for a wide range of uses.
Contact Us to Learn More About Lehigh Acres Ultrasound Therapy Today
Specific Care Chiropractic can discuss your symptoms or answer your questions about ultrasound therapy today. We can also make your appointment for your initial visit during your call. We are accepting new patients in our Lehigh Acres clinic.