Ultrasound

chiropactors in denver, ultrasoundChiropractors in Denver Utilize Ultrasound

Many injuries can respond well to the use of ultrasound. Neck pain, back pain, whiplash, car accident injuries, and other conditions can help be alleviated by this technique. It is usually combined with other techniques by chiropractors in Denver. Essentially, electrical energy is converted to sound waves (mechanical energy), which in turn vibrate the tissue. This vibration can penetrate up to 3-5 cm of human tissue. This is why ultrasound is used, to deliver heat to tissues that are deep.

Effects of Ultrasound on the Human Body

  • Elevated tissue temperature
  • Increases local tissue metabolism
  • Increases blood flow
  • Increases membrane permeability
  • Increases enzyme activity
  • Increased collagen and tissue extensibility
  • Increases pain threshold (decreases pain)
  • Decreases tissue viscosity
  • Decreases muscle hypertonicity
  • Alter or block nerve conduction
  • Decreases edema
  • Increases macrophage responsiveness
  • Increases the rate of protein synthesis

Evidenced Based Condition Indications

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Periarthritis
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Soft Tissue Lesions
  • Calcified Bursitis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Subdeltoid Bursitis
  • Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder
  • Scar Tissue
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Hip Contracture
  • Phantom Pain after Amputation
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Elbow Epicondylitis
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc
  • Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints

Use of Ultrasound

As you see in the picture, chiropractors in Denver usually use ultrasound in conjunction with other techniques. This is where the art and science meet in the clinic. It is the doctors discretion to utilize a combination of services to help accelerate the healing process.

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