What is Ultrasonic Healing Relief?
Ultrasonic Healing Relief has 4 main advantages;
It adds heat as the Ultrasound waves penetrate the skin’s surface causing soft tissues to vibrate creating gentle heat. It increases Blood Flow because the Ultrasound waves cause increases in tissue relaxation and local blood flow to the treatment area.
The effect of the increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation. Increased blood flow delivers needed oxygen and nutrients, and removes cell wastes.
Ultrasonic Healing Relief can also be used to achieve phonophoresis. This is a non-invasive way of enhancing the absorption of analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents to tissues below the skin using ultrasound waves.
Ultrasonic Healing Relief also works by decreasing the pain and/or sensitivity associated with muscular trigger points. Studies have demonstrated trigger points to be important causes of headache, back ache and all types of muscular and/or soft tissue overuse syndromes.
So in essence Ultrasonic Healing Relief is a treatment method that uses sound waves to treat pain, inflammation and muscle spasms by stimulating the body with high-frequency micro vibrations.
So how does it work?
Ultrasonic Healing Relief is a relatively low intensity technique that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to speed healing in injured joint or muscle tissue. The frequency used is typically 1 to 3 MHz.
At this frequency, the waves tend to travel through tissue with high water or low protein content, and to bounce off cartilage and bone. They are absorbed primarily by connective tissue: ligaments, tendons, and fascia.
Ultrasonic Healing Relief has two primary types of benefit :
Thermal effects involve energy absorbed from the sound waves heating the tissue. When tissue is heated to 40 to 45 °C (104 to 113 °F), it can enter a state of hyperaemia (increased blood flow), which speeds healing and reduces chronic inflammation.
Non-thermal effects result from the vibration of the tissue causing microscopic air bubbles to form, which transmit the vibrations in a way that directly stimulates cell membranes. This physical stimulation enhances the cell-repair effects of the inflammatory response.
In addition, Ultrasound has also been shown to facilitate the healing of wounds and bone fractures.
Treat your back pain with Ultrasonic Healing Relief
Back Pain is the most common cause of missed work and more than 80% of adults will experience this at some time in their life.
Due to the importance of the back in body mechanics and movement, Back Pain can be very severe and debilitating.
There are many different causes of back related pain, from simple overexertion to more serious ailments.
Some of the most common causes of Back Pain include:
• Strained back muscles and ligaments are the most common causes of Back Pain. Strained muscles and ligaments can occur with heavy lifting, awkward and sudden movements, sports injuries, falls and other injuries.
• Herniated discs – the discs of the back are padded with cartilage that sit between the vertebrae of the spine. They act as shock absorbers that cushion the vertebrae and provide flexibility. When these discs wear down they can no longer provide the cushioning needed. When this happens, the unpadded disks may press on a nerve root, causing pain in the legs and/or back, as well as weakness, numbness or tingling of the foot, leg and buttocks (in the case of Sciatica).
• Spondylolisthesis is often the result of a degenerative disc disease. It occurs when one vertebrae slides forward and over another vertebrae causing the displaced vertebrae to pinch the sciatic nerve where it exits the spine. This is the cause of pain associated with this form of Back Pain.
• Sponylosis is a form of arthritis that comes with aging and specifically affects the spine.
• Sciatica is the result of pressure on the sciatic nerve, which produces severe pain.
• Spinal stenosis occurs when the space surrounding the spinal cord and nerve roots becomes narrowed due to bone overgrowth or arthritis. This in turn presses against or pinches a nerve causing intense pain.
Why is the correct treatment for Back Pain so important?
If Back Pain is not treated properly it can become a chronic condition that leads to constant pain and loss of mobility.
Back Pain can also lead to other health conditions or ailments as your body tries to compensate for the pain. These side-effects can be even more painful and debilitating than the original Back Pain.
Treating your Back Pain before it turns into a recurring condition is essential for you to live a happy, pain-free life.
Fortunately, Back Pain responds very well to Ultrasonic Healing.
How Does Ultrasound Therapy Treat Back Pain?
So imagine a micro massage deep into the tissues of your sore back….
Imagine any spasms being eased …
Imagine pain subsiding …
This is what the Ultrasonic Healing Relief can do.
Ultrasonic sound waves are pulsed at the affected area a million times per second.
The sound waves penetrate the skin and surface layers and cause muscles and soft tissues to vibrate, producing gentle healing vibrations within the affected area that soothe inflammation and relieve pain.
Ultrasound waves also cause muscles and tissues to relax and increase blood flow to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation.
Increased blood flow also delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the tendons and tissue, removes cell waste and aids healing.