Ultrasound in Denver, Aurora, Wheat Ridge, and Greenwood Village is commonly used in chiropractic for musculoskeletal injuries to heal damaged tissue and relieve pain. The vibrations from the waves penetrate the tissue and create a heat response that helps to heal the damaged tissue.
The benefits of ultrasound therapy include an increase of elasticity in the collagen found in joint capsules, tendons, and scar tissue; increase in blood flow; reduction in muscle spasms, and an increase in motor conduction.
Like exercise, each treatment of ultrasound builds on the previous session, so more than one treatment is necessary to gain the effects; usually 5 to 8 treatments are used at the minimum. Your treatment will last from 1 to 8 minutes, and you will need to be treated either daily or every other day. On occasion more extensive ultrasound treatments may be recommended, up to 4 to 6 weeks.