Do you need a therapeutic ultrasound in Fairfield, CA? Contact Dr. Michael Wilson at the Kosak Chiropractic Auto Accident & Pain Clinic today to assess your needs or find out more about this procedure.
Most of us know an ultrasound or ultrasonography as an imaging technique for medical procedures and for pregnant women and obstetricians to assess a growing baby. Therapeutic ultrasound is used as both a diagnostic technique and a way to treat chronic pain and promote tissue healing. It is a tool most commonly used by physical and occupational therapists, including chiropractors, as part of an integrative treatment plan.
How does it work?
Therapeutic ultrasound is generally used to treat musculoskeletal issues, including tissue injury and spasms. The ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that emits sound waves that human ears cannot hear and uses electrical current to cause the oscillation of the molecules in your tissue through mechanical vibration. These ultrasonic waves work to heat the targeted tissue deep inside the body and promote healing by reducing inflammation and improving blood flow in the affected area.
What to expect during an appointment?
At a therapeutic ultrasound appointment in Fairfield, CA, with Dr. Michael Wilson at Kosak Chiropractic Auto Accident & Pain Clinic, you can expect the following:
- The technician will apply cool conductive gel to the targeted area after inspecting your skin to make sure it is clear of any wounds, burns, or skin ailments.
- The transducer or probe will be placed against your skin and moved back and forth over the skin of the targeted area.
- The technician may adjust the ultrasonic waves to change the depth of penetration
- You will experience no discomfort or pain, and a therapeutic ultrasound should not last beyond 10 minutes.
It is important to know that a therapeutic ultrasound works best when paired with other complementary and integrative treatments to maximize healing. A therapeutic ultrasound will not start the recovery process but rather enhance and speed up healing that is already taking place.
If you are a resident of Fairfield, CA, needing a therapeutic ultrasound, then contact Dr. Michael Wilson at the Kosak Chiropractic Auto Accident & Pain Clinic to make an appointment for assessment and treatment at (707) 426-1111.