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Our physicians use the technology of ultrasound in the form of deep heat therapy to relieve patients fom pain and other symptoms of discomfort or injury. Therapeutic ultrasound uses heated sound waves and applies the energy to soft tissues and joints. The fast-moving waves essentially massage soft tissues effortlessly, and in most cases, painlessly.

Therapeutic ultrasound:

  • Alleviates muscle spasms
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling
  • Improves range of motion
  • Helps increase blood flow
  • Lowers pain and stiffness

Therapeutic ultrasound is typically applied using a small, hand-held wand. Therapeutic ultrasound is often used as one method to treat lower back pain. It is not used to treat acute inflammatory conditions or in patients who have had a laminectomy.