For people who are hoping to find pain relief and strengthen muscle tissues, ultrasound therapy may be the best chiropractic option for them. Apple Valley residents who are living with certain chronic pain ailments will be relieved to find out that Dr. Parastou Ilbeigi, DC, is highly skilled at providing her patients with this therapy option. As the primary chiropractor at the Chiropractic Institute of High Desert, Dr. Parastou Ilbeigi, DC, finds that this type of therapy works best for patients suffering from osteoarthritis and myofascial pain.
Ultrasound therapy is the process by which a doctor of chiropractic generates sound waves through a transducer head in order to penetrate soft tissues within the body. The two main types of ultrasound therapy are thermal ultrasound therapy and mechanical ultrasound therapy. The main difference is the speed at which the sound waves are able to penetrate through to the tissues.
Thermal ultrasound therapy is known for sending a continuous session of sound waves through the transducer head to the tissues. As the sound waves are sent through, tiny vibrations are caused in the deepest tissues of the body. This causes heat and friction in the tissues. The heat that is caused encourages the tissues to begin healing, thanks to the fact that the metabolism is increased at the cellular level.
Mechanical ultrasound therapy uses pulses instead of a continuous stream of sound waves to promote tissue healing. While the pulses still cause a minor increase in temperature, the main goal is to increase contraction and expansion of the tiny gas bubbles within the tissue cells. This reduces swelling and inflammation in the tissues, which ultimately reduces the patient’s pain.
The type of therapy that is used by the doctor is highly dependent on what issues are ailing the patient, and how that the patient is responding to other therapies. To find out more information on this type of chiropractic service, take the time to set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Parastou Ilbeigi, DC. During a one-on-one conversation, the doctor will help the patient come up with a customized plan that will help them become healthier overall.