Our Vancouver Therapy Experts Answer Three Questions on Ultrasound Therapy for Back Pain
Ultrasound therapy is quickly gaining prominence across the local Vancouver physiotherapy industry. But while many patients are now benefiting from ultrasound therapy, most still don’t have a comprehensive understanding on the therapy process, its benefits and its stages. In this post, our Vancouverteam will answer three of the most common questions on ultrasound therapy for back pain.
How Does Ultrasound Therapy Work?
Ultrasound therapy for back pain works by administering ultrasound waves through a small wand, which is applied to the skin in the target area. As the waves pass from the wand to the skin they vibrate through the patient’s soft tissue. These vibrations then cause an increase in heat to the soft tissue, which helps to increase blood flow in the target area while reducing pain.
For which Types of Back Pain is Ultrasound Therapy Suitable?
Ultrasound therapy is suitable for a range of Vancouver patients. It’s particularly useful when responding to the challenges of sciatica, herniated discs and other compressive pain disorders in which the pressure placed on nerves and spinal structures is the leading cause for the pain. Many patients can also use ultrasound therapy to increase their spine’s range of motion.
How Long Will the Treatment Take?
One of the benefits of ultrasound therapy is that it can be used multiple times per day. This can help decrease the overall length of a patient’s recovery process and help them to quickly reduce their back pain. Treatments are designed by the specialist according to the patient’s level of pain and their long-term medical needs. This means that treatment times can vary from patient-to-patient.
Ultrasound therapy is helping patients recover their flexibility and reduce their back pain issues within consolidated treatment timeframes. To learn more on the therapy process, speak with one of our specialists today at 604 684 1640.