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Different specialists utilize ultrasound at varying power outputs for a variety of applications. An OBGYN may apply it for imaging purposes. An internist may utilize it to break up kidney stones. In the hands of a dentist, it is used to dislodge plaques from teeth. Chiropractors apply the therapy to treat soft tissue injuries.
If you have ever had the misfortune of hearing a teenager test his new stereo system next to you at a stop sign, you already understand the basic principles of ultrasound. The vibrations and rattling you feel from the music are low-frequency sound waves impacting all around you. Left long enough, all that vibration generates friction which causes the things that are vibrating to eventually get hot. Ultrasound utilizes High-Frequency sound waves that are outside the hearing range of humans. When applied to the human body, the effect on the tissues is basically the same but more intense. The sound waves penetrate the body, causing the tissues  to vibrate, shake and rattle to generate heat as well as some other really interesting and beneficial effects. The sound waves are absorbed primarily by connective tissues, ligaments, tendons and fascia, and also by scar tissue. In our office, we utilize ultrasound before or after an adjustment to help soften the scar tissue so that it can be remodeled into a healthier and more organized tissue.
See our handout on “What an Adjustment is Accomplishing”.
Three Benefits of Ultrasound:
1. Speeding up of the healing process through increased blood flow in the treated area.
2. Decrease in pain by the reduction of swelling and edema.
3. Provision of a gentle “cellular massage” in the treated area which softens scar tissue.
Two Mechanisms by which Ultrasound works:
1. Thermal Effects: These are due to the absorption of  sound waves.
2. Non Thermal Effects: These are from cavitation, microstreaming and acoustic streaming. Cavitational effects result from the vibration of the tissue causing microscopic air bubbles to form, which transmit the vibrations in a way that directly stimulates cell membranes. This physical stimulation enhances the cell-repair effects of the inflammatory response.
POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND
1. Ultrasound should never hurt or be uncomfortable.
2. You should feel only a slight sensation of warmth during the session.
3. It typically takes about 24 hours to feel the complete effects of Ultrasound.
4. If you ever experience any post-treatment discomfort, always feel free to contact our office.
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The sound waves are absorbed primarily by connective tissues, ligaments tendons, fascia and also scar tissue. In our office, we utilize ultrasound before or after an adjustment to help “soften” scar tissue so that it can be remodeled into healthier more organized tissue.

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Ultrasound utilizes High Frequency sound waves that are outside the hearing range of humans. 
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Chiropractors apply Ultrasound to treat soft tissue injuries.