As a therapeutic modality, ultrasound is a type of heat therapy for soft tissue trauma to minimize swelling and pain, reduce muscle spasms, and expand the range of motion. Making high frequency sound waves, ultrasound reaches deep into a damaged area, creating heat that pulls blood into the area in order to improve the healing process.
Ultrasound is administered softly with a handheld soundhead, using strokes or circles over the injured area. An ultrasound gel might be applied during the ultrasound therapy session. The role of an ultrasound is to expedite your healing process and relieve your pain.
In one study, the adding of ultrasound to exercise treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis relief reduced the amount of analgesic consumption by the patients. (1)
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