Pain Reduction Ultrasound
Pain reduction electric stimulation and pain reduction ultrasound are two very effective therapies used by Elizabethton Chiropractic and Dr. Howard Dennis. Pain can start to affect your daily activities like being effective at work, golfing, playing tennis, exercising, and taking care of your children. Pain limits your ability to move and function at a normal level let alone a high level. You may finally realize that something needs to be done. While at this point, many choose to go the route of over-the-counter or prescribed pain relievers. There are much safer and non-addicting methods to get the same relief you need. Two of these pain relief methods are pain reduction electrical stimulation therapy and pain reduction ultrasound therapy. These therapies are efficient, effective and performed in our office.
Dr. Howard W. Dennis and his Elizabethton Chiropractic team of Chiropractic Therapy Assistants (CTA’s) use pain reduction electric stimulation therapy with great benefits. Through the use of pain reduction electric stimulation therapy, small pulses of electrical currents are introduced to an area of the body which can stimulate the nerves, contract and relax the muscles and stimulate the healing process. When this process takes place, your body emits natural pain reducing chemicals called “endorphins” that help change the pain receptors and decrease pain. In addition to pain relief, various pain reduction electric stimulation therapy settings we use in our office decrease swelling in the affected area, re-educate muscles, help re-build atrophied muscles, increase joint range of motion, decrease muscle spasms, improve circulation to increase oxygen and healing which all accelerate the healing process in the body.
The great thing about pain reduction electric stimulation therapy is that it can be done on most patients almost anywhere you’re experiencing pain in your body. The pain reduction electric stimulation therapy pads can be placed around the low back, mid back, upper back, neck, sciatic nerve, thighs, calves, knees, hands, arms, tennis elbow area and even on the shoulders. Dr. Howard Dennis and his Elizabethton Chiropractic team of CTA’s (Chiropractic Therapy Assistants) are trained in the proper way to place the pain reduction electric stimulation therapy pads on the patient’s body for the maximum effectiveness. When the therapy is performed in the correct manner benefits of decreased swelling, increased range of motion, increased performance, muscle re-education for injury recovery, increased muscle strength to regain function and increased blood flow to decrease healing time can be attained.
The great thing about the pain reduction electric stimulation therapy system at Elizabethton Chiropractic is that Dr. Howard Dennis and his team of Chiropractic Therapy Assistants use a medical grade system. Their medical grade system has multiple settings for different clinical needs, higher power and convenience which benefits you. While battery powered systems from the drug stores can be good, Elizabethton Chiropractic’s medical grade electrical stimulation therapy system is beneficial, fast acting, efficient and practical. This therapy at Elizabethton Chiropractic is helpful for relieving your pain. It also has settings confirmed safe and effective for circulation, spasms, increased range of motion, atrophy of small and large muscles and for muscle re-education by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dr. Howard Dennis and his Elizabethton Therapy Assistant team also offer pain reduction ultrasound therapy to promote tissue healing. Pain reduction ultrasound therapy is a treatment used in the office to treat pain, improve limited range of motion problems, and promote healing in the body. The best thing about this therapy is that the treatment is performed while the patient is seated comfortably in a chair or laying down. The area where the ultrasound therapy is to be applied is the only area of the patient’s body that will be exposed during the treatment. A jelly like substance will be applied to the skin to help reduce friction and provide a medium for the soundwaves to be emitted into the affected area as the therapy is performed.
Dr. Howard Dennis and his Elizabethton Chiropractic Therapy Assistant team apply the pain reduction ultrasound therapy moving a handheld wand with a metal head over the affected area of the body with gel used as a medium. With plantar fasciitis sufferers, this gel would be between the metal head and inflamed fascia of the plantar surface of the foot which allows the sound waves to enter the injured tissue. As stated before, the gel creates this medium for the sound waves to be emitted into the inflamed tissue. This promotes the healing process by increasing the circulation of blood flow. This is pain free, efficient and relaxing while being performed.
Depending on your symptoms, diagnosis and treatment program, Dr. Howard Dennis at Elizabethton Chiropractic will determine what’s the right therapy for you. Not everyone are candidates for pain reduction ultrasound therapy and pain reduction electric stimulation therapy. They both vary in the session’s time. Pain reduction electric stimulation therapy sessions usually take around 15 minutes. Pain reduction ultrasound therapy sessions take 8-15 minutes.
If you’re experiencing pain, limited mobility or simply want a better quality of life, why not come to Elizabethton Chiropractic and allow Dr. Howard Dennis and his Elizabethton Chiropractic Therapy Assistant team of professionals see if we can help you or not. If you don’t qualify, we will point you in the direction we think is best. If you do qualify for treatment, we will guide you every step of the way to help restore you back to your normal daily activities of life as soon as possible.
If you do qualify as a patient member of Elizabethton Chiropractic, Dr. Howard Dennis and his team will tell you if you’re a candidate for pain reduction ultrasound therapy or pain reduction electric stimulation therapy during your report of findings. We are passionate about getting you out of pain. We want you back active as soon as possible. We will do what’s best for you to make this happen to the best of our abilities. Whether you do construction work, weld, sit at a computer, golf, bike, raise children, play professional sports, teach or you name it, we are here to help serve you! Got Pain? Call us at 423.542.3337 Now. Schedule your appointment today.