Ultrasound devices can be incredibly beneficial to those who suffer with chronic pain conditions like daily headaches, severe migraines, head and neck tension that just won’t quit, tinnitus and other conditions. At Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center you’ll find it is used frequently and may end up being part of a comprehensive pain treatment program designed just for you. So, let’s talk about what ultrasound technology is, how it is used, and why it may be for you.
How does ultrasound work on the body?
Ultrasound is akin to receiving a warm and gentle massage. Sound waves created by ultrasound devices can penetrate beneath the skin to provide treatment to areas of the body that may otherwise be inaccessible without performing risky and invasive procedures. The ability to heal the body without physically penetrating the body has helped to shift the paradigm of treatment for many chronic pain conditions. In fact, ultrasound may eliminate the need for medications to control the pain.
Ultrasound is an good way to stimulate muscle tissue underneath your skin and bring much needed pain relief, but ultrasound provides MORE than just pain relief. Sound waves can stimulate healing in sore and stressed muscles that have become imbalanced and inflamed — they are essentially neuromuscular force problems, and they DO contribute to headache pain and migraine pain conditions.
What we look for in using the ultrasound technology is a reduction to those pain manifestations. We also want to bring swelling and inflammation down, which is accomplished by increasing heat and blood flow to the muscles with the sound waves. Releasing the trigger points inside the muscles also leads to the elimination of lactic acid and toxins. When blood flow is increased and swelling subsides it allows for fatigued muscles to heal better. It’s easier for muscles to bring in those critical nutrients, and restoring nutrients to the cells can expedite the healing process.
Could ultrasound be right for you? What does it feel like??
Just about ANY patient who deals with severe headaches, migraine pain, face pain, or head and neck tension stands to benefit from ultrasound application. Neuromuscular force problems associated with these kinds of pain CAN be rehabilitated to eliminate pain and restore normal range of motion and function.
Patients often describe the ultrasound treatment modality as a peaceful and pleasant experience — something that relieves both pain and head and neck muscle tension. As sound waves gently massage and heat the muscles leading to trigger point release, you’ll probably feel like you’re enjoying a day at the spa!
Call Dr. Robison at Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center to schedule a diagnostic exam and let’s see if ultrasound treatment can help you get on the path to health and wellness!