When I feel well, I get careless with my walking, my legs don’t respond quickly enough, I stumble and trip. The other day, that’s exactly what happened. I went to see Dr. Christensen and he did an adjustment then the therapeutic ultra sound treatment.
I learned on Wikipedia that therapeutic ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin’s surface using very high frequency sound waves, between 800,000 Hz and 2,000,000 Hz, which cannot be heard by humans
The first large scale application of ultrasound was around World War II. Sonar systems were being built and used to navigate submarines. It was realized that the high intensity ultrasound waves that they were using were heating and killing fish. This led to research in tissue heating and healing effects. Since the 1940s, ultrasound has been used by physical and occupational therapists for therapeutic effects.
I learned from Wikipedia that there are three primary benefits to therapeutic ultrasound:
• Speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow in the treated area.
• Decreasing pain from the reduction of swelling and edema.
• Gentle massaging muscles, tendons, and/ or ligaments in the treated area because no strain is added and any scar tissue is softened.
Personally, this is enough information to satisfying my curiosity, but if you’d like to know more, Wikipedia has more information right here.
I’m glad to report that the chiropractic adjustment and one session of therapeutic ultrasound has whipped me back into shape. Now it’s my job to slow down and let my legs keep up with my brain, no more stumbling and tripping!