Ultrasound Therapy Reduces Pain in the Neck: Largo Chiropractor
Dr. Greg Hollstrom Florida Center for Back and Neck Pain Largo FL
Sound wave treatment helps stop the neck pain by creating dry heat on the nerves increasing the healing potential.
High frequency sound waves transmit through a hand held wand called a transducer. When the electrical current transmit through the crystal in the head of the transducer the current is transformed into high frequency sound waves. The sound waves of therapy require a water based gel for the passage of the sonic waves to penetrate into the inflamed area.
The high frequency of the sound waves cause the cells to move producing what is called kinetic energy. As the cells jump around this raises a mild thermal effect with the irritated neck anatomy.
The moderate warming of ultrasound helps to stimulate circulation and blood flow which promotes the healing of the neck muscles and nerves.
The soft heat of ultrasound care also increase the pliability of the neck muscles which help the mobility of the neck.
The deep application sound waves of high frequency sound waves can also assist in pushing out the inflammation alleviating swelling. When the sonic waves is set to a modulated setting the sound waves pulse into the injured tissue creating a pumping movement with the muscles, tendons and nerves of the neck.
Using ultrasound for the rehabilitation of neck muscle pain helps to reduce neck nerve and muscle pain, reduce the healing time and reduce nerve and muscle irritation.
If the sound waves settings are on a modulated mode the rehabilitation can help minimize swelling and inflammation of the injured muscle and tendon tissue.
At the Florida Center for Back and Neck Pain in Largo FL. we use ultrasound therapy to reduce your neck pain.
Neck Pain can Result in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Dr. Hollstrom Largo Chiropractor
Dr. Greg Hollstrom explains pinched nerve in the neck causing thoracic outlet syndrome
Neck pain or a pinched nerve in the neck can result in thoracic outlet syndrome. Thoracic outlet syndrome or TOS is a painful condition that feels like tingling or numbness into the shoulder, arm and even the hand.
A pinched nerve in the neck can not only cause neck pain but can refer pain into the arm.
One of the tests performed during the examination procedure is to rule out a pinched nerve in the neck causing TOS.
If your suffering with neck pain or a pinched nerve and live in the Largo FL area, give our office a call. Were here to help relieve your neck pain and have several therapy s and treatments to reduce your neck pain.
Neck Ligament Test Largo Chiropractor
Testing the ligaments of the neck are important after an injury
Testing the ligaments of the neck are important after injuries such as a fall, hit to the head or car or auto injury.
The ligaments of the neck are the supporting band structures that stabilize the bones in the neck. The supporting structure of all bones in the body are ligaments. Ligament tissue is non elastic and allows for mobility with flexibility.
Any injury to the neck region should be evaluated for ligamentous integrity
If the ligament in the neck are strained, ripped or torn this can result in serious injury involving the central nervous system and the spinal cord. Neck injuries can cause paralysis if there is damage to the spinal cord.
Various tests can be performed to determine if there has been an injury to the neck ligaments and to what extent.
If you have suffered an injury to the neck and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better, you may have an injury to the ligaments of the neck. Call our office and we will get to the root of the neck pain.