At Horne Chiropraractic Center we use interferential current to apply electrical stimulation to the body in order to reduce pain and speed tissue healing.
Electrical stimulation may block the transmission of pain signals along nerves. Additionally, electrical stimulation has been shown to promote the release of endorphins, which are natural pain killers produced by the body. Electrical current is painless and patients commonly report a “tingling” or “pins and needles” type of sensation when it is applied. With a larger than normal flow of current along a neuron, a refractory period is induced within the nerve and thus the sensitivity of the nerve is reduced.
Electrotherapy is used at Horne Chiropractic Center for:
Improving range of joint mobility
Acute and chronic edema
Improvement of peripheral blood flow
Therapeutic Ultrasound is commonly used in treatment of inflammatory conditions. Ultrasound has been shown to increase mobility and circulation while reducing swelling, pain and inflammation. Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to deliver deep heat to the treated tissues. The heating effect of ultrasound is absorbed especially by collagen, which is found in tissues such as bone and tendon. Ultrasound is a painless procedure and most often the patient cannot perceive any sensation except slight warmth when it is applied.
At Horne Chiropractic Center we use therapeutic ultrasound for:
Inflammatory conditions (e.g. plantar fasciitis, epicondylitis)