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Light Therapy/Ultrasound

Moriarty Chiropractic continually seeks to find new therapies that will help patients and athletes speed up their recovery process. Our recent addition of the Dynatron Tri-Wave light therapy has done just that. Light therapy is effective for treatment of inflammation, edema, pain relief, tissue repair and wound healing. It incorporates 3 light waves ( Red light, infrared light and blue light). Please call our office today to learn more about how it can help you!
As a therapeutic modality, ultrasound is a type of heat treatment for soft tissue injuries to minimize swelling and pain, minimize muscle spasms, and expand the range of motion. Creating high frequency sound waves, ultrasound penetrates deep into a damaged area, creating heat that pulls blood into the area in order to enhance the mending process.

Ultrasound is applied gently with a handheld soundhead, using strokes or circles over the pain stricken area. An ultrasound gel may be applied during the ultrasound therapy session. The role of an ultrasound is to speed up your healing time and alleviate your pain.

Research Studies

In one study, the adding of ultrasound to exercise therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis relief decreased the amount of analgesic usage by the patients. (1)

  1. Goren A, Yildiz N, Topuz O, Findikoglu G, Ardic F: Efficacy of exercise and ultrasound in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis: a prospective randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation 2010; 24(7):623-31