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How Ultrasound Therapy Combined with Interferential Current Therapy Can Help with Pain

If you are experiencing pain, whether it’s chronic, mild, or severe, you’ve probably looked into every treatment option under the sun. While certain methods of pain management, such as medication, will only temporarily cover up the symptoms of pain, it will never tackle the root cause, or provide long-lasting relief. Other alternative methods of treatment, such as ultrasound therapy and interferential current therapy, are excellent and effective treatment modalities that penetrate deep within the damaged tissue to heal the root cause of your pain at the source.


While both of these treatment options work well as separate methods, when used together in conjunction, they can provide incredible, lasting results.


What is Ultrasound Therapy and Interferential Current Therapy?

Ultrasound therapy is a form of deep heat therapy created by sound waves. It is used as an application for damaged soft tissue and joints. The sound waves produced by the ultrasound therapy cause the underlying tissue to vibrate and relax, helping to reduce swelling and inflammation, as well as increase blood flow and decrease stiffness, soreness, and pain throughout the body.


Interferential current therapy uses high-frequency electrical impulses that work to reduce pain deep within your tissue. The high frequency signals penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin to heal underlying damaged muscle tissues and help the body return to a healthy, pain-free state. The interferential current therapy works by transmitting electrical impulses through the skin, stimulating the underlying nerves and tissues to speed up the healing process at the source of your pain.


How Can These Methods of Treatment Be Used Together for Effective Relief?

Combining both ultrasound therapy and interferential current therapy works as an effective treatment option that can decrease acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, and increase circulation and range of motion in the joints to a far greater extent than using them alone.


When both treatments are used together, patients experience greater pain relief and more effective results. It improves the functionality of a patient’s movements and relieves far more tension throughout the lumbar spine than using these treatments on their own. For patients who experience active trigger points and painful, chronic symptoms, using ultrasound therapy in conjunction with interferential current therapy provides more treatment modality, prompt relief, and decreased pain symptoms.


While ultrasound therapy sends waves through the skin and causes the underlying tissue to vibrate, heat, and relax, which alleviates pain, interferential current therapy uses high-frequency electrical impulses to stimulate the tissues and speed up the healing process. When used together, the damaged tissue within the body is fully targeted and addressed to allow the muscles and tissues to relax and heal quickly.


What Conditions Can These Combined Treatments Help Heal?


  • Bulging disc

  • Herniated disc

  • Slipped disc

  • Low back pain

  • Upper back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Car accident injuries

  • Sports injuries

  • Slip and fall injuries

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Bursitis

  • Tendinitis

  • Pinched or compressed nerves

  • And more


To learn more about combining both ultrasound therapy and interferential current therapy as an effective treatment for pain relief, call our clinic today.

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