Electrotherapy and chiropractic care, in conjunction with one another, produce a plethora of benefits. Endorphins and enkephalins are released during the process, reducing pain and increasing blood and lymph circulation.
Additionally, enzymatic activity changes, and it promotes tissue healing. Electrotherapy improves joint range of motion, decreases edema, strengthens muscles and reduces muscle spasms.
Many injuries respond well to the use of ultrasound. Neck pain, back pain, whiplash, car accident injuries, and other conditions alleviate using this technique. It is usually combined with other techniques by chiropractors.
Essentially, electrical energy is converted to sound waves (mechanical energy), which in turn vibrate the tissue. This vibration can penetrate up to 3-5 cm of human tissue, delivering heat to tissues that are deep.