There are several electrical physiotherapy modalities Baton Rouge residents can benefit from with Sonnier Chiropractic. You may be aware of some of these types of treatment but in other contexts and may have realized that a chiropractor can use these to treat a range of conditions.
Electrical physiotherapy can help your body to heal more quickly and can reduce the amount of pain you are suffering from. Other therapies are available for certain conditions, so please feel free to contact us if you need more information.
Ultrasound are sound waves that are above human hearing range (often in the 1 to 3MHz range) and can be used to treat muscular problems and relieve pain. Ultrasound therapy allows these waves to penetrate into the body to stimulate soft tissue, relieving pain and promoting healing.
Different frequencies of ultrasound will travel through the body in different ways, and some can reach deeper areas than others. Ultrasound can treat ligaments, tendons, and joints effectively, helping patients to regain mobility and manage pain.
It’s a natural and non invasive therapy that can be highly effective.
Interferential stimulation or interferential current (IFC) therapy relieves pain and accelerates the body’s natural healing process. Tiny electrical impulses are transmitted through your skin around the affected area of your body which stimulates the underlying tissue and nerves.
This stimulation accelerates the healing process and can also increase the production of endorphins, which provides natural pain relief. IFC therapy can also reduce muscles spasms which relieves pain at the source, and so are one of the most effective electrical physiotherapy modalities Baton Rouge patients can access.
The process itself is not painful but may cause a tingling sensation.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
TENS machines are generally used for pain relief rather than any other purpose. They work by using electrical stimulation to affect the sensory nerves to reduce or disguise the pain signals and are often used to treat patients who are experiencing chronic pain episodes.
TENS machines are not known to produce the healing effects of IFC therapy.
Diathermy uses electrical currents to generate heat and is useful in stimulating circulation (which promotes natural healing) and in reducing the experience of pain. It can be used to repair tissue damage within the body as the heat generated can be targeted – it does not necessarily heat the top layers of skin and fat, and can instead directly affect and heal the joints and muscles.
Electrical Physiotherapy Modalities Baton Rouge
When dealing with patients who are in pain or in need of healing, electrical physiotherapy modalities may be the best choice. We know each patient is unique, and so we’ll assess your condition and review your medical history before creating a treatment plan for you.
We’ll help you with your own individual health and wellness goals, including pain management and therapies to build strength, mobility, and flexibility.
To find out more about how we can help you, call (225) 766-2952 today.