Healing from a chronic condition can be a difficult task, particularly in cases of conditions like trigeminal neuralgia and nerve damage. Tissue damage and chronic back pain, defined by back pain that lasts for as long as twelve weeks or even longer, are also conditions with a long and often painful healing process.
Fortunately, new advancements in technology have led to an even greater capacity for treatment and healing for many chronic conditions. Take for example ultrasound therapy. Ultrasound therapy isn’t a new form of treatment, as it has been around and in use since sometime in the 1940s, but it has been gaining more and more popularity as a viable form of treatment for a number of chronic pain conditions in recent years. Ultrasound technology works by transmitting ultrasound waves, though it crucial for the ultrasound transducer to be placed directly on the skin of the patient. If there is even a tiny gap between the ultrasound transducer and the skin of the patient, the vast majority of ultrasound waves will be lost and will not transmit effectively to the patient. For a therapeutic ultrasound, the frequency used is usually between 0.9 Hz and 3.0 Hz depending on the patient and the condition that is being treated.
Ultrasound therapy can promote the healing process for a number of medical problems. One of these conditions is chronic back pain, which is all too common in the United States, greatly impacting the quality of life of nearly sixty percent of chronic back pain sufferers. For the one and a half billion people coping with chronic back pain and the effects of it on their lives on a daily basis, ultrasound therapy provides a promising opportunity to relieve or at least reduce some of the pain that they experience.
Ultrasound therapy is also considered to be a viable treatment option for trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that effects the fifth cranial nerve. It is considered a neuropathic pain condition, meaning that it effects the nerves and can symptoms such as weakness, numbness, and pain in the extremities as well as other parts of the body (the trigeminal nerve is linked to the face and oral cavities as well). Ultrasound healing for trigeminal neuralgia is most likely to be sought out by older women, as trigeminal neuralgia predominately is diagnosed in women who are over the age of fifty. However, trigeminal neuralgia can happen to anyone at any time, effecting every twelve out of one hundred thousand people every single year in the United States and beyond.
For those who suffer from chronic pain conditions such as back pain and nerve damage, ultrasound therapy presents an option for healing and for pain relief that is non invasive and has few negative side effects. Ultrasound healing has been a method with medical validity for decades, as it first originated and was used in the 1940s.