Ultrasound is a fantastic technology, helping us achieve many things. Traditionally, ultrasound has been used for scanning the body with short, high intensity waves to let us see ailments in the body, and to check babies etc during pregnancy. Recently, innovative companies have made some breakthrough advances in the usage of ultrasound and delivery of it. They are tiny devices, similar to an iPod, and similar in size to a tens machine.
How can these ultrasound devices help me, and my quest for pain relief?
These devices change the way ultrasound waves are delivered to the body compared to a traditional ultrasound device; much lower intensity ultrasound, delivered through pads to the body, means that these devices can be used for prolonged periods for long-term pain relief. They can be worn overnight with an innovative head strap, to relieve facial pain whilst you sleep, and let you get some good quality rest.
Test have even shown that people suffering from pain for years, can be totally pain free within a few months.
It is being branded as portable ultrasound… similar to an iPod, you can use it any time, any place… at work… whenever you need pain relief. It allows for real targeted relief, increases blood circulation in the area.
Another huge benefit of these devices, is that it is proven to help accelerate wound healing. This is fantastic for those with diabetes and other illnesses that weaken your natural immune system.
The devices have been proven to help with tendon injuries, muscular injuries, and post operative pain relief and are worth investigating for these ailments.
What are the advantages over existing treatment alternatives?
- Treatment allows reduction in usage of traditional medication and removes associated adverse effects from the drugs.
- The reusable treatment patch that is usually supplied, is applied to a bony surface in the face (when treating facial neuralgia), allowing the surface acoustic ultrasound waves to travel across the whole skull of the patient and carry relief to the root of the trigeminal nerve and promote healing of the nerve tissue (although this is currently under clinical research for further proof).
- No limitation in the duration of treatment and delivery of the ultrasound, unlike traditional high intensity ultrasound, which can usually only be used for 10 minutes at a time.
- This ‘slow release ultrasound treatment’ has been claimed to help many people avoid the trauma of surgical intervention to try and relieve the pain associated with Trigeminal Neuralgia (facial pain).