Physical Modalities for Low Back Pain

Young man visiting radiologyst for ultrasound procedure

Overview

Utrasound has been used for 60 years and is probably the most widely used electrophysical agent. Ultrasound is inexpensive and generally safe, but there is little convincing evidence it is effective.

RESCU Treatment Ratings

R = Risk      E = Effectiveness      S = Self-Care

C = Cost     U = Usefulness (overall rating)

1 = Least Favorable     5 = Most Favorable

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RISK: 4/5

Use of ultrasound is contraindicated over the eyes, testicles, over pacemakers, growth plates in children and over metallic implants. Ultrasound produces heat which can potentially produce burns, though overall it is considered safe and is widely used.

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