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Ultrasound uses sound waves that are applied to the muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues of the back. This may help relaxation, decrease inflammation, and improve pain in tender points. It is more commonly used for acute back pain and other similar situations than for acute pain. It can be done properly by your physical therapist and continued if it gives you relief. (Source: The Fibromyalgia Handbook: A 7-Step Program to Halt and Even Reverse Fibromyalgia, by Harris H. McIlwain, M.D., and Debra Fulghum Bruce, M.S.)