Whole body vibration manipulates the frequencies of muscle contractions. Studies show that this manipulation lessens stress on ligaments, joints and supportive tissues. Your muscles and bones initiate a corresponding response to the vibration that stimulates muscle fibers, muscle cells, nerves, and increases blood oxygenation through vasodilation.
With rare exception, whole body vibration therapy is a new and effective complimentary treatment being combined with traditional chiropractic treatment methods. It is a viable treatment option for virtually all systemic and acute pain. With that said, whole body vibration therapy is proving to be especially helpful if you suffer from chronic lower back pain.
Whole body vibration therapy is a painless (yet exhilarating) treatment that usually lasts several minutes. Expect to simply stand and hold the WBV handles and let the machine do the work.
Many compare WBV treatment to a vigorous massage. Irritated muscles and nerves have been manipulated and oxygenated thus lowering “pain signals” being sent to the brain. Expect the following: