Vibration therapy has been used since the early 1900s to improve circulation and alleviate constipation. Several years later, researchers who were using vibration therapy to improve circulation began to notice that these patients were experiencing an increase in bone density and muscle mass as well. After more research, vibration therapy was adopted by NASA and used on astronauts to improve their body’s bone density and muscle mass before and after space travel.
How does vibration therapy work?
There are two types of vibration therapy: whole body therapy and targeted vibration therapy. For whole body therapy, you may be asked to sit or lay on a machine that is supported by a vibration platform. Whole body therapy aims to reduce inflammation and help your whole body recover quicker. Targeted vibration therapy is done with a handheld treatment device that your chiropractor will use to stimulate localized areas around the body. The vibrations that are transmitted into your body cause the muscles to contract and relax.
Vibration therapy and chiropractic care
With chiropractic care, you are working with your chiropractor to treat the underlying conditions in your body that may be causing your pain. When you combine chiropractic care with vibration therapy, we are not only able to correct the underlying conditions but also restore bone loss and help prevent symptoms from arising in the future. Using vibration therapy to supplement your chiropractic care has been shown to reduce joint and back pains, improve circulation, and reduce stress.