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Fibromyalgia and whole body vibration
Fibromyalgia can include widespread pain throughout the body, most likely caused by disruption in the central nervous system. This can include restless leg syndrome and fatigue. Genetic factors are also likely at play, as are behavioral and enviornmtal issues. Treatment can include exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, and sometimes medication.
LifetimeVibe Vibration Plate and Fibromyalgia
Whole body vibration provides much needed exercise and stimulation to the muscles and nerves throughout the body. This gentle, rapid stimulus has been found to ease problems with restless leg, fatique and pain caused by nerve damage.
Many other competitor machines, including PowerPlate, can provide such harsh vertical vibration that the plates cause more pain than help.
LifetimeVibe, by contrast, is the only machine with a rotary knob that allows continuous vibration adjustment, including the low frequencies that have been found to be helpful with fibromyalgia. It also accelerates gradually and smoothly so that the user can gently ease into the exercise they need.
Watch this real story of pain relief from Fibromyalgia
Research articles below explain more. Articles will appear in a new window:
“Whole Body Vibration has recently emerged as an intervention that can have positive effects on the neural, muscular, and skeletal systems.”
“ … these findings support the use of this device in patients with balance problems due to fibromyalgia.”
“ … the most noticeable improvements made by the completed group included decreased pain in the last 48 hours (particularly after the training sessions), decreased number of workdays missed in the last seven days, increased days felt good in the last seven days, and decreased anxiousness and depression.”
“Ten of the twelve patients who completed the program showed interest in continuing in such a program, even if it means paying for the machine usage.”
“The positive findings of these studies included pain relief for lower back pain, benefits in balance, functioning, and quality of life in older women, and improved muscle strength and bone density in postmenopausal women. There were no significant side-effects in any of the studies.”
“Whole Body Vibration therapy is rapidly becoming a widely recognized, holistic cure for both muscle pain and lack of energy. It is known to increase muscle strength, flexibility, range of motion, bone density, blood oxygenation and circulation and neuromuscular stimulation. Because muscle tissue is prompted to grow and strengthen with Whole Body Vibration, excess fat is also reduced in the process.“
“ … a recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine says that Whole Body Vibration can actually reduce pain and fatigue, and improve physical function.”
“There is enough supportive evidence for patients to see Whole Body Vibration as an option for fatigue and pain relief therapy.“
“Thus far, evidence is pointing towards yes. It helps with pain, fatigue, stiffness and stress. Some patients have has the extra benefits of happier moods and a calmer state of peace.”
“Our results clearly suggest the positive effects of the traditional exercise program plus supplementary Whole Body Vibration intervention on pain and fatigue, whereas the effect of exercise alone is not apparent in any of the variables.”
“ … exercise plus supplementary Whole Body Vibration is more effective in improving pain and fatigue than exercise alone.”