With the opioid crisis, it has becoming increasingly difficult to get doctors to embrace any kind of pain medication therapy for those struggling with debilitating and painful diseases which impact the muscle and bone. Amplitude Vibration Therapy is now getting a lot of buzz in the medical community, providing relief for a number of ailments without having to turn to prescription drugs. It works by stimulating muscles and ligaments, which increases blood circulation and can reduce pain and inflammation, promote immune response and improve joint strength and flexibility. A recent study by the National Institutes of Health and researchers from the University of the Witwaersrand in South Africa found that those living with rheumatoid arthritis showed improvements in functionality and decreased pain after using vibration therapy over three months, and an even better response after six months.
Best of all, vibration therapy doesn’t bring the feeling of electric shock that is commonly associated with some other therapies. Clinical studies suggest vibration therapy may offer benefits for patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and other ailments. It is also a trendy workout recovery option due to ease of use. A study completed earlier this year indicates that five minutes of low-level vibration therapy was as effective as a 15-minute massage at reducing muscle soreness and improving recovery time after strenuous exercise.
Potential Benefits of Vibration Therapy:
- Increased blood and lymphatic circulation
- Reduced pain and inflammation
- A boosted immune response
- Additional joint strength and flexibility
- Increased healing of fractures, strains and sprains
- Decreased stress and increased energy levels
- Assistance in detoxification and removal of wastes from the body
- Safe and effective
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Locally, Sol Santa Cruz provides a number of different therapy programs for those in pain, including exercises like Pilates, Active Relief and Light Therapy.
Commonly Treated Conditions
- Back pain
- Ligament injuries
- Muscle strains
- Contusions and bruising
- Muscular atrophy
- Chronic pain conditions
- Muscle aches and pains
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Experiment with these traditional and non-traditional treatments and see what is best for you. You may be surprised at how your body reacts. My chiropractor has evolved over the years to combining massage therapy, ultrasound, laser therapy and other services which are sued to relieve chronic pain along with traditional chiropractic treatments. I’ve been very pleased with the results.