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Whole Body Vibration

What is Whole Body Vibration?

Whole Body Vibration, or WBV, is a therapy that utilizes vibrations for musculoskeletal healing and strengthening. The first variant of WBV was designed centuries ago by the Greeks, who applied mechanical vibrations to the area of the body that was functioning improperly. Today, we apply the same basic principle but with modern body vibration machines.

How does WBV work?

Using our WBV machine, we can send therapeutic vibrations throughout the entire body, engaging around 97% of the muscles, soft tissues, and bones. Patients simply stand on a motorized platform, which produces a vibrating sensation that transmits energy to the body. This acceleration forces your muscles to contract and relax many times per second in order to maintain your balance. As your muscles work to resist they will begin to strengthen.

How Does Whole Body Vibration Help Patients With Neuropathy?

Whole Body Vibration produces an improvement in circulation as the accelerated forces cause your muscles to contract and relax. This rapid muscle movement works to increase the speed of the blood flow throughout the body. Patients with Neuropathy tend to have poor circulation to the damaged areas of the hands and feet. Increased circulation from the whole body vibration will help tissues to heal faster and stimulate repair of the damaged areas.

Not only is circulation improved, but patients often see positive changes in muscle strength, bone mineral density, flexibility, coordination, stability, and balance. This alternative treatment may provide a faster recovery time from work or sports-related injuries, trauma from automobile accidents, fractures and surgery.

What Are Some Other Benefits of Whole Body Vibration?

The benefits range from an immediate improvement in blood circulation, to a variety of other measurable outcomes, such as:

  • Increased muscle strength and flexibility
  • Better range of motion
  • Better core conditioning and stability
  • Faster recovery
  • Increased bone mineral density
  • Reduction of the stress hormone cortisol
  • Elevation of Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
  • Improved lymphatic flow
  • Decrease in fat and cellulite

Who Should Not Use Whole Body Vibration?

Consult with your family physician before starting this or any exercise program. This equipment should not be used by children or people with the following conditions without consulting a physician:

  • Pregnancy
  • Recent Surgery
  • Artificial Joints
  • Epilepsy
  • Recent Fractures – Gall Bladder or Kidney Stones
  • Severe Migraines
  • Pacemaker
  • Severe Cardiovascular Disease

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How Do I Find Out If I Qualify For Care?

Call us to schedule a complementary consultation to determine if you are a candidate for our 5-step Neuropathy Relief Program. The doctor will ask you a series of questions such as “Where is the pain, when did it begin, what makes it better or worse?” Then a thorough examination will be performed in which case the doctor will check your reflexes, blood pressure, balance, gait, skin sensory changes muscle strength and more to determine the cause of your Neuropathy symptoms. At this point the doctor may recommend x-rays or an MRI if he feels like further imaging will be necessary to determine the exact cause. After combining all of this information together the doctor will determine if you will make a good candidate for our 5-step Protocol for Neuropathy Pain Relief. If you do qualify for care, your Doctor will explain their recommended plan of action for you. If for some reason you do not qualify for care the doctor will refer you to someone who may better suit your needs.

Serious Neuropathy pain in the form of Diabetic Neuropathy (Diabetes), peripheral neuropathy, chemo induced neuropathy, neuropathy caused by Chemical factors – Chemotherapy, Alcoholism, Medical & Industrial Toxins, Mechanical Neuropathy – Bulged, Herniated, Degenerated Disc; Failed Back Surgery & Sciatica, Mechanical or compressive forms of neuropathy. Sciatica and even neuropathy caused by genetic or hereditary forms can be treated using our 5-step Neuropathy Protocol including Rebuilder, Body and Leg wraps, Self Mastery Technology, Vibration Therapy and Nutritional Therapy to treat the symptoms associated with neuropathy including leg pain, numbness, tingling, burning, shooting pain, electrical pain.

The Back Pain Ceter is proud to treat residents suffering from neuropathy symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, shooting pain, electrical pain, burning, throbbing, restless legs syndrome, in Charlotte, NC.