Does Vibration Exercises help in curing Fibromyalgia?
Almost 1-3% of the US population is affected by Fibromyalgia. This condition has made a lot of doctors completely puzzled in knowing how to treat it, as well as many people, have lost hope. Fortunately, a lot of researcher and scientists have worked hard and made it a priority to fight against fibromyalgia.
Recently, the researchers at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis or IUPUI have studied the impact of vibration therapy on people having fibromyalgia. Surprisingly, a lot of people showed lower levels of pain and discomfort in this study, after participating in this vibration therapy treatment.
So how this therapy functions? How this therapy helps in treating fibromyalgia symptoms?
At first, the doctors wanted to aware the people that increased exercise helps in improving the symptoms. It is very well known and a lot of researches have been made that steady activity is proved to be effective for lessening fibromyalgia pain, even though some people find it difficult to start exercise, as they have fear of severe pain.
This is the reason the researchers at IUPUI decided to create something that refers to low-impact activity that helps in lowering the pain levels. The patient either sits, stand or lay down on the machine that has a vibrating platform when they are receiving vibration therapy. Muscles feel contract and relaxed by the vibration which provides them a refined workout.
Increased improvements in pain, strength and muscle spasticity have been reported by people who used this therapy.
More research is needed in this vibration therapy treatment. The plus point of this therapy is that the machines are widely available. These machines are also seen in fitness centers or even sold commercially.