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Lower Back Pain

While injuries or accidents can cause low back pain, low back pain is also due in part to the aging process and the result of sedentary lifestyles combined with too little exercise. The low back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and/or irritate joints, all of which can lead to low back pain. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate low back pain.

  • Low back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives.
  • Adults with low back pain are often in worse physical and mental health than people who do not have low back pain.
  • The number of people with low back pain increases with advancing age, starting in school children and peaking in adults of 35 to 55 years of age.
  • Low back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives.
  • Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, low back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.

Clinical evidence for the effectiveness of WBV in chronic lower back pain

A growing number of studies1,2,3,4 (not too mention thousands of anecdotal reports!) suggest that, in the words of veteran Whole Body Vibration researcher Jörn Rittweger, “…well controlled vibration may be the cure rather than the cause of lower back pain.”

How could this be, you ask?

  • First off, vibration has been shown to have a painkilling effect.5 The tremendous amount of vibration that you “feel” on a Whole Body Vibration machine causes you to become less sensitive to other forms of sensation, namely PAIN sensation.
  • Secondly, Whole Body Vibration goes to the source of the pain by helping to strengthen your low back and postural muscles,2 reduce muscle tightness,3 restore spinal motion, and improve postural alignment.4 All these things often contribute to the actual condition that caused the low back pain to occur in the first place.
  • Lastly, Whole Body Vibration is a quick and effective way to exercise. As a result, through a minimal time commitment, you preserve function of the various systems of the body. This helps serve as a preventive tool, reducing the occurrence of the aches and pains that have either been mistakenly believed to be the “inevitable” effects of aging, or are just unavoidable because your job requires you sit all day long.

Over time, this can literally transform your nervous system and provide long term relief from chronic low back pain, as well as the sensitivity you have developed while living with this difficult condition.

Why Hypervibe is the best choice for whole body vibration therapy

Hypervibe produces pivotal vibration, which causes the pelvis to rotate and as a result, engages the muscles of the lower back and trunk. Combined with Hypervibe’s full range of frequency and highest g force levels for the money, this makes Hypervibe the best choice machine for lower back therapy.

To find out why Hypervibe is the brand trusted by chiropractors, rehabilitation clinics and physical therapists around the world.

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References

  • Rittweger J. Treatment of chronic lower back pain with lumbar extension and wholebody
    vibration exercise: a randomized controlled trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2002 Sep
    1;27(17):1829-34.
  • Iwamoto J. Effect of whole-body vibration exercise on lumbar bone mineral density,
    bone turnover, and chronic back pain in post-menopausal osteoporotic women treated
    with alendronate. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2005 Apr;17(2):157-63.
  • del Pozo-Cruz B. Effects of whole body vibration therapy on main outcome measures for
    chronic non-specific low back pain: a single-blind randomized controlled trial. J Rehabil
    Med. 2011 Jul;43(8):689-94.
  • Fontana TL. The effect of weight-bearing exercise with low frequency, whole body
    vibration on lumbosacral proprioception: a pilot study on normal subjects. Aust J
    Physiother. 2005;51(4):259-63.
  • Tardy-Gervet MF. Les vibrations mécaniques transcutanées: effets antalgiques et
    mécanismes antinociceptifs. Rev Neurol (Paris) 1993; 149: 177–185.
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