Sciatica Treatment Using Whole Body Vibration Therapy
Posted by: Glenn Straub | November 11, 2010
Whole Body Vibration training and therapy have proven to be effective in reducing pain sensation and pain-related disability in people affected by chronic low back pain and sciatica.
Whole Body Vibration exercise creates a “micro-massaging” effect on all the tissues in the body helping to improve blood flow and loosen tight areas.
ln order to effectively treat low back pain or sciatica, proprioception training is usually considered as an important element of a rehabilitation exercise program. Whole Body Vibration is a therapy and exercise modality that improves muscle function along with proprioception.
ln addition to increasing strength and toning the body, Whole Body Vibration can improve blood flow, burn fat and reduce cellulite, For osteoporosis and arthritis sufferers, users are instructed to do gentle exercises like squats or stretches on the platform instead of jogging or power walking that way there is absolutely no strain on the joints.
Whole Body Vibration fitness increases flexibility in the neck, shoulders and lower back.
Lastly, don’t forget that whole body vibration exercise is only half the equation. Your body needs proper nutrition and exercise in order to keep it actively engaged and healing itself. However, if you are not getting proper nutrition, getting exercise is still better than not giving your body either of the tools to heal itself.