Patients should immediately stop therapy and consult a qualified physician if they experience an aggravation of symptoms during a vibration healing session.
Patients should never substitute vibration therapy for benefits of a more conventional therapy.
Caution is advised in individuals with balance disturbances, poor motor control, or dementia. Pregnant women should not use vibration therapy due to a lack of evidence.
Persistent vibrations may cause microtears in muscles or ligaments and/or microfractures in bones.
The long-term effects of vibration therapy have not been well documented. Also, some clinical studies have reported concerns relating to spine damage.
There may be user confusion about the different types of whole-body vibration (WVB) machines available on the market. According to secondary sources, some are low-intensity designs intended for individuals with conditions like osteoporosis, and others are high-intensity designs intended for exercise.
Anecdotally, there are claims that 10 minutes of standing on a WBV machine is equivalent to almost one hour of weight lifting. Other sources suggest that WBV may not result in the same level of fitness as performing the exercise itself.
You should read product labels, and discuss all therapies with a qualified healthcare provider. Natural Standard information does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
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