Vibration Therapy Provided by Our Dallas Chiropractor
Vibration therapy is a newer treatment that uses a non-invasive approach to relieving muscle aches and pains. The treatment doesn't take long, nor does it cause side effects or pain. At Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic, serving Dallas, TX and the general vicinity, Dr. Hines and her team offer non-invasive, non-addictive methods for pain relief, such as vibration therapy.
Defining Vibration Therapy
Dr. Hines uses a localized approach to vibration therapy. This consists of a handheld device placed on an area of your body where you're experiencing pain. The device sends gentle vibrations into your body, particularly that target your muscles. Generally, Dr. Hines will perform the treatment for about 15 minutes per body part per session. You may need a few sessions before you notice results.
Vibration Therapy Benefits
Our chiropractor uses vibration therapy as a pain management technique. Pain reduction occurs because the vibrations cause the muscles to contract and relax. The vibrations also help with swelling. Additionally, the therapy improves circulation, which helps with the healing process. Vibration therapy also is said to increase muscle mass, which helps with healing as well. This therapy is used on patients who have chronic musculoskeletal pain in certain areas of the body such as the back, neck, arms, and legs.
Vibration traction is a technique beneficial to patients with fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, Parkinson's, and more. In addition, vibration traction has been recognized by the Clear Scoliosis Institute for its effect on treating scoliosis. The Clear Scoliosis Institute is an organization dedicated to the management of scoliosis.
Vibration therapy is also useful for patients who have the following types of injuries:
- General muscle soreness
- General muscle weakness
The Dangers of Vibration Therapy
Most patients experience no adverse effects from vibration therapy. It's possible for the treatment to cause pain if the vibrations are too intense, but Dr. Hines makes sure to increase the intensity gradually and carefully. We encourage you to voice any concerns if you feel as though the vibrations are too strong.
Sometimes, vibration therapy can cause side effects or a negative reaction in certain patients. For instance, we tend to not perform vibration therapy on patients who are taking a blood thinner or a medication that's known for having a blood-thinning effect. We also don't recommend vibration therapy for patients with advanced diabetes or heart disease.
Since little research has been conducted regarding vibration therapy and pregnancy, we don't perform this procedure on pregnant women. To reduce the occurrence of negative effects, we screen patients thoroughly prior to administering the treatments.
Determining if Vibration Therapy Is Right for You
For some patients, vibration therapy alone is enough. However, Dr. Hines may recommend this treatment along with others to enhance its healing and pain relief effects. Schedule your appointment with Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic, serving Dallas, TX and the nearby region. Call our chiropractor today at 214-420-2050 to see if vibration therapy could help with your pain.