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vibration therapy for bone density

[Research] Vibration Therapy & Osteoporosis

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Scientific research has been gaining momentum on using vibration therapy to treat osteoporosis. Bone mineral density (BMD) can be measured using an X-ray imaging method called DEXA scan, making quantitative results available for research trials.

Many clinical trials were conducted using vibration therapy to treat osteoporosis. Due to limited funding, the clinical trials were not adequately designed and implemented. Because of various trial designs, different test parameter selections, patient recruitment and retention issues, the clinical trials did not come out with consistent results.

Test parameters include vibration frequency, amplitude, exercise pose and session time, etc. Different seletion of paramenters can produce different results.

DEXA scan test result is reported using T-scores. If T-score is below -1.0, it indicates the bone density is lower than normal range, a sign of osteoporosis.

Positive results of bone density improvement related to vibration therapy are observed and approved in the clinical trials. For reliable results, adequately designed larger sample size and longer duration clinical trials are necessary.

Below is a selected list of literature review projects and clinical trials that represent the current research level on vibration therapy for treating osteoporosis.

Whole-body vibration exercise in postmenopausal osteoporosis
By Magdalena Weber-Rajek | PubMed
Immediate Effect Of Whole-Body Vibration And Walk in Osteoporosis
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco | ClinicalTrials.gov
Whole-body vibration therapy for osteoporosis: state of the science
Andrea Wysocki | PubMed.gov
Whole Body Vibration Therapy for Osteoporosis and Bone Density
11/15/2021, Margaret Martin
The effect of whole-body vibration exercise on postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
05/07/2021, Cao, Shengqin | Medicine
Effect of 12 Months of Whole-Body Vibration Therapy on Bone Density and Structure in Postmenopausal Women
11/15/21011, Lubomira Slatkovska, PhD | Annals of Intrnal Medicine
Whole-body vibration training and bone health in postmenopausal women A systematic review and meta-analysis
MarĂ­n-Cascales, Elena PhD | Medicine
Update on vibration therapy for bone health
10/01/2011, Harward Health Publishing
Is Vibration Training Good for Your Bones?
Jorge Marin-Puyalto | PubMed.gov
WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION DEVICES GIVE NO BONE DENSITY BOOST
2011, Michigan State University
Effects of Whole-Body Vibration Training Combined With Cyclic Hypoxia on Bone Mineral Density in Elderly People
08/30.2019, Marta Camacho-Cardenosa | Frontiers
Vibration Therapy to Prevent Bone Loss and Falls: Mechanisms and Efficacy
Belinda R Beck | PubMed.gov
Effect of 6-month whole body vibration training on hip density, muscle strength, and postural control in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled pilot study
Sabine M P Verschueren | PubMed.gov