3.2 Effects of vibration therapy on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

Journal: Chinese Medical Journal (English). 2008 Jul5; 121(10):1155-1158

Study Context: A total of 116 women participated in this study. The vibration training group simply stood on a vibration platform (30 Hz, 5 mm). They did this 5 times per week, 10 minutes per session, for 6 months. Researchers also assessed the effect of vibration on back pain.

Results: The control group lost 1.7-1.9% of their bone mass by month 6 of the study. Bone mineral density was increased in the low back by 4.3% and at the femur by 3.2%. Chronic back pain was also reduced in the vibration group.