Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder presenting symptoms of worsening loss of muscle control, severe trembling and impaired coordination. It typically affects people over 60 but can strike younger individuals in their 20s and 30s, a condition called early onset Parkinson’s.
Doctors aren’t sure why some people develop Parkinson’s disease, but they do know that the tremors, trembling and other symptoms are due to a lack of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. Dopamine is one of your most important neurotransmitters. It’s responsible for regulating your movements and facilitating signaling among your brain cells.
The lower dopamine levels are in Parkinson’s patients, the worse their loss of muscle control and trembling is. Alternately, Parkinson’s patients with higher dopamine levels do not experience the severe and sometimes debilitating tremors and trembling that low-dopamine Parkinson’s patients suffer.
Age is the highest risk factor influencing the development of Parkinson’s, followed by being male, having a family history of Parkinson’s and suffering a serious head trauma or illness. Early signs of possible Parkinson’s disease include:
- Tremors or uncontrollable trembling in the hands, fingers, legs, arms or head — Tremors tend to worsen if the person is stressed, tired or excited
- Muscle aches and pains caused by rigidity in the body and limbs
- Slowness or delay in voluntary movements (bradykinesia)
- Postural instability or inability to maintain balance while walking or sitting
Parkinson’s patients take the medication Levodopa to reduce the constant trembling of their arms and legs. Although Levodopa converts to dopamine in the brain, you need to take it daily to maintain sufficient dopamine levels.
Unfortunately, people suffering Parkinson’s disease eventually develop a tolerance to the drug, which makes it necessary for them to ingest increasingly more of the drug for it to be effective. Levodopa also causes unpleasant side effects, such as abdominal cramping and involuntary movements aside from the tremors of Parkinson’s.
PARKINSON’S VIBRATION MACHINE
Whole Body Vibration therapy provided by one of our vibration plates for Parkinson’s disease can increase dopamine levels in parts of the brain where dopamine is deficient. In addition, using a Parkinson’s vibration machine made by VibePlate can improve your muscle integrity. It induces beneficial neuromuscular effects instead of simply increasing muscle mass.
Therapeutic vibrational frequencies may help restore some sensory perception, increase blood flow throughout the body and improve your muscle coordination, all of which tends to degrade as the disease progresses. By stimulating the body’s tonic vibration reflex — a sustained muscle contraction similar to contractions elicited during vigorous exercise — VibePlate’s vibration plate for Parkinson’s can help keep your muscles healthier, flexible and more responsive to Levodopa. Best of all, you can enjoy all of the benefits of VibePlate without having to engage in exercises that are difficult or painful to do.
VibePlate specializes in vibrating platform machines for Parkinson’s disease therapy and more. Contact us today at 866.858.9481 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how Parkinson vibration therapy can help you improve your health and quality of life.