Published online Oct 18, 2013. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v4.i4.291
Revised: August 15, 2013
Accepted: September 4, 2013
Published online: October 18, 2013
Core tip: Musculoskeletal function improves after application of stochastic whole body vibration (SR-WBV). The pathway of the beneficial effect, however, is unclear. This study shows SR-WBV to increase muscle activity of descending trapezius muscle, the muscle that is often associated with reported pain in computer work. Participants report improved muscular relaxation after SR-WBV while the cardiovascular activation was very low. In addition to ergonomic interventions SR-WBV may help to prevent trapezius muscle related pain at work.