Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA)
What is Joint Vibration Analysis?
When two smooth, well lubricated surfaces rub together, friction is minimal and very little vibration is created. If the surfaces are rough and/or poorly lubricated, friction is greater and the is vibration (more roughness + poor lubrication = more vibrations).
Human joints, such as the Temporomandibular Joint, have naturally very smooth and well lubricated articulating surfaces. Under normal conditions, little vibration is produced during function. But surface changes, such as those caused by degeneration, cartilage tears, perforations, and mechanical displacements, increase friction and result in vibrations.
Joint Vibrational Analysis records the vibrations made by joint tissues during movement. JVA technology, based on that used in US Navy submarines, records vibrations, not sounds. All sounds are vibrations, but not all vibrations are sounds. The JVA is much more accurate than palpation, a stethoscope or even the patient self-reports, when it comes to recording vibration in the joints. The patterns and the electronic signature of your joints are compared to known standards for healthy joints. This technology also provides important objective (factual) documentation so vitally important in personal injury lawsuits and for filing insurance claims.
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