What is Activator Method and how does it work?
The Activator Method, is a chiropractic adjustment tool used to perform a specific adjustment that is designed to alleviate dysfunction in the joints restore proper movement and function to the affected area. The method uses a specialized hand-held instrument, the Activator it delivers a high-speed/low-force impulse to the targeted joint or area.
This method is considered to be a gentle and low-force technique, making it suitable for patients who may be uncomfortable with or unable to tolerate traditional manual adjustments. It is often used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including neck pain, back pain, headaches, and joint pain.
Activator adjusting works by stimulating the body’s nerves inside the joints and to ultimately bring proper alignment of the affected joint. This can help to reduce pain, improve mobility, and promote healing.
Here are Pro Active Chiropractic we are dedicated to maintaining your body’s proper function and therefore your quality of life. If you are in need of chiropractic care but are in too much pain for or are uncomfortable with manual adjustments, contact Pro Active Chiropractic for activator method chiropractic care.
What is an activator adjusting instrument?
An activator adjusting instrument is a small, handheld device used by our chiropractor to deliver a specific, low-force “gentle” impulse to the spine or other joints in the body. This instrument uses a spring-loaded mechanism to deliver the impulse, which is triggered by a button or lever on the device.
The impulse is intended to adjust the joint and improve alignment without causing stress on the surrounding muscles and tissues. The impulse delivered by the activator is intended to be quick and precise, typically taking only a fraction of a second to administer. The force delivered by the activator is less than the force that can be generated by the manual adjustments by the chiropractor.
Dr. Unverferth may also use it as an alternative to traditional manual adjustments, particularly for patients who may be sensitive to more forceful techniques.