What is an activator chiropractor?
In the chiropractic profession, Activator means two distinct things: 1) An adjusting instrument used to manipulate dysfunctioning joints, 2) An assessment procedure using leg-length analysis to determine where, when and when not to perform an adjustment. Patients often confuse the two.
Is activator chiropractic safe?
Activator treatment, an instrument that produces a high-velocity, low-amplitude impact to the spine, is considered especially safe. There are no prior reports of intracerebral hemorrhage resulting from a chiropractic activator treatment.
What does an activator do?
The Activator provides a controlled, quick thrust to the area that is comfortable for the patient. Due to the swiftness of the Activator’s movements, the body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and accurate adjustment.
How does the chiropractic activator tool work?
The activator method used in spinal adjustment can be described as follows: It is a hand-held, spring-loaded instrument that provides low force-impulses to targeted areas. The instrument releases rapid pulses that the muscles aren’t able to tense. Thus the muscles cannot resist the treatment.
Is the activator method good?
The Activator Method is usually considered safe and is used by chiropractors to treat neck and back pain of spinal origin, as well as pain in the extremities.
Is it normal to feel worse after chiropractor?
The short answer is, when you visit a chiropractic clinic, your symptoms may get worse before they get better. While this may sound counterintuitive, this is not a bad thing! In fact, it might mean the treatment is doing its job.
What is the most effective chiropractic technique?
The Gonstead technique, named after its founder, is an adjustment method used to realign the spine. It is known as one of the most precise and effective methods to relieve pain and promote optimal alignment of the spine.