What is a Chiropractic Activator?
The activator is a device that provides extremely targeted forms of manipulations. There are a few different versions of the manipulator, but the most common essentially looks like a device with a trigger. A chiropractor will line up the device on the joint they want to adjust and activate it, causing a speedy manipulation of the area in question. This device is relatively pain-free and low-force, but it is capable of providing effective joint manipulation. Older forms of the device are spring-loaded, so when it is depressed, the spring activates, and this is responsible for the force that an individual feels. However, there are newer devices that are electronic.
How does this method work?
The theory behind the activator is that it provides a high-speed, controlled, and extremely precise method of joint manipulation. If a chiropractor is looking for a very specific type of adjustment, there are instances where it may be preferable to a more traditional adjustment. The use of this method is extremely simple: A chiropractor will simply place the activator at the area in question and activate the trigger. This will cause the device to fire. The person being adjusted will feel a slight pressure but should not feel any pain.
Activator is perfect for those patients who don’t want to hear a pop or crack or get manually adjusted. The fear of any sort of manual adjustment is completely removed. This is the best way to adjust for those who suffer from osteoporosis. Typically, the use of the activator is followed up with an additional examination to determine if the device’s use was successful and what other adjustments may be necessary.
Who is the chiropractic activator treatment for?
Activator treatment is extremely common and one of the better-known ways of a chiropractor providing manipulations for those who are not interested in the traditional chiropractic adjustments. Some chiropractors will use this in addition to any number of methods, but not exclusively. It is believed to be an excellent complement to a variety of treatment protocols and is the adjustment technique of choice for patients that have osteoporosis.
If you are in pain or looking for relief, there is no need to wait. Contact our chiropractors today, and work with them on finding an appropriate chiropractic treatment method that can help you start your journey towards finding relief.