Chiropractic Activator Procedure

People go to see the chiropractor because their spine or other parts of their body are not aligned properly and they are in pain because of it. However, the methods that are used to realign it all can be forceful and just looking at someone else having the treatment done is painful enough for us. That is why so many chiropractors have been making use of the chiropractic activator method.

The good thing about using this tool is that it is less intrusive and it helps to make treatments more comfortable for the patient. It is also the best thing to use when the doctor is working on a child who cannot lie still for more than a minute.

The Procedure

Before performing the chiropractic activator procedure the doctor is going to take a look at what he is working with. He is going to take the time to look at leg length, nerve response, and spinal misalignment. Many will also take x-rays to make sure you do not have underlying problems that could be made worse if they work on the wrong area. This will help them to know what type of adjustments need to be made.

They are going to discuss with you what is wrong, what areas need to be worked on, and what they are going to do. When they are done speaking with you, the doctor will ask you to lie down. From there they will use the activator to apply the necessary pressure and to realign the spine. This process is quick and it applies just enough pressure so that it is not terribly uncomfortable.

What It Treats

This method is great at treating people who have trouble with a variety of problems including:

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Lower back pain
  • Whiplash
  • Disc problems
  • Knee pain
  • Headaches