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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. The main form of chiropractic treatment consists of aligning joints of the spine and extremities; this is called an adjustment. Adjustments facilitate proper joint function and mobility, decreasing pain and improving overall health function.


What is Activator Chiropractic?


Activator is a chiropractic technique in which chiropractors use

a mechanical instrument (called an Activator) to administer chiropractic

adjustments to the spine and extremities to help relieve pain and improve

musculoskeletal and nervous system function. Activator also utilizes an

analysis protocol that helps your chiropractor determine where an

adjustment is needed. This makes the Activator technique very thorough

and specific.






What is the Activator Instrument Like?


The Activator is a hand-held instrument that looks like a small pogo stick. It was designed by M.I.T. engineers to give consistent, low-force, high-speed adjustments. Low force, high-speed means gentle!



What is an Activator Adjustment Like?


During an office visit, you lay face down on a special chiropractic table.

Your chiropractor will palpate (feel) all or part of your spine and involved

extremities. You may be asked to perform various motions (for example,

"raise your arm") that helps indicated where there is a problem.

Your chiropractor then places the tip of the activator instrument on the

part(s) of your back, neck, or extremity that needs to be adjusted and

administers the adjustment. You will hear a "click" from the Activator, but

there is no cracking, popping, or twisting of your body. You will feel

some pressure where the adjustment is administered, but generally there

is no pain. That's it! Simple, fast, gentle treatment for pain relief and

improved health!



Is There A Difference Between Activator and Traditional Chiropractic Adjustments?


Both types of adjustments correct misalignments of the spine and extremities. The Activator analysis is more thorough and specific, and Activator adjustments are generally more gentle and comfortable.


What Are The Benefits of Activator Adjustments?


  • Pain Relief

  • Reduction of Muscle Spasm

  • Reduction of Inflammation

  • Improved Joint Mobility and Function

  • Improved nervous system function which controls all organs and body functions, including the immune system

  • Gentleness, comfort, ease of administration

  • Thorough analysis and precise adjustments

  • Extensive research supporting technique

  • Ideal for anyone, including seniors and children



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