What Is the Activator Method?
Advanced Chiropractic Care in Chesapeake
Today’s chiropractor makes full use of modern methods and technologies to help relieve pain and promote health. That is why here at Chesapeake Natural Pain Management & Chiropractic, we offer the Activator Method, an advanced mechanical manipulation technique, in addition to traditional adjustments and other therapies. But what is so special and effective about this method -- and is it the right solution for you?
The technique uses quick (on the order of 3 milliseconds), low-force impulses administered to the spine by a handheld device called an Activator. It is a method of adjusting the spinal vertebrae to a very tiny degree, allowing subluxations (misalignments) to be corrected as subtly as possible, preventing the possibility of injury or discomfort. Our patients feel no pain whatsoever from this technique, and it is safe for just about anyone, including pregnant women, the very young and the very old. The fact that it takes place so quickly means that restless children have no problem remaining still for it. Since its development by Dr. Arlan Fuhr in the 1960s, it has grown in popularity to become the most widely-used low-force adjustment method among chiropractors worldwide.
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So, how do you go about “getting activated?” One of the first things we do in administering this technique is to have you lie down on a table so we can perform muscle tests to detect whether both legs appear balanced. A functional imbalance indicates a spinal problem that we can address with an activator, thus relieving back pain or other issues caused by a pinched nerve. We can also use this technique to treat neck pain, migraine headaches, arthritis and other joint conditions. If these aches and pains sound all too familiar to you, you might be an ideal candidate for this time-tested adjustment method. Contact our Chesapeake office today and schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Santjer. Sometimes the tiniest adjustments make all the difference!
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