Our activator/instrument assisted adjustment is an excellent alternative for patients who are not able to be adjusted via conventional chiropractic adjustments. The activator or instrument-assisted adjustor is a small tool that is used during an adjustment as a more indirect means of providing chiropractic treatment. This special instrument gently administers small pulses of pressure, designed to shift the misaligned vertebrae back into its normal position, thereby increasing the level of mobility and comfort in the neck and spine. The small, hand-held instrument used in activator or instrument assisted adjustments is spring-loaded, allowing it to apply the quick exertions of pressure necessary to encourage healing in the spine.
Part of this method’s great efficiency is its quickness. Because it works so fast, there is little time for the spine to tense up in response, which would otherwise make adjustment more difficult. The activator method is used on specific parts of the spine in order to increase your daily comfort and prevent future complications. The hand-held instrument makes it even easier for specific problem areas to be focused on quickly and effectively. Activator adjustments can be used as a treatment method for a whole host of common issues, including back pain, neck pain, and even headaches. It is one of the most highly utilized treatments today, and many patients have seen significant relief as a result. Some patients prefer this method compared to the traditional adjustment method.
Here’s what you can expect from this method: