An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care that is the world’s most widely used instrument adjustment chiropractic technique. The Activator method of adjustment is different from traditional chiropractic care. The specially designed instrument delivers a precise, low-force thrust that is gentle enough for even young children and seniors. Our chiropractors have completed specialized training in the use of the Activator Methods for the conservative management of pain, injury treatment and recovery, and whole body health. We recommend the Activator Method for relieving low back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain caused by a pinched nerve, as well as other chronic pain conditions.
The Activator Method uses a spring-loaded instrument known as the “activator adjusting” instrument to bring correct alignment back to the spine. When the spine is out of alignment, the body is at risk for injury and pain. Misalignment or dysfunction in a joint interferes with the body’s nervous system. By restoring correct alignment back to the spine, our chiropractor alleviates nerve compression and reduces nerve dysfunction for drug-free pain management.
The Activator adjusting instrument applies a consistent, low-force thrust at a high speed to the subluxation area being treated. When compared with hands-on adjustments, the force of the thrust applied with the Activator adjusting instrument, is lighter, but much quicker than any adjustment or manipulation that could be delivered by hand. This means that the force is delivered before the body has a chance to tense up any muscles to resist the adjustment. Consequently, the faster delivery means that a lower force is necessary and is therefore a more gentle adjustment alternative. Developed specifically to deliver a safe and gentle adjustment to patients, the Activator Methods is safe for use with patients of all ages, including children and seniors.
The Activator Instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers. It is now considered to be the world’s most widely used chiropractic adjustment technique. It is the only instrument adjusting technique with a record of success supported by clinical trials.
At Bankers Hall Chiropractic, our Calgary chiropractic care team has had significant success treating patients with the Activator Adjustment technique. This includes individuals struggling with pain due to a pinched nerve or herniated disc. For these patients, as long as the spine remains out of alignment, the pain will persist. By restoring correct alignment to the spine, our Calgary chiropractor is able to relieve nerve compression for drug-free pain management.
Our Alberta chiropractors understand that every patient experiences pain differently. That’s why our approach to care is fully personalized to meet each patient’s unique pain relief and injury recovery needs. In addition to Activator Instrument adjustments, our chiropractor may also recommend complementary treatment such as Active Release Therapy, Diversified Adjustment technique, and shockwave therapy for enhanced pain relief.
Are you a good candidate for Activator Adjustments treatment? For more information, contact our Calgary chiropractors today at (403) 243-0111.