The Activator Method chiropractic technique is a manual manipulation treatment method that uses a hand-held, mechanical instrument for treating back and neck pain.
Chiropractic is a health profession focused on treating spinal and musculoskeletal problems primarily through manual manipulation. A chiropractor does not prescribe medication, but relies on a variety of manual therapies, including spinal manipulation, mobilization, and adjunctive therapies, to improve function and provide pain relief.
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When performed by a qualified medical professional on an appropriately selected patient, the Activator Method is relatively safe.
Activator Method Practitioners
Activator Method: What to Expect
The Activator Method treatment typically begins with the lower back and progresses toward the head, targeting each spinal level individually.
Since its inception in 1895, the chiropractic profession has provided treatment for patients with back pain, neck pain and headache.
Chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae, with the objective of reducing the subluxation and providing effective pain relief.
Chiropractic and Osteopathic
Chiropractic and osteopathic medicine represent more conservative treatment options for patients with back pain and neck pain.
Upper back pain can affect all age groups. Learn the common sources of upper back dysfunction and commonly accepted treatments used by chiropractors.
Chiropractic diagnosis of lower back pain is guided by a "triage" concept that classifies the symptoms into one of three categories: potentially serious, sciatica or non-specific.