Chiropractors use various techniques and therapies to help treat patients for their illnesses, ailments, pain, and discomfort. One treatment used is the activator method, a form of manual manipulation used by a chiropractor to treat neck and back pain and various extremity complaints. This chiropractic care treatment uses an activator adjusting instrument with a high velocity, low amplitude thrusting motion to realign the spinal column. To learn more about the activator method, speak with a chiropractor at Athena Chiropractic in Wilmington, DE. We will show you the small, hand-held instrument and how it can help with neck and back pain.
Why does Our Chiropractor use the Activator Technique?
The activator technique is a chiropractic technique that uses a spring-loaded, hand-held mechanical instrument to adjust the spine. The tool allows the chiropractor to provide low-force, quick impulses at specific points along the spinal column, helping realign the body and providing patients with pain relief.
How Can Our Chiropractor Help with Pain Management?
Seeing a chiropractor for pain management gives patients an alternative to traditional medical care options. Additionally, chiropractic care is non-surgical and non-addictive, allowing patients to experience pain relief while helping the body naturally heal itself. Before starting treatment, the chiropractor will conduct an evaluation, which includes a physical exam, a discussion of your medical history, and diagnostic tests, such as an X-ray or CT scan.
Once a diagnosis is determined, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan to provide pain relief by targeting the root cause of the pain without masking the symptoms with prescription pain medications. The chiropractic care plan may also include the use of the Activator Methods.
What Are the Benefits of the Activator Technique?
Chiropractic care patients experience various benefits to seeing a chiropractor, and using the activator method to correct spinal misalignments can provide patients with additional benefits. Some benefits patients experience when their chiropractor uses the activator technique may include restoring proper function, increasing range of motion, reducing inflammation, eliminating joint stiffness, and alleviating pain. However, the activator method also helps remove nerve blockages, which can cause discomfort and pain.
Call Our Chiropractor
We understand there is no one-fits-all chiropractic care method. Instead, we work to create individual treatment plans based on symptoms and the condition's root cause. Before agreeing to undergo chiropractic care treatment using the activator method, call us at Athena Chiropractic in Wilmington, DE. We will discuss your concerns, demonstrate how the tool is used, and share the benefits of receiving this type of treatment. Call our office at (302) 543-4227 to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors.