If you have pain or other health problems, a chiropractic adjustment may help. With the Activator Methods technique, your chiropractor works with a handheld, spring-loaded instrument. It has a rubber tip that provides a gentle thrust. It's used to manipulate your joints. This can help align your vertebrae properly. It can help relieve pressure on nerves.
During the adjustment, the chiropractor places the tip of the activator against a joint and squeezes the handle. This causes the rubber tip to tap gently against the joint. The activator delivers a controlled, low-force thrust. You'll feel it as a gentle pulse. Your chiropractor may use the activator to tap multiple points along your spine, your pelvis and other problem areas.
Chiropractic adjustment is a safe form of care. It can help relieve many types of pain, and it can help improve your range of motion. You may benefit from a continuing care plan. Your chiropractor can create a plan that is right for your needs.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.