Activator (Low Force) Method
At CORE Health Centers, we utilize different techniques and methods for performing chiropractic adjustments. One of those techniques is the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique, which is a diagnostic and treatment system that allows our chiropractors to diagnose and treat many types of back pain, neck pain, and headaches, both chronic headaches and migraines. The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to delivers a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.
What is the Activator Method?
The Activator Method is an alternative method to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation, known as the high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust. The Activator Adjusting Instrument is reported to be the most common therapeutic intervention used by chiropractors.
There are two advantages of using an Activator instrument in a chiropractic adjustment. The first is based on the speed of the device. The Activator instrument is so quick that the body's muscles are less likely to tense in response, and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance can facilitate the treatment effectiveness. The second is that the applied force from the Activator is localized and does not add any additional torque or bending movement to the other vertebrae surrounding the specific joint.
At CORE Health Centers, we provide chiropractic solutions for a wide variety of pain, chronic pain, and other related symptoms. Our techniques used in our chiropractic adjustments services, including the Activator Method or low force method, are designed to provide a non-narcotic, non-surgical solutions to pain relief. If your daily life is being affected by symptoms from an auto accident, stress, or other chronic pains, the team at CORE Health Centers of Ashland KY is here to help you find relief and get you on the road to a pain free life.
When a patient has a subluxation, chiropractic adjustment can be used to correct the misalignment, which in turn helps enhance joint mobility, reduce pain, reduce muscle spasm, and reduce nerve irritation or impingement. At CORE Health Centers, patients are able to receive full evaluations, diagnostic testing, x-rays, treatments, therapies, and more all in one convenient location. Don’t suffer needlessly. If you suffer with any painful conditions, we strongly suggest that you schedule a complete pain assessment at any one of our convenient CORE Health Centers of Ashland KY location today.