Advances in technology have made it possible for chiropractors to offer effective treatment for people with back pain. With refined diagnostic imaging techniques, chiropractic techniques are no longer a do-and-see-what-happens game. They not only make chiropractic techniques effective, but they also significantly decrease the chances of injury, something that makes them ideal for anyone who is suffering from back pain.
Things get even better with the activator method. With this technique, a chiropractor uses an Activator Adjustment Instrument - a small hand-held device that is used to deliver targeted force on the affected joint or spinal vertebra. And it is the use of this device that gives this technique all the advantages of chiropractic practice without the usual accompanying risks. Here is why opting for the activator chiropractic technique is bound to give you all the best results.
The low-force impulse advantage
At the heart of chiropractic techniques is the belief that body pain, especially back pain, usually occurs as a result of misalignment in the musculoskeletal structure of a patient. And getting these structures in their right place provides the body with the keys necessary to heal itself and thus dispensing with the need to unnecessary pump a patient's body with drugs that usually have long-term negative effects on a patient.
And while most chiropractors are trained well enough to perform most techniques perfectly, accidents do happen. This is because spinal and vertebrae manipulation is a complex process. Doing it manually does not shield a patient from likely missteps.
However, the use of the Activator Adjusting Instrument gives the chiropractor more control. This is because the chiropractor can be able to use less force, and depending on the patient's response, he or she can then adjust his or her manipulation strategy. This reduces the risks of injury.
The reaction time advantage
The activator adjusting system is quick when it comes to applying the thrust necessary for spinal or vertebrae manipulation. This usually increases the effectiveness of chiropractic sessions. This is so because its speed usually denies the muscles around the targeted area time to tense up – something that is common when using manual manipulation. It bypasses the muscle-flinch barrier, something that gives it an effectiveness edge when compared to traditional chiropractic techniques. This effectiveness usually means faster recovery and less therapy sessions for a patient.
Targeted delivery advantage
Most chiropractic routines call for bending joint movement or the application of force on wider surfaces. This increases the risks of accidental misalignment of parts that are adjacent to the misaligned surface. However, with the use of an Activator Adjusting Instrument, a chiropractor is able to target the affected areas with more precision, thus reducing the chances of injury of adjacent nerves and muscles.