Since 1967, and founded on the principles of clinical research, the world’s most popular instrument adjusting technique has been the Activator Method. With this gentle, quick instrument the patient receives the force needed to correct the alignment of the joints without any twisting or turning of the body.
A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for correcting imbalance in the joints and nervous system.
Spinal adjustments relieve pressure on joints, reduces inflammation, and improve nerve function. It has been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. Today, spinal adjustments are known for helping back and neck pain but millions have also benefited for conditions such as radiating leg pain, tingling in the hands and headaches.
How Does A Spinal Adjustment Work?
There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Some practitioners may use force and twisting, while other techniques are more gentle. Regardless of how they are performed, these techniques are intended to restore or enhance joint function with the objectives of restoring proper nerve and joint function, reducing pain and resolving joint inflammation. In our office we use the gentle, specific Activator Instrument technique.
When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak.
Overall, spinal adjustments and manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level and without discomfort. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do.