Activator Technique

If you’re suffering from neck or back pain in Chandler, Maricopa, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, AZ, Dr. John Mettham and Dr. Jazmin Torres at Mountainside Wellness Center provide gentle and effective treatment methods, including the activator technique, to help you find relief.

Achieving Full Adjustment With the Activator Technique in Chandler, Maricopa, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, AZ

Chiropractic adjustments are an incredibly effective treatment method for addressing a variety of issues, including misalignment, spinal compression, muscle tension, injuries, nerve compression, and more. Unfortunately, traditional adjustments do have one major challenge: the body’s reaction to being adjusted.

When you feel your chiropractor positioning their hands to apply force, the muscles naturally tense up. This can put up a sort of wall, preventing the chiropractor from being able to provide a full adjustment.

Even if you try to relax, there is still some level of muscle tension that occurs. Fortunately, the activator technique was designed with this challenge in mind.

What Exactly is the Activator Technique?

The activator technique is a method that uses a specially designed instrument for adjustments. Traditionally, these instruments were spring-loaded but newer models are electronic. In either case, the instrument delivers quick yet low-force pulses to the target area that allows for a very precise adjustment.

The biggest benefit of using the activator technique is that the pulses are so fast that your body doesn’t have time to tense up. Due to that, your muscles do not prevent the controlled force from doing the job it’s meant to do.

Another reason that Dr. Mettham and Dr. Torres provide this treatment at Mountainside Wellness Center is that it is a gentler option than traditional adjustments. There is no twisting of the body, which is something that prevents many people from visiting a chiropractor in the first place. The activator method is great for use on anyone who needs a gentler touch, including pregnant women and older adults.

Often, the activator method is used in conjunction with other treatments. For example, it might be used along with massage therapy, therapeutic exercise, or electrical stimulation. Dr. Mettham and Dr. Torres will work with you to determine the most effective and comfortable treatment plan for your needs.

Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain and can’t find relief or you are searching for a more gentle method of healing in Chandler, Maricopa, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, AZ, let Dr. Mettham and Dr. Torres help you. Schedule an appointment at Mountainside Wellness Center today to discuss the activator technique and other treatment methods by calling (480) 940-7444.

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