Instrument Treatments: Activator Technique

The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique® is a diagnostic and treatment system used by some chiropractors to treat many types of back pain, neck pain, and headaches (both chronic and migraine).

Unlike most chiropractic treatments, the Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument. This instrument delivers a gentle impulse force to specific areas of the spine. The ultimate goal is to restore motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.

The activator technique is often used as an alternative to the manual spinal manipulation widely known as the HVLA thrust. The Activator technique comes in at a close second to the diversified technique treatment.

The Activator Method is very popular because it offers a virtually pain free treatment to patients. It is also popular because of its speed. The instrument is so quick, that the body’s muscles are less likely to tense in response, thus making the treatment much more effective. Sometimes, when the muscles tense up in response to applied pressure, the body rejects the attempted treatment. However, with the Activator Adjusting Instrument, this isn’t the case.

A leg length analysis may also be performed. Often, chiropractors will check for differences in leg length because this may indicate where vertebral misalignments in the spine are present.

Some chiropractors don’t require a leg length analysis and choose only to use the Activator Adjustment Instrument based on their physical examination findings. Dr. Curtis Potts, your leading Reno Chiropractor, can help you determine what procedures are necessary for your condition(s).

How does the Activator Adjustment Instrument benefit me?

The Activator Adjustment may not be for everyone, but for those who do use it they will find many benefits including:

  • Faster recovery from injury
  • Pain relief
  • Pressure relief
  • Increased flexibility
  • Body is less likely to resist the treatment

The Best Chiropractor in Reno, Nevada

If you’re experiencing back pain, leg pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, or arm pain, contact Dr. Curtis Potts. As a well-known and accredited for chiropractor in northern Nevada, Dr Potts can offer you a drug free solution to your pain. He can also help you determine what your proper treatment will be.

Contact our office today for the best chiropractor in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Curtis Potts is well-rounded and highly educated in neurological chiropractic care. With a history in orthopedic surgery and physical therapy, Dr. Potts has a wealth of knowledge to consider when examining you. Contact our Reno Chiropractor office today at 775-204-1194.