• Dr. Monica Ngo

The Activator Chiropractic Technique

Updated: Jan 27

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What is the definition of an activator?


This is a spring-loaded device that sends a low-force impulse, to generate movement, restore motion and increase function.


What is the activator technique and how does it work?


The surrounding muscles and tendons attached to the joint can stiffen causing a painful sensation.


Is it a painful experience?


No, because the activator generates such a low force, it is painless. We can control how much force is applied to the joint with the activator. Many chiropractors use it to treat neck, back and extremity pain. It's a manual manipulation.

Types of people who can benefit Anyone can benefit from the activator technique, particularly:

  • Elderly

  • Families with young children

  • Pregnant women

  • Patients looking for a less invasive option to the manual adjustment




Advantages of using an activator


The activator restores mobility to a specific joint on the body, and it can be used in other ways too. One of its numerous advantages is that its spring-loaded system produces low-force impulses and therefore it is:


  • Gentle on the spine and joints. It's especially beneficial for patients who are pregnant, have arthritis, or have osteoporosis.

  • Precise. The activator can target a specific location to restore mobility while also reducing inflammation and stiffness.

  • Painless. It's safe to use on elderly patients as well as children.

  • Over time, it helps to maintain joint stability. This instrument's speed treats joints without causing muscle tensing, which can help joints and ligaments stay stable.

  • Effective for special circumstances. The activator approach works


To find out more about how the activator technique can benefit you, visit Unity Spine and Health online or call us at (226) 223-2437 today.


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