Many people think that chiropractic care consists of just popping, cracking, and moving things back into place. In many cases, this is what you’ll likely find when you visit your chiropractor. However, there are methods of helping to provide you with longer-lasting relief that does not rely on these techniques. The Activator Method is one such technique that Dr. Greenslade uses to help provide you with relief without the unsettling popping and cracking.
What Is The Activator Method?
The Activator Method is a method of chiropractic care that utilizes a hand-held device designed to pinpoint the exact point of the problem, and offer a quick, low-force impulse at specific points to help provide relief. This differs from traditional manual adjustments in that the impulse created by the device is so fast, that the body does not have time to react to it. This means that muscles will not tense up, which reduces the possibility of complications at the site of the adjustment.
What’s Wrong With Traditional Manual Adjustments?
While there’s nothing wrong with it, the traditional method of popping and cracking creates a very different effect in your body to help relieve your symptoms. With the traditional technique, the popping and cracking means of adjustment releases nitrogen into your body which puts your body into a mode as if it had just sustained an injury.
Thinking that you’ve been injured, your body will release endorphins to help manage the trauma, which is why popping and cracking joints feels so good after it happens. There is also the issue of muscles tensing up and possibly causing complications with this method as well.