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Activator Chiropractic Adjustment

Evolved over 35 years of empirical study and 15 years of clinical research, the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique uses the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations to seek joint dysfunction in the spinal column and extremities for improved patient care. Because of its effectiveness and gentle nature, the Activator Method has grown to become the world’s most widely used instrument chiropractic adjustment.

How does the Activator chiropractic adjustment work?

Restoring spinal balance safely and successfully has been the driving force behind the Activator chiropractic adjustment. This chiropractic treatment utilizes specific protocols to detect spinal joint dysfunction, analyze leg length inequality, identify issues with body mechanics, and test neurological reflexes. By analyzing results of these examinations, an Activator doctor can initiate the process of restoring spinal balance in the patient, gently and effectively. The Activator Adjusting Instrument is the tool more doctors choose to deliver low-force chiropractic adjustments. This unique hand-held instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers, and was designed to give patients a specific and gentle chiropractic adjustment. The Activator provides a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient.  In fact, adjustments with the Activator are so quick and measured, the body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and accurate adjustment.

Is the Activator chiropractic adjustment right for you?

The low-force thrust of the Activator, and the doctor’s ability to pin point the exact location of the problem, can relieve your pain without any discomfort, cracking or popping usually experienced with traditional manual adjustments.  The Activator chiropractic treatment is so quick and comfortable, even children often look forward to their next visit.  Pregnant patients and older patients with bone-weakening conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis particularly find comfort with the gentle nature of an Activator adjustment over traditional methods.

How frequently will you need Activator chiropractic treatment?

As your partner in health care, we are committed to your general good health. Though some believe that chiropractic care is intended to relieve neck and back pain, it has far-reaching benefits.  A wide variety of health problems stem from spinal imbalance and dysfunction of the spinal joint and nervous system.  Everyday living, stress and old injuries can cause vertebrae to lose their proper position or motion.  The dysfunction can irritate your nervous system, causing pain and nerve interference throughout the body.  By restoring spinal balance, chiropractic care aids the body in healing itself. Frequency of adjustments varies greatly among patients, depending on the severity and duration or your condition, along with the state of your general health.  Once proper alignment is achieved, occasional adjustments are recommended to maintain spinal health.  Similar to routine dental cleanings, or physical examinations, occasional visits to a chiropractor helps prevent back, neck and joint conditions.

Dr. Winchell has earned the highest level of Activator certification, 16 years straight.

Activator requires their certified doctors to re-credential every year to ensure that the Activator technique is applied with the latest advances in technology, science and practical application.  Upon completion of their re-education course, a written and practical exam is performed.  Dr. Winchell has consistently passed his proficiency exams with the highest scores, earning him an Advanced Proficiency rating for 16 years straight.  With the precise delivery of the Activator low-force technique, and an Advanced Proficiency rated doctor who always strives for the best for his patients, you can feel confident that you are getting the best chiropractic adjustment with Dr. Winchell.

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