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Find Relief from Back Pain with Activator Adjusting

Our downtown Toronto chiropractor, Dr. Brian Dower, works with patients from all walks of life, suffering from all manner of chronic pain conditions. Like many chiropractors, Dr. Dower can use the Activator adjusting technique to help many patients achieve relief from pain and restored mobility.

The Activator technique is one of the most popular adjusting techniques used in chiropractic. It was developed by Dr. Arlan Fuhr in 1967, and the first Activator Adjusting Instrument was patented by Activator Methods International, Inc. in 1978. Today, roughly 40 percent of Canadian chiropractors use the Activator adjusting technique, and the technique is also popular abroad in such countries Australia, the United States, and New Zealand.


Activator Adjusting in Downtown Toronto

activator adjusterOur chiropractor can use Activator adjusting to treat numerous types of neck and back pain, as well as headaches and pain in the joints. The Activator adjusting technique uses a small handheld device called an Activator Adjusting Instrument to administer a low-velocity, gentle pulse of pressure to a specific area. The Activator Adjusting Instrument is typically used to apply force to tissue alongside affected joints, but the force may sometimes be applied directly to the joint itself.

The Activator adjusting technique is one of the gentlest methods of chiropractic. It is ideal for patients who want to benefit from chiropractic but also desire a very smooth adjustment. The Activator Adjusting Instrument does its work quickly, so quickly that the patient's body does not have a chance to put up muscle resistance that can impair the beneficial effects of the adjustment. Researchers believe that the lack of muscle resistance may be one of the things that make the Activator adjusting technique so effective.

Another benefit of the Activator technique is its precision. The Activator Adjusting Instrument can deliver a precise and measured amount of force to a very specific area. That means the force is applied right to the area that most needs the adjustment. There is no need to apply any more force than necessary.

A third benefit of the Activator technique is that the adjustments produced with an Activator Adjusting Instrument are perfectly replicable. With the help of Activator Adjusting Instrument, Dr. Dower can administer the exact same amount of force to the exact same areas each time a patient is adjusted. This allows chiropractors like Dr. Dower to form a more complete picture of a patient's progress and administer more focused, precise treatment that produces unvarying results. 

You may begin to see results after your very first Activator adjustment. Most patients need a series of adjustments over two to six weeks to achieve complete relief from symptoms.

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