After being stuck at home for over a year, many Americans are struggling with debilitating back pain and are seeking chiropractic care for relief.
However, if you have never seen a chiropractor before, the fear of the unknown can be pretty nerve-racking —especially during COVID while doctor’s offices are an absolute last resort. Many people today are looking for alternative chiropractic types of spinal adjustment and there are various types of chiropractic techniques to choose from for pain relief. One option is non-force chiropractic
Understanding non-force chiropractic
This type of care is FDA-approved and is the most researched type of chiropractic procedure out there. But what exactly is it?
Non-force chiropractic care utilizes the “activator method,” which involves a spring-loaded-handheld tool [CJ4] called the “Activator V” as an alternative to the violent twisting and popping that most people associate with chiropractic care.
The Activator V applies low-force impulses at high speeds to individualized locations on the spine, allowing energy to flow evenly throughout your entire body. With a simple touch of a button, this tool produces an electronic thrust of pressure to generate a force wave that deeply penetrates the spine without causing pain.
This type of treatment is often preferred over traditional chiropractic for a variety of reasons. For starters, it is:
- Extremely low risk
- Fast-acting, thanks to the controlled force and speed of the Activator V
Activator V’s high speed is vital because it gives your muscles less time to resist treatment and tense up. This lack of resistance can be the difference between a non-effective and effective treatment.
Alongside its speed, controlled force of the instrument is also paramount because it allows for localized pain treatment without the need to bend or twist the joint.
The difference between traditional chiropractic and non-force chiropractic
Pain is just a symptom of a much larger issue within the body. Most traditional chiropractors only focus on this symptom, attempting to alleviate pain by popping and cracking your back without actually looking to solve the root of the problem. Non-force chiropractors
, on the other hand, don’t just focus on pain—they focus on its underlying causes. By utilizing the activator method in particular, these chiropractors are able to activate the involved nerve pathway, allowing the natural flow of communication to occur, and initiating healing.
The proof in the pudding
Still skeptical? No worries.
Since the creation of Activator Methods International in 1967, studies have been (and still are) being conducted to prove the effectiveness of the Activator V. Check out the most recent research here
Think you want to try non-force chiropractic care to get back pain relief without any forceful manipulation of your spine and neck? Talk to your local chiropractor to see if this treatment is available for you.
Updated: June 5, 2021