Adjustments and Manipulation

The most common chiropractic treatment for back pain is an adjustment, sometimes referred to as a chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. There is a generalized systemic reaction from the muscular system to the central nervous system when vertebrae move out of position. Our nerves, immune systems, and intellect cannot perform at their greatest level without appropriate alignment and flow.

Joint pressure is relieved, inflammation is reduced, and nerve function is improved by chiropractic adjustments. Since the ancient Greek Hippocrates described manipulative methods in his writings back in 1500 B.C., they have been a widely accepted kind of therapy. These days, chiropractic adjustments are even utilized to treat allergies, headaches, and menstrual cramps.

For people who are resistant to manual adjusting, Dr. Ketteler is a former adjunct professor for the activator method, which uses low force and no twisting or turning.

What is the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique?

The Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT), which was developed after 35 years of empirical study and 15 years of clinical research, uses the most recent developments in orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examinations to look for joint dysfunction in the spinal column and extremities for better patient care. A constant low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustment is performed by AMCT using the Activator Adjusting Instrument.

AMCT is the most extensively utilized method worldwide, with over 35,000 clinicians trained in it and 2,100 of them Proficiency Rated—a testimonial to low force patient satisfaction.

What Happens During an Adjustment?

The patient lies facedown on a treatment table during an average adjustment. The patient’s problem areas are specifically treated utilizing a low-force and extremely exact amount of pressure using a hand-held device called an “activator” to eliminate nerve interference and enable open communication between the brain and all systems of the body.

In the end, it enables the body to heal itself the way it was intended to.

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