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Low Force Activator Instrument Adjusting

At Hancock Healthcare Group, we know that no one treatment method is right for everyone.

Chiropractic care is a unique treatment method that involves building a trusting relationship between your chiropractor, but also one that involves really getting to know you on a much deeper level. Not everyone is going to be the right candidate for treatment methods such as spinal decompression or manual traction. However, low-force chiropractic care is an option that many would benefit from.

Low-force chiropractic care is considered a much gentler approach to chiropractic treatment. However, its primary purpose is still to manipulate the body/spine to either restore or enhance joint function.

Often referred to as spinal mobilization, low-force chiropractic care is often chosen for those who:

  • Request it – some people prefer this method over spinal manipulation
  • Have a sensitive nervous system and require a gentler approach to an adjustment
  • Are experiencing severe pain before their adjustment
  • Are overweight
  • Have a condition that doesn’t suit spinal manipulation, such as those with advanced osteoporosis

Low-force chiropractic methods provide the relief you need in a much less intimidating way. So, if you’ve never seen a chiropractor in the past, this is an excellent way to introduce yourself to the practice and its many benefits.

Instrument Adjusting with Low-Force Chiropractic

Instrument adjusting is a chiropractic care option that utilizes a small hand tool to make precise adjustments.

Low-force chiropractic care includes the use of advanced technology and various instruments to help deliver both gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities to not only relieve your pain but help restore the function of your joints as well.

Low-Force Chiropractic: What is the Activator Method?

While there are many tools available for use in a chiropractor’s office, one of the most effective tools is known as an Activator Instrument. An Activator Instrument is a spring-loaded, handheld device that allows a chiropractor to provide a high-speed, low-force impulse to a specific point or joints of the spine.

Since the Activator Method focuses on very precise spots, in many cases you will experience noticeable relief from your first treatment. However, since it doesn’t put your joints/body into any compromising positions, you can rest assured that you're getting the treatment you need.

Low-Force Chiropractic in Cape Coral, FL

If you are experiencing pain and tension anywhere in your body or noticing a reduction in the range of motion in your extremities, then you may be an ideal candidate for low-force chiropractic care and/or instrument adjusting.

To learn more about the low-force chiropractic methods utilized at Hancock Healthcare Group, contact us today or call our office at (239) 574-5559.

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Dr. Johnson came highly recommended to me by a friend due to the terrible amount of back pain I was having. I had overworked myself and had a hard time even walking upright. After my very first visit, I was able to stand and walk normally and with much less pain. By the end of week one of treatment with Dr. Johnson, I am virtual back to normal and pain free! I would recommend Dr. Johnson’s office to anyone I know. Very professional, and caring people there! Plus his use of The Activator makes the whole process painless.” Rebecca M.