Living with back or neck pain doesn’t have to be your reality. There are dozens of chiropractic techniques that can reduce your pain and help you feel better. For example, you may find relief from your pain with the chiropractor activator method, which is a technique offered at the Back & Neck Pain Center in Clearwater, Florida. This technique delivers low-force, gentle pressure to the spinal vertebrae, making it a great option for patients with inflammation who may find hands-on spinal manipulation too painful.
The spine is a delicate part of the body with the four main components consisting of vertebrae, joints, nerves, and discs. In a healthy spine, all four components are aligned as they should be. However, it is not uncommon for a vertebra or joint to shift out of alignment. This may be due to a recent injury, a car accident, or a fall, or because of lifestyle factors such as stress, weight gain, or poor posture. When a vertebra or joint shifts out of alignment, it can irritate and/or compress nerve roots, causing back or neck pain.
The chiropractor activator method involves using a small, handheld device called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver targeted, gentle impulses to the vertebrae and the joints that connect them. These impulses can improve the function of the vertebra thus relieving pressure on the spine and surrounding nerves.
If you are experiencing back or neck pain and would like to learn more about the chiropractor activator method, Dr. Venis at Back & Neck Pain Center would be happy to discuss this technique with you. An experienced chiropractor, Dr. Venis has been helping patients of all ages find relief from their pain since 1982. He often recommends this treatment method for patients with severe inflammation or those who may be sensitive to pain, such as children or individuals with arthritis.
After discussing your symptoms and evaluating your spine (often via imaging tests), Dr. Venis will recommend a treatment plan that is individualized to your needs.
To schedule an appointment at Back & Neck Pain Center and to learn more about the chiropractor activator technique, contact us today at (727) 726-4743. You can also fill out our online form and we’ll be in touch shortly.