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what is an activator procedure at the chiropractic office?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
"hi-tech" hands-on..: Activator procedures are used to "chiropractically" adjust your spine with the assistance of an "activator"(which is a device that through spring tension delivers a "push" to the area). This is a form of 'manual medicine'. As with all chiropractors; only utilize those whom have a good rep; or you know is highly spoken of; let the buyer beware applies here.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Powered massage: As if the deep, powerful and dangerous manipulation called thrusting is not enough (and it can be dangerous in itself) some chiros add the risk of a powered massage with a gadget that puts extra energy into their manipulations. This increases the risk of injury and should be avoided, especially in the neck area.
Answered on Mar 12, 2012

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