Chiropractic is the branch of health care that focuses on the spinal column and its relationship to a properly functioning nervous system. The spine protects the spinal cord and nerve roots so the brain can properly relay messages to different parts of the body. However, a vertebra can lose normal motion or position through physical, emotional, or chemical stresses on the body. This can affect proper nerve function, causing a variety of symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle aching. This condition is known as the “Vertebral Subluxation Complex,” or simply “Subluxation.”
Chiropractors restore proper spinal motion through chiropractic adjustment, which consists of physically moving the vertebra back into position. At AHC, we use the Activator Methods technique, which involves using a hand held, spring loaded instrument to perform the adjustment. It is gentle, very effective and the patient does not hear any “cracking or popping.” Once the nerve interference is removed, the body can begin to function normally again.
Activator is one of the most well-researched techniques in Chiropractic. Click here to see the research.