Manual Chiropractic Adjustment:
A chiropractic manual adjustment typically involves:
A high velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to a vertebra
An accompanying, audible release of gas (joint cavitation) that is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which releases joint pressure (cavitation)
The Activator Method:
The Activator Method uses an instrument to provide a chiropractic adjustment. It has been in use since 1967, and over the years the instrument and method has been fine tuned to offer individuals with more accurate chiropractic care. Using an instrument following this method allows chiropractor to make very precise adjustments. For neck injuries involving the smallest vertebrae of the upper spine also known as cervical vertebrae, the Activator Method is highly beneficial.