Activator Technique

Josh G Biberdorf, DC -  - Chiropractor

Mountain View Chiropractic

Josh G Biberdorf, DC

Chiropractor located in Rapid City, SD

If you suffer from lower back pain, neck pain, or frequent headaches, and you want to address these problems naturally without medication, you may want to consider chiropractic treatment with the Activator Technique. At Mountain View Chiropractic in Rapid City, South Dakota, Josh Biberdorf, DC, is the only chiropractor in the area who offers chiropractic treatment with the Activator Adjusting Instrument. To learn more about this safe, effective means of treatment, call the office or click the online booking tool to make an appointment today.

Activator Technique

What is the Activator Technique?

The Activator Technique or the Activator MethodⓇ is a noninvasive, non-chemical chiropractic treatment used to treat and relieve back pain, neck pain, and headaches. For the Activator Method, Dr. Biberdorf at Mountain View Chiropractic uses a tool called an Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver gentle force to your spine, vertebrae, and joints.

The Activator Technique is a pain-free alternative to traditional manual spinal manipulation, meaning there’s no popping, cracking, or discomfort involved. 

How does the Activator Technique work?

The Activator Technique uses a handheld tool known as an Activator Adjusting Instrument. Dr. Biberdorf holds the activator in his hand, which is spring-loaded. During treatment, he examines your spine, neck, and joints and uses the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver quick, low-force bursts of pressure to various points on your body. 

Because the instrument delivers pressure quickly, your muscles are less likely to tense up in response. As a result, it’s considered generally more effective than traditional spinal manipulation. In addition, the tool applies localized force, meaning it never torques or bends the treated joints. 

When was the Activator Method invented?

Chiropractor Arlan Fuhr developed the Activator Method in 1967. He patented the first Activator Adjustment Instrument over a decade later in 1978. Currently, there are four different types of activator instrument, but the Activator IV is most popular and what Dr. Biderdorf uses. 

Will I benefit from the Activator Technique?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for the Activator Technique, make an appointment with Dr. Biberdorf at Mountain View Chiropractic. Following a discussion of your symptoms, review of your medical history, and a physical exam, Dr. Biberdorf can formulate a treatment plan that aligns with your needs. 

In order to achieve long-lasting results, Dr. Biberdorf typically recommends a series of treatments. For example, he might recommend one or two appointments per week for a period of 4-6 weeks. If your pain persists, additional treatments may be necessary. 

If you’re still experiencing symptoms after 3-4 treatments with the Activator Technique, Dr. Biberdorf performs another exam and reevaluates your current treatment plan. 

Don’t let back pain, neck pain, or headaches interfere with your job or favorite activities. Request an appointment at Mountain View Chiropractic by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.