CHESAPEAKE, Va., Sept. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Chesapeake, VA is raising awareness about the benefits of the Activator Method. Dr. Suzanne Santjer is certified to use the Activator Method with patients and has obtained an Advanced Proficiency Rating. This treatment is different from traditional chiropractic adjustments because it utilizes instruments specifically designed to deliver corrective impulses and break up scar tissue. According to Dr. Santjer, because of the Activator Method's accuracy and controlled force, the technique may be able to help patients suffering from low back pain due to a pinched nerve or sciatica when other treatments fail to do so.
Chesapeake pain patients searching for an effective alternative to traditional chiropractic adjustments may find success with the Activator Method, says chiropractor Dr. Suzanne Santjer.
Dr. Santjer, who works with Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, frequently recommends patients receive treatment using the Activator Method when other adjustment techniques do not fully relieve pain.
"The Activator method of adjustment is different from traditional chiropractic care," says Dr. Santjer. "This specially designed instrument delivers a precise, low-force thrust that is gentle enough for even young children and seniors. It is extremely effective for relieving low back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain caused by a pinched nerve."
According to Activator Methods International, the company responsible for developing the Activator tool, the Activator Adjusting Instrument is the only instrument adjusting technique with a record of success supported by clinical trials.
"I see first-hand every day the tremendous difference that the Activator Method makes for my patients," says Dr. Santjer. "Depending on the underlying injury, traditional hands-on chiropractic adjustments may be able to restore proper alignment to the spine. For some patients, however, these adjustments utilize too much force and are simply not comfortable. For other patients, traditional adjustments can relieve some, but not all, of their pain caused by a pinched nerve. That's when we recommend treatment with an Activator instrument."
The Activator instrument is different from traditional high-force thrust adjustments. According to Dr. Santjer, the body's muscles naturally tighten in response to an adjustment thrust. Greater force is required to help restore alignment. This adjustment may simply be too much for younger children or older adults.
In contrast, the Activator instrument helps to break up scar tissue and deliver a thrust before the body has a chance to tense up its muscles. Consequently, less force is required for the same results.
"Activator treatments are part of a comprehensive pain management and injury rehabilitation program," said Dr. Santjer. "We frequently combine these treatments with complementary therapies, including massage and corrective exercises. When combined with Activator treatments, these therapies help promote internal healing and safely restore movement to the body."
Chesapeake low back pain patients may learn more about the Activator treatment by contacting Dr. Santjer via the website, http://www.atlanticchiropracticandrehab.com/.
Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation 888-667-5235