Activator Method in Chapel Hill, NC for pain and spine health at Acupractic Natural Healing Center
Dr. Oskardmay uses the two main chiropractic adjusting methods- Activator Technique Chiropractic Method and Diversified Method to mobilize misaligned vertebrae and spinal subluxations. If you prefer one method over the other, please let her know. Our three treatment rooms accommodate any treatment, and we are happy to assist you.
Dr. Oskardmay uses a small hand-held instrument with a padded tip called an Activator that applies a low amplitude quick thrust to specific locations along the vertebral column to correct misaligned vertebrae. The adjustment occurs so fast that involved ligaments, muscles, and bones comprising the injured unit do not have time to register movement, so mobilization occurs without resistance or pain.
When performing a manual chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Oskardmay places her hands on specific vertebral units and provides a very fast movement that quickly repositions vertebral segments and resets surrounding muscles, ligaments, and other tissues. Skilled from 30 years of performing this treatment, Dr. Oskardmay’s treatments are gentle and effective. Please note that she generally does not provide a manual adjustment on a patient’s first visit, although she may after that.
Doctor Oskardmay examines each patient carefully and thoroughly to know where to apply the adjustment, and she will explain the importance of each vertebral subluxation to you. In general, a subluxation is irritation and small dislocation between two or more spinal vertebrae resulting in bone, ligament, and muscle inflammation. Without correction, this irritation can result in spine bone degeneration, posture impairment, muscle atrophy, organ malfunction, and nerve entrapment. Subluxations result in severe impairment over time and need to be corrected. Proper application of the Activator Technique can resolve spinal irritation and pain effectively and safely.
When patients have neck or back pain, or headaches such as migraines, Dr. Oskardmay can mobilize the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae to provide balance and reduce vertebral rotation and dislocation. Similarly, she can treat shoulder or hip pain, knee, and wrist or hand pain using the activator. Nerves that arise from the upper, cervical spine; travel through vertebral intervertebral foramen to the shoulders, elbows, and hands. Nerves exiting from the lower, lumbar sections go to the hips, knees, thighs, and feet. Nerve transmission is bidirectional from the spine to the extremities; pain and irritation in one area affect the other, and the Chiropractic adjustment heals on many levels. The activator method in Chapel Hill, NC is easily applied to the spine as well as to the extremities resulting in multilevel healing.
Back and neck pain can indicate the presence of a vertebral subluxation which can quickly happen in the course of modern life- too much sitting, twisting the wrong way, or an injury contributing to spinal subluxations. Likewise, nerve feedback from other painful body areas such as the feet or shoulders will affect the nerve segments that supply them, causing those vertebral units to change. Call Dr. Oskardmay, at Acupractic Natural Healing Center, any time you have the pain to get your spine checked and subluxations corrected. The activator method in Chapel Hill, NC is fast and effective and can help you for years to come.