What is Activator Method?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Chiropractic

Activator Methods is a technique used in chiropractic care.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 9 2
Pain 6 6
General health 3 1
Muscle spasms 3 0
Back pain 2 1
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 4
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Activator Method

Side effect Patients
Muscle aches 1
Muscle and joint pain 1
Muscle pain 1
Pain 1
Soreness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Activator Method

Dosage Patients
135 min yearly 1
30 min monthly 1
15 min weekly 1
30 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Activator Method

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
Expense 4
Did not seem to work 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently going to Activator Method

Duration Patients
1-3 months 1
2 years or more 3

Stopped going to Activator Method

Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 2
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 3
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3 patient evaluations for Activator Method

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ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
25 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Borderline Personality

See ITalkToTheWind's full Activator Method history

May 14, 2015 (Started Jan 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Back pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Monthly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Hope_In_Christ
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Hope_In_Christ
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 28
Condition: Central Sensitivity Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Central Sensitivity Syndrome

See Hope_In_Christ's full Activator Method history

Jun 13, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Central Pain Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in right hand and wrist)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 min Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
suburbanexile
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suburbanexile
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: None
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F52y
FM:11y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See suburbanexile's full Activator Method history

Jul 1, 2007 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Back, shoulder, neck and leg pain)
  • side effects
    Severe (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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