What is Activator Method?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Chiropractic Therapy

Activator Methods is a technique used in chiropractic care.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 11 4
Pain 8 9
General health 4 2
Muscle spasms 3 0
Neck pain 3 2

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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
5
None
8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Activator Method

Side effect Patients
Muscle aches 1
Muscle and joint pain 1
Muscle pain 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1
Pain 1
Pain in hips 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Activator Method

Dosage Patients
135 min yearly 1
172 min yearly 1
15 min weekly 1
60 min weekly 1
92 min daily 1
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
See all 9 patients who've stopped going to Activator Method

Duration

Currently going to Activator Method

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped going to Activator Method

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 7
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 7
Not specified 4
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3 patient evaluations for Activator Method

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

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

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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