Although the word chiropractic is derived from two Latin root words which simply mean ‘by hand,’ Activator technique belongs to the group of techniques that employ a mechanical adjusting device. The Activator device features a system of springs that enables forces from nine to 33 pounds per square inch. A research model has established bone movement of up to 1 mm in an anesthetized dog. The Activator method can be an entire system of chiropractic adjusting utilizing neurologically based principles. Lifeback Chiropractic recognizes the safety and efficacy of the Activator technique, and may use it to adjust joints in the spine or extremities as well as to relax muscles. Furthermore, the Activator may easily be incorporated with other full spine techniques, or utilized as a stand alone technique.