Activator Methods(AM) -The activator is an alternative method to manual spinal manipulation. The activator is a hand-held, spring-loaded device used by a licensed chiropractor which manipulates the spine with an adjustable force able to move the vertebrae. Since the technique is very gentle, the device enables the doctor to work on any individual. The activator method should only be used by a certified Activator Method Chiropractor. The activator can be used on anyone – including pregnant women and infants.