Activator Methods is not just using the activator. There are many Chiropractors who use the activator but do not use the method. The method is a form of analysis, which allows the patients body to demonstrate the dysfunctional joints through particular movements. The use of the adjusting tool is highly specific and is showing promising results in research for chronic neck pain. It is also a preferred method of treatment for those who manipulation is contraindicated or for those who prefer a more gentle approach. This would be persons such as babies, children and seniors with known osteoporosis.