At Hawaii Family Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Michael Toyooka champions the activator technique: rather than ?pop? or ?crack? clients? backs to realign bones, he gently applies low-force, localized pressure to problem areas. It?s one of many precise, noninvasive methods that the doctor employs to relieve patients? back pain.
Before treatments begin, Dr. Toyooka discusses each client?s pain history during a complimentary consultation. He then delves into an in-depth chiropractic exam, which, like finals week at finishing school, may include posture tests. To ensure a speedy recovery, he may also pair his chiropractic treatments with physical-therapy techniques, which can help strengthen core muscles and correct curves in the spine.