Why Are You Still In Pain?

“13 years ago, I had a car accident where I apparently suffered whiplash. As a result, I suffered acute back problems, culminating in me slipping two discs when I fell down the stairs. I spent thousands of pounds on reflexology, Chinese homeopathy… I just wanted to find something that worked!”

Does that sound familiar?

There is Always A Cause for Pain

So many people have stories like that. Of injuries that won’t heal, medical experts that don’t find long-term solutions, pain that just won’t go away.

The end of this story goes like this:

“My local chiropractor thought it might be linked to my crown (the same year as my accident, I’d had a metal crown put in) and put me in touch with Simon.

“I can remember my husband saying at the time what have you been told now! So we both went and visited Simon in Berkhamsted, and Simon asked me to do the dumbbell test, where he asked me to lift a dumbbell with my left and then my right hand. My right hand just wouldn’t move until he told me to cover my crown, and then yes, I could move it! On Simon’s advice, I had the crown removed and replaced with a non-metal version. I can honestly say that my back has improved tenfold, instantly my strength came back… I’m no longer on tablets every day and I’m not crying every day.” – Karen, 38, Stockport UK.

An Individual Solution

Afferentology provides simple and often inexpensive options designed to restore normal strength to every patient, regardless of their presenting complaint(s). An Afferentologist(TM) carefully examines every patient to find deficient or excessive muscle tone, which is the hidden cause of many aches, pains and illnesses.

How do we do this? By a proper understanding of how the body works, and by thorough and accurate muscle testing to find out what is really going on in your body which is causing weakness, pain and injury.

Muscle Inhibition is the Key

Muscle inhibition is an essential part of normal movement. When one muscle is active, its opposite is always inhibited (toned down a little).

Notice that when you contract your biceps, your triceps feels absolutely normal. We can’t feel muscle inhibition, which is a problem, because it sometimes becomes permanent.

Muscle inhibition is usually NOT caused by a lack of exercise. It is caused by abnormal afferent input, which is a nervous system problem, and therefore can only be fixed by removing bad afferent input or restoring normal afferent input.

Muscles protect us from injury

Knowing how your body actually works helps you look after it.

Afferentology explains all movement in the animal kingdom. This is not speculation or theory. We have known how animals move since 1906, but modern medicine seems to ignore this vital information.

By really understanding how the body works and measuring its responses properly, a trained afferentologist can often unearth the answers that other medical disciplines miss.

 

A Few Cases

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Slipped Disc From A Dental Crown

Watch this dramatic return to strength and normal mobility as this patient bites down on a gold crown.
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Headaches Gone With One Adjustment

In this video you see how putting her head forward and down makes her shoulder weak. This weakness is occurring because in this position, she is using her neck extensor...
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Muscle Weakness Caused by Belly Piercing

Removing this dancer's belly piercing resulted in a noticeable improvement in her strength and movement - essential for someone whose livelihood depends on physical prowess.
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Reflexes

Control of our muscles depends on our nervous system, specifically our reflexes.

Two reflexes are particularly important to the practice of afferentology – the Withdrawal Reflex    and the Myotatic Reflex .

When our reflexes are being over-stimulated, this causes the communication between our muscles, our nervous system and our brain to fail, and the beautifully complex and efficient system of nerve input and output which keeps us balanced, strong, and protected from injury, then also fails.

For examples of this failure in action, please visit our Case Studies page. There you will also see how Afferentology’s theory of muscle testing and diagnosis translates into practical and long-term relief for patients.

Restoring strength, relieving pain

Afferentology can teach you how to protect your body from damage and in the process help you live a longer and more productive life.

By removing irritations from your sensory receptors, you allow your motor system to work properly. This returns normal strength and resilience to your body.

There are hundreds of medical studies and research projects which have found links between healthy muscle tone and longevity, and a lack of muscle tone linking to diabetes, frailty, early mortality and other conditions which limit the enjoyment of life or end it prematurely. Do look at The Science of Afferentology section of our website for more on this.