Many of us have tried medical doctors, massage, exercise, chiropractic, acupuncture, and even surgery trying to resolve sciatic pain and other chronic aches and pains without getting the desired results. These chronic pains can be caused by old injuries, years of playing sports, repetitive motion or trauma.
Certified Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT) practitioners are trained to test individual muscles and muscle groups to identify and treat those that are unstable, and not functioning properly, that cause pain and injury. AMIT has been used on Olympic and professional athletes for years and has been proved to be an effective treatment for chronic pain, injury prevention, and acute injury recovery.
Our amazing body self-monitors by way of the Central Nervous System. This complex control system includes the brain, brain stem, spinal cord, nerve roots, nerve tracts, dendrites and proprioceptors. The Central Nervous System controls and coordinates EVERY aspect of the body’s function.
In addition to monitoring body function, the Central Nervous System also monitors tension, pressure, temperature, movement, and extremes of motion. When there is inflammation or possibility of damage, the Central Nervous System (CNS) will act much like a circuit breaker -- blowing, turning on pain receptors, and shutting down areas to restrict motion. The CNS may recruit other muscles to take over when it detects a muscle is stressed or overloaded, or to protect the area from further damage or tearing. The inactivated area typically will then ache and not work properly when this happens, and surrounding muscles will take on more responsibilities to compensate. This additional load may cause muscles to be tighter as they work harder to stabilize other areas that are weaker. For example, perpetually tight hamstrings may be working overtime due to inhibited quads.
When these symptoms appear, suppressing or ignoring them sets the body up with chronic pain and future injuries. AMIT practitioners, examining over 700 muscles for function, are able to specifically identify the inhibited muscles and define body and joint movement patterns that are not stable and lead to injury and reduced performance. Once inhibited muscles are identified, AMIT treatment consists of stimulating seven specific reflex points and adjusting specific points on the spine. After treating, the Doctor will re-test the muscle to determine that it has been re-activated and is strong.
For more information and to schedule a free consultation, call 480-325-6977. Dr. Keith Lavender is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialist and certified Advanced Muscle Integrated Technique practitioner. The Doctors at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center, have been providing very precise and gentle adjustments and serving the valley for over 18 years. If you are struggling to regain your health or improve your performance level, call today!