Headache & Migraine

Do you suffer from Headaches or Migraines? Learn how AtlasProFilax can help. 

Of Muscular Origin

A headache can have its origin in the alteration of the position of the Atlas, which usually results in an increase in tension and inflammation of muscles in the neck region. Such permanent tension produces painful nerve, tendon and muscle reflexes that underlie and exacerbate the headache.

Of Vascular Origin (blood supply)

The alteration of muscular, articular and tendon structures can result in a compression of blood vessels, arteries and certain nerves that will contribute to the recurring cycle of headache.

Effectiveness, improvements and limitations:

  • 90% of patients who have undergone AtlasPROfilax® report an improvement of 90%

  • 4% of patients report an improvement of between 50% and 80%.

Migraines

A misaligned atlas vertebra can exert pressure on the internal carotid artery, the internal jugular vein, and traction on the vertebral artery. The vertebral artery is responsible for supplying blood to the cerebellum, while the main function of the carotid artery is vascularization of the brain.

Compression can cause a reduction in the flow of blood to the brain, depending on whether it affects the artery or the vein. This explains the sensation of pressure in the head, paleness or the pulsating sensation. A decreased oxygenation of the brain causes a temporary malfunction of the nerve cells, the so-called neurological deficit, which can last anything from a few hours to whole days. 

In some people, misalignment of the atlas produces an alteration in the circulation of the cerebrospinal liquid, causing an increase in intracranial pressure, also termed endocranial idiopathic hypertension.

Another potential factor is chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and outflow obstructions which can cause severe headaches, mental confusion, visual disturbances and more.

Stress, overwork, anxiety and nerves contribute to the onset of headache as well as the muscular tension at the nape of the neck which further exacerbate the pains.