Neck and back pain

Do you suffer from Neck or Back Pain? Learn how AtlasProFilax can help. 

Painful Neck

Muscle contractures are the main cause of neck pain.  A malrotated Atlas will cause increased tone in the suboccipital musculature and the shortening of the space between Occiput, Atlas, and Axis, (head and first two vertebrae). If the head is not positioned properly, the posterior neck muscles must work extra hard to hold the head up against the pull of gravity. Over time, the muscles and fascia become chronically stressed. Massage may help temporarily, but AtlasPROfilax gets to the route of the problem by correcting the mal-alignment and allowing the body to heal.

The correction of the Atlas with AtlasPROfilax® naturally restores the functionality to the head joints, leading in most cases to an improvement in length and decrease in restriction and muscle pain.

Effectiveness, improvements and limitations:

Atlasprofilax® has been shown to be effective in the relief and improvement of conditions inherent to torticollis, both in the mobility of the head and neck, and in the pain associated with this problem. 

  • 87% of the patients studied report a very marked improvement (their problem has improved by more than 80%)

  • 12% of patients report an appreciable improvement (of more than 50%)

Sciatic Nerve Pain (of Cervical origin)

When the irritation of the sciatic nerve is of muscular origin, the problem, although clearly felt in the area of ​​the gluteus and leg, can have its origin in the imbalance of the muscle chains coming from the cervical region. The negative effects of the malalignment in the cervical spine can be seen and felt throughout the entire body. A malrotation of the atlas and resulting increased tension in the cervical area can lead to excess pressure and shortening of the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve, producing a painful sensation that normally extends along the leg.

Effectiveness, improvements and limitations:

AtlasPROfilax® has a medium-high effectiveness in pain associated with sciatic nerve compression. In some cases the discomfort may disappear very quickly, in others the improvement is gradual. The limitations for the improvement in this problem have to do with nerve compressions of disc origin or related to medium to severe arthritic changes.

Lower Back Pain

The forward position of the head is one of the most important signs of the Minor Derangement of the Atlas, and results in a postural change of the lower cervical and dorsal vertebrae. In the long term, this can lead to shortening of the spinal erector back muscles  and increased lumbar lordosis and consequently, the onset of lumbar pain.

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The risk of experiencing lumbar pain is increased x3 for each centimeter of head anteriorization. This involves a change in tone and elasticity in the posterior muscle chains which is a trigger for lumbar pain of myofascial origin (muscular and fascial).

Abnormalities of Column Disks

The spinal discs provide cushioning and separation between each vertebra. Each disc supports the weight of the upper vertebra plus the pressure of all the others. The discs are semigelatinous and relatively viscous. This gives them some flexibility and adaptation to the movements that the spine can make. However, a prolonged alteration in the center of gravity of the head and spine can produce a domino effect that usually overexposes pressure loads descending to the discs. If one or more of the discs suffer an asymmetric load, there is risk that the disc, will ultimately produce a protrusion or herniation.

The Atlas largely determines the rest of the column's curves and their degree of

alignment or deviation. Therefore, a deviation in the Atlas is usually synonymous

with a decompensation in the loads and the excessive pressure that is placed on the disks. If the Atlas position is not corrected, gravity will continue to have a negative effect by pulling the head more and more forward, and the body will compensate in the only way possible to keep the body from falling forward. The result is many aches and pains and abnormal wear and tear on the joints throughout the body.

Effectiveness, improvements and limitations:

AtlasPROfilax® has a very high effectiveness in pain associated with herniated discs. The effectiveness in reabsorption (long term) of the hernias themselves is high. The limitations of therapy are factors such as advanced age or obesity, often synonymous with degeneration of the discs, discoarthrosis, vertebral crushing and similar degenerative diseases of the discs. AtlasPROfilax can be performed on people who have had spinal surgery.