Middle back pain

How AtlasPROfilax® can help with Middle Back Pain

Middle back pain

The most frequent dorsal pain is located between the shoulder blades (inter scapular) and is common in head anteriorization. It is accompanied by trigger points and local contractures. The retraction of the back muscle chains by minor misalignment of the Atlas can result in irritation of the spinal vertebrae 2 to 6 (D2 to D6) and aggravate the pain.

Effectiveness, improvements and limitations of AtlasPROfilax® in middle back pain

  • The AtlasPROfilax® technique seeks to improve overall posture and thereby reduce undesirable tension and contractions, especially in the mid-back region.
  • The pain resulting from functional scoliosis and anteriorization of the head, usually decreases by 80%.
  • The visceral dorsalgias have no improvement with AtlasPROfilax®.
  • Back pain as a consequence of vertebral crushing or fracture requires a different therapeutic approach.
  • Discarthrosis pain only improves by 20-40% after AtlasPROfilax®.

Postural disorders such as head anteriorization, aggravation of dorsal curvature and functional scoliosis are conditions that affect a high percentage of the population and can lead to dorsal pain.  In the short term, they cause annoying muscular contractions, but in the long term, they have disastrous consequences for good joint, vertebral and muscular health.

Muscle overload triggers skeletal muscle pain and asymmetry in the length of muscle fibers on one side of the back, leading to alterations in tissue oxygenation and a vicious cycle of pain. The latter is responsible for the worsening of the already unbalanced posture.

Many dorsalgias have visceral and/or infectious origin. Pulmonary and pleural conditions settle homolaterally. Central and interscapular dorsalgias are sometimes due to esophageal, peptic, aortic and biliary conditions. Logically, visceral disorders have to be treated and are an important limitation for the effectiveness of the correction of the C1 MID.


AtlasPROfilax and middle back pain

No more pain after 2 years being diagnosed with polymyalgia!

"I feel like I've been placed in somebody else's body".

Improvement in low back pain, stiffness in mid-back, stiff neck and other problems

"I am right and centered and I believe my body has a chance to function normally, so I am very very happy I had the treatment done."

Related References:

  • Gaulladet, B.-B. A Description of The Planes of Fascia of the Human Body. Columbia University Press. 1931
  • Myers, Tomas. Earls, James. Fascial Release for Structural Balance. North Atlantic Books; 2010. 
  • Maigne, Robert. Wirbelsäulenbedingte Schmerzen und ihre Behandlungen durch Manipulationen. Hippokrates Verlag; 1970
  • Robert; Nieves, Walter L.Maigne. Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain of Vertebral Origin. CRC Press; 2005.
  • Richmond FJ, Abrahams VC. Physiological properties of muscle spindles in dorsal neck muscles of the cat. Journal of Neurophysiol. Marzo 1979; 42(2):604–617.


Please read our disclaimer

It is not our intention that readers of this website assume that the Minor Intervertebral Derangement of the Atlas is the only cause of the health problems listed earlier in this section.  Pain is usually a warning sign that there is an actual or potential tissue damage, so it is necessary to see a specialist to determine its possible causes.

E.g. headaches or local pain can have many causes and can also be a sign of an ongoing disease. Even apparent benign muscle pain can indicate a metabolic, immune, vascular or joint condition. Therefore, if you have any of these health problems, please contact your doctor and follow the proper treatment. Remember to manage your health quickly.

AtlasPROfilax® is a kinesiological method that supports allopathic and natural medicine as well as orthopedic dentistry. In no case does it interfere with or replace medical and/or dental treatments or medicines. The only purpose is to correct the MID of the Atlas to improve the quality of life of the patient and turn their body into a more fertile ground for any subsequent treatment and therapy.

The same way that a large number of patients react quite well to complementary medicine specialties (homeopathy, neural therapy, acupuncture, naturopathy, aromatherapy, nutraceuticals, osteopathy, chiropractic, massages, energy therapies, etc.), there is always a population that, due to a lack of receptivity to these techniques or due to the condition of their own health, does not have the expected results.

Likewise, as Chilean biologists Maturana and Varela state, "Living beings are networks of molecular productions where the produced molecules generate their interactions in the same network that produces them". This principle of autopoiesis, which deals with self-production and self-regulation, explains why some patients evolve favorably with a therapy while others don't.

All the above is to point out that the atlas MID correction has been shown to be highly effective in reducing benign chronic myofascial pain, in some functional alterations of posture as well as in the rearrangement of the Tonic Postural System. However, as in any specialty of complementary medicine, the results are proportional to the patient's autopoiesis.

There are several probable etiologies for the development of problems and pain in the body, from endogenous (genetic, congenital, autoimmune, etc.), exogenous (allergic, iatrogenic, pathogenic, etc.), environmental (mechanical and postural, ergonomic, professional, etc.) and multifactorial (neoplastic, idiopathic, psychosomatic, etc.) alterations.

The misalignment of the Atlas had not been taken into account up until the development of Osteopathy in 1874 by A. Taylor Still, M.D. and the birth of Chiropractic in 1895 by D. D. Palmer. The concept of Minor Intervertebral Desarrangement was included in 1969 by R. Maigne, M.D. The MID of the Atlas, studied in depth for 20 years by Dr. R.-C. Schümperli, E.M., was published in 1993.

The MID of C1 is one of the factors that triggers myofascial pain, but it is not the only one. Minor Intervertebral Derangement of any area of the spine may be painfully projected into certain muscles and ligaments. This to point out that the MID of C1 is not a justification for all myofascial pain, although the correction of this MID helps to reverse MIDs from other areas.

The correction of the MID of C1 has been highly favorable for the following cases:

  • Fascial hysteresis (plastic deformation of fascial tissues that prevents the correct length of muscles).
  • A wide range of pains (headache, cervical pain, arm pain, upper back pain, low back pain, pain in the sacrum, pain in the coccyx, hip pain, knee pain and heel pain).
  • Chronic pain that is neither malignant nor metabolic nor autoimmune (muscular, periarticular and paravertebral pains).
  • Propensity to muscle and joint rigidity of a non-malignant nature (that is not the product of metabolic, genetic and/or congenital disorders).
  • Postural abnormalities (Not of neuropathic, myopathic and/or osteopathic origin, or due to congenital or genetic syndromes).
  • Chronic contractions (not related to degenerative conditions of the spine and joints).
  • Trigger points (Mainly affecting the head, neck and upper extremities).
  • Some stress syndromes (that have not had a good therapeutic response to conventional techniques).
  • Poor execution of simple tasks and activities (Progressive decrease in strength and mobility, which has no neuropathic or genetic origin).
  • Post-cervical whiplash syndromes (mood and sleep disorders, galloping pain and stiffness, all after an accident).
  • Sedentary pain (In patients who have a upper crossed syndrome aggravated by their work and posture).