Painful conditions related to fibromyalgia

How AtlasPROfilax® can help with Fibromyalgia

Painful conditions related to Fibromyalgia

Presence of Sensitive Points of Muscular Origin

Generalized pain and ''Sensitive Spots'' in this syndrome may be partially the result of proprioception (perception of position) and nociception (detection of harmful stimuli) disorders due to a poor tone in the suboccipital musculature. This is aggravated by jaw dysfunction due to compression of the trigeminal nerve.

Effectiveness, improvements and limitations of AtlasPROfilax® in painful conditions related to fibromyalgia

  • 96% of patients with fibromyalgia-related pain disorders show improvement after the application of AtlasPROfilax®. Especially better quality of sleep, less pain, better posture, increased mobility, fewer gastrointestinal disorders, less tension in the neck and trapezius as well as in the jaw.
  • 88% of fibromyalgia patients indicate that after the application of AtlasPROfilax®, their quality of life is improved by 80%.
  • An 8% of patients affected by fibromyalgia report that their quality of life improved by 50 to 80% after being treated with AtlasPROfilax®.
  • 4% of patients with fibromyalgia do not report any improvement. This is closely related to the overlapping of some pathologies.

Since 1992, the World Health Organization has included fibromyalgia in the list of rheumatic soft-tissue disorders, which particularly affects skeletal muscle, tendons and ligaments. Although alterations have been found in the sensitive areas of the brain and some markers for fibromyalgia, much of this disease is still unknown.

However, studies with fibromyalgia patients have indicated the presence of several disorders in these patients: decrease in the pain threshold, decrease in endogenous pain inhibition, alterations in the opioid receptors, in the levels of substance P and in the neurotrophic factor as well as a central sensitization of pain observable by brain resonance.

In spite of this, some professionals today consider fibromyalgia as a "somatoform disorder". This term describes an alteration that does not originate from a demonstrable pathological condition but from triggering psychological factors. Because of this description, this pain disorder is one of the most stigmatized conditions and is falsely associated with "hypochondria".

On the other hand, it does not help that many symptoms of fibromyalgia also overlap with those of other diseases. The most common overlap is caused by rectification of the spine, osteoarthritis of the spinal discs and/or other joints, discopathies, disc protrusions, facet syndrome, tendovaginitis and multiple sclerosis, among others.

Some parasitosis (candidiasis, sarcocistosis, borreliosis, etc.) as well as some viruses (retrovirus, herpes virus, Epstein-Barr, etc.) can produce allodynia and hyperalgesia which is confused with fibromyalgia. The same applies to thyroiditis and hypothyroidism. All these entities represent a limitation to evaluate the effectiveness of the C1 MID correction.


AtlasPROfilax and painful conditions related to fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia pain reduced - better breathing

"it's been really really amazing to be able to come and have this treatment and I'm looking forward to feel a lot better".

10 years of fibromyalgia - pain in upper back, shoulders, upper arms and hands

This patient, who is an artist, says it has been pretty amazing not to have sore hands after doing some work.

19 years of chronic pain gone after AtlasPROfilax treatment!

"You just did a miracle!" and "Now, I'm pain free", are two things that this patient who had suffered from chronic pain for over 20 years says after…

Related References:

  • Berg, Peter A. Chronisches Müdigkeits- und Fibromyalgiesyndrom: Eine Standortbestimmung. Springer. 2003.
  • Liem, Torstem. Praxis der Kraniosakralen Osteopathie. Haug. 2010.
  • Richter, Phillipp; Hebgen, Eric. Triggerpunkte und Muskelfunktionsketten: in der Osteopathie und Manuellen Therapie. Haug. 2011.
  • Janet G. Travell; David G. Simons.  Flipchart Triggerpunkte: Muskel-Triggerpunkte und ihre Schmerzfelder. Urban & Fischer Verlag. 2004.  


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).