Headache, including migraines

How AtlasPROfilax® can help with Headache including Migraines


Of cervical origin

Since the joints of the upper cervical segment are compromised, their disorders can lead to mobile restraint and headaches that become more acute with mobilization of the neck. Suboccipital pain is usually indicative or aggravating of this headache because it tends to dysfunction of the skeletal muscle of the upper cervical area.


Of muscular origin

The anteriorization of the head perpetuates the activation of trigger points of neck muscles such as the suboccipitals, sternocleidomastoid and trapezius as well as the masticatories, giving rise to tension pain. Although the excess tension of the cranio-cervical musculature expresses the contained emotional stress, it is also indicative of an articular alteration.


Of vascular origin

The tensions to which the craniocervical joint is subjected inhibit the correct flow of cerebrospinal fluid (fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord) and can act as triggers for the closure of some blood vessels (vasoconstriction) in the head and neck. The headache that is triggered by the cervical region is often called vascular.

Effectiveness, improvements and limitations of AtlasPROfilax® in headache and migraines

  • 90% of AtlasPROfilax® patients report an improvement of more than 80% in pain intensity.
  • After AtlasPROfilax®, 4% of patients report an improvement between 50 and 80%, especially in the frequency of pain.
  • 6% of patients do not report improvement with AtlasPROfilax®, which is normal because the headache may be secondary and a symptom of some disease.
  • AtlasPROfilax® has a very high efficiency index in primary headaches (migraines, tension headache and trigeminal autonomic headache) but a very low index in secondary headaches (headaches associated with cranial vascular disorders, cranial or cervical trauma, infection, psychiatric disorder, substance consumption, homeostasis alterations, brain tumor, diseases of the head and its structures, metabolic disease, etc.).

Persistent and/or chronic headache usually accompanies diseases such as hypertension, brain tumours, some cerebral ischemia, meningitis, syringomyelia, cervical hernia, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, constipation, giardiasis and candidiasis, among others. All these are limitations that reduce the effectiveness percentage of the correction of the MID of C1.

AtlasPROfilax® is indicated for headaches especially when other probable causes have been ruled out (brain tumors, parasitosis, geopathies, electric smog, gallbladder, liver and colon problems) and the pain persists.


AtlasPROfilax and headache including migraines

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.

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."

Years of chronic pain gone!

"I'm not in chronic pain. I am so excited and greatful."

Nicole from Sydney got rid of heavy migraines - IAQA Edition

Nicole from Sydney (Australia) talks about how she got rid of her migraines after the AtlasPROfilax treatment.

Related References:

  • Fernández de las Peñas, César; Arendt-Nielsen, Lars; Gerwin, Robert D. Tension-Type and Cervicogenic Headache: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management. Contemporary Issues in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine.Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2009.
  • Mongini, Franco. Headache and Facial Pain. Thieme; 1999.
  • Goadsby, Peter J.; Silberstein, Stephen D.; M.D. Dodick, David W..Chronic Daily Headache for clinicians Hardcover, PMPH EEUU; 2005.
  • Silberstein, Stephen D.; Lipton, richard B.; Dodick, David W. Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain. Oxford University Press. EEUU; 2007
  • Fritsche,Günther; Gaul, Charly. Multimodale Schmerztherapie bei chronischen Kopfschmerzen: Interdisziplinäre Behandlungskonzepte.  Thieme, Stuttgart; 2013.
  • Göbel, Hartmut. Die Kopfschmerzen: Ursachen, Mechanismen, Diagnostik und Therapie in der Praxis: Ursachen, Mechanismen, Diagnostik, Therapie. Springer; 2012.


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).