Functional pelvic tilt/rotation

How AtlasPROfilax® can help with Functional pelvic tilt/rotation

Functional pelvic tilt/rotation

Of myofascial origin

The increase in tone of the suboccipital muscles (under the occipital) has a negative effect on the elasticity of the posterior thigh muscles (ischiosural: knee flexors and hip extensors) because both belong to the posterior muscular and fascial chain. This induces pelvic tilt and negatively affects the lumbar discs.

Pelvic tilt is one more component of the postural and mechanical distortions produced by the Minor Intervertebral Derangement of the Atlas. Other disturbs caused by it are: Cephalic anteriorization, mandibular misalignment, anterior rotation of shoulders, ptosis of a shoulder, the change of the dorsal and lumbar curve; and the change in the tread.

Effectiveness, improvements and limitations of AtlasPROfilax® in functional pelvic tilt/rotation

  • AtlasPROfilax® has a high effectiveness (80%) in improving the pelvic functional tilt, a condition that usually accompanies functional scoliosis and functional shortening of one of the legs.
  • The lumbar lordotic curvature depends on the level of pelvic tilt. Lumbar hyperlordosis (excess curvature) and loss of lordosis (rectification of the normal curve) are pathological conditions of the spine that affect the pelvic tilt. The correction level of this is related to the level of degeneration of the lumbar spine.
  • The correction of Minor Misalignment of the Atlas has no incidence on osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and other degenerative processes of the hip. Although the distribution of weight and load to the lumbosacral area and hips tends to normalize after the application of AtlasPROfilax®, this particularly improves pain and gait claudication.

Pelvic tilt may be the result of morphological alterations such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, dislocation or hip fracture; or due to inflammatory processes secondary to tuberculosis infection, salpingitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, etc. All these constitute serious limitations for the effectiveness of the correction of the MID of C1.


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Related References:

  • Frank Scali, Eric S.Marili, Matt E. Pontell. 'Anatomical Connection Between the Rectus Capitis Posterior Major and the Dura Mater'. Spine 2011.
  • Gary D. Hack, Peter Ratui, John p. Kerr, Gwendolyn F. dunn, Mi Young Toh. 'Visualisation of the Muscle-Dural Bridge in the Visible Human Data Set'. The Visible Human Project, National Library of Medicine.
  • Dr Nick Hodgson 2006 The Role of the Spinal Dura Mater in spinal Subluxation.
  • Piva SR,Erhard RE,Childs JD,Hicks G,Al-Abdulmohsin H. Reliability of measuring iliac crest level in the standing and sitting position using a new measurement device.Source:Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Room 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA.


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).