Hip pain

How AtlasPROfilax® can help with hip pain

Hip pain

Of muscular origin

The anteriorization of the head and shoulders as well as the mandibular dysfunction, trigger all kinds of unwanted compensations and Minor Misalignments at the level of the dorsal and lumbar spine. Posturology studies show the relationship between body-mandibular asymmetry and sacroiliac pain. The greater the asymmetry, the greater the pain tends to be.

Some Minor Intervertebral Disorders in the transitional region between the dorsal and lumbar vertebrae (T11-T12 and T12-L1), are manifested with lumbar pain radiating unilaterally from the groin, sacrum, iliac and/or thigh, or with pain simulating trochanteritis (inflammation of the trochanteric bursa), pubalgia (pain in the pubic area) or sciatica (clamping of the sciatic nerve). (Painful intervertebral dysfunction, R. Maigne).

Also, some other hip pains do not come from the hip either but are experienced in that area of the body by irritation of some nerve roots. Hip pseudosyndrome" usually appears as a result of disorders of the lumbar region such as arthrosis of the spine, disc herniation, etc.

Effectiveness, improvements and limitations of AtlasPROfilax® in hip pain

  • Hip pain from scoliosis is improved by 50% to 90% with AtlasPROfilax®.
  • AtlasPROfilax® is highly effective in the improvement of sacroiliac syndrome as long as there is no serious pelvic ligament involvement and it is not an infectious or autoimmune disorder. This effectiveness is greatly reduced in overweight people, congenital malformations, sclerosis of the sacroiliac joint margins, joint fusion and osteoarthritis.
  • In disorders of serous bags of the hips, the correction of the DIM of C1 has positive repercussions but does not have a very high effectiveness.
  • AtlasPROfilax® does not have a clear incidence in spondyloarthropathy. 
  • The level of improvement due to hip pseudosyndrome depends on the underlying lumbar or lumbosacral cause of the pain. Discopathies and herniated lumbar discs have a very good prognosis with the correction of IMD C1 but this is not the case with lumbar and lumbosacral osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis (displacement of a vertebra) and joint fusion.

Hip pain may be the manifestation of pathologies such as osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, trochanteritis, infectious sacroiliac syndrome (staphylococcus, tuberculosis, brucellosis, etc.), reactive arthritis (Reiter's syndrome, Lyme, rheumatic fever, etc.) and spondylarthropathy. These and other hip degenerative conditions are clear limitations to the C1 MID correction.


AtlasPROfilax and hip pain

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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 www.torquerelease.com.au 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).