Pain in Shoulder, Arm or Forearm

How AtlasPROfilax® can help with Pain in Shoulder, Arm or Forearm

Pain in Shoulder, Arm or Forearm

If there is no root pathology (tendinitis, frozen shoulder, etc.), reduced mobility and shoulder pain indicate muscle disorders in the lower back of the neck that move temporarily from the suboccipital muscles to the trapezius, which, once contracted, irritate the nerve roots of the arms.

Effectiveness, improvements and limitations of AtlasPROfilax in pain in shoulder, arm or forearm

  • AtlasPROfilax® has a highly positive impact on adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder).
  • Mobility and pain in the shoulder, arm and forearm improve by 80% or more in 9 out of 10 patients treated with AtlasPROfilax®.
  • Lateral epicondylitis responds particularly well to AtlasPROfilax®. 8 out of 10 patients report symptomatic improvement.
  • The rotator cuff syndrome tends to respond positively, however, if there are tendon tears or ruptures, it requires precise physiatric treatment and rehabilitation. Many specialists opt for the application of the AtlasPROfilax® technique and wait a few months before recommending surgery.
  • In joint, bursa or tendon pain, the AtlasPROfilax® technique has shown an efficiency of 50%.
  • In all those pains of neurological, vascular or systemic origin (cardiovascular, intestinal, ovarian, etc.), AtlasPROfilax® has no incidence whatsoever.

Not all omalgias and brachialgias are myofascial although pain is usually transmitted through myofascial chains. Some have their origin in cholelithiasis, rotator cuff rupture, ectopic pregnancy, stellate ganglion involvement, arthritis, bursitis and acromioclavicular syndrome, which limit the effectiveness of C1 MID correction.


AtlasPROfilax and pain in shoulder, arm or forearm

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.

Jaw joint pain for about 10 years and neck and shoulder pain for 25 years.

"For me, it made a huge difference. (...) I have not had any migraines since the treatment. I still have a little way to go on the road to complete…

No more pain after 2 years being diagnosed with polymyalgia!

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

Testimonial about a year after patient's AtlasPROfilax® treatment

After suffering from chronic neck pain for over 65 years, this patient feels so much better after the AtlasPROfilax treatment.

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…

Years of chronic pain gone!

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

Related References:

  • Goering, Heike. Die Atlasfehlstellung mit Rotation und Kippung nach links. Wunderkammer Verlag. 2012.
  • V.V.A.A. Triggerpunkt-Massage der Schultern: Selbstbehandlung von Schultersteife, Schmerzen und Bewegungseinschränkungen.Probst. 2012.
  • V.V.A.A. TCM in der Sportmedizin. Haug. 2010.
  • Janda, Vladimir. Muscle Function Testing. Butterworth-Heinemann. 1983.
  • Maigne, robert. Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain of Vertebral Origin (Pain Management). Informa Healthcare. 2005.


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).