The area of the cervical joints (atlantooccipital joint and atlantoaxial joint) consists of bones such as the occipital bone, the vertebrae atlas and axis (1st and 2nd cervical vertebrae), but also soft tissue such as the deep fascia, the suboccipital muscles, various ligaments and membranes, numerous important nerves, the extended brain stem, the carotid arteries and the vertebral arteries. This is a little studied area compared to other parts of the human body. In this section you will find studies, statistics and information on physiology, anatomy, radiology and clinical results obtained with the AtlasPROfilax® method.
Orlando Angulo, Lluis Manent
Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Sede Villavicencio, Colombia
Background:The relationship between suboccipital musculature and cervical fascia abnormalities and myofascial pain syndrome in the presence of degenerative spine disease remains unclear based on current evidence.
Case report: We present the case of a 46-year-old white male patient with severe chronic myofascial pain syndrome affecting his neck,…
Lluis Manent, Ricardo Antonio Henrique da Fonseca, Orlando Angulo
Continuing Medical Education, University Foundation of Health Sciences, Bogotá, Colombia
BACKGROUND: High-performance athletes, such as archers, require optimal proprioception and balance. Subclinical or underestimated metabolic and pathomechanic alterations in the suboccipital myofascia could lead to loss of performance in balance and proprioception. Therapeutic optimization of myofascia and its complex structures through noninvasive stimulation by…
Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Sede Villavicencio, Colombia.
Abnormalities in the craniocervical junction (CCJ) structures can potentially promote biomechanical and metabolic dysfunction leading to several neurological, myofascial and musculoskeletal pathologies. Because of their subclinical character or because physicians lack particular understanding regarding this issue, CCJ and suboccipital myofascial alterations may frequently go unnoticed and…
José Gabriel León, Noemí Laguna, Lluís Manent, Kathleen Lewis, Orlando Angulo
Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
We present the case of 4 adult subjects exhibiting asymmetry of the lateral atlantodental interval (within the accepted standard ranges of normal asymmetry equal or under 2mm) on open mouth x-ray examination. The asymmetry was clearly ameliorated after the Atlasprofilax procedure. Improvements in atlas tilt and axis spinous process deviation also were demonstrated. We discuss the preliminary…
José G. León, Lluís Manent, Kathleen Lewis, Orlando Angulo
Continuing Medical Education, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud (FUCS), Bogotá, Colombia
Patient: Male, 42-year-old
Final Diagnosis: The disc extrusion at L4-L5 was totally resorbed and improvement in the L3-L4 and L4-L5 disc bulges
Symptoms: Bilateral trapezius pain • right brachialgia • constant chronic lumbalgia • right sciatica • gait claudication • paresthesia and dysesthesias in the lower limbs with associated pain and numbness in the calves
José G. León: Conceptualization, Supervision, Orlando Angulo: reviewing, editing, supervision, Lluís Manent: Writing - original draft, review and editing, supervision, Kathleen Lewis: editing, supervision & review.
Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
A 30-year-old woman with chronic shoulder pain, cervicobrachial syndrome with functional motor loss and paresthesia, car-pal tunnel syndrome, tension-type headache, and temporomandibular disorders was referred for a computed tomography scan to evaluate a possible atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation and asymmetry of the lateral atlantodental interval prior to the application of the Atlasprofilax…
Malagón J1, Villaveces M2, Manent LL3.
Fundación Universitaria Juan N Corpas
The study uses the criteria stated world wide accepted settled by the American College of Reumatology in determining the FM scores and index (pain, fatigue, etc.) to see if Atlasprofilax is impacting the quality of life for this group of patients.
Atlasprofilax y Fibromialgia estudio publicado (Traducción Español) (pdf, 510 KB)
Atlasprofilax and Fibromyalgia (original English) (pdf, 640 KB)
Dr. Álvaro Augusto Ariza Vivero, MD
Intersticial scanner is a biomedical device based on oximetry and bio impedance (skin galvanic biofeedback). The objective was to evaluate the changes in the physiological scores before and after the AP-Method. The study was performed on 30 patients. 3An increasing of 3,13 and 2,55 unities (muSi) in the SDC+ and SDC- (p=0,21 y 0,15) paramethers was observed. According to the results,…
Estudio Bioimpedancia Dr Ariza (pdf, 1 MB)
Ramiro Arce, Physiotherapist
Based on a previous and post questionnaire around the Atlasprofilax Method, 136 patients were inquired on their sleep disorders, prior traumas and accidents, medication to treat sleep disorders. The statistics showed that aroun 80 up to 89% of the patients stated to have a better sleep after the Atlasprofilax Method.
Fernandes, Ricardo Rezende, Medical Doctor. Orthopedist and Traumatologist - Atlasprof, COE Governador Valadares. Minas Gerais. Brazil
University of Minas Gerais
English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
Objective: To evaluate the results with the treatment of cervicobrachialgia by the AtlasPROfilax® method.
Introduction: The most common symptoms caused by cervicobrachialgia are pain and sometimes movement restrictions in the cervical region, along the shoulders and upper limbs, and may cause paraesthesia and…
Summary of Cervicobrachialgia study and Atlasprofilax Dr Rezende MD (pdf, 316 KB)
Resumo Trabalho Cervicobraquialgia AtlasPROfilax (pdf, 457 KB)
TRATAMIENTO DE LA CERVICOBRAQUIALGIA A TRAV S DEL M TODO ATLASPROFILAX Resumo (pdf, 478 KB)
Gutiérrez Navas, Victoria Eugenia. Ph.D Dentist, Dentist. Specialist in TMJ Dysfunctions. Prof. at St. Tomas de Aquino University
Santo Tomás de Aquino, University / Review: USTASALUD. Publindex. C Category. ISSN 1692-5106
Objective: to describe the effect of the AtlasPROfilax® therapy over Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TJD) symptoms, bruxism and mandibular deviations.Methods: an observational longitudinal study over a cohort of 151 people was carried out. A subsample of 71 patients was selected and photography evaluations were done with them. The social, demographic, clinical (pain, click, jaw locking,…