19 May 2015
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19 May 2015, Comments: 0

In Upper Cross Syndrome Part 1, we recognised that the upper cross syndrome is very prevalent globally but is it caused by bad postural habits alone or are there biomechanical factors in play that predispose us to this condition.

I believe so and in part 2 I will discuss the atlas, C1, the first cervical vertebras role and how it is probably the main predisposing factor and catalyst for this postural condition.

Rene Schumperlii the founder of the AtlasPROfilax method maintained that most humans have a malrotated atlas or more technically a minor intervertebral dysfunction (MID) of the atlas.

This statement has been verified by a 5 year 3D CAT SCAN and MRI Study at the Mulheim Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology in Germany.

This study also showed that the AtlasPROfilax Method is effective for correcting MID.

It has been observed that following the atlasPROfilax treatment postural changes occur immediately and furthermore changes continue to occur for at least a few years.

Werhart Hilwig a professional colleague of mine has been doing excellent work for a number of years and to date has over 400 documented photographs of postural changes following the atlasprofilax application.

A small selection are shown below:

atlasprofilax application 1

atlasprofilax application 2

atlasprofilax application 3

atlasprofilax application 4

atlasprofilax application 5

atlasprofilax application 6

atlasprofilax application 7


From these photos it can be observed that the sagittal plane (front to back) posture improves after the atlasPROfilax procedure.

The displacement of the Center of Gravity of the skull and spinal column due to MID of the Atlas as seen in UCS increases the occurrence of herniated discs.

This is due to the poor vector distribution of forces that is produced because of this displacement causing a permanent download on discs which may exceed their coefficient of elasticity.

Centre of Gravity



A team of doctors in Central America followed the evolution of 584 cases of lumbar herniated discs between 2007 and 2008 to assess the effectiveness of the AtlasPROfilax method on disc reabsorption and improvement of symptoms.

A team of doctors followed the evolution of 584 cases of Herniated discs for more than two years, between 2007 and 2008 to assess the effectiveness of the AtlasPROfilax method on disc reabsorption and improvement of symptoms.

The average age of patients was 54 – 68% men/32% women. Before atlasprofilax axial and sagittal MRI sectionsof the lumbar spine were performed.

The type ,frequency and intensity of pain was recorded in the medical history. Atlasprofilax was performed and a follow up one month later was made to learn about the evolution of the painful symptoms associated with the hernia.

One year later a second MRI was performed to establish comparisons with respect to the first MRI.

The results of reabsorption of hernias in base to the two RM compared with one year of difference were the following:

No. Patients Percentage
Cases With Total Resorption * 220 37.7%
Cases With Partial Resorption 265 45.4%
Cases Without Reabsorption 99 16.9%
Total Cases 584 100%

Atlas MID causes occipital condylar compression which displaces the centre of gravity of the skull. In the subconscious effort of the body to bring the skull back to the midline an overload in the suboccipital muscle insertions ie a suboccipital reactive syndrome, is produced.

It is this situation that is at the root and the catalyst for the generation of the upper cross syndrome condition. Atlas MID is the main aetiological factor for forward head posture and UCS is a postural compensation for this condition.

Once established, as Dr Janda postulated, the syndrome is self-fulfilling as short tight muscles become tighter and long weak ones weaker.

Using vibro-pressure the atlasPROfilax method corrects the abnormal physiological state of the suboccipital musculature which results in occipital condylar decompression.

When MID of the Atlas is corrected a domino effect is produced in a descending and progressive way. Lumbar disc herniations tend to reabsorb weeks or months after the application of the AtlasPROfilax method and logically occurs through correction of the fascias descending motion from occiput to sacrum.

This corrective movement begins to reverse the displacement of the centre of gravity of the skull and spine. The spinal column tends to return to its natural axis which allows discs to recover their natural elasticity coefficient.

As stated atlas correction initiates the reversal of forward head posture and upper cross syndrome but needs to be combined with further support in the form of corrective exercise and postural aids for best results.

This is particularily so in cases where compensatory patterns and motor engrams have been established for many years. These will be considered in UCS Part 4.

In Part 3 I am going to explore other biomechanical aetiologies for forward head posture.

For more information about Upper Cross Syndrome and the AtlasPROfilax system, please contact Voigts Spinal Solutions today. интернет реклама поисковое продвижение сайтарадиаторы дизайнерскиеescort agency in laмаршруты подъема спуска килиманджаро

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