Clinical and Imaging Improvement After the Atlasprofilax Method in a Patient with Cervicobrachial Syndrome and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. A Case Report
José G León1, Lluís Manent3, Kathleen Lewis4 and Orlando Angulo2*
1Department of Physical Activity and Sports Medicine, San José Children's Hospital, Bogotá DC, Colombia
2Professor and Researcher at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Villavicencio and Professor at the Department of Continued Education, Fundacion Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, Bogotá DC, Colombia
3Professor in Agreement at the Department of Continued Education, Fundacion Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, Bogotá DC, Colombia
4Independent Researcher, California, USA
*Corresponding Author: Orlando Angulo, Professor and Researcher at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Villavicencio and Professor at the Department of Continued Education, Fundacion Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, Bogotá DC, Colombia.
August 30, 2021; Published: September 24, 2021
A 30-year-old woman with chronic shoulder pain, cervicobrachial syndrome with functional motor loss and paresthesia, carpal 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 method. The same tomographic study was performed after the application of this method. Normalization of the atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation and lateral atlantodental interval was observed post-treatment, as well as substantial improvement in the patient’s symptoms. Normalization of previous midline deviation and better alignment of C3-C4 spinous processes was also visualized after the application of the treatment. We also discuss the probable relationship, relevance, and implications of clinical or subclinical atlantoaxial rotatory subluxations and lateral atlantodental interval. In addition, we consider the fascia and suboccipital muscles that could be underlying abnormalities at the craniocervical junction and affecting proximal or distal regions. The effectiveness of the Atlasprofilax method as an innovative, safe, and non-invasive approach is preliminarily postulated and recommended to be the subject of further consideration and clinical studies.
Keywords: Atlantoaxial Rotatory Subluxation; Lateral Atlantodental Interval; Odontoid-Lateral Mass Interspaces Asymmetry; Atlasprofilax; Mechanotransduction; Craniocervical Joint; Fascia; Vertebral Subluxation; Suboccipital Muscles
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