What is Chiropractic Cranial?
Craniopathy is a specialty in the field of chiropractic that encorporates balancing the cranial structures in an effort to release and correct abnormal pressures on the brain itself. These pressures can arise via head trauma, concussions, birth injury, and anything else that may abnormally affect the head / cranial system.
Common conditions that respond well to Cranial Care:
|Reading Problems||Dyslexia||Inability to Focus|
|Post Concussion Syndrome||Tempero-Mandibular Joint Pain (TMJ)||Chronic Fatigue|
|Asthma||Sports Injuries||Specific Developmental Disorders|
"If you're trying to restore your health, the first place to start is at the place where everything else is regulated — the brain.
Your brain regulates everything within your body down to the minute detail... without exception. No lasting healing can take place until the brain is balanced and functioning optimally."
Chiropractic Cranial is a technique that aligns the cranial bones and brain hemispheres from the inside out and from the top down. The re-alignment takes tension off the nervous system, releases cranial, fascial and muscle tissue fixations, and returns proper cerebrospinal fluid flow throughout the spine and entire body.
When pressure is taken off the brain, it can do its job more efficiently and allow the body to function at a higher level.
The Chiropractic Cranial procedure lasts only two to three minutes and does not includes any of the normal chiropractic jerking, "popping" or "cracking." Instead, it feels like a profound stretch inside the back of the head.
Specific conditions, diseases or symptoms are not treated. Instead, the treatment addresses the body's top mastermind organ, the brain, and everything it connects to.
How does treating the brain affect the rest of my body?
"...the nervous system controls and coordinates all the
functions of the body and relates it to its environment..."
- Gray's Anatomy
Because Chiropractic Cranial treatment allows the left and right brain hemispheres to rebalance and reintegrate in a profound way, the functioning of the central nervous system automatically improves.
The brain is the master regulator of every organ and hormone in the body. It communicates to the organs through the nerves. In fact, 80 percent of the nerves in your body originate in the base of the brain. These nerves extend down the spine and to all your organs. The job of your nervous system is to carry critical signals to your organs and back. If this function is compromised, so is your health.
Chiropractic cranial restores optimal signal transfer and function to your nerves and brain. With signal transfer and optimal functioning back on track, the body is then able to restore health and balance in all its aspects - structural/physical, mental and emotional.
It is often said that Chiropractic Cranial "Triggers the Body's Reset Button.®" What this means is that it releases (in some cases, restarts) the natural healing ability of the body.
How does the brain affect my back pain?
Research shows that the spinal alignment follows the alignment of the cranial bones. When there is a mis-alignment of the cranial bones, this results in distortion of the spinal bones or vertebra.
The major portion of the nervous system is protected by the cranium (the 22 bones of the skull) and the vertebral bones. In addition, the brain and the spinal cord are covered in a tough material called the dura mater (translated from the Latin to mean, "tough mother"). It's a membrane which acts as a durable sheath holding the brain hemispheres together and extending down the spine and body. It is attached at the base of the skull at the occiput bone; to the spine at the first two neck vertebra and to the sacrum or tailbone.
When the bones of the skull are misaligned/distorted it causes an uneven pull on the dura mater, causing distortions (twisting) of the spine or Subluxations. These subluxations tend to cause pain and interfere with normal nervous system flow and the enjoyment of life.
Chiropractic cranial takes contractions out of the body, rebalances the cranial bones, brain hemispheres and vertebrae, and leaves the patient with a feeling of release.
The treatment takes only two to three minutes. There is no jerking, thrusting or popping. Most people feel a stretching sensation or release, and an immediate sense of change.
The procedure can be performed on infants to geriatrics. Note: many cranial problems occur at birth, so corrections early on can prevent years of suffering.
"I feel this loosening all the way down my back now and for two days afterward," said Rich Campbell, bass player for the band, America. "I sing the high notes and the way to make that happen is to have the neck and the back relaxed."