In addition to addressing the spine and body through chiropractic care, cranial chiropractic care can provide care for patients whose problems have originated from the head. The human skull is comprised of 13 bones joined together with sutures (like puzzle pieces). Although the sutures cannot be pulled apart, the sutures are meant to be flexible and allow for tiny movements. This lack of movement can interfere with how nerves in the region function, cause pain in the muscles and fascia (tissues) attached to these bones and restrict the flow of fluids in and around the head. These things can lead to pain, headaches, dizziness, hearing/vision/speech problems, concentration difficulties, airway changes, even stomach pain and Vagus nerve issues.
Is it safe?
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment option for adults with musculoskeletal pain or nervous system dysfunctions. Chiropractors are experts in providing custom patient based care. Chiropractors can utilize a variety of techniques when adjusting the spine. Some techniques are slower and gentle, without the "pop". Other techniques may produce that popping sound when a joint is adjusted. The sound you hear is the release of gas bubbles in the joint and there is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.
Cranial adjustments, as well as CranioSacral therapy, uses gentle movements with light pressure to achieve proper alignment, restriction release and improved function.
Dr. Smoron, D.C., has addition training in cranial chiropractic care and craniosacral therapy.