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How Your Cranial Bones Can Affect Your Body

cranial sacral workDid you know that cranial sacral therapy (CST) has been practiced in different cultures for thousands of years? This form of art and science was almost lost in modern times. Early in the 20th century, however, Doctors of Osteopathy and Doctors of Chiropractic rediscovered cranial sacral care.

You may be wondering why CST is vital. According to considerable clinical research, your physical and mental health can suffer if your cranial bones are not in their correct position (locked or subluxated).

What Makes up Your Noggin?

Your skull is not just one big bone but is composed of many cranial bones. Eight more prominent bones shield your brain and 14 smaller bones make up the lower front of your skull. Your cranial bones are not attached. Instead, they stay distinct and separate throughout your life. Each bone moves uniquely.

Sutures are the spaces between the bones. Connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels fill these areas. To maintain peak health, your cranial bones must move correctly.

Health Problems Associated with Cranial Subluxations

If interference is present in the cranial bones, many health issues can arise. These include

  • Asthma
  • Attention span problems
  • Back and neck issues
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslexia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Hearing loss
  • Learning disabilities
  • Vision disturbances

What Causes Cranial Subluxations?

Cranial subluxations can result from trauma from falls, accidents or sports-related injuries. Other common causes include severe emotional stress, environmental toxins, a challenging birth or prenatal stress.

Adjustments Using Koren Specific Technique

The primary adjustment method we use at Van Every Family Chiropractic Center is Koren Specific Technique (KST), which works directly on your cranium. A small tool is used to tap the cranial bones into the correct position.

KST unlocks or releases cranial subluxations. With KST, we can remove pressure off the brain and spinal cord and the nervous system in general. We use this quick, light-force method that patients (from infants to the elderly) usually find comfortable.

Another reason we prefer to use KST cranial adjustments is they typically hold or stay in place for an extended period. Occasionally, a cranial bone may require more than one correction if someone sustained a severe head injury, multiple traumas or was dehydrated. With KST, you can enjoy better physical and emotional health.

Discover for yourself how cranial sacral work may help you. Contact our practice today to book an appointment with Dr. Saylor or one of her colleagues. We also invite you to check out our YouTube video for more information.
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