The Cranial Approach To Treating Post Concussion Syndrome
After treating a hundred or more cases of post concussion syndrome over the past 2.5 years with tremendous success, we began filming a series of video projects to help demonstrate the importance of Cranial Osteopathy and it's role within the world of post concussion syndrome.
We currently have 18 cases filmed with many more to be filmed in 2019.
By realigning the skull through the practice of Cranial Osteopathy we have been able to reverse the symptoms of post concussion syndrome.
The skull is a complex structure comprised of 22 bones; all connected by sutures. The sutural connections between these bones articulate / shift in micrometers to accommodate for the rhythmic motility / movement of the central nervous system. Your brain goes through a rhythmic cycle of expansion / contraction called the Primary Respiratory Mechanism. Every 4-6 seconds your brain expands upwards until reaching it's full range and then every 4-6 seconds in contracts back downwards, completing the cycle.
This movement of the brain functions like a pumping mechanism which pulls cerebral spinal fluid from the arterial blood flow through the choroid plexus and into the subarachnoid space between your brain and the dural membrane. The dural membrane encapsulates your entire brain and spinal chord and it is within this membrane that the cerebral spinal fluid fluctuates.
In order for the brain to go through this motion, the cranial bones must articulate.
During force impact to the skull, the cranial bones get pushed out of alignment which creates restrictions at the sutural connections; thus affecting the articulation process and disrupting the motility of the central nervous system / fluctuation of cerebral spinal fluid.
Through the practice of Cranial Osteopathy, we utilize the sensory receptors in our hands and fingers to tune in on the articulation process of the cranial bones and to feel for areas of restriction. We then utilize cranial techniques to release these restrictions and to guide / realign the cranial bones back to their optimal place of position.