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Using Cranial Sacral Therapy to Treat Common Health Concerns
February 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Good Chiropractic and Wellness Center

When you’re suffering from an ongoing medical complaint, life can often feel frustrating. Exploring natural chiropractic care such as cranial sacral therapy is an excellent way to address issues such as insomnia, migraines, constipation, and more. At Good Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we serve patients throughout Pleasanton, California. If you’re ready to explore the world of cranial sacral therapy, it’s worth learning more about what it involves and the conditions it can help.

What is cranial sacral therapy?

You may sometimes hear people use the term craniosacral therapy and cranial sacral therapy interchangeably. They’re both the same type of chiropractic treatment and we have a wealth of experience in performing it at Good Chiropractic and Wellness Center.

Using gentle techniques, we apply pressure to the head, neck, and back to relieve the symptoms caused by nerve compression. Your spinal column is home to dozens of nerve roots, which stretch from the cranial area at the top of your neck through to the sacrum at the bottom of your spine. Each root has the ability to affect different areas of your body. Using cranial sacral therapy, it’s possible to tackle everyday medical complaints at their original source, which often means alleviating pressure on nerve roots in your spine.

In our experience, we’ve found that patients see the greatest benefits when they arrange for between three and 10 sessions. How many sessions you need will depend on the outcome of your first appointment and the progress you’re making with your symptoms as time goes on. Rest assured we will start each appointment with a review of your progress, which will allow us to make recommendations on what to do next.

What type of conditions can this chiropractic therapy treat?

From easing chronic pain through to reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety, cranial sacral therapy has the power to treat a multitude of conditions. Some of the common ones we focus on include:

  • Headaches and migraines, as they often become less pronounced when we ease tension and pressure around your neck and shoulders.
  • Chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, which many people find they can’t treat with everyday and opiate-based painkillers alone.
  • Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. They often become less severe following cranial sacral therapy as it has a strong relationship with reducing pain and promoting a better night’s sleep.
  • Long-term pain arising from an injury or repetitive strain can sometimes be resolved when we successfully decompress the nerve root that’s causing your symptoms.

At Good Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we like to ensure our patients benefit from a custom approach each time they visit us. From your first appointment through to your last, you’ll enjoy a friendly and positive environment where your body’s natural healing processes are prioritized.

Who can benefit from cranial sacral therapy the most?

Almost anyone can experience the benefits of cranial sacral therapy. As a minimally-invasive treatment that uses gentle chiropractic techniques, it doesn’t come with dangerous side effects. Patients come to us from throughout Pleasanton and the surrounding areas when they’re seeking a natural resolution to their ongoing medical complaints. Whether you’re receiving medical treatment for your condition already or you want to explore a holistic option from day one, rest assured you’re in safe hands.

There are some instances where this treatment may not prove beneficial, though. For example, a recent history of cranial bleeding, aneurysms, and certain blood disorders. However, we do encourage potential patients to contact us before deciding this treatment isn’t right for them.

To discuss cranial sacral therapy with us, or our other chiropractic services, call 925-462-4698.