Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a serious problem with far-reaching effects. Depending on the severity, it can have all sorts of effects on a person. Symptoms are vast and can include:
The effects of TBI on the motion and position of the skull are often overlooked. The cranium is made up of 22 individual bones. It was once thought that these bones were ossified or fused in adults, rendering the head like a football helmet. Historically, both chiropractors who practice craniopathy and cranial osteopaths thought differently and recognized that the bones continue to move into adulthood and that their motion can have far-reaching effects on the body. Science is now catching up, showing that there is motion in the skull even as an adult.
Blows to the head, whether its a severe one or many small ones, can affect the motion in the cranial bones. This can have far-reaching effects on the body because 80% of your nervous system is housed under the cranium. This also affects flow of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. This CSF flow brings nourishment into and removes toxins from the nervous system.
Correcting cranial bone problems is a gentle procedure with light contacts on the head. My patients tell me they enjoy cranial work, particularly the results they get from it.
If you or someone you know has had a TBI and would like to have your/their cranium checked, call the office at 727-509-3760 or schedule online by clicking the link above.
I'm a Chiropractic Physician, Psychotherapist and researcher. I'm interested in helping people live their lives to their full potential. That could be simply without pain. Or it could be without more complicated physical or mental health problems. Or it could be getting help in making changes in their life so that they can achieve their dreams.