Head Trauma, Cranial Distortions, and Leg Pain
Craniosacral therapy is a therapeutic technique that helps re-establish the proper flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) throughout the spine via the dural tube. The dural tube is a membrane like a sausage casing that surrounds the brain and extends though the foramen magnum (hole at the base of the skull) and center of the spinal column all the way down to the sacrum (tail bone). The CSF fills the dural tube, cushions our brain and spinal column, like a shock absorber, brings nourishment to our nerves, and transports waste material to be recycled. When a restriction or blockage occurs in the dural tube, the flow of nourishment is impaired and can affect the optimal performance of nerves and the organs they innervate.
When patients hit their head, the cranial bones distort directly influencing the dural tube, and nerves which exit the spinal cord. The nerve irritation causes burning and pain in the innervated areas. This was the case with Annette. She fell and impacted her skull which in turn twisted her dural tube affecting her sacrum and causing burning and pain in her shins. Correcting her cranial distortions released the tension in the dural tube which relieved the tension on her nerve roots. Immediately, her burning pain resolved. Craniosacral therapy is an art and must be learned from skilled teachers. Also the practitioner must practice his art to perfect it. It isn’t a cookie cutter procedure. Once learned cranial manipulation and or craniosacral therapy can relieve much pain and discomfort non-invasively.