The terms Traumatic Brain Injury and Head Injury are often used interchangeably, but this can be quite misleading. A Head Injury typically signifies and injury to the scalp, skull, or underlying tissues and blood vessels while a Brain Injury is damage to both the skull and the brain. Head Injuries are still significant and serious conditions that can result in physical, emotional, and mental health repercussions. Children are highly susceptible to even minor Head Injury due to the nature of learning proper coordination and balance.
The skull contains 22 bones, 8 of which are cranial bones that have natural mobility between them at the sutures. This movement is natural and necessary to ensure the proper flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the spinal cord and nervous system. This fluid carries essential nutrients and oxygen where needed and the interruption of flow due to a head injury can have negative health consequences.
When head injury occurs the bones of the skull are likely to experience an abnormal shift in alignment which may result in pressure on the brain along with interference in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Even minor Head Injury can cause persistent symptoms like headache, nausea, and trouble concentrating. Traditional treatment will usually only address the symptoms and for very minor injuries there is often no intervention at all. If there are cranial bones out of alignment that are not addressed due to lack of treatment the child may suffer for years as a result.
The fields of Chiropractic and Craniosacral Therapy may help to reduce these symptoms and correct any misalignments in the skull. Craniosacral Therapy is specifically designed to correct these misalignments of the cranial bones. The practitioner will examine the patient to determine if anything abnormal is present and will then use light pressure to gently move the bones back into place. Improvements in behavior, sleep, and pain are generally observed immediately, but after several sessions the patient should return to their pre-Head Injury self. Several studies have shown the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy in the treatment of head injuries.
About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy
Having a Chiropractic background since the year 2000, Dr. Kaminsky offers many methods of treatment with an emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy and Pranic Healing in NYC.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a method focusing on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine), scientifically proven to work in unison to pump fluid throughout the body, an unknown disruption of which can cause many health issues. The craniosacral mechanism pumps vital fluid called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) through the body and in a sense energetically lubricates the joints, tissues, organs; basically all cells of the body. It is the driving force of all your body’s systems of function; including maintaining the tone of your muscles.
The Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) are surrounded with CSF generating energetic rhythmic impulses of fluid delicately pumping throughout your body’s parts “breathing” the movement of life. This measurable rhythm of moving fluid, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rhythm is the foundational “blueprint” and primary principle of our real-time state of our health.
Compromises of our rhythmic movements of fluid flow correlates to the impulse restrictions in the system which the body is unable to overcome or self-correct. This is the reason why we have “dis-ease”, symptoms, conditions, basically all ailments. This is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable. By placing his or her hands on your body the practitioner can feel, detect, evaluate, and facilitate correction of these restrictive arrhythmic impulses.
The craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm restore and renew in compromised areas allowing for healing to take place of sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, neurological disorders, symptoms, conditions and pain. To learn more, visit the other pages on this website. Call to schedule your healing treatment with Dr. Kaminsky.