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Cranial Chiropractic

Cranial Chiropractic

Most cranial chiropractors will agree that the birth process is probably where the skull and spine can get hurt the most. Many also recognise that intrauterine constraint due to the mother’s pelvis being out of balance, causing back pain and SPD; it could also lead to a strain being applied to the baby’s head during pregnancy. From a cranial chiropractic point of view, this may increase the likelihood of a more difficult delivery, abnormal forces being applied to the upper joints of the baby’s neck and the skull.

We see a great number of physical conditions that may result from these torsional forces at these levels and these may respond well to cranial chiropractic care. Mechanical strain to a babys neck could lead to the head being favoured and held to on side, causing feeding problems. In pregnancy we have alot of experience in the treatment of symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) as well as sacroiliac and back problems.

As Cranial Chiropractors, we train for several years after first graduating in chiropractic, to become proficient in the assessment and treatment of disorders of the musculo-skeletal and nervous system, so for an unsettled  baby this will involve the gentlest of techniques on the spine and skull bones to reduce stress patterns whereas for a pregnant woman with Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction (SPD) and back or pelvic girdle pain, this may involve gentle manipulation and stabilising exercises.

Not to be confused with cranial osteopathy or cranial sacral technique, the cranial chiropractor will spend much more time in their studies, are examined and are much more specific in their treatments.

If you think that you or a loved one is a good candidate for this type of chiropractic care, contact SpineLab to arrange a thorough examination in our practice.