Nasal Cranial Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This treatment is recommended for patients who suffer from a variety of symptoms that can linked to traumatic brain injuries, like poor concentration, muscle spasms, neck and shoulder pain, headache pain, head pressure, and migraines. Interestingly, nasal cranial release therapy has been observed to have psychology effects as well, bringing relief to conditions like anxiety, depression, nervousness and PTSD.    A secondary effect from this procedure is better breathing by expansion of the sinus cavities.      

Procedure                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nasal Release Technique is a powerful structural technique that adjusts the bones of the skull. This was developed by Dr. J. R. Stober of Portland.     The procedure uses a small finger cot affixed to an inflatable device which is inserted into the nasal passages. The balloon inflation presses outward against the bones lining the breathing passages and adjusts the sutures of the skull, particularly the sphenoid. This ultimately relieves the forces that have gone into the skull by releasing any impactions in the cranial sutures.

One of the confusions of this therapy are the multitude of names for it—Endonasal Technique, Cranial Facial Release, Nasal Cranial Release, Bilateral Nasal Specific Technique, Functional Cranial Release, and Neurocranial Restructuring Nasal Specific Technique. These have all been used to describe the procedure.

Indications                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Concussion and other head injuries • Headaches, head pressure, migraines • Low energy, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue • Muscle spasms, neck and shoulder pain • Poor concentration and focus • PTSD • Sinusitis, sleep apnea, snoring, other breathing and sinus disorders • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) • Traumatic Brain Injury • TMJ (mouth, head and jaw pains) • Vertigo and other balance problems • Whiplash Syndrome

Symptoms that may respond to Therapy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Headache or facial pain/pressure • Congestion or fullness • Vertigo • Balance Problems • Snoring or Sleep Apnea • Breathing Problems • TMJ           • Nasal obstruction or blockage • Loss of smell • Types of Sinusitis • Neck Pain • Ringing in the Ears


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