Cranial Adjusting

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Subluxations are minor misalignments in the spine or skull, putting endangering stress on the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves.  However, subluxations do not stop at the spine, because trauma is not limited to the spine and extremities. Much attention is paid to the protection of the head with the insistence that helmets be used for various sports. Some of them are very effective; such as the football helmet, others are less effective, the hockey helmet for example and others are almost totally ineffective like the bicycle helmet. The bicycle helmet is only effective if a brick falls straight down, directly on the top of the helmet; otherwise the helmet actually causes more problems and subluxations to the skull when hit from the side, front and behind.

The human skull is comprised of 13 bones that are joined together with sutures (puzzle like structures). Although the sutures cannot be pulled apart, the bones in the skull can be knocked out of their proper alignment, causing indentations or elevations that can be felt on the surface of the head. The onset of your health problems may be the result of an injury to the headIn fact, recent microscopic research has demonstrated that nerves from the skull and spine control the immune system right down to the cellular level.

Dr. Erin Van Veldhuizen has provided care for patients whose problems have originated from a head injury. The first head injury can occur during childbirth, then falls in infancy resulting in the head hitting the edge of a coffee table or if the child is tumbles down the stairs. In addition, the incidence of head injuries due to baseball bats, swings, balls, pucks, fists, sports injuries, car and industrial accidents are extremely common. Unfortunately, most of these patients do not receive adequate care for these injuries and their conditions deteriorate and result in chronic debilitating health problems.

Post concussion syndrome is an excellent example of what happens when a head injury is not corrected. The injury to the head is sufficient enough to cause temporary unconsciousness in some cases. The patient survives, but has many acute symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, speech difficulties, memory lapses, brain fog, emotional irregularities, decreased reflexes, altered coordination, and behavior changes for years to come.

If the cranial subluxations that resulted from the head injury are not corrected, these symptoms will persist and become chronic, causing a lifetime of pain, an endless emotional roller coaster, cognitive disorders, and cognitive difficulties resulting in a sub-standard level of life and health.

Who would benefit from Cranial Adjustments?

  • Anyone who has suffered a trauma to the head should be examined for skull bone misalignments. Especially if the injured person begins to experience what may seem as unrelated health problems after a head injury.
  • Anyone who has suffered head trauma during their birth process. Instrumentation such as forceps, suction, and vacuum extractors are common causes of misaligned skulls. In fact, many of the patients examined at our clinic have suffered lifelong health problems because they were never aware of their birth trauma.
  • Anyone who has suffered with any of the health conditions listed below:
ADD, ADHD Fibromyalgia Premature Aging
Asthma Headaches Post Concussion Syndrome
Allergies Learning Difficulties Seizures
Autism Learning Disabilities Sports injuries
Chronic Fatigue Migraines
Dyslexia PDD

Rationale for treatment

  1. Misalignment of a vertebra or cranial bone, called a subluxation, can interfere with how the nerves work.  This produces pain and malfunction in the organ or tissue that is supplied by that nerve.
    • Subluxations must be corrected for everything else to work properly.  The brain and nervous system controls all the functions of the body.  The brain transmits nerve impulses to the rest of the body via the nervous system.  If these impulses are obstructed, the function of the corresponding organ or tissue is altered.  The chief cause of interference to the nervous system is misalignments of the bones in the spine and skull.  For the treatment of any condition to be completely effective, the nervous system must be functioning at its optimum.
      • For example, you can feed your body the best nutrition, but if the nerve supply to the stomach has been decreased, your body’s ability to digest and metabolize the food is also decreased.  If the nerve supply to the pancreas is less than normal, then sugar metabolism is altered, as well as a decrease in the amount of enzymes available to digest food.  The nerve supply to the intestine could be interfered with causing a decrease in the body’s ability to absorb nutrition through the intestinal wall, and sometimes results in constipation.
  2. Misalignments in the skull interfere with the nerve impulses coming from the brain or entering the brain, causing alterations in behavior, low comprehension, and memory loss.  It also causes odd perceptions, weird expressions, and hyperactivity.
  3. Misalignments in the skull can decrease the blood supply to and from the brain, causing inappropriate responses, slow reactions, memory lapse, aggressive behavior, and dementia of all kinds in the elderly.
  4. Misalignment in the skull puts direct pressure on the brain causing learning disabilities, dyslexia, dysplasia, headaches, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), distorted vision, speech problems, hearing problems, comprehension, concentration difficulties and hyperactivity.
  5. The elevations and depressions in the skull cause stagnation of the fluid that delivers nutrition to the brain.  This lack of nutrient supply will cause decreased brain function in the lobes of the brain experiencing malnutrition.