The cranium, skull, and face bones go through significant changes during delivery and the first few years of life.
The purpose of proper movement and development of cranial bones:
- protect the brain
- allow for brain nutrition, circulation, and temperature control
- allow for proper function of cranial nerves, facial nerves, eye movements, mouth movements.
- help the infant cranium develop into mature adult cranium
- regulate movement of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and around the spine.
- regulate tension on the spinal covering (dura mater) and tension in the spinal cord itself
- and more.
These brain/spine/cranial/spinal functions, relate to a wide variety of health functions.
Reasons people may find Dr. John for cranial work for infants:
- my lactation consultant or birth professional told me I need body work for my child
- my pediatric dentist told me to get body work, stretching, exercises, chiropractic, or craniosacral
- breast feeding side preference
- latching issues
- painful breast feeding
- gassy feeding
- baby can’t open mouth wide enough
- head side turning preference
- face symmetry, plagiocephaly
- shoulder dystocia
- planning or already had tongue tie release
- short delivery, long delivery, normal delivery, c-section delivery.
- sleeping issues, irritability, crankiness
- and more
Reasons people may find Dr. John for cranial work for adolescents and adults:
- headaches, migraines
- irritability, difficulty sleeping
- previous concussions, head trauma
- eye tracking issues, double vision
- general tension and anxiety
- previous cranial surgeries or shunts
- head and face asymmetry
- neck stiffness or tightness
- TMJ dysfunction, pain, clicking, grinding, bruxism.
- and more
Craniosacral is a popular concept with variations utilized by many different types of practitioners. Much of current cranial work became popular with Dr. Upledger in the 1970’s. Cranial work has been in practice for much longer. The work Dr. John practices is from early works of Drs. Sutherland and DeJarnette, over the last 130 years. He has been practicing this discipline of chiropractic cranial adjusting for over 10 years. His mentors and teachers have been practicing this work for over 40 years.
For more information, call or text Dr. John at 201-677-3600.