Did you know that not only can your spine subluxate (misalign) but so can your cranial (head) bones? Yes!
Although many people think the cranial bones are fused in adults and in fact do not move – but they can! The movement is very subtle but can make a huge difference in one’s health.
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. Someone’s head should feel like a watermelon not a bowling ball (it’s a subtle difference but an important one!). Here are some effects that can happen with a cranial subluxation:
· Misalignments in the skull can interfere with the nerve impulses coming from the brain or entering the brain. This causes alterations in behavior, low comprehension, and memory loss. It also can cause odd perceptions, weird expressions, and hyperactivity.
· 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.
· Misalignment in the skull puts direct pressure on the brain that can cause learning disabilities, dyslexia, dysplasia, headaches, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), distorted vision, speech problems, hearing problems, comprehension, concentration difficulties and hyperactivity.
Dr. Keppy checks cranial bones at every visit with her patients. Through specific muscle testing she is able to determine when and where an individual needs a cranial adjustment. These adjustments are very gentle and can produce much healing.
Are you wondering if your head is on straight? Get checked today!