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Brain Work

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Concussions are
often caused by a blow to the head but can also occur when the head and upper body are
violently shaken. With this trauma, the brain and surrounding tissue hit the inside of the skull

causing injury to the tissue.

How can CranioSacral Therapy (CST) help a concussion or head injury?

In a normal craniosacral system, the plates (skull bones), sutures (tissue that holds the bones) and
membranes in the skull should have mobility to allow fluid flow. Head injuries and concussions
can adversely affect the tissue mobility and fluid flow. A craniosacral therapist evaluates the
craniosacral system for aspects of normal physiologic movement and finds injured areas. By
using a very light touch, the therapist gently assists the body’s own healing process by softening
the affected tissue, restoring tissue mobility and increasing fluid flow. For a concussion, this may
mean the head (and neck) are better able to drain and exchange fluids. Because injuries like
concussions don’t always heal on their own, the injured structures need some assistance. CST
provides that assistance. CST helps the healing process for any injury, resulting in fewer
symptoms and a quicker recovery.

Effects of CranioSacral therapy upon symptoms of post-acute concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome: A pilot study

Case report: Manual therapies promote resolution of persistent post-concussion symptoms in a 24-year-old athlete

Symptoms Can Persist for Weeks or Months

  • Persistent Headaches

  • Difficulties with Memory and Concentration

  • Irritability and Personality Changes

  • Sensitivity to Light and Noise

  • Difficulty Sleeping

  • Depression

  • Disorder of Taste and Smell

Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

  • Headaches or pressure in the head

  • Dizziness

  • Temporary loss of consciousness

  • Confusion or fogginess

  • Amnesia

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Slurred speech

  • Behavioral changes

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