Cranial Sacral Therapy
When people speak of cranial sacral therapy they often refer to it as a “baby massage.” This therapy is a soft hands-on gentle technique in which the chiropractor holds the muscles until they relax.
This is most often used on infants to perfect head shape. Cranial sacral therapy will also help remedy any of the following conditions afflicting your child: reflux, latching issues with breast-feeding, difficulty sleeping and more.
Cranial sacral therapy requires minimally, approximately, six visits of treatment.
We have highly trained massage therapists to meet your needs! Insurance may cover your massage, just ask!
Dr. Nancy is certified in the Webster Technique- she specifically uses this technique with our pregnant patients to provide balanced pelvic positioning to allow for optimal positioning of the baby. In addition to the Webster technique, she incorporates other soft tissue techniques to boost the her success rate of breech turning. By balancing the pelvis using light adjustments and muscle techniques, the baby turns on its own. We are not manually turning the babies as an OB does with the External Version work.
During K-Laser Therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level increasing metabolic activity within the cell.
By improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) is stimulated.
The cascade of beneficial effects that follows includes increased cellular function and tissue repair.
Examples of the types of injuries that this kind of laser therapy can be helpful for include:
- Acute injuries, such as strains, sprains, and shoulder injuries
- Repetitive-use injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Traumatic injuries, such as post-motor vehicle accident with cervical strain/sprain
- Chronic issues such as frozen shoulder and arthritis
Before Drugs and Surgery, Consider Giving Laser Therapy a Try…
I have successfully treated a large number of friends and professional associates with the K-Laser and have been very impressed. For example, the person who helps me with my organic landscaping. I noticed he was walking with a limp and I thought it was a result of a tree we just had planted. It turns out it was related to chronic crippling pain he had in his ankle for over 10 years. He had merely endured this terrible pain for over a decade. I gave him one three minute treatment and it was virtually removed. He had a slight recurrence several weeks later and I gave him another one and he has been pain free for months.
A typical treatment session can take anywhere from five to 20 minutes, dependent on your injury or condition.
“Your shortest treatments could be some of the jaw issues, something fairly superficial, or treating a fairly small area. That would be three to three and a half minutes. And then on the other side of the spectrum, if we are doing either a disc herniation or a diabetic neuropathy, where we’re wanting to treat the lower back and all the way down the leg, that could be 12, 15, to 20 minutes of treatment time,” Dr. Harrington says.
In terms of how many treatments will be required before the actual condition is resolved or the pain relief is really achieved, this can vary widely, depending on your condition. Typically, pain relief will be achieved long before the condition itself is healed, so it’s important to remember that the absence of pain does not equal the presence of health. According to Dr. Harrington, the vast majority of conditions require six to 12 treatments over a two- to four-week period of time. As for cost, the nationwide range varies from $50 to $150 dollars, but we charge $50 per treatment. Insurance does not reimburse for this service, but we have packages available!
“When you look at a pain condition that you’ve been suffering from for years, and you can get it resolved with just a few hundred dollars’ worth of K-Laser treatments, that’s well worth it,” Dr. Harrington says.
The measurable effects of K-Laser therapy are cumulative in nature, and usually require multiple treatments. Many times the patient will experience relief immediately after the first treatment. The number of sessions will depend on the exact diagnosis, age and overall health status of the patient. In general, acute conditions can be treated more frequently and require fewer visits, typically 4-6. Chronic conditions may require 6, 8 or 10 more visits.
For more information about the techniques and services offered at Cooper Family and Pediatric Chiropractic call today. Let us help you live a healthy life the natural way.