Craniopathy Technique

What Is It?

Chiropractic craniopathy also known as SOT cranial is an advanced aspect of Sacro-Occipital technique (SOT) as well as a complete system of health care on it's own. The focus of craniopathy is the physical position of the 22 interlinked bones of the skull and the resulting function of the central nervous system.

How does it work?

Craniopathy examinationThe position of the cranial bones determines the position of an anatomical structure known as dura mater, a tough membranous sheath that contains the cerebral-spinal fluid (CSF). The CSF is what delivers oxygen and food to the brain and spinal cord.

If the cranial bones and dura mater are misaligned, the circulation of cerebral-spinal fluid is blocked which results in pain and dysfunction.

After the location of blockage is determined, a light force adjustment is performed. By aligning the cranial bones, the CSF can circulate properly which increases the function of the central nervous system. With the central nervous system functioning optimally, we can achieve better health and well being.


 The cranium contains 80% of the central nervous system, so a very gentle procedure can have profound results.

After the doctor determines the exact location of the misaligned cranial bone (subluxation) using the SOT Technique system of analysis, an adjustment is performed. The adjustment consists of a very light force usually applied with the doctors gloved finger(s). This procedure doesn't cause any audible noise such as a "crack" or a "pop" commonly associated with most chiropractic adjustments.

Some of the results of cranial adjustments can be noticed immediately after the procedure is performed. This as well as its effectiveness make SOT Craniopathy truly amazing.

The primary purpose of this treatment is to promote the optimal function of the central nervous system. This is done to improve overall health and wellness as well as to treat a variety of conditions. These conditions include but are not limited to: headaches, migraines, jaw/temperomandbular (TMJ) pain and dysfunction, cranial/dental issues, bruxism, vertigo, tinnitus, sleep apnea, traumatic injuries as well as neck and back pain.

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