Understanding Cranial Facial Release
Chronic sinus issues can be difficult to resolve through the use of anti-inflammatories and antihistamines. However, a technique known as Cranial Facial Release (CFR) is a more effective option for relief from sinus issues that arise from different disorders ranging from neurological to impact from sports. This technique is a balloon-assisted sinus cavity adjusting technique that's easily performed in our chiropractic office. Dr. Anderson at Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray performs this technique and helps patients find relief from their sinus problems.
What Is Cranial Facial Release?
Cranial Facial Release is a type of mechanical treatment that takes advantage of the skull's multiple bony sections that can move. In fact, every time you take a breath, the bones in your skull flex and move along their suture to allow for the expansion and contraction of breathing. Unfortunately, sometimes these bony sections become fixed in place after an injury and lead to chronic sinus and pain issues.
How Cranial Facial Release Works
Cranial Facial Release involves the use of a medical balloon inserted into the sinus cavity through the nostril. Once the balloon is in place, our chiropractor gently inflates it until reaching the desired size. It's left in place for a short period of time, then deflated. The procedure is then repeated in the other nostril. Inflating the balloon inside the sinus cavity gently pushes the bony plates apart and enables them to flex once more. It takes a few treatments for the bony plates to go back to a flexible state, but once they're allowed to float again, they stop putting pressure on facial nerves and other delicate structures in the nasal cavities.
The Benefit of Chiropractic Treatment and Cranial Facial Release
Sinus pain can cause you to lock up joints in your neck and shoulders and limit your flexibility. Chronic sinus pain can also lead to altered movement or painful conditions to develop over time. Combining Cranial Facial Release with chiropractic treatment can loosen up your muscles and joints and restore you to your natural range of motion. No longer will you suffer from the effects of limited motion and the pain generated by various cranial issues such as TMJ, sinusitis, trigeminal neuralgia, and more.
Contact Us Today at Our Office Near Bethel Park for an Appointment
If you are interested in learning more about CFR, call us today at Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray for more information. We'll set up an evaluation appointment at our chiropractic office so you can consult with Dr. Anderson about the technique. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you live a healthy and pain-free life.