What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Craniosacral therapy is used by physical therapists, massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors and osteopaths. It is to treat mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ Syndrome, and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
9

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Craniosacral Therapy

Dizziness 1
Pain in lower back 1
Lightheadedness 1
Heavy sensation in head 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Craniosacral Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min monthly 6
60 min weekly 4
120 min weekly 3
1 hr weekly 2
120 min monthly 2
60minutes as needed 1
weekly 1
60 min as needed 1
1 hr monthly 1
30 min monthly 1
Why Patients Stopped Going to Craniosacral Therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Expense 8
Course of treatment ended 5
Other 4
Did not seem to work 4
Side effects too severe 1
Change in health plan coverage 1
Not indicated 1
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Duration

Currently Going to Craniosacral Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 4
Stopped Going to Craniosacral Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 2
3-6 months 5
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
4 31%
Usually
4 31%
Sometimes
5 38%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
2 15%
Somewhat
2 15%
A little
3 23%
Not at all
6 46%
Cost
$200+
2 20%
$100-199
4 40%
$50-99
3 30%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
1 10%
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4 patient evaluations for Craniosacral Therapy

elaurenzo
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elaurenzo
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Dec 1, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: Try it for yourselves; for me it is every 3 months
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Train
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Data Quality: 2 stars
30 years
Female
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ATEC
  • Speech: 0
  • Sociability: 2
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 3
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 11
  • ATEC score: 16
I have:
Asperger's

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Nov 30, 2010 (Started Oct 11, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Asperger: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Cirdan
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Cirdan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
30 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Sep 9, 2010 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with anxiety; back/neck pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tendonitis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: Very relaxing. Very good for tendonitis, stress, depression. It alone, however, will not cure tendonitis, as it needs to be followed up with disciplined rehabilitation exercises and stretches in order to strengthen the tendons and increase their flexibility for full recovery. It was 0 cost to me, but only because I'm lucky enough to have good insurance.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 26, 2010 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with anxiety; back/neck pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tendonitis: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I can't really verify this, and only have the doctor's word, but my eyesight actually improved a little because apparently the doctor had been relieving pressure on the optic nerve. I don't know, but HELLA relaxing anyway.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 26, 2010 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with anxiety; back/neck pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tendonitis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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