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.

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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Craniosacral Therapy

Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
11

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

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2
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1
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1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Craniosacral Therapy)
Dosage
60 min monthly
Patients
7
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
3
Dosage
120 min weekly
Patients
3
Dosage
1 hr weekly
Patients
2
Dosage
120 min monthly
Patients
2
Dosage
weekly
Patients
1
Dosage
60 min as needed
Patients
1
Dosage
60minutes as needed
Patients
1
Dosage
1 hr monthly
Patients
1
Dosage
30 min monthly
Patients
1

Dosages based on patients currently going to Craniosacral Therapy.

Why Patients Stopped Going to Craniosacral Therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Expense
Patients
8
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
4
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
4
Reason
Other
Patients
3
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
1
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
1
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
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Duration

Currently Going to Craniosacral Therapy
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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0
Duration
1-3 months
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0
Duration
3-6 months
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0
Duration
6 months-1 year
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0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
3
Stopped Going to Craniosacral Therapy
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
2
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
5
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
3
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
3
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
0

Adherence


Always
Patients
6
40%
Usually
Patients
4
27%
Sometimes
Patients
5
33%
Never
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very
Patients
2
13%
Somewhat
Patients
2
13%
A little
Patients
3
20%
Not at all
Patients
8
53%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
5
50%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
2
20%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
4
40%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
3
30%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
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

See elaurenzo's full Craniosacral Therapy history

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: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Train
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Data Quality: 2 stars
31 years
Female
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ATEC
  • Speech: 2
  • Sociability: 17
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 16
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 42
  • ATEC score: 77
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: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Cirdan
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Cirdan
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
31 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: Not specified 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: Not specified 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: Not specified monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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