Your Skull IS Constantly Changing Shape!

Posted Jul 06, 2021 at 09:31

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Were you aware our skulls change their shape with every single breath we take?

And that an inability to do this properly can influence a multitude of issues such as; migraines, sinus infections, neck and jaw pain, mood changes and fibromyalgia!

Most people I come in to contact with think that the skull is one big solid structure, serving purely as a protective shell for out brain. While this is one very important job the skull has, it isn’t its only one, and it certainly isn’t one solid structure. There are in fact many bones in the skull attaching to each other via sutures.

These sutures are tight, but they certainly allow for movement.

As we take a breath in (inhale) the skull expands laterally, much like if you were to squish a stress ball from the top and bottom, and as we breathe out (exhale) our skull expands anteriorly becoming egg shaped.

This mechanism forms a pump with the sacrum called the cranio-sacral rhythm, allowing cerebrospinal fluid to travel between our brain and spinal cord and is vitally important for neurological health.

Traumas such as whiplash, bumping our head and even childbirth can have huge negative effects on this mechanism contributing to body-wide dysfunction.

We at Peak Chiropractic and Kinesiology influence hundreds of cranio-sacral rhythms every week.

So if you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, or are interested in being more neurologically healthy as a whole, why not give us a call to book a FREE Discovery visit?