When pain becomes long-term or “chronic,” it can interfere with your daily activities, keep you awake throughout the night, and eventually cause you to reshape your goals for the future.
At the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona, we intend to put you back in charge of your life by controlling your pain and restoring your mobility. Our stellar reputation and commitment to patient care demands we provide safe, medically sound, and effective treatments for your symptoms.
Learn why the team of highly-skilled, board-certified physicians at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona often recommend craniosacral therapy to treat your pain and the stress it causes.
Ten reasons to consider craniosacral therapy (CST)
1. CST is all-natural
Unlike medications that mask your pain, craniosacral therapy cooperates with your body to normalize the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, release irritated nerves, and enhance your natural ability to heal. Read more about the technique here.
2. CST is relaxing
You can expect your provider to encourage you to relax as the gentle pressure associated with CST does its job. You may even find yourself looking forward to the sessions as a break from your everyday stressors.
3. CST can provide pain relief for numerous conditions
Craniosacral therapy has proven effective in relieving discomfort caused by numerous conditions, including:
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
CST is also useful for treating pain related to whiplash injuries and other problems responsible for neck pain.
4. CST won’t interfere with your daily life
You won’t need to schedule downtime to recover after a craniosacral therapy session since you can return to routine activities once you leave the office.
5. CST has no troublesome side effects
Rarely, our patients report very mild discomfort immediately after treatment. But that fades very quickly. Otherwise, when a trained expert provides the treatment, you won’t have to worry about possible side effects caused by CST.
6. No needles required with CST
There’s no doubt that injection therapy with medications such as corticosteroids can help alleviate pain and inflammation, and they’re a valuable part of the services we offer here at the Pain Institute. But you won’t face a single needle during CST.
7. CST can be combined with other therapies
You can come in for treatments that focus on CST alone or combine your session with other beneficial therapies such as massage.
8. CST can relieve stress and anxiety caused by chronic pain
Conditions such as fibromyalgia are well-known for causing stress and anxiety. CST has proven effective in relieving the anxiety and depression that often accompanies chronic pain.
9. CST requires no before treatment prep
You don’t need to prepare for a CST session other than to dress comfortably since you remain clothed during the treatment.
10. CST is gentle and sweat-free
It’s sometimes necessary to work hard enough to sweat to gain the benefits of physical rehab programs designed to decrease pain and restore mobility. There’s no sweating required with CST, however, and it’s gentle enough for children, teens, and adults.
For an evaluation regarding craniosacral therapy and information regarding other clinically proven treatments that can help manage your pain, schedule a visit at Pain Institute of Southern Arizona today.