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Cranial Facial Release (Formerly Neuro Cranial Restructuring)

"Never put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow, and never put anything in your nose smaller than a balloon". Sound familiar? Maybe the first part of that sentence, but very few people would ever fathom the idea of putting a balloon up their nose (unless of course you are under the age of three). But many people are traveling great distances to do just that. What am I talking about? I am referring to a revolutionary new "cranial adjusting technique" called Cranial Facial Release (CFR), which is being performed by local chiropractor Dr. Adam Del Torto for the treatment of sinus conditions, migraines, dizziness, and much more. Dr. Del Torto has been performing this unique treatment on his patients since 1998, and with incredible results. How does it work? It is performed by inserting a tiny balloon inside your nose and quickly inflating it to "induce cranial motion" and clear the breathing passages. Sound crazy? Well as bazaar as it sounds, most people who undergo this treatment usually improve enough to want to do it again, according to Dr. Del Torto. "Most people balk at the idea of inflating a balloon inside their nose, but as uncomfortable as it sounds, the majority of patient's want it done again!" Does it hurt? Not really, it feels similar to having water shoot your nose after jumping into a swimming pool, but some consider it uncomfortable. The good news is that it is a very quick procedure only lasting about 2-3 seconds.

Balloon therapy has been used by osteopaths since the early 1900's for the treatment of sinus conditions, which it works for exceptionally well - but it also works well on a variety of other health conditions. To understand this treatment better, it is important to realize that your skull is not one solid bone, but made up of 22 individual bones that actually move every time you breathe - or at least they are supposed to. This "normal cranial movement" is very subtle, yet it is essential to proper brain function and over all health. Sometimes your skull loses this normal cranial respiratory motion, and actually becomes "locked" due to head trauma, whiplash injuries, difficult birth processes, surgical procedures, etc. These "cranial aberrations" produce asymmetries in your skull and create unusual pressure and torque on certain parts of your brain. This "brain strain" causes abnormal nerve impulses to be sent to the various muscles and organs in your body, setting up a state of "dysfunction" and giving rise to various health problems. "Patients usually seek CFR treatment for such things as sinus conditions, breathing problems, or recurrent migraines, and report that other unrelated health problems improve". The most common reported "side affects" of CFR treatment is better breathing, decreased snoring, increased energy and mental clarity, improved hearing, better visual acuity (especially when reading), and decreased neck and upper back pain. Treatment is usually done in a series of four consecutive days, with the patient receiving anywhere from one to three balloon inflations each day. Most patients require between 4-6 series to achieve maximal results from CFR treatment, depending on their treatment goals and the severity of their condition. Most people try CFR treatment as a last resort, and it often succeeds where conventional treatment has failed. "I love these patients, because they have usually given up hope - we often see dramatic improvement in these patients, and we get to witness miracles in our office every day!