In my opinion, a vital cornerstone of MTBI recovery is the treatment known as CranioSacral Therapy. This therapy is based on the principle that your body, especially your central nervous system, and specifically your head, spinal cord and the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) that moves within this system, functions most effectively when the pressure and flow of CSF are in balance.
When an MTBI is present, this balance of flow and pressure is generally disrupted. Symptoms of this imbalance can include but certainly are not limited to...
headaches, insomnia, nausea, irritability, foggy thinking, poor equilibrium, face pain, inflexible mood and environmental or social oversensitivity.
Treating these and similar symptoms as a primary therapy approach sets the stage for all therapies that follow, and for those next therapies to be more successful and effective with less effort and in less time.
There are several avenues to locating a qualified CranioSacral Therapist. Many Osteopathic physicians practice CranioSacral Therapy. (An Osteopath is recognized as an allopathic physician, so the treatment may be covered by insurance.) Many physical therapists practice CranioSacral Therapy, so that likewise may be covered by insurance.
Additionally, some massage therapists offer this service, as well as certified CranioSacral Therapists. Importantly, select a CranioSacral practitioner with experience and credible credentials. (Not someone with a fancy weekend seminar certificate.