Cranial Chiropractic Specialist

Laura Miller, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Portland, OR

Head, neck, and back injuries caused by trauma can impair your cognitive abilities, affecting your health and quality of life. Dr. Laura Miller provides cranial chiropractic care at Sellwood Chiropractic Clinic in Portland, Oregon, to address head, neck, and back issues and restore you to optimal health. Comprehensive cranial adjustments can help improve your brain’s functionality. If you’d like to find out more about cranial chiropractic care, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Cranial Chiropractic Q & A

What is cranial chiropractic care?

At Sellwood Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Laura Miller provides cranial chiropractic care, or cranial sacral therapy (CST), to relieve damaging tension in cranial bones -- or those that make up the skull -- the sacrum in your lower back and the spinal column. Cranial chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves applying pressure to your head, neck, and back to treat stress and pain symptoms that stem from compression in your bones.

The result is less pain, reduced physical and emotional stress, and improved overall health. The treatment can also help restore cranial mobility, limiting restrictions of your head, neck, and nerves.

Who needs cranial chiropractic care?

Cranial chiropractic care can be used to treat people of all ages. Dr. Miller often provides it to people dealing with conditions such as:

  • Migraines
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Sleep troubles
  • Trauma from whiplash
  • Complicated pregnancies
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Neck or back pain

Cranial chiropractic care can also be good for newborns, infants, and toddlers born with a misalignment of the skull.

How does cranial chiropractic care work?

Dr. Miller’s cranial chiropractic care improves the flow of cerebrospinal fluid into your central nervous system, improving your overall health. Blockages limit your body’s ability to heal and recover from illness.

At your appointment, Dr. Miller first asks you about your symptoms, pre-existing conditions, and may review your family and medical history. She’ll then lie you down on a massage table and apply gentle pressure to areas like your feet, head, lower back, and neck. She supports your limbs, presses into specific points, and repositions you subtly to improve your body’s flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Sessions usually take no more than an hour.

How much cranial chiropractic care do I need?

Depending on the specifics of your condition, Dr. Miller may recommend three to 10 treatment sessions over an extended period of time. In some cases, more cranial chiropractic care may be appropriate. Dr. Miller can determine what treatment plan is right for you.

To find out more about how cranial chiropractic care can improve your quality of life, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Miller today.