How Cranial Osteopathy Can Ease Your Migraine Pain

Cranial osteopathy, as the name implies, involves the manipulation and flexing of the bones of the skull. However, it is not exclusive to the head. Cranial osteopathy also includes adjustment and flexing of the sacral vertebrae and the pelvis. The sacral vertebrae, or sacrum, join the spine to the pelvis.

When Dr. William Sutherland developed the theory and practice of cranial osteopathy in the late 1890s and early 1900s, he discovered that the bones of the skull do, in fact, have some flexibility and movement between them in adulthood. These joints between skull bones were usually considered flexible only in infants, when the infant skull’s softness helps in the birth process.