The Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) is a gentle, innovative chiropractic care measure that focuses on the relationship between the sacrum (base of the spine) and the occiput (base of the skull). It’s a safe and effective way to relieve all types of musculoskeletal pain, including headaches, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more. At HealthySpine NY Chiropractic in Lynbrook, New York, Kentia Jean-Charles, DC, and the team perform the Sacro-Occipital Technique on-site. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.
The Sacro-Occipital Technique is a chiropractic treatment developed by Major Bertrand DeJarnette, DO, DC, in the 1920s. It works to reduce and eliminate pain caused by craniospinal disorders, including neck, back, and joint pain, as well as TMJ.
Early on in his career, Major DeJarnette discovered a relationship between pain and musculoskeletal imbalances. He developed a specific set of indicators to detect these issues and a treatment regimen designed to restore balance to the body.
Every day, your sacrum pumps cerebral-spinal fluid (CSF) to the base of your spine and throughout your nervous system. As the circulatory system for your brain and spinal cord, CSF plays a vital role in every movement you perform.
The Sacro-Occipital Technique ensures your musculoskeletal system stays in alignment. It uses manual manipulation to address spinal subluxations. A subluxation is a disorder of the spinal, pelvic, or cranial bones that negatively affects the circulation or absorption of CSF.
The Sacro-Occipital Technique can significantly reduce your risk of pain and illness by restoring balance to your musculoskeletal system.
The team at HealthySpine NY Chiropractic uses the Sacro-Occipital Technique to treat a variety of common health problems, including:
You might also benefit from the Sacro-Occipital Technique if you experience a sports, work-related, or auto accident injury.
Many people who undergo treatment with the Sacro-Occipital Technique experience pain relief right away. However, to achieve the best possible results, it’s important to invest in a series of appointments spaced several weeks apart.
Following a comprehensive exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your treatment goals, the team can develop a custom care plan that aligns with your individual needs. Make sure to follow your provider’s instructions carefully and attend all follow-up appointments as requested.
The Sacro-Occipital Technique is safe and usually well-tolerated. Following each spinal adjustment, you may experience mild soreness or stiffness, but this should subside within 24 hours. If your pain persists or gets worse, contact the team at HealthySpine NY Chiropractic right away.
To learn more about the benefits of the Sacro-Occipital Technique, schedule an appointment at HealthySpine NY Chiropractic by phone or book online today.