A 2015 randomized sham-controlled trial with 54 blinded patients experiencing chronic neck pain. Findings suggest: “Significant differences at week 8 and 20 were also found for pain on movement, functional disability, physical quality of life and patients’ global improvement. Pressure pain sensitivity and body awareness were significantly improved only at week 8; anxiety only at week 20. No serious adverse events were reported…. CST was both specifically effective and safe in reducing neck pain intensity and may improve functional disability and quality of life up to 3 months post intervention.”

Abstract: http://journals.lww.com/clinicalpain/Abstract/publishahead/Craniosacral_Therapy_for_the_Treatment_of_Chronic.99251.aspx#

Complete research PDF: Craniosacral_Therapy_for_the_Treatment_of_Chronic.99251

References:
Research: Haller H, Cramer H, Lauche R, Rampp T, Saha F, Ostermann T, Dobos G. “Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Sham-controlled Trial.” Clinical Journal of Pain 2015 September; Online ahead of print.
Image: http://www.chiropractorsanmateo.com/back-neck-pain/

Author: Samantha Lotti

Samantha Lotti is the founder of Biodynamic Health and creator of Body Compassing. She is a certified and registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST, RCST®), licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and board certified herbalist in Oak Park, Illinois. A personal back injury brought Samantha to biodynamic craniosacral therapy and ignited her interest in a variety of healing modalities.

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