An Introduction to Complete Cranial Bodily Mobilization (CCBM)

Eagle Relief Care Chiropractic is excited to announce that we are expanding our treatment options by offering a new set of integrative treatment protocols called Complete Cranial Bodily Mobilization (CCBM). The goal of CCBM is to maximize the mobility of cranial structures for the purpose of improving central nervous system (CNS) performance. We are excited to incorporate this new treatment protocol into our office at Eagle Relief Care Chiropractic, as we are confident doing so will allow us to treat many chronic neurological conditions and pain syndromes that do not respond to conventional chiropractic adjusting procedures.

How Does CCBM Work?

To understand how CCBM works, it is crucial to realize the skull is NOT one solid bone. Instead, it is a compilation of 22 individual bones that actually move every time you breathe—or at least they are supposed to, if proper motion exists! However, the natural fluidity of our cranial structures is often inhibited by cranial fixations—or, “kinks” in our skull’s structure that prevent normal blood flow and circulation to our brains. The primary objective of CCBM is thus to release cranial fixations and restore the natural mobility of cranial structures. Common causes of cranial fixations include experiences like birth trauma, head/facial trauma, whiplash injuries, TMJ disorders, or bruxisms.

What is CFR, and How Does it Relate to CCBM? 

A key component of our CCBM protocol is a new and exciting treatment technique called Cranial Facial Release (CFR). CFR is an advanced endo-nasal “balloon-assisted cranial adjusting technique” that has been used quite successfully in helping with numerous neurological and structural disorders by restoring proper biomechanical function to the cranial bones. The CFR protocol we have adopted was developed by Dr. Adam Del Torto—an American chiropractor who has attracted doctors from around the world to learn the science and techniques behind this cutting-edge procedure. We are excited to bring this new tool of our trade to the office as a way of expanding the thorough care we already provide for our patients.

How Does the CFR Procedure Work?

CFR is performed by inserting tiny balloons in the nose, which are quickly inflated to release cranial fixations and mobilize the bones of the face and cranium (specifically, the ethmoid, vomer, and sphenoid bones). Each nasal insertion takes about 2 to 3 seconds, and the procedure as a whole is divided into 4 days of treatment within a 7-14 day period.

Do I need Complete Cranial Body Mobilization?

The majority of people who would benefit from CCBM are last-resort patients who have been through the ringer of conventional medical procedures without success, and who are looking for a more conservative alternative approach to care that is cost effective and that works. While it is important to note that CCBM is not directed at the treatment of any one specific disease or disorder, by mobilizing cranial bones and restoring proper function and motion, CCBM is effective at improving symptoms related to various structural and neurological disorders. 

These include issues like breathing disorders, sinusitis (including those who have already attempted surgical procedures to correct it), snoring, sleep apnea, deviated septum, migraine headaches, vertigo, facial pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia), facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy), TMJ disorder, Post-Concussion Syndrome, seizure-related neurological disorders, and more. CFR has also been used successfully in the treatment of infants with craniometaphyseal dysplasia (infantile skull deformities), hydrocephalus, and children with learning disorders.