A lot of public awareness has developed about concussion problems, especially in the sports field. Osteopathy in the Cranial Field offers the first best solutions to the immediate impact and the possible long term effects of concussion; because it addresses the inherent motion of the cranial bones that move because the brain is in constant motion underneath the bones. Cranial Osteopathy normalizes the flow of blood and cerebrospinal pressure around the brain after injury, reducing swelling of brain tissue. Direct and indirect blows to the cranium always jam up the cranial bone motion, preventing normal pressure gradients around the brain of both blood and cerebrospinal fluid. This causes degeneration of brain cells and headache patterns.
More serious concussions or multiple minor concussions can lead to longer term impairment such as concentration and memory loss, increased irritability, depression and poor sleep.
Recent research on the part of NASA scientists have confirmed cranial bone flexibility, as well as other ongoing research. So much research has been presented to anatomists, in England, that 'Gray’s Anatomy' has stated that there is ‘probable’ motion of the cranial bones.
I always find that even with mild blows to the head, there can be significant jamming of the cranial bones. Certainly a car accident, where the head is jolted forward and back, can cause a concussion as well.