Cranial facial release is an advanced intracranial adjustment that helps to adjust or move and mobilize the cranial bones. Essentially, an expert chiropractor inserts a small balloon into a compartment in the nose called the nasopharynx. Cranial Facial Release, or CFR, is a drug and surgery-free technique offering relief for common breathing problems like snoring, sleep apnea, congestion and allergies, and sinusitis. CFR mostly targets the sphenoid bone in order to facilitate normal cranial function and respiratory motion. Read on to learn more about what CFR is and how it can help you.

How Cranial Facial Release Works

Cranial Facial Release is a technique where tiny balloons are inserted in the nose and quickly inflated to mobilize the bones of the cranium and the face. The procedure is very fast, and produces a similar sensation to water shooting up your nose when you jump into a swimming pool- not painful, but not the most comfortable feeling either. However, at least it’s fast! The entire process only takes 2-3 seconds to complete, and is usually performed in four separate days of treatment over a 7-10 day period, with results typically being immediate.

Who Does Cranial Facial Release Help?

Most people who come in for CFR treatment are last-resort patients who have already tried the gamut of conventional medical procedures without seeing the results they want, and are looking for a conservative, alternative approach to treatment that is not only cost-effective but boasts a high rate of success. Some conditions CFR can help ease include:

  • Sinusitis
  • Breathing disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Migraine headaches
  • Deviated septums
  • Facial pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • TMJ disorder
  • Seizures
  • Neurological disorders

CFR has also been successfully implemented to treat infants with hydrocephalus, craniometaphyseal dysplasia (infantile skull deformities), and children with learning disorders.

CFR Helps Athletes With Sports Performance

CFR is often used to treat athletes as a tool to aid in professional athlete health and recovery. CFR is commonly utilized in athletics disciplines like combat sports, along with other contact-based athletics to decompress impacted facial bones from contact training, as well as to clear nasal passageways to encourage optimal respiratory functioning cardiovascular performance.

The main goal of CFR is to unlock cranial fixations, mobilize the cranial bones, facilitate cerebral spinal fluid flow, open the breathing passageways, optimize brain function, and increase vascular flow to and venous drainage from the cranium. This means CFR can help anybody from those seeking special care to athletes looking to improve their performance. CFR techniques help to open the impacted nasal breathing passages and reduce tension all throughout the facial skeleton, offering an innovative, drug-free approach to respiratory wellness and health, along with a unique approach for deep brain stimulation.

Contact Us Today

Coastal Chiropractic is a top provider of Cranial Facial Release along with other chiropractic techniques. If you are seeking a drug-free, holistic way to improve your respiratory performance, or relieve other ailments, CFR may be the right choice for you. Call Coastal Chiropractic in Pompano Beach, Florida to schedule an appointment with a licensed and highly experienced chiropractor today.