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Cranial Facial Release

Cranial Facial Release (CFR) is an advanced endo-nasal “balloon assisted” cranial adjusting technique that has been used quite successfully in the treatment of various neurological and structural disorders. It is a specialized technique that was derived from an earlier form of endo-nasal cranial adjusting called Bilateral Nasal Specific (BNS) pioneered by chiropractor Richard Stober in the 1960's and 70's. CFR was originated by Dr. Adam Del Torto, DC and is an offshoot of BNS, but is much more specific and much less invasive.
​The objective of CFR technique is to unlock cranial fixations and induce mobility in the cranial system - primarily targeting the sphenoid bone, with the purpose of facilitating normal cranial respiratory motion and normal cranial function, and to help with the production and movement of the fluids that bathes the brain with oxygen and nutrients. This technique is performed by inserting tiny balloons in the nose (specifically the naso pharynx) that are quickly inflated to mobilize the bones of the face and cranium.
It is a very fast procedure and feels similar to the sensation of jumping into a swimming pool and having water shoot up your nose – it isn’t exactly painful, but not the most comfortable sensation either – but it’s quick! The whole process takes about 2 to 3 seconds, and is performed in a series of 4 individual days of treatment over a 7-10 day period. (The cost is $720 - which includes exam 4 sessions of balloons and chiropractic adjusting) we recommend a series of 3-4 sessions for best results and each series gets easier and less intense.

The majority of people who come in for CFR treatment are often last resort patients who have been through the gamut of conventional medical procedures without success, and are looking for a more conservative alternative approach to care that is cost effective and works! For things like breathing disorders, sinusitis, snoring, sleep apnea, deviated septums, migraine headaches, vertigo, facial pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia), facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy), TMJ disorder, teeth grinding, Post-Concussion Syndrome, seizures, neurological disorders, and more. It has also been used successfully in the treatment of infants with craniometaphyseal dysplasia (infantile skull deformities), hydrocephalus, and children with learning disorders - which is primarily what Dr. Stober used it for.

Cranial facial release has great success with improving:

Breathing disorders
Sinusitis
Snoring
Sleep apnea
Deviated septums
Migraine headaches
Vertigo
Facial pain
Facial paralysis
Facial paralysis
TMJ disorder
Teeth grinding
Post-concussion syndrome
Seizures
Neurological disorders

It has also been used successfully in the treatment of infants with:

Craniometaphyseal dysplasia (infantile skull deformities)
Hydrocephalus
Children with learning disorders (which is primarily what Dr. Stober used it for in the 1930's)

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5330 College Avenue, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94618
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