Fibromyalgia and diffuse pains resolved quickly at Sanrocco


“I’m hurting all over and nobody understands me.”

“I always feel tired and nobody believes me.”

“This generalized tiredness forces me to go ahead only with willpower and no real strength.”

“I always have something wrong with me but when I do the exams they never find anything so they say I’m obsessed or that I’m inventing things

“I can’t find a good position to sleep and I wake up more tired than when I go to bed.”

These people are often forced into psychotherapy, convinced they are imagining to be sick and without anyone who understands their situation.

They are not even understood by their own doctor who says:
You must learn to live with these pains” or “You have fibromyalgia”.

In fact fibromyalgia is just a name and does NOT exist, however, as with so many other symptoms that are not due to any known disease, classical medicine gives it a name so the patient feels more at ease since he is not the only one to have the problem.

After years of study and research we at Sanrocco found that many times these symptoms are caused by a tension on the dura mater. We have successfully treated more than 2,000 patients in 4 or 5 sessions with so-called fibromyalgia (90% of cases being resolved). In fact 90% of those patients suffered and had all those symptoms because of an abnormal interference with the normal dural functions. (9% did have the symptoms -emotional based?- but no abnormal dural tension and could not be helped. 1% had nutritional problems but as soon as they quite their diet all symptoms came back)

This abnormal dural tension can create a variety of other symptoms that are manifested mainly in the form of:

  • Any patient with chronic symptoms
  • Headaches (frontal, neck pain that can increase by flexing your head forward or simply coughing or sneezing)
  • Heaviness around the eyes with decreased vision
  • Pseudo carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Feeling of emptiness
  • Dizziness while walking
  • Concentration problems
  • Menstrual pain and/or problems
  • Problems and pain at the temporomandibular joint
  • Generalized neck pain or dorsal pain
  • Pain and feeling of heaviness of the shoulders and fatigue in the arms
  • Pseudo-sciatica: arm or leg pain like with sciatica or brachialgia
  • Back pain in general and vertebral rigidity upon waking up
  • Sacral and coccyx pain especially when sitting
  • Symptoms of a herniated disc that will not be seen with magnetic resonance imaging.
  • If extended over time, dural tension can cause an “abnormal” vertebral pseudo compression resulting in the formation of a protrusion or bulging in the cervical spine (especially at the fifth or sixth cervical level).

What can cause dural tension?

  • Trauma e.g.: falls, automobile accidents, especially whiplash.
  • Giving birth
  • General anesthesia
  • Wrong posture (e.g. forced positions in front of the computer, etc.)
  • Reeling lounge chairs or hotel beds that are too soft
  • Orthodontics (especially with patients who get worse after applying a byte or dental guard)
  • Scar tissue caused by spinal surgery

Addressing and correcting dural tension has become a priority procedure in our Sanrocco therapy program where we see many patients who have already undergone various therapies (physiotherapy, NSAIDs, anti-pain medication, osteopathic manipulation, etc.) without obtaining results.

Instead when the problem of dural tension has been corrected we see that the body resumes normal functioning and many disorders automatically disappear. In our experience this usually happens within two months or less.

Although the problems caused by this tension have already been described in the 1920s by Speransky, a student of Pavlov, in his book “A basis for the theory of medicine “, a diagnostic instrument has not yet been found to identify it.

Thanks to the Sanrocco method and Applied Kinesiology, through muscle testing, all our chiropractors are not only able to identify it, but also correct it.

How do we correct the dural tension at the Sanrocco clinic?

Through very specific manipulations of the cranial sutures, the first cervical vertebrae and the sacro-coccygeal and temporo-mandibular joints, which are also the points where the dura mater is attached to. Our chiropractors using the Sanrocco method are able to eliminate dural tension and the consequent symptoms, regardless of where they were, when the basic problem has been corrected. After an initial therapy (three or four treatments) we not only explain how to avoid that this problem reccurs, but also, depending on each individual patient’s problem, we recommend regular checkups to keep them healthy. (See movie).

Information on the dura mater.

The dura mater is a membrane that is part of the meningee, it wraps around the brain and attaches to all the cranial sutures. From there it firmly attaches superiorly to the foramen magnum, axis, and 3rd cervical vertebra. There is a direct connection between the Rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPM) muscle [and therefore to the atlas] and the posterior spinal dura. It passes through all vertebrae and attaches firmly anteriorly at the second sacral segment and to the dorsum of the 1st coccygeal segment by the filum terminale.

Normally the dura mater is not under tension and allows free spinal cord movement within the spine. As the spine bends, the length of the intervertebral canal changes. Since the spinal cord and dura mater have a finite length, there must be synchronization between the attachments of the dura superiorly and inferiorly. However when it goes in abnormal tension it can cause irritation to the cranial sutures, vertebrae and nerves causing pain in different parts of the body.  Another consequence of dural tension is the interference with the natural flow of cerebrospinal fluid that is stimulated like a pump by.  Many times dural tension blocks this mechanism creating a general weakness of all muscles every time we breathe in. Knowing that we breathe on average 12 times per minute for 24 hours a day, people suffering from dural tension weaken the body “12 times per minute for 24 hours a day”.  So it is easy to understand that people with this problem always feel tired, suffer from general illness and have a very low endurance threshold.

As you can see the dura mater plays a very important role for everyone’s health and well-being.

When the dura mater works normally and does not interfere with the cerebrospinal fluid circulation mechanism, the spine is more flexible and allows proper mobility. When the dura mater is stuck the movement of the spinal cord is limited and interferes with the cerebrospinal fluid pump. It will cause many symptoms and disorders throughout the body that may seem unrelated to each other but instead they actually are.

That is why dural tension can give a bunch of symptoms and mimic innumerable pathologies that are not found with instrumental diagnostics. Our experience has taught us that many times the symptoms caused by dural tension, especially in cases of sacral trauma, can occur even after 8/10 years.

The dura mater is the mother of all chronic problems


Note for professionals: There is a synchronous movement between the sphenobasilar junction and the sacrum which is enhanced by the pulmonary respiratory system.

The motion of the sacrum consists of lifting of the anterior portion of the second sacral segment as the sphenobasilar junction lifts in inspiration; thus the apex of the sacrum moves anteriorly and the base posteriorly with inspiration, and the opposite with expiration.

The filum terminale cephalad lift technique primarily relates to flexion and extension organization between the spinal column and the spinal cord (tension). It must be pointed out, however, that the body functions in a spiral manner (torque). Dr. Goodheart postulated that the coccyx is a “take-up mechanism” to maintain proper tension on the spinal cord.

[The best book ever written on the CRANIAL SACRAL DURAL MOTION and TENSION is by Peter CRISERA. D.C, named “CRANIO-SACRAL ENERGETICS “ , a must for every Chiropractor

The best seminar on that subject is given by Marc G. PICK, D.C., usually the third seminar of the SOT series.]

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