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craniosacral flexion
-flexion of midline bones.
-sacral counternutation
-decreased AP diameter of cranium.
craniosacral extension
-cause dura to be pulled caudad, moving the sacral base anterior thru a transverse axis about S3.
(this sacral flexion is called nutation).
-frontal bone moves into extension and internally rotates (metopic suture becomes deeper)
-AP diameter increases.
-sacrum should press into the palms.
Sphenobasilar synchondrosis (SBS) compression.
Base of sphenoid is compressed into the base of occiput.
Result in no CRI. (usually due to trauma)
Vagal somatic dysfunction.
Can be due to OA, AA, and/or C2 dysfunction.
Dural attachments:
foramen magnum, C2, C3, and S2
CNIII
Diplopia, ptosis.
CN IV
Diplopia when looking down.
CN VI
Diplopia.
VN VII
Symptoms similar to Bell's palsy.
CN VIII
Tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss
CN X
Headache, arrhythmias, GI upset, respiratory porblem.
CN XII
Dysphagia
Contraindication for craniosacral rx.
Absolute contraindication: acute intracranial bleed or increased incracranial pressure. Skull fracture.

Relative contraindication: seizure history or dystonia. Traumatic brain injury.