A lady 30yrs old, came to us with worsening migraine headaches, and fertility problems. When asked, she recalled that her mother complained of her being a difficult birth. She remembers having bad ear-aches as a child, and as an adolescent she remembers feeling depressed, moody and starting her headaches roughly at the same time as her periods- which were painful and irregular. At college she suffered a lot of neck and shoulder pain, and now her low back was playing up. Apart from being a difficult birth, the only other trauma she recalled was a bad fall down some stone steps when she was about 9yrs old, this hurt a lot at the time.

In brief, when I examined her, I found a very old compression at the base of her skull and top of her neck,- this probably occurred at birth, and was a likely cause of her headaches. Plus a compression and distortion of her sacrum and lower part of her spine,- this probably occurred as a result of the fall down the steps, and had distorted the base of her spine and upset her pelvic function and hence periods and fertility.

This unfortunate lady’s history is typical of some of the cases that we deal with every day in our practice. Happily she reported to us that with Sutherland’s Craniosacral approach and gentle release treatment techniques that we utilised, and some lifestyle changes on her part, that the majority of her problems resolved with time and appropriate attention.

This case illustrates that unresolved problems from the past seem to persist and may cause problems in the present day.

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