Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Endonasal Cranial Adjustment with a Balloon

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Endonasal “Balloon Assisted” Cranial Adjusting is an advanced technique that is used to successfully treat various neurological and structural disorders.  This technique is performed by inserting tiny balloons in the nose (nasopharynx) that are quickly inflated to mobilize the bones of the face and cranium. Your skull is made up of 22 bones that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. Injuries to the face and head can cause the bones to shift out of place and cause a cranial fixation of the bones. Cranial fixations are a common occurrence and can be the root cause of many chronic neurological conditions. People who have had head trauma injuries such as a broken nose, fall, sports injuries, been in severe auto collisions, suffer from TMJ, or any severe emotional trauma can benefit from an Endonasal Cranial Adjustment. This technique allows your brain and 6 nasal passages the space it needs to optimally support cranial respiratory motion and cranial function.

Conditions Treated

Many patients who come in for Endonasal Cranial Adjustments are at their last resort and are looking for alternative therapy for managing the following conditions:

  • Anxiety Attacks
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bruxism
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Concussion
  • Ear Infections
  • Headaches: Migraines, Sinus Headaches, Tension Headaches
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (facial pain)
  • Vertigo

The Procedure

A small balloon is inserted into your nasal passage and is gently inflated. A small pump apparatus is used to enlarge the balloon to inflate its way through the nasal passageway. When the balloon is inflated, it pushes on the nasal walls opening up the airway, followed by deflation and removal of the balloon from the nose.  The procedure will be repeated for both nasal passageways. Many patients experience immediate improvement in their ability to breath.

Does the Process Hurt?

When the endonasal balloon is inserted into your nasal passageway it may be uncomfortable, but not painful. You may experience some slight tenderness on the sides of your nose as well as a slight possibility for a sore throat. The process more than anything feels strange due to the fact that you are not use to having objects in your nasal passage.  Some people say it feels like when you jump into a pool and water rushes up your nose.

Preparing for your Adjustment

Stay Hydrated

The Institute of Medicine recommends an adequate intake for men and women as follows

  • Men:   13 Cups of Water (3 Liters) per Day
  • Women: 9   Cups of Water (2.2 Liters) per Day

Your body needs to be well lubricated in order to achieve the best results. The amount of water in your body will directly affect the hydration status of your nasal passages mucosal lining.

Avoid for 24 hours Prior

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcohol

Perform Self Massage

Getting a head start on facial massage of your temples, above your eyebrows, and both sides of your nose is helpful when getting a cranial adjustment.


If you have any of the following conditions or take blood thinning medications this technique is contraindicated. Please make the Doctor aware of all medical history during exam.

  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Brain Tumor•
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Clotting Disorders
  • Medications Containing Aspirin or other Anti-Platelet Drugs
  • Nasal/Facial Bone Surgery
  • Severe Osteoporosis
  • Recent Fracture (Face/Neck/Nose)



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Reform Chiropractic
10345 Lakewood Boulevard
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 287-8884

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