Sacro Occipital Technique in Grand Junction
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Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)®/Craniopathy

The Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)® technique uses pelvic blocking in combination of both low -force and the HVLA style of adjusting.

It is a full, systematic approach that looks at the whole body. The analysis used with SOT includes the spine, the muscles, the cranium (skull), and the organs to balance the whole body. A structural example of this is direct relationship between the innominate (hip) bone and the temporal bone. This is why some people with low back pain may also have a TMJ problem and visa versa.

SOT also looks at the chronic pains that someone may be having as a possible functional organ problem. An example of this visceral somatic (organ muscle) relationship is low back pain associated with menstrual cycles. When a woman is properly aligned and the organs are properly supported, then she will not get the annoying PMS symptoms associated with her cycle. SOT doctors are trained to look at all these different relationships.

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT® Methods) is one of the most effective chiropractic techniques that uses pelvic blocking with low force adjustments to restore the synergetic relationship between the spine, pelvis, and head. It goes without saying that these three parts of the human body envelop and protect the central nervous system, which is referred to as the control center by many doctors and researchers. It is through this control center that the body and brain are able to communicate with each other. 

SOT® Method is an effective technique because it enables the practitioner to manipulate the structure to provide relief in instances of chronic pain, and muscle spasms etc. Sacro Occipital Technique SOT® Craniopathy is also often referred to as the “light” method of chiropractic adjustment. 

How SOT® Methods offer Chronic Pain Relief in Grand Junction? 

Now from the perspective of SOT® Methods, good spinal alignment all boils down to the alignment of the pelvis. When it is in alignment, it allows for proper range of motion. However, like every other part of the human body, the pelvis is subject to the forces of gravity and the rigours of life, which results in instability the effects of which are then felt through the body. Misalignment of the pelvis can create distortions across the skeletal system, visceral (organ) system, nervous system, spine and head (cranium). 

As the leading SOT® Methods practitioner in Grand Junction, Dr Carolyn Gochee sees the entire health of the human body as a whole system. Sure, the system is complex, but it’s also holistic, which means that a problem with one part causes a cascading effect across others. 

The skeletal system and visceral (organ) system all have a close association with the body’s nervous system. When there is a problem, the body goes into its own self-healing mode called homeostasis. The goal of SOT® Methods is to help promote the body’s homeostasis, which allows for the body to heal optimally. 

During treatment, SOT® Methods help by using pelvic blocks, often referred to as wedges that are put under the pelvis. A person’s body weight along with some pressure by the practitioner helps to correct misalignments and consequently restore the function of the central nervous system. 

SOT® Methods/Craniopathy is 100% safe, and the results are consistent across all patients. Furthermore, Dr Carolyn Gochee in Grand Junction, CO talks patients through the entire process so that you know exactly what to expect.


SOT® Methods Compared to Other Chiropractic Techniques 

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT® Methods) is one of the most effective and accurate clinical procedures perfected by Dr. Major B DeJarnette. Dr. DeJarnette spent the majority of his life conducting various clinical studies and investigations into what techniques work and how chiropractic could be made more effective. That’s why he tried many of the methods on himself, but recruited test patients later on.  Dr. DeJarenette also founded a lot of medical research that is still referenced to this day.  

After numerous peer-reviewed tests, he was able to determine how spinal subluxation works and how it could be made more effective. He also figured out and noted when spinal subluxation wasn’t going to be enough and then devised visceral (organ) manipulation methods (CMRT (™)) to address them. Visceral adjustments are often used to normalize organ function but without needing surgery or drugs. 

SOT® Methods recognizes the fact that normal cranial function in both sickness and health. Issues with cranial bones and other structures cause a myriad of central nervous system issues which are overlooked by regular chiropractic systems. 

Who Can Benefit from SOT® Methods

People suffering from chronic back pain, menstrual cramps, headache, learning disabilities, neck pain, etc. will all benefit greatly from SOT® Methods. However, Dr. Carolyn Gochee always starts with a consultation and examination. The initial examination allows Dr. Gochee to understand what physical issues you are dealing with and then determine the best course of action. That said, almost anyone suffering from some pain would experience relief with SOT® Methods. 

Why Choose Dr Carolyn Gochee? 

Dr Carolyn Gochee is the only Advance Certified SOT® Methods Chiropractor in Grand Junction CO. However, below are a couple of more reasons to choose Dr Gochee: 

  • Years of experience as a Chiropractic Physician and SOT® Methods practitioner 
  • Experience helping patients deal with a myriad of physical issues that cause pain 
  • Teaches/trains other practitioners
  • A highly rated doctor in Grand Junction, CO 

 SOT® Methods Can Change Your Life! 

You might have had doctors give up on you; some people may have said that your pain is all in your head. However, many people who have been told this by their doctors have found relief after a few sessions with Dr. Gochee. While relief isn’t guaranteed, in 99% of the cases, patients report relief from pain and their independence from having to take addictive pain medication.

If you are one of those people for whom pain is a part of life, Dr. Carolyn Gochee may be able to help you. Call us today to book an appointment or to find out more.

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