What are the attachments of the cranium and the sacrum?
Dura of foramen magnum to dura of posterior body and disc of S2
Deviation of the ethmoid spine may have what clinical effect on nasal passage?
Septal deviation => can only breathe through one nostril
Ethmoid rotates about what axis?
Ethmoid extension moves the crista galli in what directions?
Cranial extension has what effect on the ethmoid bone?
What role might the ethmoid bone play in sinusitis?
Lateral masses move into ER with widening of ethmoid notch and ER of maxillae => open nasal passage
ER/IR on ethmoid create pumping action on ethmoid sinus
What role might the ethmoid bone play in HA?
Lymph backup may cause:
Increased dural tension => migraine/tension HA
Vascular effects => migraine
What motion do the palatines move in during SBS flexion?
What is the function of the vomer in cranial flexion?
Depress hard palate
Flexion - wide flat palate
Extension - narrow tall palate
When SBS is in flexion:
Ethmoid moves in the same direction as the ______
Vomer moves in the same direction as the ______
Ethmoid moves in the same direction as the occiput
Vomer moves in the same direction as the sphenoid
Vowels move together
Consonants move together
Somatic dysfunction of the vomer is usually secondary to ____
What are the clinical indications for treating palatine somatic dysfunction?
What landmark does the auditory canal exit? What is the clinical consequence of dysfunction here?
Junction of the petrous portion of temporal and sphenoid Bs.
Otitis Media (lack of drainage)
Distention, traction, or dilation of which arteries are known to cause HA?
Superficial temporal As.
Due to close relationship of dura to arteries
External rotation somatic dysfunction of the temporal bone would put pressure on what structures?
Structures deep to the tentorium cerebri
Due to attachment at petrosal ridge
How might OMT have an effect on Bell's palsy?
Temporal bone alignment
Regional tissue strain release
What was the result of OCMM performed in geriatric pts, dizziness pts, and college students according to the studies from the J Am Osteopath Association?
Geriatric - improved balance
Dizziness - less dizzy (wow)
College students - sleep better