Frequently Asked Questions

Find out the answers our Chiropractor team, at our Simi Valley and Beverly Hills locations, frequently give to patients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care at their office. Learning more about chiropractic and its benefits can help you find the best chiropractor for you. If you have a question you don't see answered below, reach out to your team at Nurture Family Chiropractic.


What is Craniosacral therapy used to treat?

  • Birth traumas and other perinatal challenges;
  • Infant latching and feeding difficulties;
  • Recurrent ear infections;
  • Facial asymmetries and eye motor problems;
  • Learning disabilities, A.D.D., A.D.H.D;
  • Gross and fine motor problems;
  • Developmental delays, autism;
  • Headaches;
  • Concussion, and post concussion symptoms;
  • Tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo;
  • TMJ syndrome;
  • Stress disorders and insomnia;
  • Muscle and joint pain or injury; and
  • Many neurological conditions and pain syndromes.

How does Craniosacral therapy work?

  • Helps restore normal cranial mobility;
  • Releases abnormal myofascial restrictions and tensions in the body;
  • Releases abnormal restrictions in the head;
  • Eases restrictions of nerves;
  • Optimizes cerebrospinal fluid movement through the central nervous system; and
  • Helps restore misaligned bones to their proper positions (assisting troubles associated with the head, back, neck, hips, shoulders, arms, hands, knees and feet)

What are the benefits of Craniosacral therapy?

CST is thought to relieve compression in the head, neck, and back. This can soothe pain and release both emotional and physical stress and tension. It's also thought to help restore cranial mobility and ease or release restrictions of the head, neck, and nerves

Is Craniosacral therapy safe?

Yes. Dr. Heather Valinsky of Nurture Family Chiropractic has received special training in CranioSacral Therapy. In our practice, the most common side effect of CST, is mild discomfort following the treatment. This is often temporary and will lessen or completely disappear within 24 hours. 

What can I expect from Craniosacral therapy?

You may feel relaxed, refreshed, or tired and “different” after your Craniosacral therapy session. It is wise to avoid exertion and any jerking or wrenching motions that put strain on your structural system after your treatment. We also recommend drinking lots of fluids after treatment.


Can chiropractic adjustments cause migraines?

Chiropractic manipulation can have side effects, such as temporary soreness and, ironically, headaches. Dr. Heather Valinsky will discuss your treatment and what to expect from your care.

Do Chiropractors treat migraines?

Yes. Chiropractic treatment is effective for treating many different types of headaches, including migraines. Dr. Heather Valinsky of Nurture Family Chiropractic is having great success in treating migraines with a combination of adjustments and muscle work.

Can spinal misalignment cause migraines?

The vast majority of even the most severe headaches are relieved when spinal subluxations and jaw problems are corrected. Once the subluxation is corrected, it allows for more mobility to the spinal joints and other factors causing headaches.

Myofascial Release

What is myofascial release technique?

Myofascial release is an alternative medicine therapy claimed to be useful for treating skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood, oxygen, and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles

Is myofascial release massage?

Myofascial release is a manual therapy technique often used in conjunction with massage. It is utilized by Specialty Chiropractors like Dr. Heather Valinsky, owner of Nurture Family Chiropractic, that specialize in specific care types and muscle work. The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues — the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles.

What does myofascial release feel like?

It feels like a momentof tense pressure on the fascia, followed by a great sense of relief where the tissue will just spring back once the pressure is disengaged. ... This response is only elicited when pressure is sustained and uninterrupted.

How many sessions does myofascial release have?

Many Nurture Family Chiropractic patients experience a decrease in pain or increase in range of motion even after just one session. However, depending on your therapeutic goals and current situation, sessions weekly, bi-weekly, or every other week for 4 to 12 weeks is a fair estimate of necessary time.

Is myofascial release painful?

In many cases, the surrounding nerves will be affected, and the fascia will thicken, which results in pain and discomfort. If you're new to myofascial release, you will have soreness. It will dissipate. Each individuals experience is different. Some patients have instant relief, while others may experience soreness, followed by relief.