Dr. Mark Freund is the only practitioner with Atlas Orthogonal experience who is also trained in the Cranial Manipulation protocol in the Chicagoland area. He has studied this technique extensively in the United States and internationally. He has worked in tandem with dental professionals to successfully treat TMJ issues and its related symptoms.

Cranial Manipulation

The cranium can become stuck. Through subtle and very specific movements of cranial sutures in the skull, proper alignment of the jaw and relief of pain can be experienced.

Cranial Manipulation allows the root causes or contributing structural factors of symptoms such as TMJ, multiple sclerosis, malocclusion, migraine, headache, Meiner's, MDDS, vertigo, neck pain, low back pain, postural distortions, Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, scoliosis and many other to be identified and eliminated, if possible.

The Prime Tenants of Cranial Therapy

Cranial sutures do not generally completely fuse as we age.


Cranial sutures maintain some degree of flexibility possibly due to their morphology and beveling.


Meningeal tissue has extracranial and endocranial (inner and outer) connections whose tension patterns might affect neural tissue, vascular structures, and Cerebrospinal fluid mixing.

Cranial Manipulation is the new, innovative approach to treating:

  • Cranial dysfunction

  • TMJ dysfunction

  • Forward head posture

  • Headaches

  • Pain in the face, jaw, neck and shoulders

  • Difficulty chewing

  • Facial swelling

  • Postural distorions and scoliosis

TMJ/TMD Cranial & Spinal Corrections

Your neck is vital and complex. It deserves a dedicated practitioner. Cranial manipulation has proven to help those who suffer temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD).


This condition causes pain in the muscles and joints that control movement of the jaw. Additionally the surrounding structures of the neck, upper back, shoulders, mid back and lower back into the pelvis, even down the legs to the knees and ankles may have symptoms. "People who suffer with severe TMJ disorders think surgery is their only option," says Dr. Freund. "However, Atlas Orthogonal combined with Cranial Manipulation and spinal adjustments are noninvasive techniques that have been proven to have a positive effect on this type of disorder."

  • Proper functioning of the upper neck is fundamental to human health.

  • Balanced posture is a key component of optimal human health.

  • Upper Cervical Subluxations hamper optimal brain-to-body communication.

  • Proper brain-to-body communication optimizes the human being’s capability to self-heal.

  • Many in our world are suffering needlessly without the knowledge of a potential solution.

  • Collaboration with other structural providers is crucial to enhance the ability of an individual chiropractor to make a significant impact on a patient’s health


Banana Leaves


I began working with Dr. Mark Freund several months ago regarding a case of debilitating TMJ. He uses an innovative technique on the skull, Cranial Suture Release, which has provided me with significant relief. Dr. Mark works in conjunction with Dr. Shapira of Delaney Dental for TMJ cases; together they are relentless in finding a solution for their patients. I have been particularly impressed that both doctors continually seek out further education and knowledge in their respective fields. I cannot recommend their work enough!

- Carly P., Skokie, IL

Dr. Freund is outstanding. I went to him for help with daily migraines and haven't had one since my Atlas Orthogonal adjustment. He's one of the few doctors in the area trained to do this very precise adjustment of the atlas bone. Not only are my migraines gone, but so is my neck, shoulder, knee, and sciatic pain. That's not even the best part. All of my symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis have quickly disappeared as well. It's amazing what happens when you reconnect your nervous system.

- Nina K., IL

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