Chronic Headache Relief with NUCCA Care

A retrospective study looked at chronic headache relief with NUCCA Care. Research supports that cervicogenic headaches are common when a patient has suffered trauma to their an upper neck. NUCCA protocols focus on the upper neck and atlas misalignment. The study focused on improvement in pain levels, posture, and quality of life for headache sufferers.

Of the original 239 study patients, 47 patients, qualified for the retrospective study. On average, patients suffered headache symptoms for over 9 years and were 41 years of age. Participants received NUCCA Care for their chronic headaches. After a NUCCA correction, leg length inequality was reduced to practically zero in all patients. Pelvic tilt was significantly reduced too. Following NUCCA Care, 80% or better reduction of atlas laterality occurred.

What Patients Reported

The visual analog scale (VAS) method was used with patients. VAS uses a scale of 0 to 10, 10 indicating “your absolute worst headache pain,” and 0 “no headache pain.” Patients reported 5.73 (average) VAS score before an adjustment, and 1.26 (average) VAS score after an adjustment. This was noted as a significant reduction in headache pain. Yay!

The SF-36 Health Survey was also used. It is composed of 36 questions designed to measure eight key areas related to health and quality of life by asking patients to recall their recent experiences within the previous four weeks.

The following key areas in SF-36 scores displayed significant improvement: 1) Vitality, 2) Social Function, 3) Emotional Health, and 4) Mental Health.

Study Conclusions

Patients reported significant improvement in pain symptoms, as well as improved quality of life after NUCCA Care. NUCCA is an appropriate treatment for non-migrainous or cervicogenic headaches that does not require drugs or surgery.

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Palmer JP, Dickholtz MD. Improvement in radiographic measurements, posture, pain & quality of life in nonmigraine headache patients undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care: a retrospective practice based study. J Vert Sublux Res. 2009 Jun;1:1-11.