What is NUCCA Care?

The NUCCA procedure activates your health by using a very light touch on your neck behind your ear. Our focus is on a small misalignment of the atlas bone, also known as C1. This misalignment interrupts the vital communication between your body and your brain, resulting in pain, tension, stress, and health symptoms. A childhood fall, sports injury, illness, birth trauma or car accident can be the cause of upper neck misalignments resulting in many common health conditions.

Even though a NUCCA adjustment is focused on your neck, it has global effects on your entire spine and health. NUCCA is extremely precise, and is unlike any other kind of spinal care you may have received in the past. There is no cracking, popping or twisting of the spine.


Upper Cervical Care

Upper cervical means upper neck. Your spine can get off balance and mis-align with an injury. Conditions such as low back pain, TMJ disorders, neck pain, headaches, migraines, and even vertigo are common with upper neck injuries.

Your body minimizes tension in your spine by compensating with poor posture. The head protrudes forward or tilts to one side, the shoulders roll in, and the hips are twisted causing one leg to be shorter than the other. We specialize in NUCCA, a form of Upper Cervical Care, which restores your skull, spine and hips to their neutral aligned position.

“I wish I had come to you sooner!” We hear this way too often. Our doctors help patients that have not been able to get help anywhere else.


Brainstem Compression

When your atlas is misaligned, it can compress your brainstem. The brain stem is the central hub where all information entering and leaving your brain must pass through to reach the rest of your body. Many important functions like breathing, heartbeat, digestion, sleep and coordination are controlled at the base of your brain.

Even the tiniest misalignment in the upper neck throws the weight of your head off balance, along with the rest of your body. A host of acute and chronic health problems occur when there is pressure in this delicate area.

The Nervous System

Spinal nerves are sensitive to pressure and stress. When your spine becomes misaligned, it stresses the nerves affecting normal nerve impulses. This extra stress on the nervous system affects how your body functions. Although we associate nerves primarily with sensation and pain, they are responsible for other important functions. The nervous system coordinates:

1. All body functions, including those you don’t consciously think about such as heart rate, digestion and breathing.

2. Your ability to move your muscles.

3. Your ability to sense and feel.

4. How you relate to the world around you.

Our doctors look for postural distortions, pelvic imbalances and leg length differences. These are signs of spinal misalignment. Injury, damage or trauma can misalign your spine, causing nerve interference in your body. When this happens, a host of problems can arise within days or even years.

Common Conditions Linked to Spinal Misalignment

  • Headaches

  • Vertigo

  • TMJ Dysfunction

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Tight Muscles

  • Sinus Problems

  • Neck Pain

  • Low Back Pain

  • Hip Pain

  • Insomnia

  • Knee Pain

  • Numbness

  • Arm Pain

  • Migraines

Gentle Adjustments, Powerful Results

A NUCCA upper cervical adjustment is based on the analysis of your unique anatomy from your x-rays. We study your x-ray films and analyze them with precise mathematical calculations, using geometry and physics. X-rays are a critical part of ensuring the spinal correction is accurate and successful.

Our doctors will take pre-adjustment x-rays from different angles focusing on your head and neck. These initial x-rays determine the direction and degree of your spinal misalignment and how to properly restore your spine to a balanced position. Patients are closely monitored on every visit to ensure a quick recovery.

Don’t lose hope! We treat many patients successfully with NUCCA Spinal Care and our state-of-the-art spinal decompression technology.

Call 619-313-5403 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Based on 122 reviews
Great chiropractic clinic! I greatly appreciate the staff:! Dr. Devin is very expert doing precise & gently atlas adjustments His work surpasses 35 yrs traditional chiropractic adjustments. It is much safer to get atlas adjustments. I am very confident I will eventually reach optimum health & well being unlike since birth. I greatly appreciate Joselyn whose warm, compassionate, empathic & nurturing personality really resonates to all their clients, their families & friends. Venue is quiet, peaceful, nurturing & calm.
Karen Eu
Karen E.
06:08 06 Sep 19
This wonderful place saved my life. Dr. Tapia and Young are excellent people. They’re very dedicated to their practice. Dr. Tapia is passioned of what she does. She likes to get to the bottom and roots of your health problems. I was suffering from dizziness, symptoms, balance problems and she was able to correct most of them including migraines. It’s amazing how she was able to find diagnosis that typical doctors overlook. The staff is amazing, Joselyn is great at customer service, she’s very efficient and dedicated to her job making sure that patients are well take care of. I fully recommend this place.
Monica Sallay
Monica S.
15:56 14 Oct 19
I came across Intouch Chiropractic through an ad on Facebook. In which I'm so glad I did! I have a really serious back Injury and severe scoliosis. So, I've been to my fair share of Chiropractors. This is honestly THE BEST chiropractic office I've ever experienced. Dr Tapia and Dr young are incredible! As well as their front desk assistant. They are all so friendly and welcoming. Dr Tapia has been treating me, and I've never had such caring chiropractor! Before she started treating me she carefully took the time to study all my x-rays, mri's etc. U like a ton of other chiropractors, they just don't seem to care as much. I will forever be a client. They truly make you feel like family! I highly recommend them to everyone!
Bruna Araujo
Bruna A.
01:32 15 Oct 19
Highly recommend this place! Such a laid back, professional setting. They are extremely friendly and make you feel very comfortable. I am so glad I found them. My results have been amazing!
Dale Gibbon
Dale G.
19:57 29 May 19
I've loved coming here! Joselyn (office manager) is great! She knows everyone by name and so friendly. Dr Young has helped get me back to normal. He actually listens to you and genuinely wants to help. I have nothing but great things to say.
Kelsey Lewis
Kelsey L.
17:57 19 Sep 19
I have been coming to Intouch for several weeks now. This is the best I have felt in over 10 years, I have suffered from lower back pain, neck pain, migraines and TMJ. Dr.Devin never ceases to amaze me with his vast knowledge and expertise. The DRX machine is a non-surgical spinal decompression, I feel so rejuvenated after this treatment. And let me not forget Joselyn she is amazing.
Sara Krueger
Sara K.
00:56 02 Oct 19
Drastically improved neck. No more neck pain, I wont need surgery anymore! Dr. Young is great at keeping me in shape. Great location and superb service! I recommend these guys, check them out!
Stephen Scott
Stephen S.
18:22 20 Mar 19