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.
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
Low Back Pain
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.
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