About NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association)
NUCCA is a type of chiropractic technique which focuses on aligning the top bone in the neck (C1) to restore and maintain the body's balance naturally as well as normalize the flow of healing messages from the brain to all parts of the body.
In a NUCCA therapy session, the primary focus is the neck; however, the effects of the correction influence the whole spine and all body systems. This is because the NUCCA procedure influences the brain stem and the central nervous system, which is one of the highest control centres over body balance.
NUCCA is Painless: It is a precise and controlled adjustment which is barely felt by the patient.
NUCCA is Measurable: NUCCA adjustment depends upon precise mathematical calculations, physics, and biomechanical engineering. X-rays are a critical part of ensuring the spinal correction is accurate and successful. Your NUCCA chiropractor will take pre-adjustment x-rays from different angles focusing on the atlas. These X-rays determine the direction and degree of spinal misalignment and how to properly restore the entire spine to a normal position
NUCCA focuses on Individualized Treatment: No two people are the same, therefore no two spinal problems are exactly the same as well. Each NUCCA adjustment is unique to the individual and is determined by an extensive evaluation process that includes specific X-rays.
Predictable and Reproducible Body Balance Restoration:
Individualized adjustment allows the muscles along the spine to relax, allowing your body to gradually correct itself and heal. Results are measurable and reproducible. This is possible because NUCCA focuses to restore the relationship of the skull to the cervical spine and their effect on the brainstem.
Body Balance: Body Balance that deviate from normal puts additional strains on the muscles, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, nerves, and even the spinal cord. When these abnormal postures are maintained over months and years, the spine will naturally continue to degenerate, leaving the door open for symptoms to develop. Headaches, neck pain, back pain, indigestion, shoulder pain, knee and foot complaints, etc. are examples of symptoms that may be related to poor posture. NUCCA restores Body Balance and helps to resolve these symptoms.
Some conditions that NUCCA therapy can relieve are as follows:
Acute and Chronic Pain, Arthritis and Tendonitis, Fibromyalgia, Hip and Knee Pain, Migraines and Headaches, Neck and Lower Back Pain, Posture Imbalance, Sciatica, Shoulder and Arm Pain, Sports-related Injuries, Stress, TMJ problems