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NUCCA Chiropractic Care

What Is NUCCA?

At Living Well Chiropractic, P.C., we specialize exclusively in the NUCCA technique. NUCCA stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, and NUCCA adjustments focus on the upper cervical spine—which is the medical term for your neck.

The NUCCA technique corrects the position of the Atlas, which is the top vertebra of your spine. It’s a two-ounce, doughnut-shaped bone that protects the brain stem. Since your brain stem is the nerve highway that connects your brain with every system and function in the body, a correction to the position of the Atlas impacts your entire spine and body.

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How Does It Work?

Unlike traditional chiropractic, NUCCA chiropractors take a series of X-rays and make careful measurements to determine how the Atlas bone is irritating the brain stem. They will then develop a plan to open up communication between the brain and body. The Atlas lies at the point where the brain connects with the spinal cord, so the entire body is affected by an adjustment. We pay special attention to posture before and after an adjustment, to assess your body’s response. Because the Atlas bone is so close to the brainstem, responses are immediate.

How NUCCA Can Help

People are beginning to understand that spinal balance and optimal nerve function are essential to health. Being structurally balanced allows the body’s healing ability to work optimally and can create better health-it may even prevent illness and disease. Since spinal integrity is an important part of growth and development, children should be checked as well.

When most people think of chiropractic care, they think of neck pain, back pain, or muscle aches. NUCCA upper cervical care can help your body work better, no matter what type of health problem you may have. We see excellent results for the following conditions with NUCCA:

  • Arthritis
  • Athletic and auto injuries
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic pain or stress
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Herniated disc
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Hypertension
  • Leg and arm numbness
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizures
  • Sinus and allergy problems
  • TMJ

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NUCCA Chiropractic Care | (763) 230-7333