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Why Should I see a NUCCA Doctor?
NUCCA is different. And that makes all the difference in the world.
So many children experience multiple colds and flus each year. So many adults experience pain on a
regular basis. Too many seniors are on too many medications. People have watched their energy wane,
their health slowly decline over the years. They have asked questions and searched for answers, only the
answers given have not been satisfactory or have only addressed a part of the problem. People are looking
for a different approach. One that addresses the problem, gives them hope, offers long term support and
answers. They want to be empowered and excited again. They want to live the life of vitality they always saw
This is the difference NUCCA care offers.
NUCCA stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. It is a highly advanced procedure within
the field of chiropractic which was created in 1966 but has its roots in the original chiropractic technique
from the 1920s. As technologies have changed, NUCCA has refined and modernized the art and science for
the detection and correction of the Atlas Subluxation Complex.
NUCCA doctors recognize the spine is one whole unit. The entire spine is either in alignment or it’s not.
There is never just one vertebra out of place. NUCCA doctors acknowledge that the source of spinal
imbalance begins with atlas (C1) misalignment leading to nerve impingement at the brain stem. NUCCA
doctors call this the Atlas Subluxation Complex.
The Atlas Subluxation Complex can cause altered body function in any system or area of the body. Initially,
this is seen physically as unequal leg length, spinal curvature, head tilt. Eventually, altered function leads
to symptoms, the body’s way of telling us it is stressed. If left uncorrected, over time, the Atlas Subluxation
Complex will cause or contribute to illness and chronic disease.
NUCCA doctors use their unique physical exam to determine if an atlas misalignment exists. The atlas
vertebra can misalign in 10,000 different ways, so it is highly unlikely that two people have the same
misalignment. With specific x-rays and accurate measurements, NUCCA doctors determine the
mathematical formula to return the skull, atlas vertebra and entire spine to their balanced position. This
formula is unique to each person, similar to our fingerprint. Like a combination lock, once you have the
correct combination, very little force is needed to open the lock. So to with "unlocking" the spine. The result
is a safe, painless structural correction that improves function of the entire spine, skeleton, and nerve
system. Having your unique formula means no forceful "popping", "twisting" or "cracking" is necessary.
Knowing a person's unique formula enables the NUCCA doctor to fully correct the spine, thus leading to
increased spinal stability and 90% fewer corrections than with traditional chiropractic care. The NUCCA
correction gently and effectively corrects (realigns) the entire spine from the source of misalignment and
opens up optimal central nervous system communication and function. Post correction x-rays are used to
show exactly what was done and how much correction was achieved. X-rays eliminate guesswork and are a
safe and necessary part of this procedure.
The NUCCA Procedure is a highly advanced chiropractic technique that has been crafted over the years to
offer the most specific way of determining exactly how a spine is misaligned. NUCCA offers an accurate,
specific, measurable, and reproducible way to fully correct spinal misalignment and restore optimal nervous
system function. Typically, postural and neurological improvements are seen immediately after the first
correction. From that point on, our goal is to strengthen and support the body as it heals and holds its
optimal position for increasingly longer periods of time.
Most people seek NUCCA care after being subluxated for many years. Once corrected, the body has a
tendency to return to its imbalanced posture, but to a lesser degree, until sufficient spinal stability and
nervous system healing occur. Each time the ASC is detected on examination, the NUCCA doctor uses the
same formula, applies the same correction, and expects the same result that the body will return to its
balanced and fully-functioning state. This leads to the highest likelihood of spinal stabilization, maximizes
our self-regulation and self-healing potential, and results in more consistent health benefits.
Remember, healing takes time. Your body is repairing and healing itself as your correction stabilizes.
NUCCA care offers us the real possibility of optimal body function. In turn, this affords us hope: hope that
our pain will go away; hope that we will be able to lift our children, or play golf, or travel. Hope of living our
potential the way we saw it years ago. Hope of truly being healthy, not just “not being sick”. NUCCA care
offers us the possibility of a new future of improved health in a way that is not achieved with any other
procedure or technique available today. It provides us, through optimizing our body’s normal function, the
foundation from which true wellness flows.
Experience the Difference. Experience NUCCA.
"Chiropractic without specificity is nothing." BJ Palmer