NUCCA chiropractic differs dramatically from traditional, or full-spine, chiropractic. The number one thing our patients are amazed by is how such a gentle technique that only touches the neck can make such a difference to their entire body. With NUCCA chiropractic, there is absolutely no twisting, cracking or popping of the neck. Our youngest patient was under a year and our oldest is over 90! NUCCA is really a chiropractic technique for all ages.
The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) technique is a unique and gentle approach to health care designed to restore balance to the nervous system and the human structure. Less than 250 chiropractors worldwide have the specialized training and education to provide NUCCA care. NUCCA practitioners focus on correcting the small misalignment of a bone structure, called the atlas vertebra, that connects the head and the upper neck. A misalignment of the atlas vertebra can block the communication between your brain and the rest of your body resulting in pain, stress, tension and overall physical and emotional manifestations.
Using basic physics the NUCCA practitioner applies a gentle force to the atlas vertebra. This gentle correction is designed to return the head back to its true center of gravity allowing the brain balance centers to reposition the pelvis, spine and body. With the atlas misalignment corrected, optimum balance is restored to the entire spinal column and the function of the Central Nervous System is improved. When the Central Nervous System is functioning more freely and your spine is balanced, your entire body lets go of stress, pain, and can express better overall balance and health. Please visit the NUCCA website for all of the latest NUCCA information!
From the NUCCA website:
“This gentle, non-invasive technique was developed more than forty years ago to create a radical new way of healing that can help restore body balance and perfect health. The focus of the NUCCA work is the relationship between the upper cervical spine (neck) and its influence on the central nervous system and brain stem function. It is this relationship that affects every aspect of human function from the feeling sensations in your fingers to regulating hormones, controlling movement, and providing the ability to hear, see, think, and breathe.” www.nucca.org