What is NUCCA2018-02-01T08:25:32+00:00

What Is NUCCA Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?

NUCCA is a little known yet highly effective corrective procedure that has been developed and refined since 1966 by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) and its research affiliate the Upper Cervical Research Foundation (UCRF). If you would like to learn more about current research being conducted in the field of NUCCA care, you can also visit The Upper Cervical Monograph for the latest articles about and advancing the NUCCA method.

The NUCCA chiropractic method is a gentle and safe form of chiropractic care, with a focus on long-lasting results. The procedure focuses on decompressing the brainstem and spinal cord and balancing the entire spine back to balance under gravity. In this unstressed position the communication between the brain and body via the nervous system is more efficient and the body’s nature self-healing process can begin.

The NUCCA Difference

The NUCCA spinal correction is a scientifically-based, thoroughly researched and well-documented approach to health. (For publications and NUCCA research click here.) NUCCA is one of only a few procedure that use:

  • 3D composite x-rays to calculate how to best adjust and correct each patient’s individual misalignment.
  • A Gravity Stress Analyzer to measure body imbalances.
  •  Post-adjustment x-rays to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the correction.
  • NUCCA is gentle and specific. Not only is the NUCCA spinal correction extremely precise, it uses very little force and many patients are unaware the correction has even taken place. There is no twisting, popping or cracking of the neck or back.
  • NUCCA is highly effective. Click here to hear from patients about their results with NUCCA.
  •  Because of the precise nature of the NUCCA spinal correction, patients are able hold their corrections for longer periods of time compared to traditional chiropractic methods. This allows for better recovery and lasting results with fewer adjustments.
  • Image Guided Treatment: The NUCCA method utilizes x-ray calculations that are tailored to each and every individual patient based on their own personal anatomy and also based on the cumulation of traumas the individual has sustained over their lifetime.

How NUCCA can help

More and more, people are realizing that good spinal balance and optimal nerve function are important elements of health. These people know that being structurally balanced can create better health and even prevent illness and disease. They have their children checked periodically because they know spinal integrity is an important part of growth and development. And finally, they understand that getting well before you get sick is a more effective and less expensive form of health care.

When most people think of chiropractic, they think of neck pain, back pain, or muscle aches. NUCCA care can help your body work better no matter what type of health problem you may have.  Here is a list of conditions commonly improved with NUCCA:

  • Neck and back pain

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Hypertension

  • Chronic pain or stress

  • Leg and arm numbness

  • Scoliosis

  • TMJ

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Sinus and allergy problems

  • Herniated disc

  • Seizures

  • Depression

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Hormonal Imbalance

  • Athletic and auto injuries

  • Bed wetting

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Arthritis