Chiropractic Care

NUCCA Care – A Promising Approach to Healing

Do you know what health problems like migraines, vertigo, neck pain, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis have in common? According to case studies, these issues have a strong link with postural distortions in the cervical spine. With this in mind, chiropractic practitioners Dr. Ralph Gregory and Dr. Jon Grostic developed a new upper cervical care technique – NUCCA Care. 

It took some years for them to complete the guidelines used in the procedure. Then, in 1966, shortly after Dr. Grostic died, Dr. Gregory established the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association to help fellow chiropractors learn how to use it for their patients.  Today, NUCCA chiropractic care is among the leading remedies that patients seek to achieve better health. 

What Makes NUCCA Stand Out? 

Like the rest of upper cervical chiropractic techniques, NUCCA care focuses explicitly on the uppermost neck bones–the C1 and C2. This approach focuses on correcting misalignment by applying minimal pressure on the bones. It aims to restore balance in your cervical spine so your brainstem and spinal cord can heal and function normally again.

The NUCCA atlas correction is a worthy option to pursue if you want to achieve lasting results. It’s a scientifically proven and well-documented approach to revitalizing the body and preventing the onset of many conditions. 

Thousands of people experience massive improvements in their health after receiving NUCCA adjustments. They also commend this technique because of its precise and gentle nature.  Many patients who previously struggled to live because of their ailments have regained their confidence and achieved renewed health thanks to NUCCA. 

If you’re looking for a better way to restore your health and keep your symptoms at bay, we recommend scheduling your first appointment. 

What Happens at NUCCA Chiropractic Appointments?

The uppermost neck bones are highly susceptible to shifting because of their unique design and structure. While they allow maximum head movement, they can quickly change their position when you suffer from whiplash injuries, head trauma, traumatic brain injury, and other incidents that cause your neck to overextend.

Thankfully, upper cervical care techniques like NUCCA care can help revert the neutral alignment of your neck bones. Here are the different steps involved during a typical consultation or visit to your NUCCA doctor goes: 

  • Postural examination – Using a detailed X-ray test, your NUCCA doctor can check for postural distortions. The imaging results also serve as the doctor’s basis for measuring the exact location of the misalignment and the degree to which your bones shifted.   
  • Gravity stress analysis – A NUCCA doctor can also perform a gravity stress test to check and measure your neck bone misalignments. This procedure involves a unique tool that checks for postural imbalance by assessing your body’s weight distribution when you stand. 
  • Fixing the cervical subluxation  - Your doctor provides the adjustment using gentle and short strokes on the affected parts of the neck. Depending on the severity of the bone misalignment, you may need to visit a few more times until you restore your neck posture completely.  
  • Post-procedure X-ray test – After you complete the adjustments, the doctor may run another X-ray test to determine if you need additional visits or if your neck bones have returned to their original places. 

NUCCA does not use excessive force to restore balance to your cervical spine. In fact, most patients who receive NUCCA care compare the pressure of the neck adjustments to holding the wrist when taking one’s pulse. The approach relies on tilting the neck at a specific angle during each session and applying enough force to achieve results. 

Why Does the Neck Structure Matter?

Many patients new to NUCCA chiropractic wonder about the significance of the neck’s structure and balance. What does NUCCA have to do with overall well-being? Why do NUCCA doctors put a strong emphasis on correcting postural distortions in the neck? 

The answer to both NUCCA FAQs lies in the neck’s anatomy and the tissues it houses or supports. Here’s a closer look at the neck anatomy and function:

  • The first vertebra or C1 bone performs several functions, including serving as the primary attachment point of neck muscles, holding the head upright, and protecting the brainstem. It also supports cranial nerves that supply sensation to your head and facial muscles. 
  • The C2 or axis, on the one hand, supports the C1 bone. It also plays a critical role in facilitating sideward head movements and protecting the spinal column and several cranial nerve pairs. Like the C1, it also has incredible flexibility, making it highly prone to subluxation or shifting. 
  • Due to the delicate functions of the two vertebral bones, you can develop a myriad of problems when they shift from their original place or impinge on nearby tissues like the nerve roots and the brainstem.  
  • Bone shifting can interfere with the transmission of brain signals, preventing your body from detecting problems or healing from an injury. It can also increase your risk of developing debilitating symptoms, including multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, migraines, vertigo attacks, and sciatica. 
  • Naturally, helping your neck bones revert to their original alignment can cancel out the adverse effects of cervical subluxation. It can also help you maintain optimal health. 

Is NUCCA Care Worth Trying?

Case studies on NUCCA care show promising results, especially for people who have suffered a long time because of health problems like back pain, neck stiffness, fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, and more. Many patients who received NUCCA adjustments have also realized the value of maintaining spinal balance and keeping the nerves in good condition.  

So, if other remedies fail to provide your desired results or if you want to explore a new and holistic way of healing your body, we encourage you to try NUCCA.  It applies to various age groups and can help address and improve many health concerns, including allergies, chronic pain, sciatica, TMJ pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, and vertigo attacks. 

To some extent, it can also help in coping with or managing risks for various diseases and disorders, including Back and Neck Pain, Herniated or Bulging Discs, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Pinched Nerve, Headaches, Fibromyalgia and Scoliosis.   

If you want to learn more about the benefits of NUCCA care, don’t hesitate to contact our doctor. You can also call us at (305) 503-5070 to book your initial appointment.

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