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About NUCCA

NATIONAL UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION

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“Better than 90 percent of the energy output of the brain is used in relating to the physical body in its gravitational field. The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy available for thinking, metabolism and healing.”


~ Roger Sperry, Ph.D. Nobel Prize for Brain Research

NUCCA is one of the most advanced procedures available today to care for spine
and nervous system related problems. The NUCCA procedure is based on measurement, observation and reason and all corrections are based on objective evidence.  By using measurements on pre and post X-rays and the Anatometer (a posture analyzing machine), we can determine that your spine is misaligned or has been corrected to a normally aligned position. 

The NUCCA procedure uses X-rays of the head and neck with a focus on the  first cervical Vertebra, the Atlas. A three-dimensional model of the relationship of the head and neck to an orthogonal axis (using frontal, transverse and sagital planes) allows the doctor to determine the exact direction and degree of the misalignment of the head and neck. This determines the most effective correction with minimal force to realign the entire spine using the atlas vertebra to introduce corrective forces to the entire spine.  For a demonstration of a misalignment and its correction click here: My Chiro Correction.

If you are a current patient, you can see how your spine misaligns and how it corrects by using the measurements provided by your doctor in your welcome folder.

One of the unique features of the NUCCA procedure is the long-term stability of the adjustments or corrections.  Patients are not adjusted on every office visit.  Examinations are made showing the spine in a “normal” position and needing to be left alone.  When normally aligned the entire spine functions in a balanced, self-maintaining manner and needs to be left alone in its normal position unless it is misaligned again.  It is not necessary to adjust the spine over and over again when it is truly corrected and stabilized.