Why Upper Cervical?

NUCCA Chiropractic Care – Powerful Path to Healing and Recovery

The NUCCA Chiropractic Technique has been providing patients relief from their symptoms since the 1960s. It’s a specialized approach to healing the body by removing signal interferences caused by neck bone misalignments. Many people come to NUCCA care practices to find a better way to alleviate their symptoms due to migraines, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and other debilitating conditions.
To someone utterly unfamiliar with upper cervical care or the NUCCA technique, it may seem questionable why practitioners put so much effort into restoring the atlas and axis alignment. What functions do these tiny vertebral bones serve? What happens when they slip off from their neutral position? Let’s take a closer look.

Why Is It Important to Take Care of the Atlas and Axis?

To help you figure out why NUCCA Chiropractic Care focuses on the atlas and axis bones, we gathered some essential facts about them:

The topmost neck bones are special 

The atlas and axis bones sit below the head or skull. If you take a closer look at their shape and design, you will notice that they appear different from the rest of the spinal bones. The unique shape of the bones has something to do with their function.

Most people think that these bones only serve two functions: offering structural support and facilitating head movements essential role, protecting the brain stem, and supporting the cranial nerves.  

Many refer to the brainstem as the body’s information highway because it transmits information from the brain to the different nerve roots along the body. Meanwhile, the cranial nerves supply sensation to your head, face, neck, and sensory organs. 

They are prone to shifting from their original places

It only takes a minimal amount of force for your upper neck bones to move away from their normal positions. This is because of the flexibility of the joints that hold the bones. As a result, besides traumatic brain injuries, neck trauma, or whiplash; cervical subluxation can also develop due to poor posture.

The head, which weighs an average of 8 to 12 pounds, can put undue pressure on the cervical spine if you have poor body posture.  

Cervical subluxation means trouble!

When the neck bones move even by the slightest degree, they can pinch or compress tissues near them, such as the neck muscles, cranial nerve roots, and brainstem. Bone subluxation in the cervical spine can trigger many problems ranging from brain and body miscommunication to the onset of debilitating symptoms and conditions.  

Answers to the FAQs on NUCCA Care 

When pursuing a health and wellness option, it helps to know as much as you can about the approach or technique used. If you’ve never tried NUCCA Care or have heard about it for the first time, you can check out our roundup of NUCCA Chiropractic FAQs below:

What happens during a NUCCA consultation? 

Like any typical healthcare intervention, a NUCCA consultation also begins by understanding what symptoms you experience. So, you should expect your NUCCA doctor to do the following: 

  • Ask you to fill out a patient information sheet 
  • Trace your medical history and identify potential causes of cervical subluxation
  • Examine your posture via three-dimensional X-ray scans
  • Discuss how NUCCA chiropractic adjustments can help you relieve your symptoms
  • Provide the atlas and axis adjustments needed to restore your health
  • Check the improvements after completing the adjustments with another X-ray scan this usually occurs several weeks or months after your initial consultation

Why do I need another X-ray test during a NUCCA consultation?

Many patients who come to a NUCCA practice have already tapped into other remedies for their health condition like neck pain and migraine attacks. In most cases, they have already gone through medical diagnostic procedures like X-ray scans. As a result, hundreds of first-time NUCCA patients ask why they need to do the X-ray scan again. 

The answer lies in the specificity of the X-ray procedure provided by a NUCCA doctor. Unlike other scans, this test focuses on the upper neck to gauge the severity of the subluxation and determine the main points that require adjusting. 

What’s the leg length test, and why do I need it before receiving NUCCA Care?

NUCCA Chiropractic Adjustments aim to fix distortions on your cervical spine. That’s why it’s crucial to check the severity of the subluxation. A precise and well-detailed finding helps a NUCCA practitioner to provide a patient with proper adjustment to rectify the situation and cancel out the impacts of your misaligned bones.  

That’s why besides the X-ray scans, NUCCA doctors also require patients to undergo a leg-length test. It helps them determine if the misalignments have compromised spinal structure.  

What makes NUCCA unique and effective?

Thousands of patients can attest to the effectiveness of NUCCA care in relieving various health conditions. That’s primarily because the approach uses minimal force and ensures that each patient receives customized adjustments at precise neck angles. It also focuses on restoring your neck health and the signal transmission between the brainstem and body. 

Moreover, this technique emphasizes natural healing, an approach favored by many who shy away from using medications to cope with their pain and suffering. 

What health conditions can benefit from NUCCA?

The best part about NUCCA Care is that it can help patients manage a long list of health complaints. That’s because it aims to help remove signal interferences that prevent your body from healing itself. By eliminating the source of signal disruption – the bones pinching or pressing nerve tissues – your body can activate mechanisms needed for tissues and nerve repair. This can help you heal faster. 

Besides relieving pressure on the brainstem and nerve roots, NUCCA atlas and axis adjustments prove helpful in alleviating many symptoms, disorders, and diseases. Examples include seizures, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, headaches, vertigo attacks, chronic fatigue syndrome, sciatica, fibromyalgia, migraines, and post-concussion syndrome.  

Is NUCCA Care a good natural remedy?

It will help to seek NUCCA Care if you suspect cervical spine subluxation. This way, you can have your spine assessed by a professional and determine how far your bones shifted from their original positions. It would be best if you also considered trying NUCCA adjustments when other remedies fail you.

Countless patients who have struggled and felt desperate and hopeless because of various health problems now enjoy living without pain or other debilitating symptoms thanks to NUCCA care.  If you want to share a similar experience and begin unlocking the secrets to holistic and natural healing, you can call us at (815) 353-3208.  

With the help of Dr. Amato, an experienced NUCCA Chiropractic Professional, you can quickly be on your way to healing and recovering from your health complaints. 

Schedule your clinic visit at Chirophysics to discover a different way to manage challenging symptoms and disorders.

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