NUCCA is an acronym for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. NUCCA is a special kind of Chiropractic technique that is very gentle and quite effective at re-aligning and stabilizing the entire spine. Its primary focus is on the top bone in the neck known as the atlas bone.
When the body undergoes any kind of stress it can cause that top bone to misalign (Subluxate). The subluxation puts pressure on the nervous system and causes what is known as an Atlas Subluxation Complex (ASC) that in turn causes postural distortion throughout the whole body. Postural distortion can be the cause of many different symptoms. NUCCA uses the atlas as a lever to balance the head and neck allowing the body to further balance out, removing the pressure on the nervous system and correcting the ASC. This can help relieve any number of symptoms related to the nervous system. Some of the symptoms relieved are 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 and Arthritis.
For more patient information about NUCCA, follow the link to http://www.nucca.org/what-is-nucca/