About NUCCA

At Inner Balance, we provide upper cervical health care through a specific procedure called NUCCA.  The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) has developed a highly advanced procedure that is an extremely precise and gentle technique unlike any other kind of care.


A Gentle Correction
A gentle touch and controlled contact on the first vertebrae in the neck is designed to restore balance to the spine. Even though the primary focus is the neck, the efforts of the correction influence the whole spine and all body systems. This is because the NUCCA procedure influences one of the highest control centers over body balance, the brain stem and central nerve system.

The C-1 vertebrae, also known as the Atlas, is a small donut-like bone located at the top of the spine and the base of the skull that surrounds the brain stem. When the spine is subjected to stress it can become misaligned. This phenomenon is known as the Atlas Subluxation Complex Syndrome (ASC Syndrome).


The Balancing Act
The nerves in our spinal column are very sensitive to pressure and stress. When the spine becomes misaligned sufficiently it stresses the nerves, compromises their normal impulses, and changes function throughout the body.

Nerves are responsible for four primary functions: 1. Control & regulate all vital functions including circulation, breathing, and digestion. 2. Activate muscles allowing us to move. 3. Allow us to sense, perceive, and feel. 4. Relate us to the world outside ourselves including learning, experiencing, and behavior.


Precise, Accurate & Small Adjustments
The upper cervical adjustment depends upon precise mathematical calculations, physics, and biomechanics. X-rays are a critical part of ensuring the spinal correction is accurate and successful. Dr. Cummings will take x-rays from different angles focusing on the atlas. These x-rays determine the direction and degree of spinal misalignment and how to properly restore the spine to normal.

 

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NUCCAThe National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) has developed a highly advanced procedure that is an extremely precise and gentle technique unlike any other kind of care.
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