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What is NUCCA?

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It is a gentle and very specific way of balancing the entire body framework and thereby decreasing stress to the nervous system.

How does it work?

First, understand that NUCCA looks at the spine differently. The spine works as a unit and thus subluxates as a whole. It adapts and compensates in order to balance itself when the center of gravity is away from vertical.

Since all of the joints of the spine interlock, they cannot move independently from one another. Only one area doesn’t obey this rule – the occipito-atlantal-axial joint complex.

The atlas has no interlocking joints, and it acts as the connection between the head and the rest of the spine. No other segment can be used mechanically and neurologically in the same way. This area is the cornerstone of spinal stability. This is where the misalignment occurs.

How is it corrected?

NUCCA is based on the principles of Mathematics and Physics in x-ray analysis to precisely measure the misalignment and the correction vector. Extreme attention is placed on taking accurate x-rays.

Then the doctor aligns his/her body to the vector and directs a force down this correction pathway. Because this vector is on the exact correction pathway, minimal force is needed to make an adjustment.

How do you know that it works?

A post x-ray gives the doctor objective evaluation and to what degree the alignment was corrected. Correction of the misalignment has been highly correlated to a decrease in neurological stress, correction of posture, and alleviation of symptoms.

How do you measure it?

1) Pre and post x-rays (1st correction only). The analysis uses the principles of math and physics to measure the degrees of movement of atlas compared to the head and the cervical spine.

2) Anatometer – an instrument that measures bilateral hip height, hip translation and body lean into the frontal (coronal) plane due to postural muscle imbalance from nervous system involvement. NUCCA uses body imbalance to monitor the subluxated spine.

3) Leg Check – supine leg check is used to measure the amount of spastic contracture due to postural muscle imbalance from nervous system involvement.

What about Subluxations in different areas of the spine?

When the spine breaks down due to an injury or trauma, there will be increased areas of stress within the spine. Those areas may become subluxations and will be different in everyone depending on how the spine breaks down.

This is why all techniques work. By adjusting these subluxations, stress is decreased in these areas. However, the true cause had not been addressed. The atlas subluxation complex (ASC) must be corrected. To be truly stable, one must correct the cause and not the compensation.

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