The NUCCA chiropractic method is a gentle and safe form of chiropractic care, with a focus on permanent results. The NUCCA procedure was designed to correct the entire spine back to a balanced, unstressed position. The NUCCA chiropractic technique works because repositioning the spine reactivates the transmission of healing messages from the brain to the affected part of the body (via the nervous system) so the body's natural self-healing process can begin.
With NUCCA, the spinal column remains straight and balanced where the weight of the head is centered over the neck. When the weight of the head is shifted off center due to an accident or injury, the body will compensate and move into an imbalanced position. In an effort to keep the head centered over the neck, the spine and pelvis will twist and lock into a stressed position.
This imbalance presents itself in the following ways; one of the legs is shorter, one hip higher, the shoulders are uneven, twisting of the body framework, muscular imbalance, abnormal movement, and over time progressive wear and tear.
NUCCA recognizes that this body position can cause stress, tension, and pressure on the entire nervous system, most importantly the brain stem. This is very important because our body shuttles millions of electrical and chemical impulses back and forth from the brain to every cell of our body each day. Any restriction or distortion of those messages (nerve impulses) can affect every function in the body. Many of these messages are unconscious such as breathing, digestion, and circulation. If this distortion is not corrected, the long term effect is degeneration of that part of the body serviced by those restricted messages-resulting in mild to severe pain, lowered resistance to illness, behavioral changes, organ dysfunction, loss of mobility in limbs, and ultimately-disease. The NUCCA chiropractor understands and works to address these alignment issues with the NUCCA technique.
The main objective of a NUCCA Chiropractor is to restore the entire spine back to a balanced, unstressed position by removing pressure on the nervous system and allowing health to be restored to the body.
With NUCCA, we calculate the exact position the entire spine has tilted, shifted, or rotated from its healthy, anatomical position. The slightest degree of displacement of the spine from its healthy position can cause body imbalance and brain stem compression, resulting in increased health problems felt throughout the entire body. By utilizing a physics based formula, the doctor is able to calculate the exact listing, derived from a very specific x-ray. By using this listing, the doctor is able to perform the NUCCA correction.
The NUCCA chiropractic doctor then applies a slight pressure just below the ear at the atlas vertebrae (first neck vertebrae) to gently re-position the head over the center of the neck. This re-positioning is what restores body balance and removes brain stem compression. NOTE: The NUCCA Correction requires NO TWISTING, POPPING, OR CRACKING, and is barely felt by the patient.
By correcting the spine with this specificity the entire nervous system begins to function differently. This happens because it no longer has the stress of the entire spinal column at its grasp. It is this balanced, unstressed position that allows the body to stabilize and begin a process of recovery (healing). It is the long term stability of the NUCCA Correction that reverses the progressive degenerative effects that body imbalance and brain stem compression has on the entire body.
The NUCCA technique was developed in the 1940's and in 1966 became a nationally recognized form of chiropractic. The organization is actively involved in keeping the technique both as precise and as effective as possible. Certification standards of NUCCA are extremely high. Dr. Abi has been an active member of NUCCA since 2009. Further information on NUCCA, including ongoing research and conditions treated, can be found at the website, nucca.org.
Can Nucca Help You?
The NUCCA Spinal Correction is unique in chiropractic care providing comprehensive neck and back pain relief. Many patients who have accepted chronic spinal pain and disability have found our unique approach provides the relief and resolution for headaches, migraines, dizziness, whiplash, numbness, tingling, and unresponsive nagging shoulder and knee pain.Due to the accuracy of this technique, patients often report a significant reduction of symptoms immediately following the first adjustment without any popping, cracking, or twisting of the neck or the back.