Nucca Chiro - A different Modality of Health Care
NUCCA is not a widely known phrase. But what NUCCA stands for is the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.
NUCCA Chiro is a form of chiropractic care that uses a specific procedure focused on correcting a small misalignment of the neck. This subtle correction ultimately restores optimal balance to the entire spinal column. Because the spinal column protects the central nervous system that controls and co-ordinates all body functions, good spinal balance is critical to good health.
Extensive research and clinical studies, over many years, have shown that improved body balance effectively reduces stress throughout the entire body and helps to relieve pain and tension.
The NUCCA Procedure is a Gentle Correction
Even though the primary work is done in the neck, the correction effects the balance of the entire body. This is because the NUCCA procedure subtly influences one of the highest control centers over body balance; the brainstem and central nervous system. The NUCCA Chiro procedure essentially helps to “get your head on straight”!
In 1941, two Nucca Chiro practitioners from Michigan, Dr. Ralph Gregory and Dr. John Grostic, joined together in developing a more accurate method of rebalancing the body. This procedure effectively helped to reduced pain and discomfort and worked to enhance the overall well being of the individual. Their work together proved to be very successful and eventually others joined in their pursuit.
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 effects of the correction influences 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 nervous 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) or the ASC Syndrome.
The NUCCA organization was formed in 1966 to conduct educational seminars. The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Association was formed to do extensive research related to spinal corrections of the upper neck region and it’s effects on improved health.