What is NUCCA?
Here is a simple fact, the body will not and cannot function without the use of chemical and electrical impulses from the brain.
How does this information get to the body?
The brain must send thousands of chemical and electrical messages to the body every second for it to properly function. These messages must travel through the brain stem. The brain is really an extension of the brain that carries these messages from the brain to the rest of the body via the spinal cord. It travels through the C1 vertebrae (the top bone of the spinal column) where it joins with the spinal cord. When the head and the neck are out of alignment, this can put pressure on the brain stem, thus inhibiting the flow of information from the brain to the rest of the body. Genesis Family Chiropractic can change this!
Genesis Family Chiropractic practices a very specific and sought after technique practiced by less than 250 Chiropractors in the United States. This technique is called NUCCA and it stand for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.
The NUCCA technique is a non-invasive, painless chiropractic technique that focuses on restoring body balance and removing pressure from the brainstem thus removing the interference to the nervous system allowing the body to heal itself. With NUCCA there is NO twisting, popping, or cracking of the neck, as a matter of fact all you will feel is a slight touch behind your ear.
We are able to accomplish this by taking a very specific, precise series of x-ray films. These films will be analyzed using a specific mathematical formula that takes in account the mechanics and physics, that formula will be used to find your exact spinal misalignment. Each misalignment is specific to the individual, no two are alike.
Once the exact misalignment has been determined by the Doctor, the patient will be placed on their side and their head placed very specifically on a specially designed head piece, following the placement of the patient a series of adjustments will be performed.
The specific adjustment will allow the head that weighs 10-15lbs to be centered over the neck thus allowing body balance to be restored.
With balance restored a number of things occur, first the pressure is removed from the brainstem and information is allowed to flow unimpeded from the brain to the body allowing for the self-healing process to begin. Something else that happens is when the head is centered over the neck it will allow the rest of the spine to realign structurally as well.
With measurable results you can see!
(Left to right: Before and After NUCCA treatment)
The NUCCA organization as well as Genesis Family Chiropractic does not treat any specific condition/disease, nor do we claim we can cure any condition or disease, but allowing balance to be restored and removing the interference, the body is able to begin a self-healing process.