NUCCA, which stands for ‘National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association’, is a radically different approach to healthcare. It focuses on making a very specific and gentle adjustment of the Atlas vertebrae, bringing it back to it’s proper position, and restoring balance to your body.
The atlas vertebrae is the top bone in the cervical area of the neck, which supports your head and brain. The atlas is very unique in that it has no disc, and no interlocking joints to hold it in place. This allows for a great deal of movement for your head and neck, but as a consequence provides less stability. Also, this is a critical area of neurological function due to its close proximity to the brain stem, which controls the healing communication from the body to the brain.