NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) is a chiropractic organization composed of a relatively small number of doctors that focus on correcting body imbalance through a specific and gentle hand adjustment to the upper neck. Even though the primary focus is on the upper neck, the effects of the correction influence the entire spine and all body systems.
This correction allows the body to function better, resulting in pain relief and better health. The neck is not twisted, popped, or cracked and no pain is felt by the patient. A precise system of pre and post adjustment calculations allows the doctor to see that a measurable correction was made. Many patients travel long distances, sometimes hours one way, to see a NUCCA chiropractor, if the care is not available in their area.
What Makes NUCCA Different
Our goal is:
- to restore health through better body balance and less nerve interference in as few spinal adjustments as possible (this can save time and money)
- take practice members beyond short-term pain relief and allow a person to experience long-term balance and results.
- to achieve life-long wellness for you and your family.
A Brief History
The chiropractic profession was founded in 1895 by D. D. Palmer, DC. He opened the first chiropractic college in the world in Davenport, IA in 1897. Today it is known as Palmer College of Chiropractic. In 1941, John F. Grostic, D. C. and Ralph Gregory, D.C. worked together to develop a more accurate method of restoring body balance. NUCCA is a result of this work and was founded in 1966.