WHAT IS NUCCA?

NUCCA is a very accurate and non-invasive process we use to reduce problems in the nervous system of our patients who have head, neck and other pain. After x-rays we then use mathematical measurements to precisely find where the unique misalignment pattern is for each patient.

When we understand where the misalignment is it allows us to use posture rather than further x-rays to guide alignments. Also, because of the use of NUCCA and specific x-ray measurements there is often less need for repeated visits to our office for our patients saving them time and money.

If you are looking for NUCCA Chiropractic in San Diego contact us today!
San Diego Integrative Spine Center
9320 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92129

THE NUCCA PROCESS

To get started with the NUCCA process we will determine our patient's needs in a consultation. We learn about our patient's injury or symptoms, take their measurements, and discuss with them if NUCCA is a good method for their pain. NUCCA requires using endorsed measuring tools to evaluate our patient's standing posture. We will also give our patients a physical exam where we can measure the length of both legs to see if they are aligned. After this process, the doctor will determine if their spine is out of balance or misaligned.

The NUUCA spinal corrective procedure is based on measured and tested procedures which have been developed over the past 80 years and continue to be very successful. Some of the areas they have been documented to work well in are migraine headaches, brain function, dizziness, allergies, chronic sinus infections, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, injuries, sciatica and more. Patients reported much fewer days spent in pain with sometimes as few as one NUCCA treatment!


HOW CAN NUCCA HELP YOU?

How NUCCA Chiropractic Can Help Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is thought to be linked to trauma to the upper vertebrae of the neck area where the spine connects to the head. This is called the Atlas vertebrae. By correcting this misalignment to the upper cervical spine, many Fibromyalgia patients experience great relief. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Chiropractic Can Help TMJ Disorder

One of the foundations of a correct TMJ alignment is the proper overall alignment of the body. We evaluate and treat patients for proper alignment using NUCCA. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Chiropractic Can Help Foot Function

The balance of the human body is based on the proper alignment of the head, spine and feet. NUCCA Chiropractic uses precision X-rays and postural analysis to evaluate head to spine balance. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Allergies

Proper alignment of the upper cervical spine has also helped reduce some of the symptoms associated with food and or environmental sensitivities. The NUCCA procedure re-aligns the spinal bones through a gentle adjustment to the atlas vertebrae. This results in an increase in the flow of nerve impulses to every cell, tissue and organ in the body. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Brain Function

NUCCA specialists are trained to locate and correct nerve interference in the upper (cervical) spine that may interfere with the nerve communication between the spinal cord and the brain stem. The first two vertebrae of the cervical spine (atlas and axis) house the lowest part of the brain stem, which coordinates all communication between the brain and the body. Keeping this area free from any type of nerve interference is, therefore, critical. Read More Here.

How Can NUCCA Keep Your Spine Healthy?

NUCCA is a specific form of chiropractic that has to do with caring for the upper cervical spine, specifically the C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis) vertebrae. The brainstem is also a vital part of the equation as it is responsible for a number of functions of the body such as brain function, coordination, breathing, and communication between your brain & your body. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Chiropractic Can Help You Avoid Back Surgeries

Are you considering surgery? Back Surgeries fail 74% of the time. NUCCA is a natural alternative that addresses the root cause of your problem may be only a step away. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help You Avoid Sinus Surgery

Most people with chronic sinus problems will suffer with regular congestion, infections or both for years. Improper drainage of the sinuses can lead to chronic colds and flu, allergies, fatigue and more. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Chiropractic Can Help Sciatica

Seeking proper alignment through upper cervical chiropractic could be the answer to relieve your back pain and sciatica. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Chiropractic Can Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Amazing improvement have been seen 6 months into care! Not only were they feeling better but their bodies were actually working better. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Chiropractic Can Help Shoulder Pain Linked to Neck Problems

An upper cervical chiropractor is able to correct these underlying postural imbalances without any of the popping, cracking or twisting of the spine common with general chiropractic manipulation. Because the upper cervical approach is non-traumatic to your spine, it leads to maximum recovery for misaligned joints and structures. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Chiropractic Can Help Concussions That Lead to Chronic Headaches and Vertigo

Patients who receive Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic care report that headache and vertigo are gone sometimes immediately following the first adjustment. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Migraine Headaches

NUCCA Specialists have helped thousands of patients reduce the frequency and intensity of their migraine symptoms. Because the upper cervical region of the neck (C1-C2) is more susceptible to injury than the rest of the spine, NUCCA Doctors have found a link between a misalignment of the upper neck area and migraine and other chronic headaches. And they are able to gently and safely address this underlying problem. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Panic Disorders

The obstruction comes as the first few bones in the neck become misaligned and causes a backup of CSF and increased pressure inside the head. When this misalignment was corrected by an upper cervical procedure such as NUCCA, the studies show that the pressure inside the head decreases and the CSF flow becomes normal. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help Facial Asymmetry and Posture

The NUCCA approach involves rebalancing the position of the head, the neck and as a consequence, the jaw. NUCCA spinal care is safe, gentle, precise and extremely effective. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Migraine Headaches and Neck Injuries

Upper cervical chiropractic offers a potential solution by attempting to correct the source of the migraines rather than just trying to control the headaches themselves. Read More Here.

8 Health Benefits of Upper Cervical Chiropractic

When visiting an upper cervical chiropractor because of a specific problem or to improve overall health and well-being, a person is already taking a more positive approach to your health than a majority of Americans. But most people are unaware of all of the benefits of keeping the spine and nervous system healthy with upper cervical chiropractic care. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With High Blood Pressure and Migraines Linked to Neck Injuries

A recent article in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research documented the positive effects of specific, upper cervical chiropractic adjustments on a 25- year-old female with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension and migraines. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Back Pain Relief

The upper cervical chiropractic approach that we utilize addresses underlying postural problems without any of the cracking, twisting or popping associated with other spinal approaches. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Shoulder Weakness and Neck Pain

If you are seeking to find someone who is an expert at evaluating neck and shoulder injuries, then an upper cervical chiropractor may be your answer. An upper cervical chiropractor specializes in evaluating head, neck and spinal alignment, that may be leading to nerve pressure and resulting symptoms. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Severe Migraine and Neck Pain

Correcting underlying neck injuries will frequently decrease or eliminate migraine headache pain. The best and safest approach available to address severe migraine and neck pain is upper cervical chiropractic and positive lifestyle changes that include following a healthy diet plan, getting a proper amount of sleep, exercise and finding a way to reduce tension. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Sciatica Symptoms and Causes

Upper cervical chiropractic care, can help the body recover from back and neck injuries, restoring spinal health and thereby addressing the underlying cause of the sciatica without the need of surgical intervention. The key to improving your chances of successful rehabilitation is seeking the help of an experienced chiropractor as soon as possible. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Whiplash and Dizziness

If a person (infant, child, or adult) experiences an accident, a proper spinal exam is necessary to assess whether a neck injury occurred. An NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic specialist uses specialized testing and specific x-rays of the upper neck to accurately assess a neck injury. If a neck injury is found, a specific adjustment by hand is used to correct the injured vertebrae. Correction of the neck injury can improve, reverse, and prevent numerous whiplash symptoms. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Be An Alternative to Neck Surgery

The upper cervical chiropractic approach requires no popping, cracking or twisting of the spine is a very gentle and precise technique that very few chiropractors in the world have mastered. If you're dealing with cervical (neck) pain, consider consulting with an experienced chiropractor about upper cervical care; it's a viable option for relieving neck pain. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and the Brain Stem

Does this type of care help everyone with Fibromyalgia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Of course not! Nothing is 100%. But if you have had a head or neck trauma prior to the onset of the symptoms then NUCCA could be the answer. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you are already beginning to develop numbness, tingling, or pain in your arm, wrist or hand then it’s time that you have a thorough evaluation of your posture, and nerves. An upper cervical chiropractor is uniquely skilled to evaluate and help correct, postural and nerve problems that are commonly associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help Jaw Pain

The primary objective of upper cervical chiropractic care is to reverse trauma induced upper neck injuries, whether it's due to factors that range from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries or poor posture. Upper cervical care will reduce irritation to the brain stems nerves and spinal cord that control the neuromuscular function in the jaw and face. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help Provide Drug Free Headache Relief

The best way to correct a misalignment in the upper neck is by utilizing the NUCCA procedure. NUCCA doctors doctors perform a postural examination in order to determine body imbalance and then take precise 3 dimensional upper neck x-rays in order to mathematically calculate how the misalignment needs to be corrected. After the initial correction, follow-up 3 dimensional x-rays are taken in order to ensure that the misalignment is being corrected properly. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Lingering Concussion Symptoms

This misalignment in the upper neck and subsequent brainstem dysfunction has been shown to be an underlying cause of post concussion syndrome. Once this upper neck misalignment is corrected, precisely, gently and specifically symptoms of post concussion syndrome have resolved almost miraculously at times. These upper neck misalignments can only be corrected by someone trained in specialized upper cervical corrective procedures. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Neck Arthritis

Why is it so important to get you head and neck alignment evaluated? How many of us have had a head or neck injury that has misaligned our spines? Every day that the spine stays misaligned...more degeneration takes place. So is it possible to prevent arthritis? Absolutely! A balanced and stable spine will not degenerate at the same rate as a misaligned and unstable spine. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help GERD in infants

Upper neck misalignments can be corrected in babies safely, gently and effectively with an upper cervical chiropractic approach such as NUCCA. If you have a child that’s been diagnosed with acid reflux, before considering giving medication to your baby have their upper neck evaluated for a traumatic birth injury. You can look for the cause of the problem rather than just covering up the symptoms. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Provide Natural Relief for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a specific speciality of chiropractic which puts its emphasis on the atlanto-occipital joint in the upper spine. This division of chiropractic has been in practice since the 1930’s. It has many positive effects on the alignment of the spine, posture and the symptoms experienced by those who suffer with TMJ. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Sinus Problems

When someone has accidents and injuries that have torn loose the connective tissue that holds the spine in place it will allow the spine to breakdown and lock into a stressed position. The area of the spine that is most frequently affected is the upper neck area because it is the most movable and the most vulnerable to injury. Once this upper neck area is misaligned it will begin to affect the function of the brain stem. This type of dysfunction has been linked to problems with the sinuses, sleep issues, pain, fatigue and more. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Provide Natural Allergy Relief For Children

Small injuries at the top of neck disrupt the brain’s ability to properly regulate immunity leading to an overreaction by the immune system. These injuries in children are frequently caused by birth injuries, car accidents, falls, sports injuries and more. A gentle NUCCA correction of a brainstem misalignment restores proper nerve control to the immune system and symptoms improve naturally. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Provide Drug-Free Acid Reflux Relief

Dr. Godfrey Gutmann, a German medical researcher was looking into this connection all the way back to the 1960's... in 1987 Dr. Gutmann published his research linking the upper neck to problems ranging from acid reflux to scoliosis, ear infections, torticollis, colic and many other conditions. Upper neck misalignments can be corrected safely, gently and effectively with an upper cervical chiropractic approach such as NUCCA. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With High Blood Pressure

Do you struggle with high blood pressure? Hypertension is a common ailment, and it is usually treated with prescription drugs that can have many harmful side effects. Are you searching for a natural, drug-free solution to your blood pressure problem? Then you will be happy to know what upper cervical chiropractic care can do for you. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Allergies and Sinus Pressure

For people who deal with sinus pressure, sprays may alleviate the inflammation in the mucus membrane, but they will not deal with the underlying cause of the inflammation. When your upper cervical spine is out of alignment, the signals from your brain stem do not reach your sinus. This causes your sinus to work over time, and thus you start sniffling and sneezing. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Sciatica Disorder

Seeking proper alignment through upper cervical chiropractic could be the answer to relieve your back pain and sciatica without drugs or surgery. The ultimate goal of upper cervical chiropractic care is to correct misalignments in the spine that may be leading to long standing postural problems. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Be A Natural Alternative to Blood Pressure Medications

One such alternative that warrants a closer look is specific chiropractic adjustments to the first cervical vertebra (referred to as C1 or the Atlas vertebra) which has been associated with reducing blood pressure to the equivalent of two-drug combination therapies in patients. This landmark study was published in 2007, indicating the connection between the upper neck and high blood pressure. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Provide Drug-Free Infant Acid Reflux Relief

During the birth process a misalignment can occur in the upper neck that will change the communication between the brain and the body leading to a variety of different problems, including acid reflux...Upper neck misalignments can be corrected in babies safely, gently and effectively with an upper cervical chiropractic approach such as NUCCA. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Asthma

Asthma is an extremely common breathing ailment that plagues the world. Do you suffer from bouts of breathing difficulties? Do you find yourself having to carry an inhaler with you every where that you go in order to feel safe? If you are searching for a drug-free alternative to help your asthma, then you will want to look into upper cervical chiropractic care. It is the best way for you to get natural relief, and there are many studies to back up that claim. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Acid Reflux, Scoliosis and Headaches

Headaches can be caused by both the blood flow and nerve flow changes from the brain to the body and head and face when the brain stem function is altered. So what can happen when the brain stem pressure is removed through the correction of an upper neck misalignment by a qualified upper cervical specialist? Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Newborn and Baby Acid Reflux

Upper cervical chiropractic is a specialized branch of chiropractic care that focuses specifically on certain joints in the neck and upper spine. More and more parents are finding that their babies respond positively to upper cervical chiropractic care to for their newborns acid reflux. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Scoliosis That Results From a Fall

New research is indicating that the shape of your spine could be a clue that you'll need help with daily activities when your older and that you may end up in a nursing home. Scoliosis or curvature of the spine is the leading indicator older people will need help with daily activities. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Common Causes of Neck Pain

If you iced your neck, but your pain persists, these are just some of the conditions that might be causing your pain. Even if your pain subsides after you ice a few times, it is still a good idea to have an upper cervical specialist examine you. There are many underlying conditions that could pop-up later if the initial pain is left untreated. Read More Here.

How NUCCA and Stretching Can Help the Sciatic Nerve

You don't need to live with the pain of Sciatica. You can take medication, but that will only cover the symptoms and won't focus on the core issue. That may help you feel better in the short term, but your pain will come back and more permanent problems may follow. It's important an upper cervical specialist evaluate your condition, so they can work with you to help you live a healthier life. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Migraine Headaches

But what if you want natural relief? Upper cervical chiropractic may be of assistance. This is because the C1 and C2 vertebrae are positioned right at the base of the brain stem. An adjustment may thus result in greatly reduced symptoms. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Headaches That Cause Headaches

First, you will want to get to the root cause of these Mixed Tension Migraines by seeking the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. They can determine the commonality between the two types of headaches that may be causing them. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Post Concussion Syndrome

Following any head or neck trauma that is significant enough to cause a concussion, there will be a tearing loose of the connective tissue that holds the spine in place as well. This will lead to a weakness that will allow the spine to breakdown and lock into a stressed position. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Vertigo and its Causes

When people think of Vertigo, they may think of a chronic condition that only effects a small percentage of people. The truth is it can affect anyone at any age. Sometimes it only comes because of standing up to quickly or because of a collision and only lasts for a few minutes or hours. But for some people it can become a chronic condition caused by one of the above conditions due to an upper cervical injury. For those who suffer from recurring and often more intense episodes, it is important for them not to accept it as part of their lives but to seek proper Upper Cervical care. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Vertigo

Upper Cervical is an upper cervical chiropractic approach that provides a natural, non-invasive answer for a number of health issues, including migraines, back and neck pain, ear aches in children and more. One little known fact is that Upper Cervical also helps those suffering with vertigo. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Migraine Headaches and Multiple Sclerosis

So what does Multiple Sclerosis have to do with Migraine Headaches? New research is now providing a possible explanation of the correlation between MS & Migraine sufferers and how Upper Cervical Specialists are able to get such good results with the correction of Atlas misalignments in both conditions. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Lingering Neck Pain

In order to reduce and eliminate the body's overreaction to pain, it's important to address the underlying causes of that neck pain. The way to reduce that threat is to eliminate those things that could be causing that threat. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help With Migraines Linked to Panic and Anxiety Disorders

Once the misalignment has been found, a gentle technique called NUCCA is used to encourage the bones to move back into place more naturally. The body can then begin utilizing its own healing powers to repair the damage done by the misalignment. Case studies have shown that it only takes one or two adjustments to see improvement in most people. Some see their migraine symptoms decrease, while others find that migraines go away completely. Read More Here.

How NUCCA Can Help Young Migraine Sufferers

The biggest problem with migraine medications is that they only take care of symptoms and don’t really stop migraines from occurring. To reduce the severity and frequency of migraines, and perhaps even eliminate them altogether, that means attacking the problem at its source. For many, this is an upper cervical misalignment. Read More Here.