NUCCA (Upper Cervical)
Your brain stem extends down into your spine, making the upper portion of your spine one of the most nerve-rich areas of your body—and the most vulnerable. Even the slightest nerve interference here can have significant, whole-body consequences.
The Uppermost Spinal Bones
The uppermost spinal vertebrae, known as C1, is also called the Atlas. The second, C2, is referred to as the Axis. These two vertebrae have a special relationship. Rotation, tipping or even the most subtle misalignment can profoundly affect your entire nervous system.
Our upper cervical adjustments rely on precise mathematical calculations, physics and a thorough knowledge of spinal biomechanics. Naturally, having pictures of your spine is essential.
A Gentle Touch
A specific, highly-controlled contact to the upper bone of your spine is the focus of your correction. Adding the appropriate energy to your spine at the right time, the right place and in the precise direction helps restore integrity to your spine and nervous system.
Many people are surprised that we adjust the upper area of the spine when the primary complaint is elsewhere. Simple. When the Atlas and Axis have lost their integrity, other areas of the spine compensate, creating the symptom. By helping restore this critical relationship, we often see compensatory problems elsewhere in the spine resolve on their own.
Check out the following short video to learn more about upper cervical care and the affect on your entire body function.