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Welcome to Living Well Chiropractic, P.C.
Your Local NUCCA Chiropractor in Minnesota
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NUCCA is the acronym for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. The medical term for the area of the spine referred to as the neck is the cervical spine. This is the part of the spine that the NUCCA technique focuses on.
In particular, the NUCCA technique corrects the position of the top vertebrae of the cervical spine. This is called the Atlas bone. The Atlas bone is a 2-ounce, doughnut-shaped bone that protects the brainstem. The brainstem is the nerve highway that connects the brain to all systems and functions of the body. Because its position, a correction to the Atlas bone influences the whole spine and body.
A NUCCA chiropractor uses x-rays and careful measurements to identify how the Atlas bone is irritating the brain stem. They will then develop a plan to open up communication between the brain and body. Because of this connection, the whole body is influenced by an adjustment. A NUCCA chiropractor pays special attention to posture before and after an adjustment. Because the Atlas bone is so close to the brainstem, its response is immediate.