What is the

NUCCA Chiropractic Technique?

NUCCA is a gentle and painless chiropractic technique that corrects the alignment of the spine without surgery. Today, only a small percentage of Doctors of Chiropractic practice the NUCCA technique. Thus, it is not uncommon for our patients to travel long distances for a NUCCA spinal correction.

The NUCCA technique is based upon decades of development and research with the aid and assistance of mechanical engineers. Today, technology further assists this technique, involving the use of sophisticated computer programs and analysis tools.

So, how did the NUCCA technique begin? Well, two doctors, Dr. Ralph Gregory of Monroe, and Dr. John Grostic of Ann Arbor, joined together in 1941 to develop an advanced method of upper cervical care. After Dr. Grostic’s death in 1964, Dr. Gregory formed NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) to conduct seminars and continue research.

The NUCCA Spinal Correction expands on the theory of upper cervical chiropractic. However, this specific technique works to reduce the number of treatments for patients, allowing for recovery to take place sooner.

NUCCA strives to re-align the head and neck into a straight upright position. This is done by using the atlas (the first bone of the spinal column) as a lever. When the spine is balanced (or aligned), there is no irritation to the brain stem or associated spinal structures, including spinal nerves. Without irritation to the nervous system, the body can function at its optimal level. Overall, an upper cervical correction restores the spine to a normal and aligned state, without the use of drugs or surgery.


A way to better understand the NUCCA adjustment is in the form of an analogy. Consider a long rope lying on the ground. If there are twists and curves within the rope, the only way to realign it would be to straighten it from one end of the rope. This is much like the spine. Instead of treating a symptom in the middle of the spine, the NUCCA system corrects the cause where the pressure is created, at the top of the spine. It is important to note, that although the correction is made at the top of the spine, the improvements occur throughout the entire length of the spine.

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NUCCA is a beneficial chiropractic technique for anyone at any age! It can help eliminate interferences in the nervous system and the communication between your brain and the rest of your body. Discover the NUCCA technique in Chelsea today! Book your appointment with the Dr. Lisa at Precision Spinal Care in Chelsea, MI.

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