NUCCA and the Importance of a Healthy Spine for Athletes

Posture, Healthy Spine, Athletes, NUCCA Relief, Kid Sports Whether an adult or a child takes part in sports, it is vital to their performance and health to have a properly aligned spine, and that’s where NUCCA comes in. Before we discuss what NUCCA is, consider this.

Most of us have seen professional athletes on the field before the game and during practice doing stretches. This is a good practice to get into. Any professional athlete will be happy to talk about the importance of a good stretch before a game. What else do professionals in this field do to keep their performance at its best? They seek out the care of upper cervical chiropractors.

Studies done on athletic performance prove that a person actually does better on the field after receiving regular upper cervical care to keep their upper neck vertebrae in alignment. What areas showed improvement?

  • Faster recovery time
  • Increased speed
  • Better balance
  • Increased agility
  • More power
  • Quicker response time

NUCCA and the Nervous System

It is important for the brain and body to be able to communicate unhindered. Nerve impulses are sent via the brainstem to the body by various nerves. If this communication is hindered in any way, a variety of problems can ensue. The athlete’s performance on and off the field will be affected. It can take them a longer period of time to heal from injuries. What can cause the communication to be hindered?

We often see athletes that have a misalignment in the C1 or C2 vertebrae of the upper neck. A misalignment as small as ¼ of a millimeter can hinder blood, oxygen, and cerebral spinal fluid flow to and from the brain and body. This type of misalignment can happen with even a mild blow to the head. However, the NUCCA technique is a specific form of upper cervical chiropractic that results in precise diagnosis and correction of such misalignments.

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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at


2017-09-19T00:15:22+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Posture|Comments Off on NUCCA and the Importance of a Healthy Spine for Athletes