What Is NUCCA?2017-09-19T03:27:18+00:00

NUCCA Chiropractor in Minnesota


NUCCA is revered as one of the most scientific, researched, precise, and reproducible spinal care available. NUCCA may help you feel better regardless of your circumstances, or prior disappointments with other treatments or surgeries.

NUCCA balances the body as a unit. In a nutshell, where the head goes, the body follows. So accidents or injuries that throw the head off center cause the spine and body to torque, twist, and buckle. This leads to spinal imbalance, body imbalance, and irritated nerve transmission. As a result, the body can not move, function, or feel how it is supposed to.

NUCCA is gentle, safe and does not involve any twisting, popping or “cracking” of the neck or spine.

The Problem

Accidents and injuries can cause weakness in the bones and joints that protect your brain and spine, causing them to shift and misalign.

Decades of research has shown that nowhere are these misalignments more detrimental than at the junction between your head and neck.

A misalignment at this area can interfere with the communication between your brain and body causing pain, stress, tension, and overall physical and emotional dysfunction in your body. This is called the Atlas Subluxation Complex.

The longer this brain and body communication is disrupted, the more pain and health disfunction can develop. Your spine and joints become abnormally stressed, and your brain no longer manages your body as optimally as it should.

Misalignments less than a millimeter in this area can begin to cause interference to the body. Since conventional doctors are looking for gross damage, not misalignment, this problem goes largely undetected by conventional tests and imaging.

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The Solution

Your NUCCA doctor looks at your ENTIRE body to see if there is an imbalance related to abnormal brain and body communication.

By using precise and objective digital x-ray views of your head and neck in 3D, mathematical measurement and analysis are made of the misalignment. The NUCCA x-rays use low technique settings along with specially designed filters to further reduce x-ray exposure to the patient.

Your doctor then calculates an exact formula necessary to correct the misalignment and restore proper spinal balance and brain/body communication. Before the first correction, the doctor will explain what has been found and how the correction will take place.

The correction is extremely light and gentle, and most patients do not feel much at all. After the initial correction. Follow-up tests are performed to ensure the best correction is attained.Once body balance is restored, your doctor will observe your progress over time to ensure your body is stabilizing appropriately.

Click here to see a computer model of the NUCCA correction.

How Can NUCCA Help You?

When most people think of chiropractic corrections, they think of neck pain, back pain, or muscle aches. The NUCCA Spinal Correction can help your body work better no matter what type of health problem you may have.

Many symptoms can be relieved by correction of the atlas subluxation complex. For years, NUCCA doctors have had positive results with such conditions as mentioned below. Check out our Stories of Hope to see for yourself how of our our clinic is changing lives!

  • Neck and back pain
  • Migraines and other headaches
  • Chronic pain or stress
  • Leg and arm numbness
  • Insomnia
  • Scoliosis
  • Sinus and allergy problems
  • Herniated disc
  • Seizures, including epileptic
  • Depression
  • Attention deficit disorder, ADD or ADHD
  • Athletic and auto injuries
  • Bed wetting
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Arthritis

From this list you can conclude that everyone should be checked for misalignments of the head and neck.

Nervous System

The NUCCA Organization

nuccaThe National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association was organized in 1966 to conduct seminars and to do extensive research. Since its inception, NUCCA and its affiliate UCRF, the Upper Cervical Research Foundation, have been instrumental in generating data on the upper cervical misalignment of the spine, the detrimental effects of this problem on the nervous system and how to correct it. NUCCA has helped thousands of people of all ages to regain their health and wellness, perhaps it can help you too!

NUCCA stands for the National Upper Cervical (upper neck) Chiropractic Association. Our organization is dedicated to correcting the Atlas Subluxation Complex which is a misalignment of the bone structure of the head and neck. This misalignment can block the communication between your brain and body causing pain, stress, and tension. This stress and tension can affect all physical and even mental activity of the body.

More and more, people realize that structural balance and spinal correction are important elements of health. These people know that being structurally balanced can create better health and even prevent illness and disease. They have their children checked periodically because they know spinal integrity is an important part of growth and development. And finally, they understand that getting well before you get sick is a more effective and less expensive form of health care.

Johnson Spinal Care Associates, P.A. offers this safe and technically advanced method of health care in a warm and friendly environment. Our clinic has drawn patients from several different states and Canada. We strive to make our health care plan less time consuming and more cost effective while achieving the results that you deserve.