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What Should I Expect from NUCCA Care

My First Spinal Correction

The NUCCA procedure is designed to correct the misaligned spine and even though it provides fast relief and maximum recovery, it is keeping the spine corrected over time that produces the greatest benefits and the quality of life that many people are now experiencing.
The NUCCA procedure is unique because it frees the nervous system of interference by using a precise, non-invasive and gentle technique. The NUCCA procedure brings over 60 years of clinical research to correcting the serious problem of the Atlas Subluxation Complex. By using precise and objective x-ray views of the head and neck, mathematical measurement, physics and analysis, we are able to calculate the specific misalignment and how to accurately correct it.

My Correction

When it’s time for your spinal correction, the doctor will have you lie on the adjusting table on your side and position your head in a very specific fashion. This is based on the information obtained from the x-rays. The doctor will then be positioned in a specific stance, which is again determined from the x-ray analysis, and place their hand near your ear. This is where the side of the atlas or 1st neck vertebra is located. The doctor will apply a number of very light and subtle corrections that move the spinal bones of the neck very carefully. The table does not move once the doctor has adjusted the headpiece to the proper position. There is no discernible pushing or twisting in the correction, nothing rapid or abrupt. The patient will often feel light pressure at the contact. The correction usually takes a few minutes to perform. It takes very little shifting of the bones to relieve nerve pressure.

After My Correction

Because it’s important to receive the best possible correction on your first visit, the doctor will take two post x-rays following the initial correction. These films will show the doctor how the spine responded to the first spinal correction. This is typically done only after your first correction. If the x-ray measurements indicate that the correction was not optimal, the doctor will usually continue to re-adjust you until a favorable balance is achieved. We know that the better the spinal correction, the better the chance of recovery.

Because each spinal correction and healing response is unique to the individual, you will be monitored closely with follow-up visits. These visits help ensure the spinal correction is maintained for as long as possible as the healing process continues.

Recovery continues as long as the adjustment or correction holds and optimal spinal balance is maintained. Further adjustments are only given when the body demonstrates a sufficient misalignment is present. It’s helpful to remember: Healing is a process, not an event.

The final stages of recovery will allow you to experience life as it is supposed to be and if your spine misaligns again it will be inconvenient, but will not be bad unless you leave it misaligned for several months and the symptoms begin to return.

Once you become aware of the quality of life that is possible you will experience what it feels like to have a magnificent life and get closer to your highest human potential.

Give yourself permission to do what is best for you. See you at Human Potential Chiropractic.

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