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Chiropractor in Minneapolis, MN

National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association

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National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association
The NUCCA procedure is unique because it frees the nervous system of interference by using a precise, non-invasive, gentle touch technique. NUCCA can help you feel better regardless of your circumstances because your central nervous system affects all human function, therefore when it is inhibited, varying conditions or problems may result, but when it's clear, optimal health and well-being can be realized.

The focus of the NUCCA work is on a small misalignment of the bone structure that connects the head and neck, a condition called the Atlas Subluxation Complex. This misalignment can block the communication between your brain and body causing pain, stress, tension, and overall physical and emotional dysfunction.

Some of the many symptoms that can be relieved by correction of the Atlas Subluxation Complex include but are not limited to:

Neck and back pain
Headaches and Migraines
Hypertension
Chronic pain or stress
Leg and arm numbness
Scoliosis
TMJ
Fibromyalgia
Sinus and allergy problems
Herniated disc
Seizures
Depression
Attention Deficit Disorder
Hormonal Imbalance
Athletic and auto injuries
Bed wetting
Cerebral Palsy
Multiple Sclerosis
Arthritis

The NUCCA procedure brings several generations 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 and analysis are made of the misalignment. Once the misalignment is understood by the doctor, there is no need for further x-rays because correlating the relationship between posture and upper cervical misalignment allows posture to then be used thereafter to judge alignment. There is also often less need for repeated corrections because returning the bones of the neck to a normal position also normalizes function in the body.

What to Expect
To begin, most doctors offer a consultation so that you can experience the office and make sure the people and process are a comfortable match to your needs. This gives the doctor a chance to hear a bit about your situation, make some measurements, and discuss the potential of NUCCA treatment. The supine leg check, which shows leg length inequality, is the basic standard to determine if you have an upper cervical misalignment. Many doctors use an Anatometer, a NUCCA endorsed measuring tool that evaluates standing posture. Some doctors may use other devices including the Gravity Stress Analyzer and hip calipers. Any other health problems, injuries, motor vehicle accidents, surgeries, along with other treatment programs which include diagnostic tests and x-rays, are also evaluated and assessed. After this initial process, the doctor will begin the steps necessary in determining if your spinal column is significantly misaligned or out of balance.
Bio
NUCCA is a unique form of Chiropractic spinal health care that uses a specific procedure focused on correcting a small misalignment of the upper neck known as the Atlas Subluxation Complex. This subtle correction ultimately restores optimal balance to the entire spinal column. Because the spinal column protects the central nervous system that controls and coordinates all body functions, good spinal balance is critical to good health.

Extensive research and clinical studies show that improved body balance effectively reduces stress throughout the body and helps to relieve pain and stress. Although the NUCCA correction is performed on the neck, it affects the balance of the entire body.

In 1941, two chiropractors from Michigan, Dr. Ralph Gregory and Dr. John Grostic Sr., joined together in developing a more accurate method of rebalancing the body. This procedure has effectively helped to reduced pain and discomfort and worked to enhance the overall well being of many thousands of people. Their work proved to be very successful and eventually other doctors and professions have joined in their pursuit of studying the benefits of this care.

The NUCCA organization was formed in 1966 to conduct educational seminars. The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Association, now called the Upper Cervical Research Foundation or UCRF, was formed in 1971 to do extensive research related to understanding the small misalignment in the upper neck called the Atlas Subluxation Complex.
Practice Areas
 Chiropractic  Headache  Pinched Nerves
 Accidents and Injuries  Hip Pain  Posture / Balance Problems
 Acute and Chronic Pain  Jaw Pain / TMJ Disorders  Repetitive Stress Injuries
 Arthritis  Joint Pain  Scoliosis
 Back Pain  Knee Pain  Shoulder / Arm / Elbow Pain
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Neck Pain / Whiplash  Spinal Decompression
 Disc Herniation  Nerve Pain / Sciatica  Sports Injuries
 Fibromyalgia  Numbness / Tingling in Arms or Feet  Upper Cervical Chiropractic
 Foot and Ankle Injuries
Certifications
 Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)  Licensed Chiropractor (State)
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Location
5353 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 350
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