N.U.C.C.A, which stands for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, is a proven, scientific, gentle and highly effective procedure that aims to restore the proper relationship between the head and neck by reducing a small misalignment of the first cervical vertebra, the Atlas.
Only 250 doctors in the world are trained in this unique type of spinal care. Miami Spine & Posture clinic is the first and only NUCCA Chiropractic clinic in the greater Miami region.
Even though the focus is the upper neck, the effects of restoring optimal relationship between the head and neck influences the whole spine and all body systems. This is because the NUCCA procedure influences one of the highest control centers over body balance; the brain stem and central nervous system.
The focus of NUCCA is to balance the head and neck into a straight upright position, 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 optimum level. An upper cervical correction restores the spine to a normal, aligned state, without the use of drugs or surgery.