NUCCA in Pacific Beach

Woman With Neck Pain in Pacific Beach CA

NUCCA is an upper cervical specific technique that stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. Upper cervical means the top of the neck where the brainstem is located. The brainstem controls and regulates all the body’s vital functions such as heart rate, respiration, digestion, immune control, balance and coordination, sleep, healing functions and many others. Your spine can get off balance and mis-align with injuries and postural stress and repetitive movements. Conditions such as low back pain, TMJ (jaw) pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, stenosis, disc compression, disc bulges, disc herniations, disc degeneration, scoliosis, insomnia, fatigue, sinus problems, allergies, tingling and numbness, radiculopathy, arthritis, knee pain, wrist pain, ankle pain, shoulder pain, and even nausea and vertigo are commonly seen with upper neck misalignments (a.k.a. Subluxations). See how our Pacific Beach NUCCA chiropractor can help you!

Your body minimizes tension in your spine from injuries by compensating with poor posture and body misalignment. Your spine structurally supports and protects the central nervous system. The central nervous system and spinal nerves control and regulate all bodily functions, movement, sensation and feeling, and how we interact and relate to our environment.  This ‘Control system’ is sensitive to pressure and stress and even the tiniest misalignment in the upper neck can cause excessive stress on the nervous system. This pressure negatively affects how your body functions.

Misalignments/Subluxations structurally increase the weight of your head throwing it off balance, along with the rest of your body. A host of acute and chronic health problems occur when there is pressure in this delicate area of the nervous system. The head protrudes forward and tilts to one side, the shoulders roll in, and the hips twist causing one leg to appear shorter than the other. It is actually very rare for a patient to have a structurally short leg.  It is most commonly due to the body being off balance from spinal misalignments in the upper neck. Once a patient in Pacific Beach begins the correction process and gets adjusted the patient’s legs will eventually balance out and symptoms steadily improve. NUCCA is a gentle and unique form of care that restores your skull, your spine and your hips to their naturally optimal alignment.

NUCCA Care in Pacific Beach CA

Even though a NUCCA adjustment at Pacific Beach Chiropractic Group is focused on your neck, it still has effects on the entire spine and body. NUCCA is extremely precise and is unlike the more active Chiropractic adjusting techniques because there is no cracking, popping or twisting of the spine. The NUCCA procedure activates your health by using gentle and comfortable (light touch) adjustments on your neck behind your ear to re-align your spinal joints. We focus on the alignment of the atlas bone (a.k.a. C1 vertebra) which surrounds and protects the brainstem. This misalignment interrupts the vital communication between your body and your brain, resulting in pain, tension, stress, and uncomfortable or debilitating symptoms. A childhood fall, sports injury, illness, birth trauma, bad posture or car accident can be the cause of upper neck misalignments resulting in central nervous system dysfunction and many common health conditions.

As you Pacific Beach Chiropractor we are here to help you live your best quality of life. If you are suffering with acute or chronic pain, illness, disease or injury and have tried other forms of healthcare with no results call our team at Pacific Beach Chiropractic Group today and find out if NUCCA and Upper Cervical care can help you. 858.230.7555

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Pacific Beach
Chiropractic Group

945 Hornblend Street Suite C
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 230-7555