NUCCA in Pacific Beach

Woman With Neck Pain in Pacific Beach CA

NUCCA, or National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, is an organization dedicated to teaching and practicing upper cervical specific Chiropractic care, of which there are many techniques which date back to the beginnings of the Chiropractic profession. Upper cervical specific is concerned with adjusting and setting the Atlas (a.k.a. C1 vertebra), which is the first vertebra under the skull at the top of the neck where the brainstem is located. The brainstem is the physiologic control center, controlling, regulating and organizing all the body’s vital functions such as heart rate, respiration, digestion, immune control, reflex arcs, balance and coordination, sleep, healing functions and much more. See how our Pacific Beach NUCCA chiropractor can help you!

Your Atlas can become mis-aligned and compress the brainstem from a combination of injuries and repetitive postural stress. This mis-alignment and subsequent compression can contribute to conditions such as low back pain, TMJ (jaw) pain, fatigue, neck pain, anxiety, 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).

We live our lives in gravity and everything works from the top-down and inside-out. Misalignments/Subluxations structurally increase the weight of your head throwing it off balance and creating compensation patterns throughout the rest of your spine. The pressure on this area of the central nervous system can create a host of acute and chronic health problems, as well as creating structural imbalances such as a tilted head, uneven shoulders, spinal curvatures, uneven hips and a short leg. 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. Upper cervical specific adjustments are a gentle and unique form of care that can restore your head, spine, and hips to their naturally optimal alignment.

NUCCA Care in Pacific Beach CA

Even though an upper cervical specific adjustment at Pacific Beach Chiropractic Group is focused on your neck, it effects on the entire spine and body and is extremely precise. It is unlike the more active Chiropractic adjusting techniques because there is no cracking, popping or twisting of the spine. An upper cervical adjustment stimulates the healing process 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 which surrounds and protects the brainstem. Remember that Atlas misalignments/Subluxations interrupt the vital communication between your body and your brain, resulting in pain, tension, stress, reduced healing, and uncomfortable or debilitating symptoms. Repetitive postural stress, childhood falls, sports injuries, illnesses, birth traumas or car accidents can cause upper cervical neck misalignments resulting in central nervous system dysfunction and many common acute and chronic health conditions.

As your 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 our upper cervical specific 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