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5 Benefits of Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Written By Total Health Center on July 24, 2018

Even if you don’t have pain, you should consider upper cervical chiropractic to increase mobility and balance, achieve spinal stability, and improve your overall health.

This type of adjustment is also known as NUCCA, for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, and it can benefit your body in a host of ways, not just through balance and mobility.

NUCCA and You

A NUCCA adjustment is a little different from typical spinal manipulation in that it focuses on the upper portion of the neck, which, in turn, affects the vertebrae below it. 

In particular, NUCCA protocol is concerned with the atlas vertebrae, which is the top bone of the neck. 

Upper cervical chiropractic offers a number of benefits to patients.

1. Blood Pressure Reduction

High blood pressure is a common ailment, affecting nearly 75 million Americans.

A recent, groundbreaking study showed that proper atlas alignment was conducive to significant and sustained lowering of blood pressure in study participants. 

A chiropractor skilled in NUCCA can help you get similar results.

2. Improved Sleep

Chiropractic care in general has long been associated with helping patients achieve a more restful sleep. 

Now, studies have shown that people exhibiting chronic fatigue symptoms were able to resolve their chronic fatigue through a series of upper cervical chiropractic manipulations by a chiropractor.

3. Reduction of Headaches

Anyone who’s suffered from a migraine knows how debilitating an acute or chronic headache can be. The NUCCA atlas vertebrae correction can result in alleviation of migraine headache pain and help prevent recurrence. 

4. Improved Mood

There’s evidence that injury to the cervical spine can impact mood and even contribute to depressive episodes. 

Upper cervical chiropractic focuses on the vertebrae of the cervical spine to foster proper, natural alignment.

5. Drug-free Relief

NUCCA is safe, effective, and drug-free so participants are protected from the negative side-effects and addictive qualities of over-the-counter and prescription pain medications.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Sacramento

If you’re ready to take your life and your health in hand, visit Dr. Julia Ciano, Chiropractic to see how the NUCCA protocol can transform your life.

Dr. Ciano is one of only five doctors who’ve trained with the developer of the NUCCA technique, and she has nearly 40 years of experience helping patients reach recovery and discover a healthy, pain-free life.

Call (916) 484-6882 for your appointment today and let Dr. Ciano design a NUCCA health plan individualized for your lifestyle and health goals.


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