In Chiropractic there are as many as two hundred fifty different procedures available for doctors to care for patients’ spines. The NUCCA technique is rare in the fact that pre and post x-rays are taken to ensure that a correction has been achieved. These x-rays allow us to use less force by having the perfect angle at which to adjust the upper spine. With the NUCCA procedure there are no manipulations and patients are not twisted, cracked or popped.
Another major difference between NUCCA and other techniques is the concept of holding or maintaining the adjustment. It is not necessary to adjust the spine over and over again if it is truly corrected and stabilized. The NUCCA procedure is designed to effectively correct the spinal misalignment, not to continue to treat the resulting symptoms.
Since there is an inherent weakness in a patient’s spine once it has been damaged, there is a need for periodic check-ups to monitor the stabilization of the spine. Many times, patients will become more aware of the warning signs that they may have lost their alignment.