What is NUCCA?

NUCCA is not a widely known phrase. But what NUCCA stands for is the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.

NUCCA is a form of chiropractic care that uses a specific procedure focused on correcting a small misalignment of the neck. This subtle correction ultimately restores optimal balance to the entire spinal column. Because the spinal column protects the central nervous system that controls and co-ordinates all body functions, good spinal balance is critical to good health.

Extensive research and clinical studies, over many years, have shown that improved body balance effectively reduces stress throughout the entire body and helps to relieve pain and tension.

Even though the primary work is done in the neck, the correction effects the balance of the entire body. This is because the NUCCA procedure subtly influences one of the highest control centers over body balance; the brainstem and central nervous system. The NUCCA procedure essentially helps to “get your head on straight”!

In 1941, two chiropractors from Michigan, Dr. Ralph Gregory and Dr. John Grostic, joined together in developing a more accurate method of rebalancing the body. This procedure effectively helped to reduced pain and discomfort and worked to enhance the overall well being of the individual. Their work together proved to be very successful and eventually others joined in their pursuit.

The NUCCA organization was formed in 1966 to conduct educational seminars. The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Association was formed to do extensive research related to spinal corrections of the upper neck region and it’s effects on improved health.