How do I know if I’m a candidate for NUCCA?
Many people hear about NUCCA Care and are wondering if they can be helped by this extraordinary type of care. The first step is a consultation where your history, especially any history of head or neck trauma will be discussed. Next, an examination will be performed. If after an examination it is determined that the patient is demonstrating significant body imbalances such as head tilting to one side, one shoulder being lower than the other, one hip being lower than the other, rotation in the pelvis etc.
Then the NUCCA Doctor will take extremely precise x-rays of the head and neck to determine the severity and type of the spinal misalignment. The Doctor will then analyze the x-rays and determine a specific upper cervical correction formula that will work to bring your spine back into alignment. After the first upper cervical correction the Doctor will take two post x-rays to determine the response of the body to the initial correction. After the initial evaluation the doctor will be able to estimate the number of corrections needed and the length of time necessary for the spine to be stabilized.
To see if you possibly would be a good candidate for NUCCA Spinal Care you can start by asking yourself a few questions and doing a few simple tests:
- Did your particular health condition begin following a trauma to your head, neck or spine? Have you ever had a concussion, lost consciousness due to head trauma etc. Think back throughout your life to any traumas you may have suffered even if you think they were insignificant such as a minor auto accident (fender bender). At low speeds most of the impact goes into your body and not your car.
Frequently body imbalance precedes pain and sickness…so even if your accident, fall, sports injury, or other trauma occurred years prior it may be related to your current health condition.
- When you look in the mirror close your eyes and turn your head to the left then back to the center. Then to the right and back to the center. Then open your eyes…and look at your head position. Does your head tilt to one side or the other? Is one of your shoulders lower than the other?
- Now close your eyes again and feel if more of your weight is distributed to one foot then the other?
These are signs of body imbalance and you should be further evaluated for head/neck misalignment!
Will NUCCA change your life?
NUCCA Spinal Care is the missing ingredient for so many people. Our bodies are designed to be balanced beginning with our head and neck. Without a properly balanced body all the exercise, nutrition, stress management will be lacking an extremely important ingredient…a properly functioning nervous system. The nervous system controls every cell in our body. The brain, brain stem, spinal cord, and nerves that go throughout our bodies work like an intricate network communicating health and healing messages to the body.
If the spinal column is not properly aligned then those messages from the brain will be interfered with. If the message is going to your heart…the heart will not function as well, if the nerve message controls the stomach and it is interfered with the stomach will not work the way it is designed. Nerve interference is a very serious and detrimental consequence of body imbalance. Evaluate your own head/neck alignment or get checked by a NUCCA Doctor as soon as possible.
Don’t wait another day! It could make all the difference for you and your future!
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Dr. Jeff Leach of Living Well Chiropractic, in Plymouth, Minnesota is a Plymouth Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Wayzata, and St. Louis Park. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, sciatica, neck and back pain, and torticollis. More information can be found on our website at http://www.livingwellmn.com/