Getting Help from a Different Kind of Specialist

If you’ve been suffering from a chronic health condition for some time you’ve likely been to countless numbers of doctors, specialists and other practitioners.

But there is one specialist that you have likely never been to…a NUCCA specialist. NUCCA specialists correct underlying brain stem injuries with incredible results!

Have you ever had a car crash, fall, sports injury, or have you been a victim of domestic violence?

Have you been knocked unconscious, had a concussion, whiplash, or other injury to your head, neck or spine? If you have had a head or neck trauma it is likely that you have suffered an undetected injury to your upper neck (the atlas and axis vertebrae is also known as C1 and C2).

Upper neck injuries are very common, especially in those suffering with chronic health conditions. When the upper neck is misaligned due to accidents and injuries it changes the way the brain is working, including changing the flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid.

When someone experiences an injury that causes the connective tissue, which hold the spine in place, to be torn loose that injury will then cause the spine to breakdown and become locked into a stressed position.  The area of the spine that is most frequently affected is the upper neck area because it is the most movable and the most vulnerable to injury.  Once this upper neck area is misaligned it will begin to affect the function of the brain stem.  This undetected brainstem injury can lead to a variety of problems.

If you have had an accident or injury that has led to a misalignment of your upper neck, we will be able to locate it and correct it with a specialized upper cervical (upper neck) corrective procedure.

But I’ve Seen a Chiropractor and It Didn’t Help

At this point you may be thinking, “but I’ve seen a chiropractor and it didn’t help.” Or you may be wondering, “can any chiropractor do this type of procedure?”

The upper cervical corrective procedure that we utilize has been developed by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) over the past 80+ years. The procedure takes rigorous postgraduate training; this is why only approximately 250 doctors worldwide have mastered this technique.

Upper cervical techniques have been demonstrated to improve high blood pressure, neck pain, multiple sclerosis, seizures, sleep problems, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, vertigo and more. The NUCCA correction is very precise and very gentle without any of the popping, cracking, or twisting of the spine involved with a general chiropractic adjustment.

The NUCCA Doctor takes extremely precise x-rays of the head and neck to determine the severity and type of the spinal misalignment instead of relying on guesswork.  The Doctor will then analyze the x-rays utilizing mathematics, physics and biomechanics to 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. It’s not about being adjusted thousands of times. It’s about getting the spine back into a normal and balanced position and keeping it that way for as long as possible.

General chiropractic manipulation is a lot like vague directions. Sometimes you will get to your destination but many times you will miss the mark.

A specific upper cervical corrective procedure is like having a preprogrammed GPS.  In that circumstance, you’re much more likely to get the results that you were looking for. It is spinal engineering…physics, mathematics and biomechanics applied to the spine.

Holding the corrections is the key to healing, not having your spine manipulated 1000’s of times by a general chiropractor!

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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. 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. More information can be found on his website at