What is NUCCA?
NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) is a highly advanced procedure within Chiropractic, which focuses on the 1st bone (upper cervical region aka craniocervical junction) in the spinal column, called the “atlas,” and its relationship with the head and spinal column below.
The atlas bone surrounds and directly attaches to the brainstem, the most delicate portion of the central nervous system. Within the brainstem are control centers for posture, breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, hearing, vision, body balance, sleep, mental function, digestion, hormone balance, and many more. The brainstem is basically your personal fuse box. This makes the upper cervical/upper neck region of your spine the most nerve-rich area of your body—and the most vulnerable. Even the slightest nerve interference here can have significant, whole-body consequences.