What is NUCCA
NUCCA is an acronym which stands for the National Upper
Cervical Chiropractic Association. NUCCA is a
specialized chiropractic procedure that focuses on the
correction of spinal mis-alignment without surgery or
drugs. Doctor Reed utilizes a hand adjusting procedure
to gently correct spinal mis-alignments.
The NUCCA procedure practiced by Doctor Reed places
importance on the correction of the mis-alignment of the
entire spine, skull & pelvis. In so doing, leg-length
in-equalities are corrected.
There are six primary issues of concern, regarding
spinal mis-alignments to Doctor Reed and his patients.
Pre x-rays determine the precise mis-alignment of the
spine, skull & pelvis.
Corrections are all made by hand from the top bone of
the spine (the atlas). This corrects the entire spine
(neck, mid-back, lower back and hips).
For the adjustment, patients lie on the table on
their side without turning their head, neck or back.
During the correction, patients feel a light pressure
on the side of the neck, below the ear.
Post x-rays immediately following the initial
correction ensure its accuracy.
A fifteen minute rest after the adjustment encourages
the spine to stabilize in it’s new (corrected) position.
The NUCCA procedure restores the skull, spine and
hips to their proper position. This takes the pressure
off the nerves and allows the body to return to a
neutral, balanced position. From this position, the
malfunctioning body systems begin to recover and heal.
Some of you will have no symptoms at all that you can
point to. Remember…..your symptoms are only the tip of
the iceberg! It was the unseen that sank the Titanic.
Have your neck and brain stem checked for possible
distortion. To quote Dr.Johanna Hoeller of Seattle,
Washington, “Just when you thought you had tried
everything, have you checked to see if your head is on