Christensen Chiropractic-Dr. Barbara Christensen, NUCCA Chiropractor, Enola, Pennsylvania

 

Dr. Barbara Christensen
NUCCA
Chiropractor

Specializing in disorders of the nervous system

 

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about NUCCA

The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) has developed a highly advanced procedure that is an extremely precise and gentle technique unlike any other kind of chiropractic care.  For detailed information on NUCCA and its mission, objectives and accomplishments, please visit their website at:  http://www.nucca.org.

A GENTLE ADJUSTMENT
The NUCCA technique uses a gentle adjustment and controlled contact on the first vertebrae in the neck that is designed to restore balance to the spine. Even though the primary focus is the neck, the effects of the correction influences the entire spine and all body systems. This is because the NUCCA procedure influences one of the highest control centers over body balance, the brain stem and central nervous system. The C-1 vertebrae, also known as the Atlas, is a small donut-like bone located at the top of the spine and the base of the skull that surrounds the brain stem. When the spine is subjected to stress it can become misaligned. This phenomenon is known as the Atlas Subluxation Complex Syndrome (ASC) or the ASC Syndrome.

Pre-adjustment

Post-adjustment

ACHIEVING BALANCE
The nerves in our spinal column are very sensitive to pressure and stress. When the spine becomes misaligned sufficiently it stresses the nerves, compromises their normal impulses, and changes function throughout the body. Nerves are responsible for four primary functions:

1. Control and regulation of all vital functions including circulation, breathing and digestion.
2. Activate muscles allowing motion.
3. Provide sensory perception.
4. Integral to learning, behavior and ability to experience our environment.  

PRECISION ADJUSTMENTS
The upper cervical adjustment depends upon precise mathematical calculations, physics, and biomechanics. X-rays are a critical part of ensuring the spinal correction is accurate and successful. The doctor will take pre-adjustment x-rays from different angles focusing on the atlas. These x-rays determine the direction and degree of spinal misalignment and how to properly restore the spine to normal.  

For Additional Information on the NUCCA Chiropractic Method,
 please visit their website!

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