Migraines and headaches can be debilitating for some suffers, decreasing the quality of life or sometimes making life unmanageable. While most choose Medical Doctors and Neurologists as their choice of treatment, others have found a little-known Chiropractic technique known as NUCCA.
WHAT IS NUCCA??
The objective of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) developed atlas correction procedure is restoration of misaligned spinal structures to the vertical axis or gravity line. Described as the “restoration principle,” realignment aims to reestablish a patient’s normal biomechanical relationship of the upper cervical spine to the vertical axis (gravity line). Restoration is characterized as being architecturally balanced, being capable of unrestricted range of motion, and allowing a significant decrease in gravitational stress. The correction theoretically removes the cord distortion, created by an atlas misalignment or atlas subluxation complex (ASC), as specifically defined by NUCCA. Neurologic function is restored, specifically thought to be in the brain stem autonomic nuclei, which affect the cranial vascular system that includes Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF).
If you, or a loved one is suffering from Migraines or headaches you may want to see a NUCCA Chiropractor for an evaluation and adjustment, especially if you have had a past history of head and/or neck injuries, no matter how minor.