Have you heard about the greatest secret in healthcare?  It’s called NUCCA – the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.  NUCCA has been practiced and perfected for over 70 years.  Today, Upper Cervical Chiropractic is the most well-researched chiropractic treatment in existence. Over 1,000 published studies prove its exceptional high level of effectiveness in treating disease and pain.

Let’s hear more about NUCCA and THIS CARE UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

When you meet with a NUCCA doctor, they will first ask you questions about accidents and injuries that may have stressed the spine.  These include but are not limited to traumatic birth, head injuries, car accidents, whiplash, collisions, or even slip-and-fall injuries.  These injuries can misalign the spine starting at the level of the Atlas, the upper most bone of the cervical spine.  This is known as the Atlas Subluxation Complex (ASC).  As the diagram shows, ASC stresses nerves, compromises their normal impulse, and changes function throughout the body.

The Upper Cervical Spine is complex and vital to our health and function.  This area controls blood pressure, cardiovascular function, immune function and regulation, cranial nerves, respiration, and body posture.  Misalignment of this area creates a disconnect between the brain and body.  Over time, this leads to problems in the above-mentioned areas and many others.

Once you and your NUCCA professional have gone through your health history, you will be examined for further evidence of Atlas Subluxation ComplexTo check for ASC, the doctor will take precise measurements of your spinal balance.  Some of the measurements are seen in the diagram and table below:

After reviewing the measurements, if a spinal imbalance is identified, the doctor will take a specific series of spinal x-rays, which are then mathematically analyzed.  Be assured that our NUCCA x-ray series involves specific safety procedures that reduce patient x-ray exposure.

Once x-ray information is calculated, the doctor has everything he needs to make the spinal correction.  The correction begins with the patient lying on his side on a table that’s designed for upper cervical chiropractic.  At this point, the doctor’s stance is determined by x-ray information.  Now in position, the doctor gently and specifically makes subtle corrections to the Atlas vertebra.  Once the position of the Atlas is restored, the spine comes to balance, removing pressure from muscles and nerves.  Even though the focus of the correction is the neck, the correction to the Atlas influences the whole spine and all body systems.


1. The NUCCA correction is extremely gentle. There is no twisting popping or cracking!

Put your fears at ease. Many people are hesitant to visit a chiropractor because the twisting can occasionally cause pain, and the popping noise may be upsetting to hear. With NUCCA, the twisting and popping is completely eliminated.

So how can a NUCCA chiropractor correct someone’s spine without twisting and popping their bones? First, the popping is only a side effect of the traditional chiropractic adjustment. The sound is made by small bubbles of gas that build up inside joints that pop during the thrust of the adjustment.

The NUCCA correction is delivered by a gentle contact of the doctor’s hand to the Atlas bone. The Atlas is the top vertebra of the spine, located near the ear, and this bone holds our head in place on top of the body. The Atlas area is the gateway from our brain to the rest of our body.

The Atlas bone is unique for two primary reasons:

First, the Atlas is shaped unlike any other bone of the spine; it is radically different. The Atlas has joints that are long, wide, and flat. They do not interlock, like the joints of the remaining spine. This means they can be shifted without a thrusting adjustment.

Second, is the bone’s proximity to the brainstem. The brainstem is a direct connection to the brain itself. This means when the Atlas bone is misaligned, it can affect many of the messages being sent to and from our brain to our body. This is why misalignment of the upper cervical spine can affect the entire body. Therefore removing Atlas misalignment is crucial to our ability to be healthy, function properly, and be pain free.

2. NUCCA spinal corrections are longer lasting.

How can they last longer? Science now shows the entire spine moves, shifts, and even misaligns as one unit. This means that to realign or correct the spine, you have to correct the entire spine all at once. This can only be done by specifically correcting the level of the Atlas. In addition, once this is done properly, the entire spine relaxes into a neutral and stress free position. A spine free of stress has the ability to maintain the correction for weeks, months, and even years!

3. No need to see your chiropractor for life.

Today, many people think that if you see a chiropractor, they’ll ask you to continue treatment for the rest of your life, sometimes as often as once a month, and for years. But with NUCCA that isn’t the case. The goal of NUCCA is to correct the spine to a stable and healthy position, so it does not have to be repeated over and over for the rest of your life. This means you get freedom from frequent doctor’s visits and independence from your chiropractor!

4. NO medication and NO surgeries required.

In fact, many NUCCA doctors agree that you may be better off without them. But, we certainly don’t want our patients to go home and throw out prescription medications. But what it does mean is once the spine has been corrected to a balanced state, many of our patients found their medication was no longer necessary. We have patient testimonials to prove this. Also, many surgeries are avoided along the way. Now that’s good news for everybody.

5. NUCCA is safe for children and adults!

The Upper Cervical correction has been performed on infants as young as one day old. Imagine the advantages of entering the world with a healthy and fully functioning nervous system! For infants, the correction is so gentle, it can be compared to checking a piece of fruit for ripeness.

The correction can also be used for those who may have suffered severe traumas to the spine and for those who have metal devices placed along the spine. NUCCA is one of the safest and most precise ways to correct a spine that has previously been operated on.

Does it sound like you may be suffering from Atlas Subluxation Complex? Do you think you would fail the spinal balance check? It may be time for a NUCCA correction!


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Molland Spinal Care doctors are Middletown Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA).  Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Middletown, New Jersey.  As NUCCA Chiropractors we are 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 problems.  More information can be found on our website at

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