What is NUCCA Chiropractic? 2017-10-25T18:10:35+00:00

What is NUCCA

Upper Cervical Chiropractic – NUCCA

  • NUCCA Chiropractic is a way of removing nerve pressure from the top of the spine. This upper portion of the spine and spinal cord is a direct continuation of the brain, making it vital to our health and controls many of our essential functions. These functions include our nerves, heart, lungs, muscles, immune system, and everything in between. Removing nerve pressure from the upper spine allows the body to heal and recover, without the need of drugs or surgery.

  • NUCCA care is completely painless. Only 2-3 grams of pressure is necessary for the spinal correction. That’s the amount of pressure it takes to check a piece of fruit for ripeness!

  • Our Middletown NJ NUCCA doctors take detailed X-Rays which are then carefully analyzed using mathematical equations. There is NO guesswork. The NUCCA correction is based on math and physics. (Be assured that our NUCCA X-Ray series involves specific safety procedures that reduce patient X-Ray exposure.)
  • The NUCCA adjustment is a spinal correction to the Atlas vertebra, the top bone of the spine. Even though the primary focus is the Atlas, the effects of the correction influence the whole spine and all body systems.Subluxation


  • NUCCA doctors do NOT adjust only one bone. Our New Jersey NUCCA Chiropractors use the Atlas vertebra to correct and balance the entire spine.

  • NUCCA care is NOT limited to neck pain and upper spine problems. Though the primary focus is the neck, the effects of the upper cervical correction influence the whole spine and all body systems.
  • NUCCA Chiropractic is NOT a new type of care. Upper cervical chiropractic is the most well-researched and proven effective chiropractic treatment in existence! NUCCA Chiropractors have continually perfected this treatment since its development in the 1940s. There are currently only two-hundred and fifty specially trained NUCCA doctors in the world. The only recognized NUCCA New Jersey Chiropractors are in Middletown New Jersey.

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Edison



  • We begin with a one-on-one discussion to cover all of your health concerns.
  • Precise measurements of your spinal balance are then taken, to determine if you have significant imbalance that is in need of correction.


  • If an imbalance is identified, a specific series of spinal X-rays will be performed and mathematically analyzed.
  • Be assured that our NUCCA X-ray series involves specific safety procedures that reduce patient X-ray exposure.


  • Your position on the correction table as well as the doctor’s stance position is based on information from the X-rays.
  • The doctor will then gently and specifically make subtle corrections to the Atlas or 1st neck vertebra.
  • Gentle and minimal movement of these bones are needed to relieve nerve pressure.


  • To insure full spinal balance, your NUCCA doctor will take two post X-rays following the initial correction.
  • The better the spinal correction the better the recovery.


  • Since each spinal correction and healing process is unique to the individual, you will be progressively checked to insure your spine and health concerns are improving.
  • Recovery continues as long as spinal balance is maintained. This means your body is healing and feeling better even when the doctor is no longer making corrections to your spine!