About the NUCCA Technique

Many of you have experienced the adjustment in which you lie on your side while Dr. Laura adjusts the top-most vertebra of your neck – the Atlas Vertebra. This adjustment is highly specialized within the field of chiropractic – only about 300 chiropractors in the world are trained in the technique. Dr. Laura Swingen intensively studied this one adjustment for 9 months following her doctorate training. The term NUCCA is used to describe this technique. NUCCA stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.

The single purpose of the NUCCA technique is to gently and efficiently remove subluxations of the Atlas Vertebra, which is the vertebra that is most likely to cause nerve interference at the level of the upper spinal cord.

Some of the greatest miracles that we have seen in our office have come from adjusting the Atlas using the NUCCA technique. It is so gentle that even those who are at first apprehensive about receiving an adjustment are pleasantly surprised.

Atlas Subluxations may cause:

  • pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness on primarily one side of the body
  • persistent headaches and migraines
  • ear pressure and/or recurrent ear infections
  • neck pain and stiffness
  • fatigue, restlessness, lack of concentration and/or depression

If anyone you know is suffering from these symptoms, it is imperative that they get their upper necks adjusted by a specialist in the atlas area as soon as possible. Please call today and let us know if you are interested in seeing if NUCCA can help you.


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