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(707) 568-6900

nucca chiropractic for the 

san francisco and santa rosa area

What is NUCCA?

The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) is a gentle, non-invasive technique that was developed more than fifty years ago to create a holistic approach to healing that can help restore body balance and optimal health. 


The focus of NUCCA care is the relationship between the upper cervical spine (neck) and its influence on the central nervous system and brain stem function. It is this relationship that affects every aspect of human function from the feeling sensations in your fingers to regulating hormones, controlling movement, and providing the ability to hear, see, think, and breathe.

Common Conditions

Many patients have sought out NUCCA care because it’s a safe, gentle, and effective way to manage chronic pain. NUCCA care is about improving the communication pathway between your brain and body so the brain is better able to perceive, process, integrate and respond to our internal and external environment. In some people, when this communication breakdown is present, it can lead to pain. We see this when our patients report feeling better after receiving an adjustment. When we adjust the top of the neck, it relieves pressure on the brain stem, which controls the communication pathway between your brain and body, as well as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and many other vital functions. This neurologically dense area functions best without interference. Proper structure and alignment in the upper neck will bring balance to the whole body and bring more ease to the way it functions. It’s safe, effective and gentle. 


At Align Spinal Care we take a whole body, holistic approach to your health and work with you to get you to a better place.


Here common conditions we see in our office:

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Post-Concussion

  • Vertigo, Dizziness and Ear Ringing

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Whiplash Injuries

  • Neck Pain

  • Brain Fog

  • Anxiety and Mental Health

  • Low Back Pain and Sciatica

  • Jaw / TMJ pain

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