is a gentle and precise way of correcting misaligned bones in the upper neck (the upper cervical area). It is used by chiropractors who are specialists in this area of the spine. The term “NUCCA” is also the name of an organization, the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, which was established to further refine the technique and help other chiropractors learn about it.
Compared to other methods of chiropractic treatment, NUCCA is known for being a low-force and carefully measured adjustment. Patients do not experience the popping and cracking that comes along with other chiropractic methods. NUCCA also results in a longer-lasting adjustment, which enables the body to function in its ideal fashion and continue its healing process.