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The NUCCA Technique


Dr. Cassidy specializes in a unique, gentle, and low-force technique called NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association). This precise technique uses individual X-ray analysis to determine the exact misalignment and prepare the adjustment to correct it. The adjustment feels like a gentle vibration right below the ear lobe. This revolutionary method does not involve “cracking,” “popping” or “twisting” your spine.


NUCCA focuses on an adjustment to the “atlas” vertebrae, which is the uppermost vertebrae in the spine and the center for postural control.  This vertebrae is critical to the functioning of the nervous system, as millions of nerve channels that go to every part of the body go directly through the atlas.  By correcting misalignments of the atlas, the entire nervous system is affected, and major benefits such as increased functioning are possible.