NUCCA Chiropractor West Bend WI

Gardner Schofield Chiropractic

National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association LogoN.U.C.C.A. stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. It is a gentle, precise and advanced form of chiropractic that centers your head over your neck. At our NUCCA chiropractic office in West Bend, we do this by gently holding our hands at the Atlas bone, the top bone in the neck, and using it as a lever. If the headpiece placement is just right and the adjustment angle is perfect then, this gentle force that most people don’t feel will slide the head over the neck while also untwisting the neck and back.

NUCCA’s concept is simple – get your head on straight and you will walk, sit and stand balanced in gravity. This will remove tension from your muscles and joints, and remove pressure on your brain stem. This allows your muscles, joints and nervous system to function better and any damage from the pressure and tension of being out of alignment will heal.

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NUCCA Chiropractic in West Bend, WI

The concept is simple – but the application is very complicated. Actually doing the technique properly is a difficult task that takes most chiropractors years to master. The patient placement for x-rays, the x-ray analysis, the patient placement and the adjustment all must be performed perfectly if you are going to fix a patient’s misalignment.

The NUCCA adjustment does take longer than a traditional chiropractic adjustment and requires much more analysis. There is no cracking or twisting of the neck. Because the force is so gentle and there is no twisting of the neck, NUCCA has never been associated with causing a stroke and all the studies show it gets better results than traditional chiropractic care with fewer visits.

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NUCCA Chiropractor West Bend WI Terry Mellom Adjusting Baby

NUCCA and Upper Cervical Techniques

NUCCA and other upper cervical chiropractic techniques have been shown to help with the symptoms associated with neck pain, back pain, headaches, migraines, vertigo, dizziness, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, numbness in the arms and legs, asthma, allergies, Bell’s Palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, high blood pressure, insomnia, chronic fatigue, nausea, tinnitus, acid reflux, and much more.


  • Muscles of the body become unbalanced, leading to unequal pulling on spinal vertebrae and spinal stress
  • There is a twist in the pelvis and hips, creating the appearance of a “short leg”
  • Unequal weight is carried on each half of the body, leading to joint aches and pains as the body breaks down faster on one side than the other
  • Finally, blood flow to important areas like the spinal cord and brain stem are affected, negatively impacting internal organ systems, creating multiple and often confusing symptoms


Restoring head and neck alignment allows the body to reverse the effects of spinal stress.


  • Spinal alignment is restored
  • The spine regains motion and flexibility
  • Tight and painful muscles relax
  • Hips, pelvis, and weight become balanced
  • Pain is relieved
  • Stress is removed from inflamed joints
  • Spinal healing and recovery begin

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NUCCA care is extremely gentle and safe

NUCCA has the highest standard for spinal analysis, X-ray, and correction, making sure you get the very best care available. There is no twisting, popping, or cracking of the spine.