How does NUCCA work?

Step 1 of NUCCA Care

Dr. Burt will walk you through the NUCCA Chiropractic Assessment to determine if you have an upper cervical (Atlas) misalignment and would benefit from care.

The assessment includes a spinal & x-ray exam.

NUCCA’s unique x-ray series is measured down to 1/10th of a degree using advanced spinal software, showing Dr. Burt exactly how to correct your upper cervical Atlas misalignment.

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Step 2 of NUCCA Care

The NUCCA adjustment is performed at the top of your neck, directed at the first bone, C1, the atlas.

The adjustment is gentle and does NOT involve any twisting, popping or cracking.

Afterwards, it’s recommended to relax in one of our zero-gravity chairs to integrate the adjustment.

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Step 3 of NUCCA Care

Immediately following your adjustment, a series of x-rays are taken again and compared to your first set, ensuring that your misalignment has reduced. 

We do NOT take x-rays every visit. Only a pre and a post set.

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NUCCA Step 4

Dr. Burt will then recommend ~15 follow-up appointments over 3 months to ensure you maintain  your correct alignment long term.

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Will NUCCA chiropractic benefit me?

NUCCA, the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, is an advanced chiropractic technique that benefits anyone who has suffered a head or neck injury. 

Some can definitively say they have had several injuries, while others have experienced injuries unknowingly. 

Common injuries include: Concussion, whiplash, car accident(s), falling, sports, and repetitive motion or birth trauma. 

When the head or neck is injured, it will commonly misalign and compromise the nerve flow from the brain to the rest of the body. 

The only way to know whether you have a misalignment is to have a NUCCA doctor perform a thorough assessment for you.

What problem does NUCCA solve?

NUCCA doctors work to restore your misalignment using a precise, gentle adjusting technique, which helps to normalize . . .


Sleep & Exercise

Stress Resiliency

Energy & Productivity

Nerve Flow & Circulation

Pre and Post Neck Realignment
Posture Pre and Post Realignment

When will I see results?

Although every case is different, some feel immediate relief while others require a few weeks to notice improvement.

You may know how long you’ve had symptoms, but you may NOT know how long your misalignment has been there. 

A general rule is for every 1 year you’ve been misaligned, it takes about 1 month to heal.

Truly, healing starts when the pain is gone. 

Healing is a process that takes time and is unique to you.

Dr. Burt will provide better insight into what your healing process will look like.

We invite you to experience this incredible health care solution!

With over 5 decades of clinical observations and research, NUCCA is devoted to providing life-changing results that have impacted, and continue to impact, countless patients, doctors, and students around the world.

NUCCA doctors across the globe have helped people overcome: Migraine headaches, dizziness, and vertigo, specific neuralgias, musculoskeletal pain such as neck and back pain, sciatica, and hormonal imbalances.

It often may seem like these symptoms are all different; however, EVERY nerve in your body (all 7 trillion of them) meets at the top of the neck. 

When NUCCA doctors are able to restore this region of the body, it’s possible for ANY health condition to improve. 

We Don't Just Care About Necks.
We Care About YOU.

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