There are several reasons why I chose to be an upper cervical (NUCCA) chiropractor but the main reason is because of my own spine. As you can see I have a rather extreme scoliosis (sideways curvature of the spine). The first chiropractor I saw, shortly after high school, DID help me with my pain but…even during chiropractic college my curves kept getting worse UNTIL I discovered upper cervical (NUCCA) chiropractic. Since that time my pain levels have stayed in check, my curves stopped getting worse, and my performance continues to improve.
I find that people don’t just go to the chiropractor because of pain. They go because they either cannot do something they used to do any more, or they fear they won’t be able to keep on doing what they love. When new patients are a good fit here, it is usually based in the mutual understanding that life is about more than ticks on the clock. Instead, it’s about experiences – being where you’ve got to be and doing what you’ve got to do. And whether it’s headaches, neck/arm pain, lower back/leg pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis – like me, or internal/organic – type problems that you seek relief from, your body always works better when your spine is free of nerve interference.
As a less-is-more-style chiropractor one of my greatest passions is adjusting the C1/Atlas vertebra, oftentimes immediately and demonstrably showing increased mobility in the hip joints, followed by answering the question “how did that happen?!” (see video below)
We are not a big office. We cannot guarantee results and we certainly cannot help everybody. But for those who have experienced life-changing results from our safe, gentle and minimalist structure-to-function approach I’m sure they’d agree that this is one of the best – if not the best thing they’ve done for their health. I know it has been for me!