Are you are suffering? Is your body telling you that something is wrong and isn’t working properly? Are you looking to keep yourself healthy and functioning optimally? Perhaps it’s time to explore a different approach to maintaining health. Welcome to Upper Cervical Chiropractic!
At The Vital Posture™ Clinic, we focus specifically on the upper cervical (upper neck) region of the spine using the chiropractic technique referred to as NUCCA (“NU-ka”). NUCCA utilizes the principles of mathematics, physics, biomechanics, and kinesiology to balance the head on the neck therefore relieving stress throughout other areas of the body.
Structural changes to the body such as pregnancy, surgeries, and even fluctuations in your weight can affect your posture. Posture can also be affected by your activity level, muscle and ligament flexibility, diet, stress level and even sleeping position.
Accidents and injuries over a lifetime create wear and tear on our ligaments and tissues allowing our joints to slip into a misaligned position. When this occurs in the upper neck it triggers a cascade of postural reflexes that activate different muscles along the entire spine to maintain you in an upright posture, similar to the action of strings moving a puppet.
Our structure determines our ability to function. Living in gravity with poor posture creates unnecessary wear and tear on our tissues and joints. Our goal is to help you balance your posture so that you can stand straighter, move better, and live better. Using the NUCCA technique we can help reduce your postural distortion by an average of 83% within two to four days of your first treatment.
Stretching is one of the most important things you can do to maximize the benefits of your care and improve your health! Consistent gentle stretching will help increase the flexibility of the muscles and ligaments allowing them to better support your posture. Committing to a daily stretching routine helps prevent injuries, can speed recovery, and aids in relaxation and stress reduction.