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NUCCA Care for Sciatica Management: How Does It Work?

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Are you one of the many people who suffer from low back pain? Have you tried multiple remedies or approaches but still can't seem to find relief? We understand that it can be incredibly frustrating. But thankfully, NUCCA Care, a unique chiropractic technique, offers a silver lining for patients like you. Chances are, you have come across NUCCA while looking for a way to cope better with sciatica pain. However, you might have reservations because you're still looking into the role of an Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Edmonton in improving your health.

What's NUCCA got to do with my low back pain? How can adjusting the neck bones eliminate the searing or burning sensation in my lower back? How long will it take for NUCCA to take effect?

Let's help you address these questions so you can better grasp NUCCA and make informed decisions regarding your path to managing your sciatica symptoms.


How an Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Edmonton Can Help You Cope With Low Back Pain Using the NUCCA Technique

NUCCA Care is a chiropractic technique focusing on the Upper Cervical spine or the atlas and axis bones. Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained in this specific protocol apply gentle adjustments on the topmost section of the spine to correct spinal misalignments.

These so-called misalignments commonly result from accidents that hurt the neck or head. A few examples include falling off a motorbike, slipping and hitting the head, suffering from a concussion, or overextending the neck during a rear-end car accident.

So, how exactly can NUCCA help relieve low back pain?

NUCCA Care is a holistic approach to restoring balance in the Upper Cervical area. It typically begins with a thorough consultation session which aims to check the atlas and axis bones using advanced imaging scans. This allows patients like you to gauge how far the neck bones have shifted from their regular or neutral position. Then, a NUCCA doctor will perform other physical assessments to understand how the misalignments affect your body.

On subsequent visits, you will receive tailored-fit adjustments to correct your posture and help your body heal. Depending on the severity of your posture problem, you may need several adjustments spread out over a few weeks or months to help you retrain your spine and ease your body into proper alignment.

This will help release pressure off your muscles and joints – not only in the neck region but also the lower back, which usually also suffers the impact of atlas bone misalignments.

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Your Vertebral Bones Are like Links on a Chain

Imagine the atlas and axis bones as the top two links on a chain. When these twist or turn, the rest of the links follow, causing the chain to look distorted. A similar mechanism happens in the spine.

When you suffer from severe blows to the head or neck, the joints holding your upper neck bones in place fail to do their job correctly. This leads to the misalignment of the Upper Cervical spine and, consequently, the tilting of your head. Because the head weighs roughly 10 to 12 pounds, the misalignment can worsen over time, affecting the rest of the spine and structures like the shoulders and hips. 

NUCCA helps fix your posture in the gentlest way possible so the misaligned atlas and axis bones can shift back in place and the affected tissues like muscles, joints, and blood vessels can function smoothly again.

Discover how NUCCA can help you overcome recurring low back pain or sciatica. Visit our office at 7654 – 156 Street Edmonton, AB T5R 4K7 to learn more about NUCCA. We encourage you to book a visit as soon as possible so we can discuss this wonderful and natural option for dealing with pain and boosting your vitality.


To schedule a consultation with Dr. Schmaus, call our Edmonton office at 780-462-0447. You can also click the button below.

If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

We encourage you to learn more about the NUCCA method, so please feel free to ask one of our doctors about NUCCA and how it may help to alleviate your symptoms.
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