Does it hurt?
No. The NUCCA method is extremely gentle. Many patients do not know the doctor is adjusting them as he does it. Often you will only feel the touch of his hands on your skin. Occasionally, you may feel a slight muscular or gentle warming sensation.
How long will it take?
Our initial time together to establish your care includes an exam, structural measurements, X-rays, and your 1st adjustment which normally takes 2-3 hours. This time can be scheduled to occur all at once or split between two visits based on your preference and availability. Subsequent appointments take much less time, approximately 15 minutes each.
Every patient is different and our body needs time to repair and heal so the time it takes to feel better varies. However, most patients report some improvement in the first week. As time passes and you hold your adjustments better and for longer periods of time, you should continue to notice increasing improvements in the quality of your life.
Do I have to have X-rays?
X-rays are an integral part of the measurements that Peak Performance takes in order to understand your unique misalignment. Think of the X-rays as a blueprint. Without them we would not be able to adjust you with any degree of precision. If you’re worried about the radiation, it is a very low level, less than you would absorb on a cross-country flight, and far less than a standard dental X-ray.
How can adjusting my neck help my lower back, sciatica, headaches, digestion, immune system, or other problem areas?
The NUCCA adjustment works because it removes the interference from your nervous system thus allowing your body to use its own healing ability and innate intelligence to correct the problem. After an adjustment, your body and brain can communicate freely and clearly with each other better. Your body will respond to messages your brain sends out and restore its own working balance.
Why do I need maintenance care?
Maintenance care is a good idea because it keeps your brain and body communicating freely and clearly. The three “T”s, Trauma, Toxins, and Thoughts, will continue to stress you. Most of us still retain the old habits that were causing part of the stress load. No one holds an adjustment correctly forever. Making sure that your spine is kept properly aligned will help prevent future crisis and support optimal body function.
My back doesn’t hurt and I don’t have any symptoms, so I don’t need to come in for care, right?
You do not have pain receptors in your spinal cord, and so by the time you feel symptoms, you have already been out of alignment for a while (kind of like a cavity in your tooth that you don’t feel until it has had time to progress). Remember, regardless of how you feel, when you are out of alignment, your body cannot function at its natural peak performance.
Should children be checked for subluxations?
There is no more active time in life than childhood; it is a physically demanding stage of life. Learning to master most activities, walking, climbing, bicycle riding, skateboarding and so on, leads to many falls, bumps, and jars. These can cause subluxation to start and set the stage for a life of performing at less than your peak. Everyone benefits from clear communication between brain and body. A check for misalignment takes less than five minutes. Why not make sure your child is growing up balanced?
Can the NUCCA chiropractic method help diseases such as cancer, ulcers, heart problems, high blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, or chronic fatigue?
The NUCCA chiropractic adjustment method is offered to help you create your own health, not to treat disease or its symptoms. As such we do not claim to cure these specific problems. What we do promise is that keeping yourself well adjusted and allowing your body and brain to communicate freely and clearly through your nervous system will help you to achieve your peak performance and enjoy your life more fully. It will give your body the best possible chance to heal itself, and as such the NUCCA method can certainly assist recovery in any condition.
How does something so gentle do any good ?
When it comes to influencing such a delicate and sensitive part of your body as the brain stem, gentleness is considerably safer than more forceful approaches. The more accurately the adjustment is delivered, the more gentle the adjustment can be. The NUCCA method is gentle because excess force is simply not necessary. The head and neck respond very easily to a light touch. The specially trained sensitivity of a NUCCA professional as he or she lightly contacts the neck is all you need for a successful adjustment.