NUCCA Calgary

NUCCA is an acronym for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, and the upper cervical region is the area on the spine that is located directly under the skull. The NUCCA procedure focuses on misalignment of the head and neck, and the effect it has on posture.

How does NUCCA differ from regular chiropractic care?

There is no back-cracking and there are no instances where popping or twisting of the spine is needed. Rather, the NUCCA procedure is about as intense as having your pulse taken. Furthermore, it is guided by imaging to ensure the personalized adjusting angle is working as it should, both before and after treatment, to ensure proper Atlas alignment in the spine.

Gentle adjustments are the key, and they are never painful. If you’re looking to learn more about NUCCA chiropractic therapy, here’s an article that goes into more depth on the topic.

How Often Are NUCCA Treatments Required In The Long-Term?

The majority of patients can reach a level of postural stability after 6 weeks of more frequent initial care that they can be discharged to a maintenance visit frequency of 2-8 week checkups. The remainder of healing will occur over the following year, and typically visit frequency will continue to decrease. Each patient case is unique, and may need more or less care.

Do You Suffer From Constant Headaches Or Migraines?

At CMSTC, our NUCCA chiropractor, Dr. Trevor Hillard, has quelled the tide of head pain for a vast majority of his patient-base. As a former migraine-sufferer himself, he has firsthand experience of the benefits that the NUCCA procedure provides, and he has dedicated his career to providing that same relief to the patients that walk into the clinic.

If you’re suffering from headaches or migraines in Calgary, book a consultation with Dr. Hillard to see if NUCCA is the right treatment for you. If you have any questions or concerns, we have a number of qualified staff on hand to take your call at 403-764-1400 or you can also email us at

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