The atlas vertebra is the top bone in the spinal column, and is located at the brain stem level where the nerve fibers ascend and descend to and from the brain. When the atlas is displaced, the brain stem and nerves at the atlas level are stretched. This malfunction overloads the neuropathways, causing the large extensor anti-gravity muscles of the body to contract. This pulls the pelvis out of the horizontal plane and creates spinal distortion. This, in turn, causes a functional contractured short leg. Spinal nerves are then stretched and pinched.
This spinal distortion affects the nervous system and interferes with its normal function and your full health potential. When the body is not stable in the true vertical and horizontal planes of motion, the body will attempt to compensate for the stress caused by the imbalance. The resulting effect of imbalance can be pain, discomfort, and dysfunction.
If the atlas is displaced, it must be corrected to normal position so that the spinal imbalance and functional leg shortness are relieved. The atlas is adjusted according to a formula that is computed from the analysis of your x-rays. If the atlas is corrected to the normal position, the entire spinal column will return to its true vertical axis, permitting normal neurological functioning and alleviation of stress, pain, and discomfort. Each step of this process is based on measurement.
THE PURPOSE OF OUR TREATMENT
Our objective is to eliminate the major interference to your health by returning your body to its natural balance.
Once your spine is stabilized and pressure is off your nervous system, nerves can heal. Your body will function better without nerve interference and your body’s ability to express its maximum health potential is restored. Healing is a process, not an event and it takes time.
A GENTLE PROCEDURE
The adjustment is gentle and non-forceful. Your head and neck will not be turned, pulled or pushed or dropped.
DISTORTION VS. BALANCE
Your nervous system is the key to your full health potential. When your spine is distorted it interferes with the nervous system’s normal function and your health.
When the body is not stable in its true vertical and horizontal planes of motion, the body will attempt to compensate for the stress caused by the imbalance. The resulting effect of imbalance can be pain, discomfort, and dysfunction.
Returning your body to its preferred balance and to its true vertical axis allows your body to express its maximum health potential.
A HOLISTIC APPROACH
The NUCCA organization supports an integrative approach to well being. Information about alternative care for maintaining a healthy lifestyle is also available from Dr. Ciano. Health maintenance is important and the more you understand, the more successful you will be in achieving and maintaining good health.
HISTORY OF NUCCA
The NUCCA Organization has conducted seminars and funded extensive upper cervical research since 1966. NUCCA was founded by the late Dr. R.R. Gregory, who wanted to develop a more accurate biomechanical system of upper cervical spinal correction. NUCCA and its affiliate NUCCRA (the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Association) have been instrumental in generating data on the cervical misalignment of the spine, the detrimental effects of this problem on the nervous system and how to correct it. NUCCA has helped thousands of people of all ages regain their health and wellness. Dr. Gregory personally trained 5 interns in his office in Michigan. Dr. Ciano was one of the 5 doctors.
Find out more at the NUCCA website.