Specialized NUCCA Spinal Care

Restore the vital connections between your brain and body.

When you cut your hand, you apply a bandage and let your body do the rest. When you break a limb, your bone is set and your body does the rest. So why don’t other issues mend the same way?

The top vertebra in your spinal column is known as C-1 or Atlas. This ring-like bone is a critical gateway to the head and brain. Nerve information flows from your body through the spine toward the brain. If the Atlas is not properly aligned, your body fails to receive signals it needs to properly trigger and sustain its built-in healing capacity. Hello, chronic pain.

A unique treatment called NUCCA -- a combination of math, science, physics and biomechanics -- realigns your Atlas so your personal fuse box can do what it does best… prevent pain! Perhaps the biggest difference of all is that NUCCA is entirely gentle, non-invasive and drug-free. With gentle pressure at the top of the neck and a series of brief, precise corrections you are immediately on a path to productive work days and workouts, joyful times with family and friends and a future filled with promise instead of pain. Ultimately, this perfectly integrated two stage process, #Connectedbrain and #Thrivingbrain, enables you to be the very best you.

“Any restriction of those
vital signals can affect
every part of your body... mobility, breathing, digestion, circulation and more.”

Dr. Licata performing a follow-up NUCCA correction on a patient

Dr. Licata performing a follow-up NUCCA correction on a patient


Frequently Asked Questions

The top ten questions we hear from our patients:

What does NUCCA correction feel like?

Gentle! No aggressive movement akin to traditional chiropractic. NO cracking or yanking. The procedure requires only very light pressure on the base of the neck.

How safe is NUCCA?

Extremely! NUCCA is one of the safest treatments you'll find, because it is remarkably precise and, again, pain-free. No drugs. No surgery. No anxiety.

How will I feel after an initial NUCCA treatment?

Better! Perhaps you may be slightly tired, somewhat bodily sore as your Atlas vertebra and body adjust, and prone to short term light-headedness or tingling.

How does NUCCA compare to traditional medical treatment?

It doesn't! 95 percent of NUCCA patients experience positive outcomes rapidly and have fewer recurrences over time if committed to the treatment roadmap.

How do I know if NUCCA is right for me?

Expertise! Vital doctors thoroughly evaluate candidates to determine whether or not treatment is appropriate. They even make referrals if NUCCA is not for you.

Will NUCCA really help my infant or toddler?

YES! From colic to acid reflux to other issues stemming from birth, babies benefit from care. And because it's gentle, trauma is also eliminated.

Is NUCCA treatment difficult and lengthy?

No! Repair is about 2 months. Renewal is 8-10 months. Living is optional, but highly recommended for long-term health. BUT, you'll feel better within weeks!

A year is still a year -- why does it take that amount of time?

Maintenance! Conditions don't happen overnight, so why should solutions? After phase 1, you'll only need maintenance treatment to ensure the best outcome.

How will I know if my Atlas vertebra is out of proper alignment?

Practice and time! Your NUCCA doctor teaches you to maintain proper position and detect issues. Periodic checkups are a good idea too, just like a dentist. 

Will insurance cover NUCCA treatment?

Depends! We help verify if your policy covers care. We also offer a "superbill" for insurance providers. Pre-pay, revolving pay and per-visit pay plans are offered.


Should I be skeptical about NUCCA?

That also depends!

An investment in health is the most important investment you can make. So, you should be wise about such investments. Consumers are justifiably concerned about health offerings of all kinds, whether surgical, procedural or medicinal. NUCCA has been around for 50 years. It is not new science, but it is unique, highly specialized and utilized by tens of thousands of patients over decades. Ultimately, you must be the judge of whether or not you wish to reverse pain with a more holistic, cause-based method.