NUCCA has demonstrated efficacy in reducing postural distortion, but the correlation between an individual’s symptoms and their postural distortion can only be determined by improving their posture and observing changes.
Following an adjustment, individuals may experience no significant change, an immediate improvement in symptoms, or new short-term symptoms associated with functioning in a new structural position.
Responses to the adjustment are highly individualized and may include muscle soreness, fatigue, gait changes, etc. To ensure patients are aware of potential responses, they are provided with a list of normal expectations. As significant postural rebalancing occurs with the upper cervical adjustment, individuals may experience stiffness and soreness for 2-4 days as their body adapts to the new position. It’s important to note that such discomfort is typically associated only with the first and/or second adjustment.