Common Health Problems We See

The NUCCA approach is grounded in several generations of clinical research correcting the Atlas Subluxation Complex. There are common signs and symptoms to watch out for. Click the button to learn more.

Signs & Symptoms Checklists

Neck pain

Long-term neck pain can get worse if we put more stress on our neck. If the natural curve of our spine changes or gets disrupted, it can make our neck carry weight unevenly. This can lead to muscles not working balanced, less flexibility, and more pain. All of these can make the neck pain stick around and feel even worse.

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Low back pain

When mechanical issues, like herniated discs or spinal misalignment, put pressure on the low back nerves, it can cause pain, tingling, and weakness that radiates down the leg, known as sciatica. This condition highlights the importance of maintaining a healthy spine and practicing proper body mechanics to prevent unnecessary strain on the back and reduce the risk of developing leg pain.

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Headache

If the muscles in our neck and upper back aren’t balanced, it can cause problems. When these muscles are too tight, they can put extra stress on parts of our head and neck, like our blood vessels and nerves. Unless this gets treated properly, it can lead to regular headaches or even severe ones called migraines.

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Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance

Cervicogenic dizziness is a type of dizziness that happens because of problems in the neck, especially the very top part. Bad posture, neck injuries, or uneven muscles can mess up the signals from special sensors in the neck that tell our brain about our body’s position and movement.

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Concussion (mTBI)

Post-concussion syndrome, or PCS, happens after a head injury or concussion. It’s when someone keeps having physical, thinking, and emotional issues for a long time after the injury. We’re not totally sure why PCS happens, but it seems to be linked to problems in both the brain and spine, very frequently, in the upper neck region.

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Whiplash injury from Car Accidents

Even little car crashes, like slow fender benders, can lead to whiplash. Whiplash is when the parts of your neck, like muscles and ligaments, get injured. Imagine if a car gets hit from behind or smashes into something. This can make your head jerk back and forth quickly, forcing your neck to stretch and bend more than it should.

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