NUCCA is an acronym that stands for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and the procedure developed by this special group of doctors. A gentle and controlled contact on the first vertebrae in the neck corrects the position of the top vertebra of the spine, the atlas. Even though the primary focus is the neck, the effects of the correction influence the whole spine and all body systems. This is because the NUCCA procedure influences one of the highest control centers over body balance, the brain stem and central nervous system. The C-1 vertebra, also known as the Atlas, is a small donut-like bone located at the top of the spine and the base of the skull that surrounds the brain stem. Trillions of nerve fibers from the brainstem travel through the small opening in the atlas and flow down into the spinal column. When the spine is subjected to stress it can become misaligned. This phenomenon is known as the Atlas Subluxation Complex Syndrome (ASC) or the ASC Syndrome. NUCCA has helped thousands of people of all ages regain their health and wellness. Perhaps it can help you too.