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Doctor pointing to bookGetting Answers Straight From Houston Chiropractors

As your Houston TX Chiropractor, we’re here to answer to some of your most commonly asked questions we receive here at Houston Spinal Care. If you have any additional questions about chiropractic care, please give a call at (713) 690-4150 and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions about NUCCA in Houston and welcome you to begin your journey towards wellness today!

How do I know if NUCCA care is right for me?

Feel free to contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation with the doctor to discuss your case. After talking with you and a preliminary screening, Dr. Minogue will be able to determine if you are a candidate for NUCCA care.

How is NUCCA different from other chiropractic techniques?

NUCCA is an extremely gentle and precise adjustment. The doctor uses upper cervical specific X-rays to analyze exactly how your atlas is misaligned, and then adjusts you accordingly. There is no cracking or popping type of adjustment in our office. For more information about NUCCA, please visit the About NUCCA area of our website.

How can Body Imbalance cause me to have physical problems?

The C1 or atlas vertebra is a donut-shaped bone that your skull rests on. Your spinal cord coming out of your brain and brain stem passes through the center of the donut shape. Your spinal cord at that point consists of trillions of nerve fibers (the nervous system) that “bottle-neck” through the small opening in the atlas.

These fibers eventually branch off carrying information to every part of your body. If the C1 is out of its proper position it can irritate, constrict or disrupt vital nerve signals to any portion of your body.This can cause muscle or joint pain, organ dysfunction, lowered immune system and countless other conditions that you would not ordinarily relate to a problem originating in your neck.

Are X-rays always necessary?

X-rays are an essential part to a NUCCA correction. Because each individual is different and has different problems, x-rays will tell the doctor specifically how to adjust that person. The x-rays tell the doctor what angle is needed to correct the problem. Post x-rays are taken after the adjustment, which ensures that the doctor made an adequate correction.

The radiation exposure is extremely low with the NUCCA x-ray series, due to special lead filters that block out a majority of the radiation. The NAS (National Academy of Sciences) considers a single exposure of the whole body of 50,000 mrems (50 rems) to be a high level dose.

  • NUCCA x-ray series < .22 mrems
  • Flight from LA to Paris 4.8 mrems
  • Dental x-ray (whole mouth) 310 mrems
  • Apollo X moon flight 480 mrems
  • Barium Enema (x-ray study) 8,000 mrems
  • Radiation treatment for cancer 6,000,000 mrems

How many adjustments will I need from the Houston Chiropractors?

Initially, most spines will not hold their correction for very long, and will need more visits. Once stabilized, you may go months or years without needing to have your spine corrected. It is our objective to keep your spine corrected for the rest of your life with as few adjustments as possible.

How soon should I get my children under this care?

As soon after birth as possible, and then have them checked periodically as they grow up. You could not possibly give your child a better gift than to make certain that the one organ of the body that controls all the other organs and body functions, the brain stem, is doing its job without interference from the tiny bone just below it. And that’s where your Houston Chiropractors come in!

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Have more questions? Our team is happy to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with your Houston Chiropractors.

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