Upper Cervical Fusion Announces Agenda

July 29th, 2010

The Upper Cervical Council has just published the agenda for the Upper Cervical Fusion Conference taking place in San Jose, California in the fall of 2010.

Please visit the Upper Cervical Fusion website to see the agenda and to register.

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Ed’s Leg Pain and Other Tales of Hope

July 22nd, 2010

Ed had a leg. He actually had two legs, but one of them Ed wished would go away. It had broken in a bad fall at work two years ago, and ever since, that leg was not happy at all. It was screaming in pain. It hurt so badly that, well, check out the list of medications Ed took: Gabapentin, Neurontin, Noracol, Oxycontin….

Did these medications help with the pain? No.

But they reduced his awareness enough to make him feel like he was on a separate planet from the pain. Of course, he also wound up relating to the rest of his family, friends, and community as though he was on a separate planet.

Keep reading… »

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What is the Difference Between NUCCA and General Spinal Manipulation?

July 15th, 2010

NUCCA spinal care focuses on providing a patient with fast relief, maximum recovery, and long lasting results, with as much precision as possible. Because of this precision NUCCA doctors do not have to rely on any of the popping, cracking, or twisting of the spine traditionally involved with spinal manipulation. Keep reading… »

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Why Teach and Research? The Consistent Mission of NUCCA

July 7th, 2010

Who appreciates NUCCA Research and Conferences? It can’t be said any better than as it was said as far back as 1973, in the first issue of the Upper Cervical Monograph:

monographquote1If you are interested in all aspects of the Atlas Subluxation Complex then we’ll see you at the next NUCCA conference in Atlanta!

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Practice Based Research Initiative is Now Active! Please Register to Help.

July 2nd, 2010

NUCCA has initiated a practice based research program. You can participate without any extra staff or redundant entering of information. See the full article here.

NUCCA’s Practice Based Research Initiative is now active. This project is co-chaired by Drs. Reney and Scholten and much work has been put into creating a user friendly site for you and your patients so that you can easily participate in clinical research from wherever you are. Start by using this website to source your clinical intake forms and help strengthen our position on NUCCA care while improving an understanding of what happens in NUCCA practices.

This is just Phase 1 of the project and if the NUCCA membership participation is strong, we will be able to take this study into its next phases and likely answer many of the questions you may have had about patient responses to NUCCA. The stronger the number of participants, the stronger case we can make relative to securing future funding as well as increasing the quality of information we will have about the benefits our procedure brings to patient communities. Our world needs NUCCA and your organization needs you to take part in creating the evidence as to why we know that to be true.

Try the site by visiting www.NUCCAforms.com and choose ’test clinic’. If you use your real name, you will be sent the report that is generated when a patient visits the site and fills out the questionnaire. Please keep in mind that this is a patient oriented site. Each patient will have his/her own user name and password.

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UCRF Moving Forward to Prove Upper Cervical Procedures

June 29th, 2010

As reported in the latest newsletter (quoted below), the Supine Leg Check Reliability Pilot  Study continues to move forward, after last being reported on this blog in August of 2009.

The Supine leg Check (SLC) Data Collection Pilot was successfully conducted at Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW) on May 22, 2010…

Keep reading… »

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See What You Can Get! NUCCA Conference Now Has Course Descriptions

June 24th, 2010

Do you remember your college handbook with it descriptions of course content? Well, now NUCCA has its own course handbook, full of descriptive information of what you can learn at the next NUCCA conference.

And the NUCCA course handbook is now online!

Read how your upper cervical education will be broadened at the NUCCA conference, whether you are a student, doctor of chiropractic, or upper cervical practitioner.

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Upcoming Events for Chiropractic Students

June 22nd, 2010

In case you missed it there are a number of NUCCA related events for chiropractic students listed in the current newsletter.

They are listed here for your convenience. For more information please see the contact information included.

  • July 9th Life Chiropractic College West Seminar Hayward, CA An all school event entitled Seminar is being held at Life Chiropractic College West offering a range of chiropractic workshops. Call 510/780-4500 for information.
  • July 9th, 10th – Taking Care of People San Mateo Foster City, CA Dr. Robert Brooks will be presenting his popular weekend seminar entitled Taking Care of People as part of the Life West Seminar event. For registration and details: healing@brooksspinalcare.com
  • July 23rd, 24th Lyceum – A Gathering of Light Castro, CA Dr. Jack Stockwell and Dr. Robert Brooks will be presenting a program at the Castro Valley Masonic Center sponsored by the Delta Sigma Chi fraternity entitled “Lyceum – A Gathering of Light.” For tickets and details: www.dscnu.com
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NUCCA Video Licensing Fee

June 17th, 2010

Update: Originally posted on March 17, 2010, this information is still in effect. Please re-read and check your compliance.

The NUCCA organization is deeply committed to supporting you and your practice.  As part of this commitment, a number of years ago an introduction to NUCCA patient education video was produced in partnership with NUCCA and C-1 Film Productions Corporation.  The video is available through the NUCCA store on DVD for use in your practice. Today however, with the increased utilization of the Internet, it is now more common to have video available on websites.  The Introduction To NUCCA video is currently posted on the NUCCA, UCRF and Gregory Foundation websites. Keep reading… »

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“What is the Future of NUCCA?” Essay contest for chiropractic students

June 11th, 2010

Chiropractic students, you have an opportunity to attend the Fall 2010 NUCCA conference with your conference fees paid for you!

NUCCA is initiating another essay contest for students who can answer the question “What is the Future of NUCCA?” Multiple winners are possible.


Complimentary conference fees will be awarded to one student winner per chiropractic college. Entries can be mailed to:

Dr. Stan Dombroski
300 South State St., Ste. 4,
Zeeland, MI 49464

Entries should be received no later than September 24th, 2010. Contestants must be sure to include their name, address, school, anticipated graduation date and phone number.

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