Individuals under NUCCA care improve by holding their healthy alignment, not just from being corrected. This is philosophically different from most chiropractic approaches where you receive an adjustment every office visit.
On follow-up visits to Atlas Spinal Care, Dr. McCully will re-check your body balance to see if you have held the previous NUCCA correction. To determine if you have held your alignment a supine leg check and an Anatometer test is performed, looking for the presence of a functional short leg.
A functional short leg will be seen as either:
- one leg appearing shorter than the other during a supine leg check, and (or)
- one hip being raised in relation to the other on the NUCCA specific postural analyzer, The Anatometer
If the presence of a functional short leg is detected a correction will be performed using the original, or most up to date, formula determined from your head and neck images. If the presence of a functional short leg is not detected a correction will NOT be performed. Visits are designed so that the patient can receive a correction only if a misalignment is present. If a misalignment is not present, the NUCCA practitioner will document necessary measurements to determine the changes and patterns the body is going through to properly manage progress. The goal of the NUCCA technique is NOT to give you as many treatments as possible, but to give you a treatment that will stabilize your spine so that you can get maximum health benefits.