Prior to arriving at Atlas Spinal Care you can complete your intake forms in the New Patient Center by downloading and printing them out. This can cut down on wait times and allows you the freedom to complete your forms at your own pace. The forms can either be faxed or scanned and emailed directly; or you can simply bring them with you to your first appointment.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. McCully to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. McCully to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine if NUCCA Chiropractic care is the right fit for you.
Your first visit is extremely important and we have set aside the proper time to adequately understand your health concerns and goals. You will have plenty of one on one time with Dr. McCully to discuss your specific needs. We ask that you allow approximately 90 minutes for your first visit at Atlas Spinal Care.
After your consultation, Dr. McCully will perform a complete NUCCA Chiropractic examination. This examination is designed to evaluate your body imbalance. This is determined by a functional leg length test and postural measurements performed on a NUCCA specific instrument called an Anatometer. This instrument gives Dr. McCully the opportunity to gather information about the severity and complexity of your misalignment. Additional tests may be performed on a case by case basis if more information is needed. It is important to mention that none of the tests performed at Atlas Spinal Care cause discomfort, and nothing will be done without your consent.
NUCCA Imaging Studies
For those individuals that present with body imbalance, precise upper cervical images are taken. What differentiates NUCCA care from other approaches are the lengths we take to objectively measure your misalignment. Your health is extremely important, not seeing the exact position of your misalignment promotes uncertainty. The foundation of the NUCCA technique is our precise imaging analysis, using mechanics and biophysics to calculate a formula for each correction. Our laser aligned, NUCCA Certified, Digital Imaging System assists us in developing the most effective correction for your misalignment. In preparation for your next visit, Dr. McCully will spend approximately an hour and a half to two hours analyzing your images. Great care is taken to calculate the specific formula for each individual patient, no two spinal corrections are alike.
Your Second Visit - Report of Findings
In your Report of Findings on your second office visit, Dr. McCully will answer the three most important questions patients have:
- Can you help me?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
- How much is it going to cost?
After reviewing your health history, your examination findings, and explaining your images, Dr. McCully will discuss a customized corrective plan with you. Your corrective plan is designed to get you the best results for the least amount of cost, in the shortest amount of time, depending on your specific needs and circumstances.
The NUCCA correction is applied by hand with a gentle contact just below the ear. Although the primary focus is the upper neck, the NUCCA procedure affects the highest control centers governing body balance: therefore, influencing the entire spine and all body systems. Many patients find the correction to be a relaxing procedure. To determine if the calculated formula has maximized your correction, immediate post-correction checks are done. Leg length, postural measurements on the Anatometer, and post-images are taken to ensure that undo stress is off of the joints, ligament, and nerves. This returns the body to its natural, healthy balance allowing it to heal.