The Need for Upper Cervical Chiropractic Studies

During the past 100 years, the benefits received by millions of chiropractic patients worldwide have been well documented. However, further inquiry into chiropractic care does a great deal to improve, enhance and standardize its effectiveness. For this reason, the research branch of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA), the Upper Cervical Research Foundation* (UCRF), was established. UCRF has been studying the link between the NUCCA work, the upper cervical spine and optimal well–being since 1971. UCRF research shows that problems in the cervical spine can cause progressively degenerative structural, neurological, physiological and pathological symptoms. Yet, when a small but measurable spinal misalignment known as the Atlas Subluxation Complex (ASC) is detected and corrected, a return toward good health and normal activity can be realized. The influence of the ASC correction is uniquely profound which is why UCRF doctors and scientists study the upper cervical spine, the NUCCA correction, and the role it plays in illness, health and wellness. UCRF supports and coordinates diverse project teams that are carefully selected to document and publish findings and testable studies associated with the Atlas Subluxation Complex and its vast range of impact.