There are numerous things that make this work challenging. The doctor needs to have an understanding of physics, biomechanics, the nervous system and spine – especially the intricate upper cervical region. Precision and specificity are critical. However, I would say the hardest part is also one of my favorite parts – teaching other people about this type of work.
Before I became a NUCCA patient, I didn’t know anything about this type of work. I didn’t understand how a gentle adjustment at the top of my spine could do anything, let alone solve the leg problems I had been struggling with for three years. After a life-changing experience, I researched the science behind NUCCA. It made sense. I wanted to do this work so that I could help other people.
As a doctor, I labor to explain the “why” behind the NUCCA work’s dramatic effect on body function. Some people comprehend these concepts quite readily, others do not. I can’t blame them; we live in a society that often focuses on treating the symptom instead of the root cause of the problem. That is why education is so important; it is one of the most challenging, yet hope-giving, parts of being a NUCCA doctor.