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NUCCA Doctor

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by taroki, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. taroki

    taroki Senior Member

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    Anyone tried a NUCCA doctor? Was it helpful? Someone suggested it might help with my nervous system symptoms.

    Also wondering if these doctors can do upper cervical adjustments as a practitioner had recommended it for realigning the spine (which gets rid of many strange symptoms I heard).
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    @taroki

    Hi taroki, Im wondering what NUCCA stands for.
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    taroki Senior Member

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    Not sure what it stands for but it's a type of chiropractic that focuses on the head and neck area to realign the spine.
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    Long ago I have had chiropractic treatments. I did this for acute back pain. It helped but I admit I've not wanted to go back if I could find something else that helped simply because I'm squeamish about high velocity adjustments especially in my neck.
    I suspect that if you go you may indeed get some relief from neuro symptoms but it would be temporary.

    When I lived in Vancouver I went to an extremely competent craniosacral therapist. It did wonders for my neuro symptoms.
    Trouble was, while the therapist was worth more than she charged me for treatment the treatment was still too expensive as I needed to go very often at first and the relief (not cure) from symptoms lasted only so long as I continued treatment.

    I also went (just before running out of cash) to a myofascial release chiropractor. She was amazing. I never got to complete treatment with her. I'll add that with any treatment like this the person who does it matters a great deal. Skill can vary quite a lot.
    So maybe a little research on who they trained with and how much experience they have is in order. You are probably a lot more sick than the average person they might treat.
    Anyway, that's my take on it FWIW. Sorry if it's not helpful for what you're looking for.
    SD
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    taroki Senior Member

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    Thanks for your reply. Just wondering what symptoms improved after your visits? How does a craniosacral therapist differ from a NUCCA doctor or chiropractor?

    I have many symptoms all nervous system related. Besides Lyme Disease (and possibly bartonella?), I also had lower back injury before and all my muscles/joints/bones are still weak eventhough my immune system and GI aborption has finally turned on after a few days on Dr. Yasko's protocol.
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    All the symptoms that improved were neurological. Twitching, various types of pain, tightness--especially at the back of the neck and many more, temperature sensitivity for eg. A long list.

    How does a craniosacral therapist differ from a NUCCA doctor or chiropractor?

    I don't know what the difference might be.

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