The Balanced Atlas

NUCCA Chiropractic Treatment in San Francisco

We offer NUCCA Chiropractic care for a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:

Migraines

Neck Pain

Concentration Issues

Vertigo & Dizziness

Back Pain & Sciatica

→ TMJ Issues & Dysfunction

→ Concussions

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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Harrison graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic where he taught NUCCA to students and focused on NUCCA during his clinical studies. He moved to San Francisco and opened The Balanced Atlas in 2013. Dr. Harrison’s undergraduate studies were at West Virginia University, where he earned a degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Aquatic Therapy.

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Common Conditions

Migraines

In migraine sufferers, their nervous system overreacts to stimuli creating an unusual wave of brain activity that leads to a headache. Calming and clearing the nervous system is essential to solving the migraine puzzle.

Neck Pain

Neck pain can come on gradually through repetitive stress like sitting at a desk for hours at a time, sleeping wrong, or from previous injuries like whiplash, sports injury, slips, falls, etc. Sometimes neck pain can develop into tingling and numbness down the arm and into the hand due to compression of nerves in the neck. 

Concussions

The long-term consequences of a concussion can include mild confusion, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances, irritability, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, depression, and emotional instability.NUCCA Chiropractic is one part of the healthcare team needed to restore the patient to normal life post-concussion.

Vertigo & Dizziness

Poor neck posture, neck disorders, or trauma to the cervical spine cause this confusion. Dizziness often results from a head injury or whiplash that disrupts head and neck alignment. This dizziness most often occurs after moving your neck and can also affect your sense of balance and concentration.

Concentration Issues

 Brain fog is also described as “mental fatigue.” NUCCA chiropractic treatment can successfully treat brain fog because the brain depends on proper blood supply and spinal fluid circulation to function optimally.

Back Pain & Sciatica

NUCCA chiropractic adjustments can be extremely beneficial in relieving lower back pain and pain associated with sciatica, especially in sciatica caused by injuries such as those that happen during football, hockey, or other contact sports.

TMJ Issues & Dysfunction

Head and neck alignment also affects the biomechanics of a bite, contributing to jaw pain. The NUCCA adjustment is an effective way to gently and precisely correct misalignments in the upper neck, allowing the head and jaw to return to their proper orientation.

How It Works

Postural assessment
Before beginning care and at each regular visit, we measure, evaluate, and record your posture and alignment. These are signs that you have a misalignment.

Visualize the misalignment
Following postural assessment, we take precision x-rays to confirm the misalignment, rule out other more serious conditions, and formulate a plan tailored to your body.

Correct the misalignment
Using the NUCCA treatment, a gentle, constant pressure, we can reposition your spine into a more balanced position.

Confirm the correction
Post adjustment x-rays provide information about how your body responded to the adjustment and whether any fine-tuning is needed.

Maintain the correction
This may sound surprising, but the goal of care is not to need an adjustment. When your body maintains the correct position, it works and heals efficiently and effectively.