Chiropractor St George Utah

True Health starts with the spine!

Nucca Chiropractic

Precise Adjustments

Pediatric Chiropractic

For Infants and Children

Prenatal Chiropractic

For Pregnant Women

How is TRUHEALTH ™ NUCCA Chiropractor St George Utah Different?

Dr. Shane Preece practices a very precise method of Chiropractic Treatment called NUCCA Chiropractic. The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association or ‘NUCCA’ is a highly specialized chiropractic technique based on the understanding of how the upper neck can impact spinal alignment, chronic pain, migraines, headaches and overall body balance. A “NUCCA” adjustment does not require any harsh movements or “popping”, instead the adjustment is made using a very precise movement of the atlas bone that controls how the spine aligns.

Here is a brief video of Dr. Shane Preece St George Chiropractor performing a NUCCA Chiropractic Adjustment.

What is “NUCCA” ?

NUCCA, as a name, stands for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association; however, it also refers to the specific chiropractic techniques that the association practices and teaches. NUCCA was founded by Ralph Gregory in 1966. It was based upon the work that he and his fellow practitioner John Grostic. 

These techniques focus for the most part on the upper cervical bones. These are the bones that are at the very top of your spine just below your skull. The reason that NUCCA chiropractors focus on that specific area is because it has been found that in many cases simple, noninvasive adjustments to the top of your spine, or neck bones, can improve your body’s balance, and guide it toward correct posture. Correct posture, in turn, helps the body’s muscles pull evenly on your spine, and this helps relieve a myriad of different health issues. However, while the actual adjustment is performed with simple movements, the method behind these movements is actually quite scientific, and therefore requires some data.

This data is collected through a series of careful measurements as well as a questionnaire and X-rays. All parts of the information gathering process are highly important, and each is an indicator of not only how the patient’s body is behaving currently, but also to point out and discover the possible root causes of the pain or discomfort that the patient is experiencing. NUCCA chiropractors focus on the underlying issues, and, in addition to the adjustments, may suggest certain exercises or postures to practice between adjustments to help the body heal further.

Chiropractor St George UtahUsing the collected data, NUCCA chiropractors use physics, math and some biometrics to calculate the exact measure of realignment needed to start the patient on their path to recovery.

Thanks to these calculations, the chiropractor is able to predict the direction that future adjustments will need to take. This not only makes future adjustments easier, but also has the added benefit of reducing the need for constant X-rays.

NUCCA procedures focus on the bones at the top of the neck, and so most adjusting will take place in the area directly beneath the patient’s ear at the base of their skull. Based on the calculations & measurements taken, the NUCCA chiropractor will position the patient on their side in a position that will maximize adjustment results with a minimal amount of force.

To do the adjustment, the chiropractor takes a specific stance and places the edge of his palm and the base of the patient’s ear, just above the upper cervical. Then, grasping their forearm with their other hand, the chiropractor makes simple, practiced movements, to softly adjust the neck bones back into their proper position. 

 The whole procedure only takes a couple of minutes, as well, there is no sudden popping or cracking of the joints, so both children and adults can feel comfortable and at ease during their treatment.

Even though the human body has a will to heal itself, follow up adjustments will be needed to help the patient’s body heal correctly. As the bones gently move into their proper place, the body will automatically begin doing its part to recover.  These simple adjustments over time will improve posture, bone and muscle structure, and overall health. Even better, NUCCA procedures strive to be safe for everyone. So whether you are an adult, a child, an expecting mother, have pre-existing injuries, or are getting along in years, NUCCA chiropractic care could be just the thing to help you enjoy a better quality of life.

The ONLY St George Chiropractor ICPA Board Certified to treat the Whole Family!

Dr. Shane Preece is the only St George chiropractor that is licensed to treat expectant mothers, new born babies, children, adolescents, and adults! Trust our certified and trained staff for all your chiropractor St George Utah needs. Chiropractic treatments are among the most common and popular forms of relief from pain and headaches; however, did you know that chiropractic treatments for Infants and children can help development, and correct behavioral as well as bio-chemical problems? TruHealth is home to the Kids Chiro, but we love to help your whole family. We have family plans that can help your entire family receive the benefits of chiropractic treatments for a fraction of the price of individual treatments. 

Mixed Signals Create Issues.

Chiropractor St George Utah

The human spine is the main pathway for the millions of messages that the brain sends and receives every day. These messages are sent via the nervous system using tiny messengers called neurons. They are the same messengers that let the brain know when one of their pathways is blocked or damaged, the results of which can be anywhere from minor discomfort to unbearable pain.

Additionally, while the pain we feel may be felt in the injured area, it is also possible that signals can cross, and cause pain to be felt somewhere else in the body.  Issues such as headaches, migraines, and some stomach and indigestion issues can be signs of mixed signals sent from pinched or pressured nerves.

There are many different reasons why our nervous system might be sending us negative signals. Injuries both minor and large can usually be traced back to certain behaviors or traumatic experiences. Minor problems can be easily fixed by simple chiropractic adjustments and subsequent changes of habits such as slouched posture, or better exercise. 

Major issues, those that cause major or unbearable pain, can usually be greatly alleviated by resetting the spine to its proper position. As the spine’s neurological pathways open up again, it allows the body to get to the important job of self-healing.

While not all injuries will be healed through chiropractic adjustments, it is possible that they can help the injured individual lead a better life with less pain. At TruHealth chiropractor St George Utah, we strive to discover the root cause of the pain instead of just treating the symptoms. If you are experiencing pain in your back or neck we invite you to give us a call and schedule an appointment today. Let us help you.

What is TruHealth ™ St George?

St George Chiropractor

We strive to create the best St George Chiropractor experience. We have Chiropractic Doctors who specialize in both NUCCA or Upper Cervical Chiropractor technique, as well as Traditional St George Chiropractor adjustments. We can fix your back pain, get rid of headaches and help you live a better, healthier, and happier life!

A Better Pregnancy​

Did you know that Chiropractic Treatment during pregnancy can help you experience an easier delivery and a faster recovery? As a Chiropractor St George Utah, Dr. Preece is one of the only that specializes in Prenatal chiropractic adjustments and Children specific adjustments. Dr. Preece has come to be known here as “The Kids Chiropractor”!

Massage Therapy​

Take your health care to the next level and help your NUCCA Adjustment by our St George Chiropractor last longer with a Massage from a Licensed Massage Therapist. When it comes to your Spine and Neck Alignment, we only use the best treatment methods, and a proper Therapeutic Massage can help your body heal faster! 

Kids Chiro

While children generally get less seriously injured than adults do, and also tend to recover faster, there are still many benefits that your child could receive from regular chiropractic visits. Children’s bodies are constantly working on growing and developing, which results in them needing more sleep than adults do.

A common reason why children are bad tempered or disagreeable is because they are not getting enough rest. This is often because they can’t get comfortable. Small adjustments to their spines by a professional chiropractor St George Utah can help them sleep better at night, and therefore be more rested, wakeful, and even agreeable in the morning.

Another reason why regular chiropractic visits are helpful to your child is because while children are very vocal about when they don’t feel fell, their ability to clearly express the why may not be as developed yet. By taking your child to see a professional pediatric chiropractor St George Utah, you may be helping them to find relief from pain that they are experiencing but unable to express. 

Remember, issues can be caused by more than just accidents. Falls, bad posture, bumps, and repetitive movements can all lead to chronic discomfort and pain. Children, even babies and toddlers, experience all of these daily, so it stands to reason that they could benefit from chiropractic adjustments just like everyone else.

Prenatal Chiropractor St George Utah

Pregnancy brings many changes both beneficial and hard on a woman’s health. One of the main hardships that most women go through during pregnancy is additional stress on her back. As the weight of the developing baby centralizes in the uterus, nearer to the front of the body, the back, subsequently, has to work harder to compensate. This causes added stress and discomfort to both the mother’s back muscles, but also the areas directly connected to them. 

There are many benefits that an expectant mother can receive by having prenatal chiropractic care. A few of these include:
Reduced nausea. Nausea is often caused by an imbalance in the nervous system. By adjusting the spine it is possible to decrease chronic nausea and dizziness.

Some back pain is to be expected, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By adjusting the spine of an expectant mother it is possible to reduce lower back pain, neck pain, and joint pain.
When the body is aligned as it should be it is easier for it to complete the functions that it needs to.

While the effects will differ for each woman, and possibly for each pregnancy, it has been shown that women who use prenatal chiropractors during their pregnancy have been known to have reduced the time of labor and delivery. It has also helped avoid the need for C-sections. The need for pain medication during delivery and pregnancy can be greatly reduced. And, mothers have been known to have faster recovery times. 

TruHealth Chiropractor St George Utah has years of experience in helping expectant mothers with prenatal chiropractic care. If you or someone you know is expecting a new baby, and is experiencing back pain, reach out to us. Afterall, no one deserves a helping hand more than mothers do.

Prenatal Chiropractor St George Utah

Check out our St George Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Our Chiropractor St George Utah Office has recently moved down-stairs form our old office to a larger location. This transition has allowed us to bring in another NUCCA St George Chiropractor, and expand the Functional Medicine Treatments that we can offer. We also have an in house Massage Therapist. Come on by and check out our new office!

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