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NUCCA & Depression

NUCCA and Depression

Depression and anxiety disorders abound in the modern world and most seek care using medication. However, for those who are looking for a natural alternative, there are some studies that make a good case for upper cervical chiropractic. Let’s look at a couple of studies involving upper cervical chiropractic care and how depression and anxiety patients found a measure of relief.


Upper Cervical Care and Depression

This study involved 15 patients who were both suffering from depression as well as an upper cervical misalignment. The Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) was used to score depression prior to and after care. 11 of the 15 participants in the study noted a significant improvement in symptoms.


Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Anxiety

Another study examined 6 patients suffering from anxiety over the course of 12 weeks. The general anxiety disorder 7 (GAD-7) and patient history questionnaire (PHQ-9) scores were used to assess health both before and after care. 5 of the patients completed the study. 4 received satisfactory benefits and recommended that others experiencing anxiety seek out upper cervical chiropractic care.


Promising Results

Both studies, though small, reveal promising results in regards to getting help for depression and anxiety in a natural way. NUCCA is an extremely gentle and precise form of upper cervical chiropractic care. Thus, adjustments prove to be long lasting, and this gives the body the maximum amount of time to heal from tissue and nerve damage caused by upper cervical subluxations. Normal vertebral blood flow can be restored as can proper cerebrospinal fluid drainage. Many experience numerous mental and physical benefits as a result.



Genthner GC, Friedman HL and Studley CF. Improvement in depression following reduction of upper cervical vertebral subluxation using Orthospinology Technique. JVSR. Nov. 7, 2005;1-4.

Roth, Lauren. “Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care as a Complementary Strategy for Depression and Anxiety: A Prospective Case Series Analysis.” Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research (June 20, 2013): 49-59. Accessed online 23 July 2016.

Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor | NUCCA & Depression. Dr. Kinjal Shah is a Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor.