Nucca - National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association
Our clinic recognizes that spinal decompression technology can help many patients who have had little success with other conservative treatment. Spinal Decompression has been the most important medical advance in the non-surgical, non-invasive treatment of back pain in the past 10 years. This FDA cleared Spinal Decompression technology is presently being utilized by neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractic physicians, family physicians, pain specialists, and physical therapists across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the neck and in the low back. This treatment option is very safe and applies distraction forces in a specific and programmed pattern. A vacuum effect is produced at the disc and retracts the bulge/herniation back to center. Most patients notice positive results within the first 6 visits.
Decompression therapy is a highly effective treatment for many causes of back or neck pain such as herniated discs, degenerative discs, arthritis, pain down the arms, facet syndrome, sciatica, and spinal stenosis. It is comfortable, painless, and highly effective. Done safely within established protocols, Decompression Therapy can often enhance the healing process and render quick, effective and amazing pain relief in a properly selected patient population (many who have previously failed other treatments).
We perform NUCCA and Orthospinology with the utmost precision, often attending training sessions monthly. We deliver the most gentle, precise upper cervical chiropractic in Las Vegas for the past 16 years. We offer hope and solid solutions to the pain your body may be experiencing. NUCCA is a little known yet highly effective corrective procedure that has been developed and refined since 1966 by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) and its research affiliate the Upper Cervical Research Foundation (UCRF). If you would like to learn more about current research being conducted in the field of NUCCA care, you can also visit The Upper Cervical Monograph for the latest articles about NUCCA and advancing the NUCCA method.
The NUCCA chiropractic method is a gentle and safe form of chiropractic care, with a focus on long-lasting results. The procedure focuses on decompressing the brainstem and spinal cord and balancing the entire spine back to balance under gravity. In this unstressed position the communication between the brain and body via the nervous system is more efficient and the body’s natural self-healing process can begin.
Dr. Lisa Strickland has loved practicing in the Las Vegas area since 2004 as an Upper Cervical Chiropractor. In 1997 Dr. Strickland was a Licensed Massage Therapist, working in a NUCCA chiropractor’s office. After witnessing incredible changes in patients from week to week, Dr. Strickland quickly knew the next step in her career was to move to Davenport, Iowa to Palmer College of Chiropractic to become a NUCCA Chiropractor. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2003.
Dr. Strickland’s personal experience as a patient under NUCCA care had a big influence on her decision to go to chiropractic school: When she was 18 years old, she was in a car accident, in which her car was rear-ended. For treatment after the accident, she went to a chiropractor that she was referred to. This chiropractor adjusted the traditional way of chiropractic (with popping and cracking). She felt better, but she had to go 4 to 5 times a week for 3 weeks, after the 3 weeks it went down to 3 times a week. Even after a year of consistent care,she still suffered from low back pain and headaches, with not much relief. Four years after the car accident, Dr. Strickland started under NUCCA chiropractic care. Within just a couple of weeks of starting under NUCCA Chiropractic care, she realized she could live a pain free life again."
Dr. Strickland's passion is understanding the body's natural ability to self-heal and self-regulate when given the appropriate body input.
In Dr. Strickland’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband and 2 children. She also enjoys learning healthy cooking and teaching her kids how to make better choices with food. Dr. Strickland and her husband plant a garden every spring at their home, in which the family enjoys the fresh vegetables throughout the summer.
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