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Vancouver NUCCA CLINIC - Specialty Headache Neck Whiplash Concussion

Dr. Michael J. Foran DC DCCJP

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Vancouver NUCCA Clinic



Headaches , Neck Pain , Car Accident  Whiplash, Mild traumatic brain Injury, &  post concussion Syndrome ...... 

Many patients who have tried a number of medical and alternative approaches without total success find that the NUCCA procedure is the missing link to provide the relief they have been seeking.

What is Nucca ?



‘NUCCA’  is a  SAFE GENTLE EFFECTIVE and highly SPECIALIZED image guided procedure leading the way in correcting head neck misalignment. The restoration principal states there is a normal alignment to the human frame. The Nucca procedure restores the normal alignment of the body back to the vertical axis: 

























WHAT MAKES NUCCA UNIQUE: the specific atlas correction

NUCCA recognizes the critical relationship between the upper cervical spine (neck) and the central nervous system and brain stem function. When the top vertebrae of the spine (called the Atlas) is misaligned, it can result in stress, tension and pressure on the entire nervous system. This can impact all functions of the body, from breathing, to digestion, to circulation. When left untreated, it can result in varying health conditions and chronic pain. Through a precise but incredibly gentle technique, we ensure the Atlas is aligned, the spine is straight and balanced, and the head is centered over the neck – thus restoring balance in your body and ensuring efficient communication to the nervous system. This can alleviate stress, pain, and discomfort, allowing the body to heal and function properly.

Although we don't treat the patients symptoms or disease,  some of the many secondary conditions patients report to have been helped with NUCCA care are :


Headaches / Migraines 
Trigeminal neuralgia 
Meniere's disease
Tinnitus Vertigo
Brain Fog 
Body Imbalance 

NECK PAIN   Whiplash,  Neck pain, Stiffness, Muscle spasm, Disc Herniation, Joint Ligament Injuries   Upper Extremity Numbness Tingling Pins and Needles 

BACK PAIN:  Pelvic malalignment Syndrome, Herniated Disc, Sciatica, Gait Abnormalities, Leg length Inequality 


Fibromyalgia, Dysautonomia,  High

 /Low Blood Pressure,  Neurodegenerative disorders 


Postural assessment : 

Prior to beginning care your posture is evaluated and leg lengths are measured.

These can be indicators that you have a upper cervical atlas misalignment.

Diagnostic Imaging 

Following postural assessment, any necessary diagnostic imaging may be performed to  rule out any red flags or serious conditions.

Correct the misalignment

Using precise positioning and a gentle, constant pressure, we are able to reposition your spine into a more ideal position.

Confirm the correction

Post measurements provide information about how your body responded to the adjustment 

Maintain the correction

This may be surprising, but the goal of care is to not need an adjustment. This means your body is holding the corrected position and operating efficiently.

When you have tried everything else ....we can help !


Dr. Foran is recognized as one of the top Nucca practioners in the world.  He is one of three  Nucca Board Certifed doctors in Canada  out of 30 world wide , and is a credentialed Nucca Instructor. He obtained advanced training with a  3 year Post Gradulate Diplomate Speciality in the Craniocervical Junction in Chicago IL.  

A graduate of the SPINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology Program.  Graduates of this program have received the most in-depth, science-based training available certified in WHIPLASH,   spinal trauma, mild traumatic brain injuries ( post concussion syndrome )  & MVA CRASH Certified.  (Low Speed Rear Impact Auto Crash Reconstruction)  

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Dr. Michael J. Foran, DCCJP

aka "The Neck Doctor. "

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