* Do you tend to fall over or bump into things easily?
* Do you have poor posture?
* Have you tried to stand up straight only to slouch again once you stop thinking about your posture?

Unless you’re consciously thinking about standing up straight, your brain will automatically tell your body to stand a certain way. Even when you think about it, your posture will only improve to a certain extent.

Everyone, including infants, has a “righting reflex” which will unconsciously cause you to keep your eyes roughly level to the horizon. This control comes from your cerebellum, the back part of your brain which controls balance. This is an example of unconscious proprioception, where proprioception is the ability of your body to know where you are in space and how your body is moving throughout space.

If you have trouble with balance, the most common reason is that your cerebellum is not functioning optimally. This can be due to reduced blood flow to and from the cerebellum. Blood carries with it oxygen and nutrients which allow your brain to function, as well as carrying away waste products.

NUCCA improves the position of the spine, allowing the vertebral arteries to carry the correct amount of blood to the brain, including the cerebellum. NUCCA also changes the proprioceptive information your brain will respond to.

This enables you to stand up straighter without thinking about it. It also improves your posture when you are thinking about it. It also helps with balance. Better balance will help you with bike riding, running, gymnastics, motorcycle riding, skiing, snowboarding, and a host of other sports, not to mention simply walking around your house without running into walls or door jams!

If you want to improve your posture and keep it improved, see your local NUCCA doctor.