The researchers have been working hard and the NUCCA leg check study has been accepted to be published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.  This will give more credibility to the method by which NUCCA practitioners determine a misalignment.  We know it works and we’ve proven that it works!  Now the world will be able to see it.

The NUCCA leg checks are performed very carefully to avoid errors in positioning.  There was a pilot study, followed by a larger scale study.  The studies show consistency between examiners.  This will also affect the ability of other chiropractic techniques to justify the leg checks that they perform to determine misalignment.

This is a wonderful foundational step.  This gives credence to the ability to determine misalignment, and to show that it has improved with the adjustment. After this is published, we’ll be able to show how improvements in a person’s body follow the improvements in leg length inequality.

NUCCA truly is helping pave the way forward for chiropractic.


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at