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Can NUCCA Help Someone Who Is Struggling with Trigeminal Neuralgia?

NUCCA and Trigeminal Neuralgia Trigeminal neuralgia episodes are known to be one of the most excruciating types of pain known to man. The episodes are characterized by bursts of rapid lancinating pain along one side of the face (along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve). A few movements that can trigger trigeminal neuralgia include: Sleeping [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on Can NUCCA Help Someone Who Is Struggling with Trigeminal Neuralgia?

5 Facts about Parkinson’s Disease and How NUCCA May Help

NUCCA and Parkinson's Disease Did you know that Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders of the central nervous system? Your central nervous system is composed of your brain and spinal cord. Parkinson’s disease affects nerve cells in the brain (basal ganglia area), causing movements to be less smooth than normal. Five [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Parkinson's Disease|Comments Off on 5 Facts about Parkinson’s Disease and How NUCCA May Help

Does Your Child Have Scoliosis? NUCCA May Help

NUCCA and Scoliosis 2-4% of children between the ages of 10-16 have scoliosis (1). Did you know that scoliosis is 10 times more likely to progress in girls(1)? Any curve over 10 degrees is considered significant. Common symptoms of scoliosis include: Prolonged sitting or standing leading to low back muscle fatigue Low back pain [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Scoliosis|Comments Off on Does Your Child Have Scoliosis? NUCCA May Help

Dr. David Packer, D.C., Director, Co-Chair Education Committee

Dr. David A. Packer graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2000. He earned a B.A. and M.B.A. from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 1993 and also served as a hospital corpsman in the US Naval Reserve. After graduating from Palmer, Dr. Packer moved to [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|Board of Directors|Comments Off on Dr. David Packer, D.C., Director, Co-Chair Education Committee

Dr. Steven MacDonald, Director, Co-Chair Nominating Committee

Dr. MacDonald is a board Certified NUCCA practitioner who has maintained a private practice in Pacific Grove, California since 1979. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University and Palmer College of Chiropractic. He is a lecturer and author of numerous articles and chapters of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association textbook.

By | September 1st, 2015|Board of Directors|Comments Off on Dr. Steven MacDonald, Director, Co-Chair Nominating Committee

Dr. Jeffrey Scholten, Director, Research

Dr. Jeffrey Scholten has been in private practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 2001 and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Upper Cervical Research Foundation (UCRF) as well as the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Originally earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1996 from the University of Calgary, [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|Board of Directors|Comments Off on Dr. Jeffrey Scholten, Director, Research

Dr. Craig Lapenski, Director, Chairman of Finance Committee, Co-Chair Nominating Committee

Dr. Lapenski discovered NUCCA while in Chiropractic college and following his first NUCCA adjustment, realized this was the care he needed to provide for his patients. Dr. Lapenski graduated with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1999. He has been in private practice in Graham, Washington ever since. Over the past [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|Board of Directors|Comments Off on Dr. Craig Lapenski, Director, Chairman of Finance Committee, Co-Chair Nominating Committee

Dr. Gordon Hasick, Director, Co-Chair of Standards Committee

Dr. Hasick has a diverse background in clinical chiropractic care, education, and television production; all with a focus on human development and enhanced well-being. He began his private chiropractic practice in Calgary in 1980 opening the Britannia Clinic where he continues to practice. He has been a board certified instructor for the National Upper Cervical [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|Board of Directors|Comments Off on Dr. Gordon Hasick, Director, Co-Chair of Standards Committee

Dr. Marshall Dickholtz, Jr., Director, Co-Chair of Standards Committee

Dr. Marshall Dickholtz Jr. is one of only twenty board certified NUCCA doctors worldwide. He practices in Northbrook, Illinois and is an authority on the diagnosis and treatment of adults and children with headaches, musculoskeletal conditions, spinal disc syndrome, back and neck pain, and other neurologically based conditions. He has more than thirty years of [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|Board of Directors|Comments Off on Dr. Marshall Dickholtz, Jr., Director, Co-Chair of Standards Committee

Dr. Johanna M. Hoeller, Secretary, Chairman of Fundraising Committee

After receiving a life changing NUCCA spinal correction in Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Hoeller attended the University of Victoria from 1978 to 1981, and then graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1985. She began serving on the NUCCA board in 1999 and specifically has served on the executive committee as secretary since that time. In [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|Board of Directors|Comments Off on Dr. Johanna M. Hoeller, Secretary, Chairman of Fundraising Committee