Welcome to the 8th annual Small Steps to Success Campaign.

This annual campaign is an important part of the UCRF. Every year we raise awareness and resources to support our ongoing research. To see the benefits of this investment and the significant effort put forward by the organization since 1971, please visit the website.

Please get involved and join this important opportunity for you, your practice and the future of our organization.

Take a few minutes to view the video from the UCRF finance chair regarding this year’s campaign.

New donor cards that have been professionally printed are available to order for your office.  Click here to see a sample of this donor card.

To order cards for your office, please contact Mary Pat Nielson at ([email protected]) or call (800) 541-5799

The NUCCA care protocol is a precise technique for the correction of  a small but very important upper neck misalignment known as the Atlas Subluxation Complex (ASC). The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association conducts research, education, and public awareness  into this technique that has helped improve the health of thousands of people since 1966.

Our annual research fundraiser known as “Small Steps to Success” runs for the month of November.  Thanks to the generous donations of our past supporters, we have been able to complete several important research projects to date.  Donations from various personal and corporate donors such as TransCanada Pipelines, The Tao Foundation, and The Hecht Foundation made this happen.

The Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PCMRI) Migraine study was a multidisciplinary project that created ongoing partnerships between NUCCA, University of Calgary Neurology and Elliot-Fong-Wallace (EFW) Radiology.  Advanced MRI data analysis of the Migraine study was completed allowing for additional exploration of observed hemodynamic and hydrodynamic flow pattern changes.  A manuscript is being prepared for submission to a special issue of Behavioural Neurology, “Blood and Fluid Circulation of the Brain: The Neurovascular Component of Neurodegeneration.”

These and other study findings have opened the door for NUCCA to be presented to a wider audience including the International Society of Neurovascular Disease (ISNVD), the International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), and the American Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC), to mention a few.

A common link seen in the ASC, mTBI (concussion), and neurodegenerative disorders such as MS, is MRI evidence of altered venous drainage and intracranial compliance following head and neck trauma.  More research is needed to further understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms of altered blood/cerebrospinal fluid flow in the head and neck region following trauma.

We rely on donations! Not only does your support help further NUCCA research, it brings a natural way to improve quality of life for the millions of people suffering from migranes, concussion, MS and other health challenges.

Please contact The Ralph R. Gregory Memorial Foundation (Canada) (1-866-342-4476) or The Upper Cervical Research Foundation (1-877-558-0410) if you have questions about our research projects or would like to donate.

Thank you again for your generosity and support!



US Doctor Patient Letter: 2016 SS Pt Letter US-FINAL

US Doctor Office Handout: 2016 SS Office Handout-FINAL

US Doctor Administrative Instructions: 2016 Administrative Instructions for Small Steps-US



Canadian Doctor Patient Letter: 2016 SS Pt Letter CN-FINAL

Canadian Doctor Office Handout: 2016 SS Office Handout-FINAL

Canadian Doctor Administrative Instructions: 2016 Administrative Instructions Small Steps-CN