What Does Dr. Chung Do at NUCCA Conference?

What Does Dr. Chung Do at NUCCA Conference?

As many of you know, I was at a conference in California for the weekend.

This week’s conference was for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, aka NUCCA, aka the method of Structural Correction that I use in the office each day. A lot of people ask about what I do at these conferences, so I wanted to give you a peak behind the curtain.

Perfecting Our Atlas Correction/Staying Sharp

NUCCA Setup

Dr. Chung working with a colleague on his adjusting angles

Even though you can barely feel what happens when we perform an Atlas Correction, there are quite a number of steps to deliver a force that will actually make a patient better. That includes:

  • Matching x-ray measurements with the right correction angle.NUCCA-measure
  • Ensuring hip and shoulder angles match
  • Using the exact amount of force necessary to place into the patient
  • Using ergonomically sound principles to protect our spine from our work

 

When you are busy in solo practice, it’s easy to get sloppy with your technique, so we spend a couple hours each day with seasoned doctors to make sure we are on point.

Research Review

Dr. Woodfield and Dr. Hasick describe their poster presentation on Atlas Correction and Migraines

Dr. Woodfield and Dr. Hasick describe their poster presentation on Atlas Correction and Migraines

One of the most important aspects of practice to me is to stay up to date with research and new findings in the chiropractic and medical field. We get updates about new Structural imaging techniques from pioneers like Dr. Scott Rosa. This weekend, we had a presentation about how the Atlas can compress the internal jugular vein from a interventional radiologist named Dr. Michael Arata.

Mike Arata, MD presents on his research of the cranialcervical junction

Michael Arata, MD presents on his research of the cranialcervical junction

Though chiropractic has been historically criticized for a lack of interest and production of research, NUCCA has worked to stay on top of trends in upper cervical research. It has also been a leader in producing high quality research like the famous 2007 study about high blood pressure.

One on One help with experts to solve complex cases

A lot of people with various Secondary Conditions get better really quickly with a few corrections. However, I’ll be completely honest in saying that there are plenty of you out there where I have to bang my head against a wall trying to figure out how to correctly solve your case.

Board Certified doctors reviewing complex cases

Board Certified doctors reviewing complex cases

Many times we bring these complex cases to other doctors who have had 20 years of experience with this work so they can tell us how they went about solving similar cases. We then bring that experience back to you, and in a perfect world we get you over the hump.

And a little fun on the side

I didn’t have an intention of putting this section in here, but we got these great shots of a seal just hanging out on the beach during our morning workout.

A beach seal posing for a picture on our beach run

A beach seal posing for a picture on our beach run

Seal escaping the beach running NUCCA doctors

Seal escaping the beach running NUCCA doctors

Conclusion

A lot of health care conferences have a reputation of being course requirements and fluff time at a bar.

The truth is, going to a conferene like NUCCA isn’t a requirement for my liscense. I don’t have to spend money traveling to California and spending 20 hours in a classroom. I can do that just fine here in West Palm Beach at a fraction of the cost.

I go because I care about the technical excellence that Keystone Chiropractic and Structural Correction represents.  I care about providing you, patients, with the best care I can possibly give.

It’s easy to graduate chiropractic school and be a competent doctor. It takes time, effort, and commitment to bring mastery to the people I take care of everyday.

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