Dr. Kurt Sherwood, Vice President

Dr. Kurt Sherwood graduated from the prestigious Palmer college of Chiropractic with academic and research honors in 1989. Since then he has been private practice in the Seattle Washington area, focused on the NUCCA procedure exclusively. Dr. Sherwood is also a member of the International Chiropractic Association and the Washington state Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Julia Radwanski, Officer – Treasurer

Dr. Julia Radwanski is a Board Certified NUCCA doctor at Vital Brain & Spine in Bridgewater, NJ. She graduated at the top of her class with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic College and remains committed to providing the highest quality NUCCA care for her patients. Her passion for NUCCA began long […]

Dr. Michael Zabelin, Officer – Secretary

Dr. Michael Zabelin

Dr. Michael Zabelin is a fully certified NUCCA doctor practicing in San Francisco as the sole practitioner of Cow Hollow Chiropractic clinic. He is a graduate of Pacific States Chiropractic College/Life Chiropractic College where he was an honor student and valedictorian. Dr. Zabelin is past Chair of the NUCCA Education Committee and designed and implemented […]

Dr. Marshall Dickholtz, Jr., Director

Dr. Marshall Dickholtz Jr.

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 […]

Dr. Ben Kuhn, Director

Dr. Ben Kuhn

Dr. Ben Kuhn has extensive experience and education in engineering, physics and computers, outdoor living and building. Upon completing all the requirements needed for beginning a chiropractic course of study, he moved himself and his family of then four, to Davenport, Iowa, graduating in 2006 with his Doctor of Chiropractic. He was president of the […]

Dr. Craig Lapenski, Director

Dr. Craig Lapenski

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 […]

Dr. David Packer, Director

Dr. David Packer

Dr. David 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 Seattle, […]

Dr. Barbara Read, Director

Dr. Barbara Read is a wife, mother and Board Certified in the N.U.C.C.A. technique (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association).  She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1997 then worked in Chicago as an associate of Dr. Marshall Dickholtz, Sr., one of the founding members of the N.U.C.C.A. organization.   She is a credentialed instructor for […]

Dr. Jeffrey Scholten, Director

In private practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 2001, Dr. Jeffrey Scholten is the clinic director and owner of The Vital Posture Clinic and teaches Diagnosis and Management of Spinal Disorders at Life Chiropractic College West. Dr. Jeffrey Scholten is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures and is currently the only Canadian to […]

Dr. Lee Yardley, Director

Dr. Lee Yardley

Dr. Lee Yardley graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1978, and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. In addition, he was Board Certified by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) in 1996 and practices in the state of Washington. […]

Upper Cervical Care for Pinched Nerves

NUCCA and pinched nerves

NUCCA and Pinched Nerves Pinched nerve is frequently a misnomer as the nerve is not necessarily pinched but irritated. However when someone says that they have a pinched nerve it’s usually because they are experiencing pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, and other symptoms in an affected area of the body depending on the nerve that is […]

NUCCA Helps Relieve Chronic TMJ Pain

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NUCCA and TMJ TMJ dysfunction generally presents with pain in the jaw that can radiate toward the neck and ear. A popping or clicking sound when the jaw is moved as well as a limited range of jaw movement often accompany the pain. A 2012 study revealed the benefits of NUCCA for TMJ pain relief. […]

Can NUCCA Help Patients Suffering from Dizziness?

NUCCA and dizziness

NUCCA and Dizziness Dizziness can be used to describe a wide range of feelings and conditions that affect people. Many classify everything from the feeling of lightheadedness to vertigo as varying types of dizziness. Is it possible for NUCCA to help patients who are suffering from this sensation? Consider the following two examples. Two Case […]

300 Whiplash Patients Get Help With Upper Cervical Chiropractic

NUCCA and whiplash

NUCCA and Whiplash Whiplash injuries can have long-lasting effects. Just a couple of these include migraines and vertigo. One study that involved 300 patients helped show a link between whiplash injuries and various health conditions. It also revealed benefits from the help of upper cervical chiropractic care. The Results of the Study While the study […]

Neck Pain Relief from Low Force Upper Cervical Correction

neck pain relief, NUCCA

Neck Pain Relief from Low Force Upper Cervical Correction A 2009 study revealed the benefits of an upper cervical low force correction for helping to relieve neck pain and disability, and more recently, research performed in 2015 showed NUCCA and other upper cervical techniques to be effective at relieving various conditions including neck pain with […]

Upper Cervical Care Provides Benefits for Sciatica Patients

NUCCA and sciatica

NUCCA and Sciatica A 2011 case study sets a stunning example of the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic care when it comes to those who experience sciatica as well as other health conditions. Sciatica is a common cause of lower back pain involving irritation of the sciatic nerve which stems from the spinal cord and […]

Why Consider NUCCA before Carpal Tunnel Surgery

NUCCA and carpal tunnel syndrome

When it comes to the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, most patients are looking for quick relief from the weakness, numbness, or tingling being felt in the wrist and hand. Some who experience carpal tunnel find that the pain is worse at night. A patient may also get slight relief when shaking the hand on […]

Patients with Back Pain and Scoliosis See Benefits from NUCCA

scoliosis chiropractor

NUCCA and Back Pain Scoliosis is definitely more than a mere structural defect. A recent case study underscores the benefits of going to a NUCCA scoliosis chiropractor when it comes to back pain and scoliosis. The patient was a 15-year-old girl with a history of lumbar pain (lower back) as well as scoliosis (44-degree angle […]

Multiple Case Studies Point to NUCCA Benefits for Vertigo Sufferers

NUCCA and vertigo

NUCCA and Vertigo What is vertigo? It is the feeling that motion is present when there is none. For example, the patient may feel that the room is spinning. This feeling may only last for a few minutes, or it may last for hours. In some cases, the sensation is strong enough to cause nausea […]

Chronic Migraine Sufferers Find Significant Improvement with NUCCA

migraine headaches and NUCCA, migraine chiropractor

Migraine Headaches and NUCCA A clinical study shows the connection between migraine headaches and NUCCA care. The research involves 11 migraine patients who received NUCCA care to improve their condition. Let’s take a look at how the study was conducted and how the results show the benefits of seeing a NUCCA migraine chiropractor. The Method […]

NUCCA Research Reveals Benefits for Headache Patients

NUCCA and Headaches

NUCCA and Headaches Dealing with constant headaches can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you lead a busy life. It could prevent you from doing your usual chores. It can also impact the quality of your life. Fortunately, there has been a lot of research done to find a long-term solution. Existing research literature supports the […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Patients Benefit from NUCCA Care

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and NUCCA

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and NUCCA Care NUCCA care may be valuable for improving the quality of life and sleep in some patients as recently reported in the literature. In this case series, a Psychiatrist screened 32 candidates, for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), allowing 19 patients to participate. What happened to these patients and how did […]

Is Post-concussion Syndrome Actually A Neck Problem?

Postconcussion syndrome

Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) as a Neck Problem The sudden deaths of high profile football players like Junior Seau have made the complications of head trauma and concussions a hot button topic in sports and medicine. While concussions are considered mild traumatic brain injury, the truth is any brain injury is anything BUT mild. While most […]

Meniere’s Disease: NUCCA a Potential Solution to a Stubborn Problem

Meniere's Disease and NUCCA

Ménière’s Disease and NUCCA If you or someone you know is struggling with Ménière’s disease you know that off-balance feeling. One ear is ringing and it is difficult to hear. Vertigo or dizziness, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss are the triad of symptoms typically found in Ménière’s disease. Symptoms last between 1 […]