Upper Cervical Chiropractic
of New York, PC
Dr. George Gertner and his team specialize in the NUCCA procedure, a highly specialized chiropractic technique that gently corrects spinal mialignment at the source — the (top) atlas of the spine.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York was established in 2002 by Dr. George Gertner.
Dr. Gertner is currently one of only 5 NY area chiropractors practicing the NUCCA technique. He is currently a member of NUCCA and the National Awareness Campaign for Upper Cervical Care (NACUCC).
Learn More About NUCCA Chiropractic
Want to learn more about NUCCA Chiropractic the unique form of care that Dr. Gertner uses at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York, PC? Then click on the video thumbnail to watch a short 2 minute overview video.
The NUCCA Treatment
The Central Nervous System (CNS) runs through the spine transmitting neurological signals throughout the body.
Subluxation, the misalignment of spinal vertebrae, can cause severe damage and distress to the CNS that can manifest in a variety of conditions.
NUCCA can correct subluxation and provide relief for a variety of health issues from chronic pain to Multiple Sclerosis.
The NUCCA technique is performed by the doctors of Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York, PC (UCC) in a scientific manner by using X-Rays and other imaging equipment to objectively correct the atlas in the precise direction and amount necessary.
Imaging is taken before and after your first adjustment and throughout your treatment to ensure proper care is administered.
The imaging equipment is available in the office so you don’t have to go back and forth scheduling visits at third party medical facilities.
Your First Visit
Your first visit you’ll be greeted by warm and friendly reception staff members. They’ll answer any questions and get you checked in.
Subluxation is the misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine. These misalignments can happen over time due to genetics, chronic bad posture, or gradually from other injuries that force one side of the body to subtly overcompensate. It can also happen from acute injuries in sports, vehicle collisions, or accidents.
When subluxation occurs, a variety of symptoms can arise from the pressure put on the body and nervous system. Pinched nerves, numbness, and pain only scratch the surface of what Subluxation can do to the body.
The NUCCA technique can help resolve subluxation and the symptoms associated with it. Below is a non-exhaustive list of conditions we treat.
Allergies occur when the body’s defense system–the immune system–is hypersensitive to a harmless substanceRead more
Asthma is a chronic (long-standing) lung disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of wheezing and difficulty breathing.Read more
In an auto accident, our bodies tense up as an involuntary reaction and prepare for impact.Read more
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by swelling and pressure inside a tunnel-like structure of the wrist called the carpal tunnel.Read more
Chronic Ear and Sinus Infection
When the immune system becomes compromised, the body is unable to effectively fight ordinary infections.Read more
CHRONIC BACK PAIN
Chronic back pain is hard to treat, and it can even be difficult to diagnose. Patients are sometimes given medication for pain relief, but this is not always effective — and it may come with side effects.Read more
CHRONIC NECK PAIN
Often, chronic neck pain is treated with medication, especially if its underlying cause is unknown or untreatable. However, medication comes with side effects and does not address the root cause of the pain.Read more
DIZZINESS / VERTIGO
Dizziness and vertigo are very common subjective symptoms prompting people to consult their physicians.Read more
FIBROMYALGIA / FATIGUE
Fibromyalgia is a chronic (long-lasting) condition that can be very disabling.Read more
A disc–a small pad of gel-like tissue surrounded by a thick coating–is sandwiched between each of the bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column.Read more
Meniere’s disease is a disorder characterized by sudden, recurring attacks of disabling vertigo (a whirling sensation), hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and nausea and vomiting.Read more
A migraine headache is characterized by an intense, throbbing pain, most often on one side of the head and sometimes involving the neck.Read more
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disorder causing a loss or damage of myelin–the fatty tissue coating and protecting the nerve fibers in the central nervous system.Read more
arkinson’s disease is a chronic (long-lasting) and progressive brain disorder.Read more
coliosis is a spinal deformity characterized by lateral (side-to-side) curvature of the spine.Read more
SEIZURES / EPILEPSY
Epilepsy is a chronic (long-standing) brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures–excessive electrical activity in the brainRead more
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER (TMJ)
Temporo mandibular joint (TMJ) disorder–also called TMJ syndrome–refers not just to one but to a number of conditions that cause pain in the face, head, or jaw area.Read more
TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA (TN)
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux or the suicide disease, is a chronic (long-lasting) condition affecting the fifth cranial (trigeminal) nerveRead more
This is a non-exhaustive list of common conditions which result from a subluxated spine.
Patients across the globe
We love helping people.
Over the years, our practice has changed countless lives for the better and drawn referral patients from around the world who finally found relief at our office.
Below are some of the innumerable patient stories that have made our job endlessly rewarding.