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Gentle NUCCA Chiropractic For EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes)

Patients living with EDS(Ehlers-Danlos syndromes) may have been told that chiropractic is not a good treatment for them. Some may think about going to a chiropractor, but wonder if adjustments might be too forceful, or damaging for them. Even if you find a good chiropractor, you may think if the treatments will last. May there be a safe and effective type of chiropractic care for EDS patients? Yes!

What is EDS?

Ehlers-Danlo Syndrome, or EDS is a genetically inherited group of soft tissue disorders. Some of the most common symptoms of EDS are ligament laxity/hypermobility, chronic joint pain, dislocations, fatigue, skin fragility, subluxations, dysautonomia, and GI issues. EDS is a genetic disorder so usually after ruling out other sources of pain, someone will go to a geneticist and be diagnosed.

Statistics show the total prevalence of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes to be 1 in 2,500 to 1 in 5,000 people. Symptoms of people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome range from mild to severe. ‍

What is NUCCA Chiropractic, and Can It Help EDS

NUCCA chiropractic(National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) is a gentle technique that works on balancing the spine without any forcing, twisting, or popping. The treatment is based on measurements from posture and x-rays, that allow tailor made adjustments that are gentle, but effective. It is a top-down approach. If the head and neck are out of alignment, then the shoulders, hips, and legs will be unbalanced. This leads to pressure at different joints in the body, causing pain and inflammation.

Based on postural assessment and x-rays, the NUCCA treatment works by balancing the Atlas and Axis, the first two bones in the neck, with the head and rest of the body. By balancing the top of the spine, the rest of the spine starts to shift itself back into place. Patients are amazed at how gentle it is.

At Schrier Family Chiropractic, we have seen lots of patients with EDS that have had great improvements. Many EDS patients feel improvements within the first few visits. We also have a relaxation room with zero gravity chairs for after the treatment, to help the adjustment lock in place, and not misalign quickly. There are many people throughout the country with EDS that have found NUCCA through recommendations, or support groups, that have had great results.

My name is Dr. Elan Schrier, my practice, Schrier Family Chiropractic & Regenerative Medicine are located in Delray Beach, FL. I have taken care of 1000’s of patients of the last 9 years. Within the last few years, we started attracting more EDS patients, and now we see patients with this condition on a weekly basis. It is one of my passions to take care of these patients, because many have been everywhere, and tried everything without much relief.

NUCCA chiropractic is obviously not a cure for EDS, but can a profound effect on how you feel and function. I believe it is an important puzzle piece, to have NUCCA chiropractic as part of your health care team.

If you have EDS call us at 561-445-2648 for a free consultation to find out how we can help.