Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, we have answers.

An accident or injury at some time in a person’s life causes their spine to misalign. It doesn’t necessarily need to be an injury that you would remember.

Examples of injuries are:

  • The birthing process
  • A fall as a child
  • Falling off a bicycle
  • Playing sports
  • Slipping on the ice
  • Car accidents
  • Twisting or popping your neck
  • Bumping your head getting in or out of your vehicle

The list goes on and on. It is estimated that greater than 95% of the adult population has a misaligned spine.

The best way to make sure that there is no interference in your nervous system is to have your spine checked by a NUCCA chiropractor. You can have subluxations and not even know it. Like the early stages of tooth decay or cancer, subluxations can be present before warning signs appear. Body imbalance is determined by leg length disparity and postural distortion measured on an Anatometer.
Yes. Subluxation is known as a silent killer. It may be present for decades before pain or symptoms show up. Two of our country’s biggest killers may also be present for years before they are symptomatic. Many people are walking around with heart disease and cancer without any pain or symptoms.
Of course! The best time to have a spinal injury corrected is right after it happens. For a lot of us that is when we are little. We encourage parents to bring their children in to have their spines checked as early as possible. Children’s bodies grow at an amazing rate. Early detection and correction will give your children the chance to grow into healthy, happy adults!

The early signs of misalignment in “little spines” include:

  • Sleeping or eating problems
  • Irritable or fussy
  • Ear Infections
  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Hyperactivity/ADD
  • Growing Pains
  • Bed Wetting
  • No Symptoms (misalignments can be silent)
Absolutely! Precise spinal x-rays are imperative for our adjusting procedures. We are often dealing with misalignments as small as ¾ of a degree, which is 1/10,000 of an inch (The thickness of a fingernail). With such small misalignments, the precision x-rays that we take allow us to calculate the correct method to restore the misalignment to a better position, thus allowing your body to begin the healing process. Due to special lead filters that block out a majority of the radiation, the radiation exposure is extremely low with our upper cervical x-ray series.
The number of adjustments needed varies from person to person. The reasons for this include:

  • Patient compliance (following the doctor’s recommendations)
  • The amount of damage to the spinal structures
  • Exercise habits
  • Spiritual health
  • Emotional and physical stress
  • The shape of your spinal bones

During the initial stabilization period, a number of NUCCA chiropractic corrections may be necessary. Once the spine stabilizes (usually within the first six months), many patients hold their correction for 3 to 6 months at a time. Our corrections generally hold much longer than other types of chiropractic adjustments.

Our patients generally respond very rapidly to the NUCCA chiropractic procedure. The reason for this is because of the precision of the correction. The better the quality of the spinal correction, the better the recovery.

Many factors are involved with you feeling better, including:

  • Type and severity of the condition(s)
  • How long you have had the condition
  • What other treatments you have had
  • Medications you are taking
  • Compliance with the doctor’s recommendations
  • Age

Most patients get results with the first spinal correction, but the first six to eight weeks after the initial correction is considered a process of healing and recovery. Body balance will be closely monitored during this period to ensure the correction is maintained and healing continues.

The same amount of time that you will need to eat healthy, exercise, practice good spiritual disciplines and other healthy lifestyle choices. Our job is to offer you the very best care and we stand ready to help all patients, regardless of their health goals. How long you decide to benefit from NUCCA chiropractic care is always up to you.
Yes. Rest assured that your NUCCA chiropractor is specifically trained to deliver a completely safe and gentle spinal correction which requires no bending, twisting or cracking of the spine. Our office will also communicate with other health professionals if there are any possible contradictions that we are concerned about.

If you would like to find out more about our advanced method of natural pain relief and optimal healing, call today to set up an appointment!

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Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center

(Formerly known as Advanced Spinal Care)
1052 Oak Forest Dr., Ste 210, Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: (608) 783-0384

Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center

1052 Oak Forest Dr., Ste 210
Onalaska, WI 54650


Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Tuesday: 9am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Friday: 9am-2pm

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Our patients are from communities all over the area, including Onalaska, La Crosse, La Crescent, Holmen, West Salem.