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Nucali Spinal Care offers unique treatments for the pain


DR. MATTHEW HASSEY, Upper Cervical Specialist, stands in his practice at 1200 Suncast Lane in El Dorado Hills. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

From page MED20 | September 28, 2012 |

Pain — and back pain especially — is no laughing matter.

Ask anyone who has suffered from a pinched nerve. The term “exquisite” barely come close. One just wants to lie as still as possible, waiting for the pain to go away.

Nowadays, society is just beginning to learn the benefits of keeping the human spine in alignment. Not only is pain relieved, but overall health is optimized, as well. Chiropractic is the largest form of alternative health care in the U.S. It’s the third largest form of health care in general behind medicine and dentistry. It is one of the safest approaches existing in any of the health professions, and it ranks highest in patient satisfaction surveys for back pain.

Matthew Hassey, D.C., understands the pain of those who come to him. His compassion to heal the pain of others and to improve their quality of life led him to pursue a career in chiropractic.

“I was raised in the town Chiropractic was founded, Davenport, Iowa,” Hassey said. “I understood at a young age the difference between ‘health care’ and ‘sick care.’ My parents took us to the chiropractor even when we weren’t sick. I looked up to the chiropractors that helped my family stay strong and healthy.

“I always knew I could be happy as a doctor of chiropractic, but it was not until I discovered Upper Cervical Chiropractic in my twenties that it became a calling,” he said. “I knew there were many people out there suffering with no explanation or proper remedy. I realized the sooner I received my degree and license to practice chiropractic the more people I could help.”

A graduate of the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic, Hassey is one of a handful of chiropractors trained and proficient in the precise placement of the upper most bone in the spinal column, the Atlas (C1) to establish a center of gravity for the head, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. He serves as a board member of the most current study of upper cervical chiropractic, Quantum Spinal Mechanics 3 (QSM3).

He specializes in correction of the human frame from head to toe in a balanced array of equal tone, tension and compression throughout the entire system. This is done through a comprehensive exam including digital x-rays, a computerized postural measurement, and an integrated analysis to eliminate guesswork.

The QSM3 procedure is utilized to measure and make the changes necessary to ensure an optimal environment for the body, and mind to function, heal and thrive optimally. All spinal corrections are performed by hand at the top of the neck without cracking, popping, or twisting. All spinal corrections are post measured to ensure accuracy and efficiency of the services provided.

The upper cervical model of health care delivered via a trained doctor of the QSM3 protocol restores the body’s incredible ability to function and heal. Dr. Hassey incorporates specific exercises, stretches and dietary recommendations alongside his spinal corrections to allow proper healing and to ensure maintenance of true health for every individual.

“Almost daily I hear patients express how they wish they knew about upper cervical chiropractic years earlier,” he said.

Nucali Spinal Care is located at 1200 Suncast Lane, Suite 2 in El Dorado Hills (Entrance 2 off Latrobe Road). Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays by appointment and closed Wednesdays. Visit or or call 916-626-4300.





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