Our Care

NUCCA care is the core of our gentle, proven care. From that core of care, we can help you live a well-balanced life in so many ways.


What Is NUCCA Care?

NUCCA is an acronym used by the highly trained and certified doctors of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. NUCCA care gently and precisely corrects misalignment of your head and neck (your upper cervical spine). Misalignment at this crucial structural point can put pressure on your brain stem and force your spine, pelvis, body, and nervous system to operate out of its natural balance.

The goal of our NUCCA care is to relieve your nerve pressure, reduce your pain, and sustainably balance your body. Unlike traditional chiropractic, there is no cracking, twisting, or popping involved.

Highly specialized NUCCA care is:

  • advanced spine care
  • gentle and noninvasive
  • proven, precise, and painless for you
  • a way for you to return to balanced health

How We Treat You.

We provide gentle, proven care in all of these ways for you and your family — helping you achieve a well-balanced life.


It is the core of our practice: gentle, proven care by the highly trained and certified doctors of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. We work to bring balance to your body, spine, and nervous system.

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy uses light energy to reduce pain and inflammation deep within your body. Cold lasers do not heat or cut; they penetrate. We use them to trigger chemical changes that help heal damaged cells.

Athlete Care

We help athletes reach and remain at the top of their game. We help keep your body in balance, so that you can focus better, react faster, move more precisely, and reduce your risk of season-ending injury.

Maternity Care

Pregnancy and birth can have far-reaching effects on moms and babies. We help your body adapt to the many challenges it will face over a pregnancy and give care to help you avoid a difficult or traumatic birth.

Pediatric Care

From infants to adolescents, children have particular needs. Your child’s body grows and changes rapidly. With regular checkups and balanced care, we help developing bodies adapt to each new stage of growth.

Scoliosis Screenings

Scoliosis can occur at any age, but it often onsets in children, during the growth spurt just before puberty. We thoroughly and expertly check your children for the warning signs of scoliosis — for free.


One Of Atlanta’s Top Chiropractors.

In 2018, Dr. Bryan Salminen was named one of Atlanta’s top chiropractors by Atlanta Magazine. He will be in charge of all your care at Alpha Spine Center.

Dr. Salminen received his doctorate of chiropractic from Life University, with honors, in 1999. He has been a certified member of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) since 1999 as well. He lectures nationally and internationally on spinal rehabilitation and increased nerve function, 3D x-ray techniques and analysis, spinal biomechanics, and before-and-after MRI studies of spinal disc degeneration. 

Dr. Salminen instructs doctors around the nation in basic and advanced techniques of NUCCA care. He has clinical experience in spinal rehabilitation and nerve pressure reduction, which helps a variety of systemic health conditions. He also has clinical experience in the rehabilitation of shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.


What Our Patients Say About Our Care.

Condition-Specific Testimonies

From auto accidents to sciatica, migraines to body pains, people come to us for care and relief. See what they say about our treatment of their specific condition.


Here For You.

Let’s work together to see what a difference a well-balanced life can make! Make an appointment with us today, and we will see how we can help you reduce pain, increase life, and bring balance back.