Gentle and Effective NUCCA Chiropractic Care

Des Moines ChiropractorWelcome to Balance First Chiropractic Center in Des Moines, Iowa. These are some of the reasons that our patients love our approach to chiropractic and their health and well-being:

  • Our goal is natural body pain relief and better whole body health without the use of drugs or surgery
  • Our approach is gentle, without popping, twisting, or cracking
  • We want you to have a better quality of life with as few chiropractic adjustments as possible

As providers of NUCCA Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care, we focus on the vital balance between the head and the neck, an area that controls many body systems, and influences the stress across the whole spine.

What Are the Benefits of NUCCA Chiropractic Care?

There are many! The majority of our patients report having improvements in one or more of the following the areas:

  • decreased painChiropractic Patients Jumping
  • improved motion
  • less tension
  • more energy
  • better quality of sleep
  • improved focus
  • and better coordination and balance

Learn more about NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic care, or what common symptoms we see in the office.

Balance First Chiropractic Center in Des Moines, Iowa

Established in 1999, Balance First is one of a few offices in Iowa to offer the gentle chiropractic procedure known as NUCCA.The office is conveniently located just north of Interstate 235, in the Windsor Heights area of Des Moines.

Balance First is owned and operated by Dr. Deb Sesker. Originally from Arkansas, Dr. Deb graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, where she went to study the NUCCA chiropractic system of healing. Dr. Sesker is Board Certified in the NUCCA procedures.

In addition to the life-changing benefits of upper cervical chiropractic care, Dr. Sesker also offers weight loss and nutrition coaching as a compliment to her chiropractic practice. Based on a personal experience with the same coaching process, Dr. Sesker is responding to the weight and nutrition problems of so many Iowans.

Read more about the services of Balance First.

Latest Chiropractic News

Addressing half-truths about chiropractic from American Heart Association

10/30/14 12:30 pm

AHA plays two truths and a lie, pulling out anti-chiropractic agenda from decades past.

"Based on the above well referenced article it would be logical to conclude that upper cervical care would carry even less risk since most upper cervical chiropractic methods are very gentle and adjust the patient in neutral postures with no rotation of the neck."

Resolution of Hearing Loss After Chiropractic Manipulation « Chiro.Org – Providing Chiropractic Information for Chiropractic and Chiropractors.

10/25/14 7:03 am

Resolution of Hearing Loss After Chiropractic Manipulation « Chiro.Org – Providing Chiropractic Information for Chiropractic and Chiropractors.:

After 3 chiropractic adjustments, her hearing and associated symptoms were significantly improved. …When asked to rate her hearing and fullness sensation in the ear on a Patient Specific Functional Scale with a 0-10 measure, where 0 is no deficits and 10 is completely impaired, initially she rated her symptoms as 7, and 5 months after the conclusion of care, her rating dropped to 1. Following treatment her audiogram was normal.

LI doctors help Jim McMahon get his life back and they can help others, too - Newsday

10/23/14 12:30 pm

LI doctors help Jim McMahon get his life back and they can help others, too - Newsday:

"Image guided C1-C2 correction" - Otherwise known as an upper cervical adjustment. Head and neck injuries are linked, and cannot be treated separately.

Can upper cervical care help strabismus

10/16/14 8:59 pm

With birth injuries or other early childhood trauma, the head and neck relationship can become misaligned and restrict blood flow, nerve flow and the flow of fluids in the brain. That’s one of the causes of strabismus.

Headaches, Children, and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

05/09/14 6:34 am


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