We are San Diego’s original
NUCCA Chiropractic Clinic
Supporting Whole Body Wellness

NUCCA is Advanced Spinal Correction

Sheppard Spine And Sports Clinic provides an advanced spinal correction known as the N.U.C.C.A. technique. This is a measured spinal technique that does not involve "twisting" or "cracking" of the neck. This procedure is comfortable for patients of all ages. Utilizing true plane spinography x-rays we are able to measure the exact degree of your atlas misalignment. The proper atlas correction is the single most important component of your neurological and spinal function.

Dr. Kenny Sheppard is known among his peers and patients alike as one of San Diego's premier NUCCA Upper Cervical Chiropractors. He has been practicing NUCCA chiropractic for 31 years. He is one of the few Doctors trained in NUCCA procedures and protocols.

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Our NUCCA Specialists

We provide a spinal care approach based on measurable, reproducible, scientific principles.

Dr. Kenny SheppardDoctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)
Dr. Anne Marie SheppardDoctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)
Dr. Chelsea SheppardDoctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)

Dr. Kenny, Anne Marie and Chelsea Sheppard specialize in the upper cervical technique known as NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association). They are some of a few doctors trained in the NUCCA system and are San Diego's premier upper cervical chiropractic doctors.

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Additional Services Offered

SpineMED® Decompression

Sheppard Spine And Sports Clinic utilizes the SpineMED® System which performs a specialized procedure called spinal decompression, that is, unloading of the spine using distraction and positioning. SpineMED® is a NON-SURGICAL, DRUG-FREE procedure that is EXCEPTIONALLY COMFORTABLE designed to promote health and hydration to damaged intervertebral discs.

Active Release Therapy (ART)

ART is a patented, state-of-the-art system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. When an injury occurs, it produces abnormal texture, tension, and length in the affected tissues. The result is pain, reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and decreased athletic performance.

In ART treatment, the practitioner identifies exactly which tissues are affected in each patient.  Then, the practitioner applies carefully selected ART treatment protocols to restore the tissue to its normal texture, tension, and length.

There are over 500 ART protocols.  Each one is a combination of precisely directed tension and very specific patient movements.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation with C.H.E.K Certified Therapy

C.H.E.K Practitioners are highly-trained with knowledge and skills necessary to work with you to achieve optimal results. They will develop a high-performance corrective exercise program for you to achieve optimal results from your injury.


Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy in which quasi-static pressure is applied to soft tissue to stimulate skeletal striated muscle. It is known to be the most effective type of massage therapy for pain anywhere in the body. The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this form of bodywork as an effective treatment for pain associated with soft tissue injury.

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

Sheppard Spine And Sports Clinic is proud to provide the highest level of clinically proven pain relief with the Erchonia Cold Laser and Biolase Class 4 Laser for Deep Tissue Therapy. Low-level lasers emit visible coherent light that is applied to the affected area. Bundles of light energy pass through the dermal layers, and are received within the cell membrane by specific energy photo acceptors.

Holistic Integrative Medicine

Sheppard Spine And Sports Clinic is proud to have Dr. Brenda Marshall, a San Diego Physician with 25 years experience as an integrative health practitioner. She was Voted "San Diego's BEST Integrative Wellness" by Ranch & Coast Magazine in August 2016.

Contact Information

You've only got one spine. Take great care of it with supportive chiropractic care.

Sheppard Spine & Sports Clinic
634 Stevens Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Phone: 858-350-6290
Fax: 858-350-6775
Email: Sheppardclinic@yahoo.com

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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