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 adults, youth and children. 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 Table

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.

ART Therapy with Dan Selstad, ATC

Offered by Dan Selstad, ATC, Active Release Therapy 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. Conditions treated include Headaches, Back pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Shin splints, Shoulder pain, Sciatica, Plantar fasciitis, Tennis elbow

Dan Selstad, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer and a credentialed ART provider at Sheppard Spine & Sports Clinic.  He treats the full range of repetitive strain and stress-related injuries.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation with CHEK Practitioner

Sheppard Spine and Sports Clinic has CHEK practitioners who have the skill and knowledge to devise the best high-performance exercise program to achieve the best results from your injury. This complete form of rehabilitation has been proven to benefit the mind, body and spirit of countless patients.


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 Cold 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.

Naturopathic Medicine & Nutrition

Prime Wellness treats women and men of all ages for both acute and chronic conditions, as well as preventive medicine and general wellness. Whenever possible, we opt for natural approaches nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes, herbs, supplements before resorting to medication. Addressing root causes, not just superficial symptoms, often enables our patients to cast aside prescription medications and their harmful side-effects in favor of natural means.

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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