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Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ January 16, 2014 ~ Pages 14-16


Objective:  To describe the case of a woman with loss of smell (anosmia) and taste (ageusia) undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care.

Clinical Features:  A 64 year old women with a history of head and neck trauma and the subsequent loss of smell and taste.

Intervention & Outcome:  The patient received upper cervical spinal correction following a Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific (KCUCS) protocol. There was improvement of symptoms within 48 hours of the first upper cervical correction with complete restoration of smell and taste within 3 months.

Conclusion:  This case study suggests that there may be a role for the use of precise upper cervical chiropractic care in the management of patients with smell and taste disorders in patients with a history of head and neck trauma. Controlled studies are necessary to further our understanding of these findings.

Key Words: Anosmia, ageusia, upper cervical, chiropractic, subluxation, Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific Technique

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