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Arthur Plesa, DC, Matthew Wolfertz, DC, David Shores, DC, Scott Jackson, DC  

Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ July 15, 2024 ~ Pages 6-27



Background: The Knee Chest Specific Chiropractic (KCSC) technique represents a significant evolution in the analysis and correction of craniocervical subluxations, focusing particularly on the Atlas and Axis vertebrae. Rooted in the pioneering work of BJ Palmer, this technique has undergone extensive development since the early 20th century.

Technique Methods: KCSC utilizes a combination of spinal thermography and advanced radiographic analysis to identify and correct subluxations with precision. KCSC’s methodology includes unique procedures for patient positioning, thermal scanning, and specific adjustic thrusts designed to ensure both the effectiveness and safety of chiropractic adjustments. The technique emphasizes a high-velocity, high-amplitude adjustic thrust with specific torque and recoil to correct misalignments without causing additional vertebral stress.

Research Agenda: Through extensive clinical and case studies, KCSC has demonstrated its effectiveness in alleviating a variety of conditions linked to upper cervical subluxations, such as vertigo, tinnitus, and systemic health issues. The research underscores the necessity of precise subluxation listings and the importance of practitioner training in maintaining high standards of care.

Conclusion: The KCSC technique offers a refined, evidence-based approach to chiropractic care, emphasizing the critical role of accurate subluxation correction in promoting overall health and neurological function. This paper aims to describe KCSC through a comprehensive review of the technique.

Key Words: Knee Chest Specific Chiropractic, craniocervical subluxation, Atlas subluxation, Axis subluxation, spinal thermography, x-ray analysis, adjustic thrust, neurological interference, chiropractic adjustment, vertebral misalignment, BJ Palmer, neurocalometer, chiropractic research, upper cervical spine, paraspinal temperature differential

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