Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 23210
  Title Resolution of anosmia and ageusia following Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific chiropractic care: A case report
Journal J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res. 2014 Winter;2014(1):Online access only p 14-16
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

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. This abstract is reproduced with the permission of the publisher; full text by subscription. Link to PDF version


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