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