DOES CHIROPRACTIC HELP WITH
CHILDHOOD EAR INFECTIONS?
A VIDEO TESTIMONIAL
"With 10 million new cases every year, ear infections (otitis media) are the most common illness affecting babies and young children and the number one reason for visits to the pediatrician — accounting for more than 35 percent of all pediatric visits. Almost half of all children will have at least one middle ear infection before they're a year old, and two-thirds of them will have had at least one such infection by age 3. For many children, it can become a chronic problem, requiring treatment year after year, and putting the child at risk of permanent hearing damage and associated speech and developmental problems." The opening of the American Chiropractic Association's 2014 article called Chiropractic Approach to Ear Infections.
"Many doctors will prescribe an antibiotic, such as amoxicillin, to be taken over seven to 10 days. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidelines in 2013 that encourage doctors to observe and closely follow these children with ear infections that can’t be definitively diagnosed, especially those between the ages of 6 months to 2 years. If there’s no improvement within 48 to 72 hours from when symptoms began, the guidelines recommend doctors start antibiotic therapy. Sometimes ear pain isn’t caused by infection, and some ear infections may get better without antibiotics." From the NIH's website (Ear Infections in Children)
To learn more about the way that Chiropractic Adjustments help with chronic childhood ear infections, you can read our five-part series on the subject (HERE). By the way, if you want to see some truly "jaw dropping" videos from parents of children we have been helped (unfortunately, I cannot legally use the word "cured" here) with severe and chronic ear infections, just take a couple of minutes to look at THIS LINK. I promise that these cases are worse than anything your family has dealt with.