Nov, 2014

Ear Infections and Chiropractic

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Thanks to Dr. Jeff Echols from Austin Texas for this article. . . .

The Chiropractic Approach

Chiropractic care is one of the best things you can give a child suffering from an ear infection. Chiropractic does not treat ear infections, yet doctors of chiropractic have noticed chiropractic’s profound effect on ears and hearing: Restoring the spine to its proper alignment through chiropractic care should result in the return of normal nerve supply.

Acute Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infections)

Infections of the middle ear (the area between the eardrum and the skull) can be a very painful condition called acute otitis media that is usually accompanied by fever with fluid coming out of the ear. Childhood ear infections can be upsetting to both the parents and the children because they tend to come on suddenly, often at night.

Where Today’s Chiropractic Fits In

Of 1,250 babies examined five days after birth, 211 suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity and sleeplessness. Of these 211, spinal abnormalities were found in 95%. Chiropractic spinal adjustments frequently resulted in the immediate cessation of crying, muscular relaxation and sleepiness. The authors stated that an unhealthy spine “causes many clinical features from central motor impairment to lower resistance to infections-especially ear, nose and throat infections.”

The authors, who were medical physicians assert that all newborns should have their spines checked by chiropractors.

Among many chiropractic case histories, those of T.& P. Roger, males, ages 6 and 9 (from the records of Arno Burnier, D.C.) are common. Both children were medically diagnosed with chronic ear infections and had been on antibiotics for years. “Both children have been free of medication and over-the-counter drugs for the three years since their first spinal adjustment.”

Dr. G. Thomas Kovacs (D.C.) described a 4 1/2-year-old girl with chronic ear infections, a 50% right ear hearing loss and adenoiditis: “After six weeks of chiropractic care, a follow-up visit was made to her pediatrician and ENT specialist. Not only was there absolutely no sign of ear infection or inflammation, her adenoids, which were the worst the ENT had ever seen, were perfectly normal and health. . .the family was told to continue chiropractic care because it had obviously worked.”

In Conclusion

It is essential that anyone with an ear infection consider a chiropractic spinal checkup. Chiropractic care may make the difference. Keeping your child’s spine free from spinal subluxations will help your child’s natural defenses against disease. This will help you avoid drugs with all their side effects. Give your child the great advantage of this safer, more natural, non-drug form of health care.