Ear Infections in Children
At Tuckahoe Family Chiropractic, we see a lot of families and their children. Often parents are surprised when we mention that we regularly give chiropractic adjustments to babies and children. When they stop to think about it, they realize this is healthy common sense. Babies and children have spines and nervous systems just like adults, and children need to function properly, too!
Chronic Ear Infections and Chiropractic Care
One memorable case was when one of our patients recommended that a friend bring her 5-year-old daughter to our office for chiropractic care. After some encouragement by her friend, the mother brought her child to us to see if a chiropractic adjustment would help her daughter’s chronic ear infection. At the time, the little girl was on antibiotics and looking at having surgery or tubes put in her ears. Hoping to avoid that, her mom decided to give chiropractic care a chance.
As we went through our standard medical history review, we discovered that her birth had been fairly traumatic — the doctor had to use forceps to help deliver her and she was presented sunny side up. Additionally, her history showed that she would keep her parents up for hours at night and was a fussy baby. This child also had frequent coughs, bad colds, and sinus infections every 1 to 2 months that caused her to miss out on a lot of fun activities.
Our examination showed that she had a subluxation (misalignment) in the upper cervical (neck) area of her spine. It was also tender to the touch in that area. We started an adjustment protocol for her, and after a week, she stopped complaining about her ears. A few months later, her sinus infection had been cleared up and did not returned! Our chiropractic adjustments were able to save this child from the risk of ear surgery and the continued overuse of antibiotics. More importantly, the chiropractic adjustments helped her nervous system to function and heal her body the way it was intended to function and heal.
As you can see, chiropractic care is not just for adults. Children and babies need their nervous systems and spines to function properly just like the rest of us. Every day, babies and children experience the benefit of chiropractic care in our office.
The main focus of chiropractic care is the spine and nerves and all the cells, tissues and organs that are supplied by the nervous system. Only 10% of the nervous system feels pain so it’s important to judge your and your family’s health on FUNCTION of the nervous system! Call Tuckahoe Family Chiropractic at 804.740.3434 to arrange an appointment. You can also contact us using our appointment form. If you know any parent that can benefit from this article, please recommend it to them.
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