Ear infections are common in many children and can be extremely painful for many children. Antibiotics are the conventional treatment for ear infections. However, research now shows antibiotic treatment is often times no more effective than the child's own immune system. Gentle pediatric chiropractic adjustments may help many, many kids get relief from ear infections without the use of medications or surgery.
Ear infections are very common in kids. There are 10 million new cases of ear infections each year. Almost half of all children will have at least one ear infection before they are one year old, and two-thirds of them will have had at least one infection by age three. Many children are exposed to multiple rounds of antibiotics in their early years as a result. <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O />
However, only ear infections that are bacterial in nature will even be affected by antibiotics. The danger in the overuse of antibiotics is that antibiotic resistance becomes a big problem. In addition, antibiotics will wipe out even the good bacteria found in the intestines that aids in digestion. Many kids who have been on repeated rounds of antibiotics also have problems with digestion.
Dr. Joan Fallon's research reported on the results of pediatric chiropractic adjustments and ear infections in children. After receiving adjustments, nearly 80% of children were free of ear infections for at least a six-month period following their initial visits.
How can pediatric chiropractic be so effective?
When fluid builds up in the ear, infections are more likely to occur. By encouraging ear drainage, chiropractic can relieve and prevent ear infections. Pediatric chiropractor adjustments can help the ear drain better.
Dr. Ashley believes in using the least invasive measure first. When it comes to ear infections, she believes in using chiropractic adjustments and natural remedies before using antibiotics. Have your child checked by your local pediatric chiropractor if your child experiences ear infections.
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