Parents & Children receive comfort from Chiropractic Care
Otitis media (middle ear infections) represents the most frequent reason for physician visits for children under the age of fifteen in the U.S. Otitis media also serves as the most common infection in children for which doctors prescribe antibiotics.
- Approximately 10% of infants will experience at least one ear infection by the age of three months.
- 50% of children experience more than three episodes of ear infections by age three.
The annual cost associated with the management of pediatric ear infections exceeds $2.88 billion annual cost for ear infections!
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) determined that clinical practice guidelines for the management of an ear infection should begin with an initial observation option period. (The observation option period refers to deferring antibiotic treatment for 48-72 hours.)
A concerning survey showed that only 15% of physicians use the observation option.
The reason for concern is for the proven reality that antibiotic treatment can cause very damaging effects to gut health and should not be a first option, especially in children unless absolutely necessary.
In addition, research published in 2011 shows that children who receive antibiotics within the first six months of life are at a significantly increased risk of developing asthma by 6 years of age.
A prescribed treatment typically consists of a 7-10 day course of antibiotics with Amoxicillin often being the recommended first line therapy for antibiotic management of ear infections.
A child experiencing multiple ear infections in one year often receives a surgery recommendation from their doctor. Many of these procedures result in little to no success.
A common characteristic amongst many ear infection sufferers traces back to a traumatic birth experience. One author has stated that birth trauma and caesarian section children become naturally susceptible to a higher incidence of ear infections.
These findings trace back to a lack of cranial molding during the birth process or a small, subtle misalignment of the upper cervical spinal bones called subluxation. Subluxation produces interference in the central nervous system, increasing the susceptibility of an ear infection.
Numerous studies demonstrate the effectiveness of a Chiropractic adjustment to help an infant or child overcome an ear infection.
- One study showed that 93% of all ear infection episodes improved while under Chiropractic care with 75% of them improving in ten or fewer days.
- 43% experienced improvement with only one or two treatments.
- Another study showed that children receiving Chiropractic care experienced fewer overall episodes of ear infections, a reduction in uses of antibiotics, fewer surgeries, and more surgery-free months.
Chiropractors do not treat the ear nor does the adjustment cure the infection. The body already possess tremendous ability to heal or prevent an ear infection.
The Chiropractic adjustment simply reduces stress from the nervous system, improving immunity and therefore giving the body the ability to drain and heal the ear infection.
All parents and children benefit from understanding the benefits of Chiropractic adjustments for children with ear infections.
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