The Chiropractic Approach
Chiropractic care is one of the best things you can give a child suffering from an ear infection. Restoring the spine to its proper alignment through chiropractic care should result in the return of normal nerve supply…and ultimately normal function.
Antibiotics and Surgery
The most common treatments prescribed for ear infections in children are antibiotics, oral decongestants and tubes in the ears. There are numerous problems associated with antibiotic usage including allergic reactions, destruction of the gut’s intestinal flora leading to yeast proliferation and antibiotic resistance. Ear infections have been reported to recur more often in children given antibiotics.
In one study, 332 children (ages 27 days to 5-years-old) suffering from recurrent bouts of otitis media had been on repeated doses of antibiotics. They were finally given chiropractic care. After spinal adjustments the children healed quickly, without antibiotics, and experienced few repeat infections.
In another study 211 infants examined 5 days after birth who suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity and sleeplessness, chiropractic care frequently resulted in the immediate cessation of crying, muscular relaxation and sleepiness. The authors, who are medical doctors, wrote that an unhealthy spine “causes many clinical features from central motor impairment to lower resistance to infections – especially ear, nose and throat infections.