In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at new research supporting the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments in treating chronic ear infections in small children.
Ear infections (otitis media) are the most common illness affecting babies and young children at a rate of 10 million new cases every year. Otitis media can be either bacterial or viral, and accounts for more than 35% of pediatric visits a year.
If you are a parent, you know how painful an ear infection can be for your child and in certain cases chronic ear infections can lead to some hearing loss.
Most cases of otitis media are treated with antibiotics, which do nothing to fight off viruses and according to many research studies, are often not much more effective than the body’s own immune system.
It is also known that repeated doses of antibiotics can lead to drug-resistant bacteria.
Surgery to implant ear tubes is another common practice when dealing with more severe cases of ear infections.
Although the treatment is effective in most cases, it requires a general anesthesia, which is never a minor thing for a small child.
More parents are considering chiropractic to help their children with chronic ear infections.
A New York chiropractor, published research showing chiropractic adjustments mobilize drainage of the ear, and without a buildup of fluid and infection.
As a result children build up their own antibodies and recover more quickly.
Nearly 80% of her young patients treated were free of ear infections for at least six-months following their initial visits.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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