|Here is a familiar scenario for parents of young children: Your child is feverish, irritable and pulling at her ear. She may complain that her ear hurts. Off you go to the pediatrician, who peers into your child’s ear, declares it infected, and hands you a prescription for a 10-day round of antibiotics. It’s the third ear infection your child has had this year, and as you coax her to take the medicine and dread the stomach upset it may bring, you wonder if there is another way.
Yes, there is, says your doctor at Chiropractic for Life. Antibiotics shouldn’t be the first line of defense against a simple ear infection.
Some children have vertebral subluxations — misalignments of the vertebrae, or spinal bones — acquired during the birth process or by other means.
Doctors of chiropractic, like your doctor at Chiropractic for Life correct these dysfunctions with gentle maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic adjustments effectively realign the bones of the head, neck and back. Adjusting a mild subluxation in the back of the skull or the neck can help fluid drain from the middle ear and make a huge difference for a child who suffers from ear infections.Dr. Barbara Smith