Ear infections in Denver can be very frustrating for parents, trying to figure out the best way to address them can be confusing. Some parents don’t want to go the antibiotic route where some due. Antibiotics hurt the good bacteria in our body and can make our body weaker to future infections. Some parents consider ear tubes when there are chronic infections, but they are probably on fence for having their little one under go surgery. But what else could there be to help? Some people have heard that chiropractic adjustments may help. In our Denver chiropractic office we have helped kidos with ear infections, in most cases we find that there is a misalignment of the first two vertebrae at the base of the skull that keep the inner ear from being able to drain.
Here is a case report of a one year old with chronic ear infections:
JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC, MATERNAL & FAMILY HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC, VOLUME 2019
Clinical Features: A one-year-old infant with a chief complaint of chronic, recurrent ear infections presented for chiropractic care. The child suffered four bilateral ear infections in a period of six months. Medical care consisted of prescribed antibiotics. The ear infections interfered with the child’s sleep and caused extreme irritation in the child’s attitude. A full spine examination revealed subluxations throughout.
Intervention and Outcome: The patient was cared for at a frequency of 1-2 times per week for 6 weeks and adjusted accordingly for the presence of spinal subluxation. The patient responded with resolution and non-recurrence of the ear infections.
Conclusion: This case report adds to the growing literature on the effectiveness of subluxation-based chiropractic care in children presenting with a history of medically diagnosed OM.