Children and Ear Infections
In our office, we see a lot of families and children. Many people are often surprised when we mention that we adjust babies and children. Of course we do! Babies and children have spines and nervous systems just like the rest of us, and they need to function properly, too!
One of my favorite kid cases is when a mom brought her 5 year old daughter, Ava, into our office with chronic ear infections. Ava’s mother had a friend who encouraged her to come into our office and get her baby adjusted to see if it would help. The mom, being tired of always having Ava on antibiotics and not wanting her to have surgery or tubes, jumped at the chance to bring her daughter into our office.
After doing a thorough case history on the little girl, I found out that she had fairly traumatic birth in which she presented sunny side up and the doctor even had to use forceps to help get her out. She was fussy as a baby and would keep her parents up for hours at nighttime. Not only did this girl have ear infections, but she often missed out on fun activities due to bad colds, coughs and sinus infections that she would get about once every 1-2 months.
During the examination, I found that Ava had a subluxation or misalignment in her spine in the upper cervical (aka neck) area. It was also tender when I touched that area. We started Ava with adjustments and after a week, she stopped complaining about her ears. After a few months, we all noticed that her sinus infection had cleared up and hadn’t returned! Chiropractic adjustments saved Ava from risky ear surgery and further overuse of antibiotics. More importantly, it helped her to function and heal the way her body was intended to function and heal.
Remember, chiropractic care is not just for adults. Babies and children have spines and nervous systems just like the rest of us, and they need to function properly, too! Babies and children experience the benefit of chiropractic every single day in our office. The main focus of chiropractic is the spine and nerves and all the cells, tissues and organs that are supplied by the nervous system. Only 10% of the nervous system feels pain so it’s important to judge your and your family’s health on FUNCTION of the nervous system! Be sure to spread the word! Call us at 757.467.5258 to arrange an appointment with Kempsville Chiropractic. You can also contact us using our appointment form.
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