“Mommy my ear hurts.”
When your child is suffering from an ear infection also called otitis media, you may not think of your Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine as the first doctor to call, but maybe you should. As a Board-certified chiropractic Internist, Dr. Podlaski has had many years of experience in relieving childhood ear infections.
Otitis media, according to pediatricians is responsible for more that 35% of all visits to their offices for a total of 30 million doctor visits a year.
Current studies with medical doctors using traditional antibiotics for ear infections are finding that antibiotic use for the treatment of an ear infection is not any more effective than the body’s own immune response and in fact may contribute to recurrence of chronic ear infections. Chronic antibiotic use such as amoxicillin may weaken and depress the child’s natural immune response.
Many parents are coming to realize that utilizing chiropractic care is becoming a growing trend to treat chronic ear infection by getting to the root cause of the problem rather than just covering up the symptoms.
Spinal mis-alignments (called subluxations) can occur from childbirth or falls. If left untreated they can irritate the nerves of the eustachian tubes causing inflammation with the build up of fluid and infection.
Recent studies show that after receiving a chiropractic adjustment, 80% of treated children had no ear infection for at least 6 months following their initial chiropractic visit with periodic follow up visits.
Additionally, eliminating possible food allergens and utilizing safe, natural immune boosting nutritional support is highly effective.
The goal is to eliminate the build up of fluid which results in subsequent infection and pain.
Helping the child to naturally build up their own antibodies and shorten the recovery time with this safe and effective treatment can ease a child’s pain the parent’s worry and possibly prevent recurring infection. Chiropractic internist, Dr. John Podlaski can be counted on to provide gentle, safe and effective care for your child.