Help for Ear Infection in Oakland/Alameda
When your child is suffering from an ear infection, you want to do whatever you can to help alleviate the discomfort.
Most often that means a visit to the pediatrician. Doctors typically recommend pain relievers and, sometimes, antibiotics. Doctors may even prescribe surgery to insert ear tubes, designed to relieve pressure and prevent fluid buildup in the inner ear.
Children in Oakland or Alameda who are experiencing ear infections are not alone. Ear infections (otitis media, or OM) are the most common disease among infants and young children. With 10 million new cases every year, ear infections account for more than 35 percent of all pediatric visits. For many children, OM becomes a chronic problem, putting the child at risk for hearing loss.
As parents increasingly opt for alternatives to traditional medicine, more are turning to chiropractic for help with ear infections.
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Several studies suggest that chiropractic can help relieve your child’s earaches
Chiropractor Rosann Froehle treated 46 children ages 5 and under with ear infections. The results: 93 percent of ear infections improved. Seventy-five percent improved in 10 days or less, and 43 percent improved after only one or two adjustments. Those with a history of antibiotic use took longer to heal. The study was published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics in 1996.
Joan Fallon, a New York chiropractor, conducted another study of chiropractic treatment of ear infections involving 332 children ages 27 days to 5 years. Her research was published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 1997. Nearly 80 percent of the children treated did not experience another ear infection for at least six months following their initial visits.
Chiropractic works because it treats the cause and not the symptoms of disease – that is, spinal misalignments. The spine houses and protects the nervous system, which is responsible for every function in the human body. The brain sends vital nerve energy down the spine and out into the tiny nerves feeding every organ and limb in the body. As long as this line of communication is left open, the mind and body should function properly.
Misalignments put excessive pressure on these delicate nerves, stemming energy flow. Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) corrects such misalignments by realigning the spine and restoring normal nerve flow.
Chiropractic BioPhysics is the most researched, published, scientific, and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique. Only a small percentage of dedicated and highly educated chiropractors – including Dr. Cynthia Boyd and Dr. Negar Navid-Miller at Symmetry Health Center in Oakland and Alameda – are certified to practice this technique.
Take advantage of our no-charge consultation to determine if your child is a candidate for care at one of our Symmetry Health Center locations in Oakland or Alameda.