The entire family may be stressed when a child has an ear infection. Most parents struggle with feeling helpless when their child is in pain and isn’t feeling well. Pediatric chiropractic care may benefit millions of children who suffer with painful ear infections and a great way to help your kids avoid and get rid of common childhood ear infections.
The traditional method of treating ear infections with antibiotics is no longer recommended protocol. The Journal of the American Medical Association states more than 80% of all ear infections will resolve without the use of antibiotics. The danger of repetitive rounds of antibiotics is a weakening of the immune system as well as antibiotic resistance.
child ear infection wait and see methodPediatricians now use the wait and see method to avoid the over prescription of antibiotics according to best practices. When a child comes in with an ear infection, the pediatrician will wait and see if the child’s immune system is strong enough to find the infection without medication. Many parents are turning to natural treatments to help their children because of this practice.
When their children have ear infections many parents turn to Chiropractic care as one alternative method. One benefit of chiropractic care for ear infections is that it helps open the eustachian tube so it can drain and thus boost the immune system. Many children are able to fight and avoid ear infections with gentle chiropractic adjustments.
Dr. Katie Sleigh, a chiropractor in Arlington Heights, IL has a special focus on pediatric chiropractic. and helps many children with ear infections. While she asserts that chiropractic doesn’t ‘treat’ any specific condition, many patients report improvements in several common conditions. Dr. Katie and her husband Dr. Quintin Sleigh educate their patients to understand that chiropractic helps the nerve system work better so the body can function better. We tend to stay healthier when our body functions at its best level.
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