Ear Infections Study Examining Improvement From Chiropractic Care | Weekly Wakeup
Under non emergency care, chiropractic has been outperforming the use of antibiotics. The question is, can care provided by a chiropractor be more effective over the course of time as a treatment modality? A recent study shoes, chiropractic is safe and effective form of treatment; More than previously thought! This time by the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics has published a paper on PubMed.
RESULTS: 93% of all episodes improved, 75% in 10 days or fewer and 43% with only one or two treatments. Young age, no history on antibiotic use, initial episode (vs. recurrent) and designation of an episode as discomfort rather than ear infection were factors associated with improvement with the fewest treatments.
CONCLUSION: Although there were several limitations to this study (mostly because of its retrospection but also, significantly, because very little data was found regarding the natural course of ear infections), this study's data indicate that limitation of medical intervention and the addition of chiropractic care may decrease the symptoms of ear infection in young children.
Next time your child has an ear infection; Do the conservative thing, get them adjusted at Flathead Chiropractic! It saves you time, money, and most of all, it shows a 93% improvement in 10 Days without the use antibiotics.
Looking forward to helping you be your best,
Joshua Borgardt, DC