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Video | Ear Infections and The Chiropractic Approach

Ear Infections and The Chiropractic Approach by Merrillville Chiropractor Dr. Matt Hammett.

Growing natural healthy kids ensures proper growth and development. Many parents take their children to see a chiropractor for treatment of their ear problems. The goal of Ear Infections and The Chiropractic Approach is not to treat a condition or disease, but rather to restore normal bodily functions.
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Chiropractors work on the nervous system through gentle adjustments to the spine.

They reduce stress-related disturbances of the nervous system, which improves overall performance. The entire body system – muscular, glandular, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, hormonal and immune – depends on the nervous system to function optimally.

In chiropractic, focusing on the function of the nervous system helps improve all systems in the body. As parents, we can make choices. We can treat ear infections or not – it’s our right as parents.

Even the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends watch and wait, as studies have shown that antibiotics are not only ineffective in treating ear infections, but may cause your child to do something over and over again.

As parents, we can choose to heal or not to heal. If we choose to act, we have other options. We can treat ear disorders with allopathic medicine (a type of therapeutic/medicinal approach) or natural remedies.

If we choose to see a pediatrician, they may take a watch and wait approach. He can prescribe antibiotics.

However, if we choose to treat ear infections naturally, we have many options. A naturopath examines herbs and foods; a homeopath examines your child for specific treatments; and an acupuncturist targets meridian points.

A Parent Point of View : Ear Infections and The Chiropractic Approach 

As a parent, it is very important that you understand that you have choices and that you have the right to make those choices for your family.

No matter what choices you make, chiropractic care will keep your child functioning. Doesn’t it make sense that your child is functioning at optimal levels of care no matter how (or if) you choose to treat them?

A chiropractor will examine your child’s spine, make any necessary adjustments to improve nervous system function, and provide lifestyle advice to reduce stress on your child’s nervous system. They will also support any decisions you make about treating or not treating your disease.

As a parent, it’s your right and we need experts to support popular choices. It is important for parents to understand the role of chiropractic in overall health. Additionally, when reading the evidence, parents should know that chiropractic adjustments allowed these children to show better health and well-being, and it helped overcome the repetitive process as the neurological function was restored.

Chiropractic – the best thing we’ve ever done!

“As a last resort, I started taking my 2 year old daughter to see a chiropractor. For about nine months, he suffered from ear infections every month. We recently planned to have surgery to insert the tube, but it didn’t seem like a good idea to do so without exhausting all options.

Taking him to a chiropractor was the best thing we could do for him!

We canceled his operation and he has had no ear infections since our visit. It was a miracle, especially since he had several colds that would have turned into ear infections without chiropractic treatment”. -Amy S.

“We just took him to a chiropractor because of his latest cold and the next day is was gone. We have also seen my daughter’s behavior worsen since we started daycare. He gets sick from time to time, but generally seems content. I recommend chiropractic to anyone looking to improve their health”. -Mark B.

Make An Appointment 

If your child is suffering from recurring ear infections, New Life Family Chiropractic Center can help. Our team of experienced chiropractors offers a unique approach to treating ear infections in children, focusing on identifying and addressing the underlying issues that can contribute to these painful and disruptive infections.

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