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Posted on 02-15-2012

Like celebrity parents of Suri Cruise, and Apple & Moses Paltrow, many parents are turning to alternative medicine for common childhood ailments. One extremely common issue that we see in our office is recurring ear infections. Ear infections (otitis media) are the most common cause of pediatric visits, and the most common reason for antibiotic use during the first two years of a child's life. In the U.S., the cost of the medical and surgical treatment of otitis has been estimated to be between three and four billion dollars annually. Beside the cost in dollars, there is also a cost in health.

Antibiotics also compromise the immune system, and kill the good bacteria our body needs as well. The use of antibiotics for treatment of otitis media has become quite controversial, and studies also show little difference between the use of antibiotic and a placebo. It also can increase the risk of reoccurrence.

This is where chiropractic as means of treatment for ear infections comes in. Chiropractors like Dr. Seaman correct misalignments (called subluxations) and allow normal fluid drainage from the middle ear. Chiropractic care is simply the art and science of aligning the spine to take pressure off the nerve and ultimately allow the body to heal itself. So, what happens with the adjustment is that it allows for the ear canals to open up and the ears will drain, preventing any ear infection and amplifying the immune system so that it does not reoccur. With the adjustment, the body can function properly. Do you or your child have recurring ear infections? Give our office a call at 773-545-2233 today, and schedule your free consultation.

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