Mother brought her 18 month old daughter to my office for chronic bilateral ear infections which started when she was 12 months old. Mother stated that in the past 6 months her daughter had 4 ear infections. Sometimes in the right ear, sometimes in the left ear and sometimes in both ears. She had developed fluid in her middle ears. She had been placed on a regimen of antibiotics for 7 to 14 days each time and this was the third and different antibiotic that was administered. She was told that the next step for her daughter was ear tubes called Tympanostomy tubes, Myringotomy tubes, ventilation tubes or PE pressure equalization tubes.
Now as a Chiropractor I didn’t think that this was the best idea for the child. First of all your trying to prevent infection, and with tubes the inner ear would be exposed where it would normally be protected by the ear drum or Tympanic membrane. Mother did not want her 18 month old daughter to undergo surgery.
After examining the child not only did she have fluid in her middle ear but she was not talking much. Mom stated that her daughter didn’t speak much and when she did it was difficult to understand.
My Chiropractic examination revealed that her first vertebrae was out of alignment. I explained to mother that when vertebrae are out of alignment it causes pressure on the nerve root and that interferes with the area controlled by these nerve roots to not be able to function normally.
After 3 weeks of Chiropractic care her ear infections and middle ear fluid became a thing of the past. ( No Surgery Needed ). I used very gentle adjustment techniques and the little child was never uncomfortable or felt any pain.
The child is now very happy and now talks a lot and speaks clearly.