One of the biggest misconceptions about many childhood ailments is that they simply come with territory, and the few spared were lucky, while the unlucky ones simply suffer. My favorite example of this are children who suffer from acute or chronic ear infections (Otitis Media.)
My sister and I were some of the lucky ones to never have suffered the pain and suffering from an ear infection. My parents did not have to deal with this malady nor the difficult choices of putting a child on antibiotics, or contemplating the infamous tubes that were so commonly used among my friends. I remember being at a friends birthday party when one of his “tubes” popped out of his ear. He still always had ear infections, so the surgery was done in vain, as a last ditch attempt to provide some relief. Tubes can still be common in what choices are readily made available today for sufferers with extremely low resolution rates.
What parents must know is that the vast majority of ear infections are completely preventable without the use of antibiotics or surgery. It has nothing to do with luck, chance, or the flip of a coin. It had to do with removing the pressure off of the eustachian tube that is responsible for draining your middle ear, so it can function the way it was made to. This is accomplished through the delivery of a chiropractic adjustment.
It has been a pleasure to see the quick improvement of every child that has entered out office with an ear infection. Parents struggle with their child through rounds of antibiotics, depleted immune systems, and loss of hope that their son or daughters body can function normally on its own. Seeing this hope restored in the parent and child, through a series of safe and gentle adjustments, is exactly why I became a chiropractor.