||How can Chiropractic
help ear infections?
Like colic, consider the anatomy and the physical stress suffered
by many babies and young children during the birth process and
as your child grow up. In a normal, healthy body, the brain
sends signals from the brain, down the spinal cord, out the
spinal nerves to all the organs, tissues, and cells of the body.
The spinal column is comprised of 24 movable bones (vertebra),
which protects those delicate nerve tissues. If there is no
interference with between the spine and nervous system, life
is good. If the spine misaligns (although "dysfunction" is a
more scientifically accurate term) and "irritates" those delicate
spinal nerves, the body can get sick. Chiropractors call that
spinal dysfunction, "subluxation". Subluxations can result in
sickness/symptoms like excess gas, pain, constipation, diarrhea,
colic, and ear infections. The baby cannot say, "Hey dad, hey
mom, I hurt!" But they can cry, driving both parents crazy in
the process. Chiropractors are the only physicians trained to
locate and correct subluxations.
||How do subluxations
The birth process alone can cause the first subluxation suffered
by a baby/child. We are not suggesting that the OB/GYN is delivering
babies wrong, only that the birth process itself, whether it
be natural or Caesarian, can be very physically stressful due
to the extreme traction and head rotation realized during birth.
As the child develops, he/she falls a zillion times a day and
often sleeps with the head tilted to one side for extended periods,
causing a subluxation.
||What are the typical
results of treating ear infections with Chiropractic techniques?
There exists at least some literature suggesting that your child
has a decent chance of being helped with Chiropractic adjustments
to remove subluxations. More importantly, your child is simply
better off without subluxation adversely affecting his/her health
potential. Like colic, a few weeks of chiropractic spinal adjusting
sure beats several months or even years of antibiotics, tubes,
and/or "he/she will simply grow out of it". There are certainly
no guarantees, and we would never suggest that you stop utilizing
the services of your medical physician, but what have you got
to lose by removing the subluxations in your child's spine?
It may very well be the answer to your prayers.
||Is it safe to adjust
the spine of a tiny baby?
Of course. The adjustment to a baby or young child is safe,
gentle, and effective. The doctors of the Farabaugh Chiropractic
Office are trained professionals, capable of adapting the force
of the adjustment to the patient. An adjustment to a baby obviously
is much lighter than the force or adjustment required adjusting
the spine of a burly truck driver. You may be interested to
know, that to date, not a single research paper has suggested
that spinal manipulation is harmful to babies or young children.
To obtain information about spinal manipulation or Chiropractic,
consult our office. If you want information about drugs or surgery,
consult your medical physician.
Research available upon request.