Many adult chiropractic patients are surprised to learn that chiropractors can treat babies and children for many early childhood challenges. In fact, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 3 percent of children have been treated with chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation. Other studies suggest that the number is twice as many.
The most common concern in my office is chronic ear infections, which are typically treated with repeated courses of antibiotics by pediatricians until it is necessary to surgically insert tubes in the ear. The reason children's ears become infected is that fluid can become trapped in the middle ear, which becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.
I use a simple technique to open the eustachian tubes to introduce oxygen into the middle ear to kill the anaerobic bacteria in lieu of treating with antibiotics
Infant colic is another common issue that I see. This can be very distressing to parents and babies alike. Chiropractic treatments have been shown to improve colic in a high percentage of cases, as well.
Child digestive problems such as constipation is another condition I treat. Often, a single visit is all that is required.
We are proponents of pediatric chiropractic and urge you to consider bringing you children to us to try our drug free non-surgical approach for common childhood challenges.