EAR INFECTION OPTIONS
Everyone has a child or knows someone with a child that has suffered from an ear infection in Van Nuys. In fact, it has been estimated that nearly 80% of children in the United States will have suffered from an ear infection by the time they are four years old. Their high rate of occurrence has led many parents to believe the misconception that they are a normal part of the growing process. This article discusses how chiropractic care can help.
Often ear infections are accompanied by a significant amount of pain, loss of sleep and appetite, vomiting, difficulty hearing, and a fever. These troublesome symptoms often leave parents feeling that they have no other choice but to rush their children to see their family pediatrician. In fact, the number one cause for hospital admissions of pediatric patients is ear infections. Unfortunately, one of the most effective, preventative, and least invasive forms of treatment is often overlooked.
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EAR INFECTIONS IN VAN NUYS
It has become almost impossible to escape the pediatrician’s office without an antibiotic prescription or traditional treatments for an ear infection. While antibiotics have been shown to be effective for ear infections caused by bacteria, they are relatively useless against the proportion caused by viruses. Doctors and researchers have concluded that approximately 60% of ear infections are bacterial and 40% are viral. In essence, doctors have about a 50/50 chance of properly treating the condition through antibiotics. The only way to accurately conclude which organism the ear infection is caused by is to take a sample of the fluid in the middle ear with a needle, which gratefully most doctors don’t perform. Due to the difficulty of achieving a proper diagnosis, multiple studies have shown that as much as 8% of all hospital admissions for earaches are inaccurately diagnosed and as a result, children are prescribed an antibiotic for a healthy ear. The most frightening statistic may be that pediatricians prescribe antibiotics almost 85% of the time, even for minor earaches. Unfortunately, it has been shown that often ear infections last longer in children taking unneeded antibiotics and that the children often experience more severe symptoms. Additionally, many research studies have shown increased occurrences of asthma and allergy development in children taking antibiotics early in life.
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THE REAL CAUSE OF EAR INFECTIONS
So what is the real cause of ear infections? As with any structure in the body, whether it be the heart, lung, or even the inner ear, the primary control center is the brain which uses the spinal cord to communicate with these structures. Any interference with this communication, such as
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