Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Chiropractic and Ear Infections

Otitis media (OM), also known as middle ear infection, cases are constantly on the rise. In the United States, nearly 10 million cases of OM are diagnosed each year, accounting for 35% of all pediatrician visits. Ear infections account for around 3 billion dollars in health care costs and another 3 billion dollars in lost wages from taking time off work to care for little ones. With more and more complications related to antibiotic overuse and high failure rate of surgical tubes, parents are seeking alternatives. 

First, let’s be clear that chiropractic treatment will not cure otitis media. There is much debate about the role of a chiropractor’s involvement in the treatment of OM, and much of it is attributed to the claim of a cure. Once again, for clarity’s sake, chiropractic treatment will not cure ear infections.

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