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Ear Infections and Chiropractic

mom and son blocksMore than 80% of children will experience at least one ear infection before they are three years old. Ear infection, one of the top reasons that parents seek medical treatment for their children, causes fever, irritability, and ear pain. An ear infection, also known as otitis media, is caused by fluid build-up behind the eardrum that results in inflammation. According to the Center for Disease Control, antibiotics are not a recommended treatment for most ear infections.

“By releasing stress on the nervous system, Chiropractic permits the immune system to function more effectively.”


332 children with chronic ear infections received Chiropractic care. Nearly 80% of them experienced no ear infections within the six month period following their initial visits.

JRNL OF CLINICAL CHIRO PEDIATRICS Fallon, J. D.C. “The Role of Chiropractic in the Care of 332 Children with Otitis Media” 97, Oct 2 p.167 46 children who were suffering from ear infections received Chiropractic care. 93% of all episodes improved, 75% in 10 days or fewer and 43% with only one or two visits.

Frohle, R.M. “Ear infection: A study Examining Improvement From Chiropractic Care”. J. Manipulative Physiol. Ther. 1996 Mar.19(3):169-77.

A study compared 200 children under chiropractic care to 200 children under conventional medical care. The
Chiropractic group had fewer ear infections as well as overall better health.

Van Breda, W., & Van Breda, J.A. (1989). “A Comparative Study of the Health Status of Children Raised Under the Health Care Models of Chiropractic and Allopathic Medicine”. J. Chirop Res. 1989;5(4):101-103

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