Chiropractic Care May be Effective for Treating Childhood Ear Infections

Many children suffer from chronic ear infections, and chiropractic care may be able to help. Visiting a traditional doctors typically results in a child being prescribed an antibiotic. The American Academy of Pediatrics confirms that ear infections are the most common reason that antibiotics are prescribed to children. For parents that would like to avoid using antibiotics, chiropractic care might be a good alternative.

A 1997 study of 332 children between the ages of 27 days and 5 years ...

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Visiting Both Doctors and Chiropractors can Benefit Patients

When older people experience back pain, they typically have two options – see a primary care physician (PCP) or visit a chiropractor. Many people choose to visit a PCP. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons to visit a PCP, according to the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. However, people are increasingly visiting chiropractors as an alternative option. A 2015 study analyzed the number of Medicare patient that sought chiropractic care ...

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A Guide to Screenings Prior to Pediatric Chiropractic Care

If you take your child to a chiropractor for treatment, be prepared to answer a host of questions. Like traditional doctors, chiropractors want to learn as much as possible about your child’s unique situation. Chiropractors often ask for information from a traditional care doctor or request additional imagery (such as an X-ray). Your child is also likely to have additional screenings at the chiropractor’s office. Gathering this information helps chiropractors to make the most appropriate choices for your child’s care. ...

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A Comparison of Traditional and Chiropractic Care for Migraines

For those that suffer from migraines, finding a long-term solution to the overwhelming headaches can be a long process. Traditional medicine offers a variety of pills, many of which focus on pain relief, serotonin levels, or nausea and vomiting symptoms. Alternatively, chiropractic care offers spinal manipulation. Both alternative and traditional remedies have options for migraine sufferers. A 2000 study provides a short comparative analysis of these options and their effectiveness for a small group of people in Australia.

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An Introduction to Chiropractic Care for Childhood Asthma

Many chiropractors and osteopaths report that chiropractic care can result in improvements of conditions such as asthma. Spinal manipulation has been shown to relieve back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. However, the impact of spinal manipulation on conditions like asthma has not been well studied. Some studies have proved inconclusive. In determining whether you should add chiropractic care to your child’s wellness program, it is good to take the same approach that you would with any other medication. Monitor ...

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