What Is Otitis Media?
Otitis media, more commonly known as ear infections, are one of the top reasons for children’s visits to the doctor. Due to the overuse of antibiotics for this condition, however, the rate of antibiotic-resistant infections has increased in recent years. As a result, recommendations released recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics discourage the use of antibiotic medications for most ear infections in children.
These recommendations have led to a focus on alternative methods of treating ear infections, including spinal manipulative therapy (chiropractic adjustments). A new review of current research evaluated the use of spinal manipulations to treat ear infections in pediatric patients. Read more
Get Off The Computer!
Kids are spending more time now than ever before sitting in front of computer screens as they work on homework, check social media, surf the internet and watch videos on YouTube. However, all that computer usage is taking a toll on teens’ spines, as recent studies show that children and teenagers who spend too much time sitting are at increased risk of developing neck and back pain. What’s more, studies suggest that children who experience back pain often develop chronic problems. Read more
Research Shows Chiropractic Is Most Effective Option For Migraines
Many migraine sufferers need pain-killers to manage their pain, but those drugs might actually cause more headaches that they prevent. Recent research suggests that overusing medication causes extra headaches in 1 out of every migraine sufferers. The good news is that there are natural solutions that won’t cause worsening of your headache symptoms.
Although many individual case studies have suggested that chiropractic care is effective for treating migraines, a 2000 study was one of the first randomized, clinically controlled trials for chiropractic treatment.
127 adult participants who experienced at least one migraine per month were recruited for the study. Chiropractic care was provided to half of the participants while the other half were used as a control group. The participants were treated over a period of two months, with a maximum of 16 chiropractic treatments given. The patients kept track of the severity, duration, frequency, disability level, associated symptoms, and use of medication in a diary during the study. Read more