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
Pro-Active Pediatric Care
One of the greatest rewards of serving the Milwaukee, Greenfield and West Allis communities at Wellness Way Chiropractic is seeing our pediatric patients grow and develop into healthy, optimally-functioning kids. Wellness Way Chiropractic was opened with the goal of not only serving the sick and suffering, but to see to it that our patients have children that are allowed reach their maximized health potential. You see, while many people will wait until a crisis occurs before health becomes a priority, at Wellness Way Chiropractic in Milwaukee we have a BETTER WAY! Read more
Backpack Misuse in Children Can Lead to Chronic Back Pain
With the new school year starting last week for many Milwaukee, West Allis and Greenfield-area students (and this week for the rest of them), it’s a good time to talk about backpacks and the disturbing back pain trend that’s emerging among U.S. kids.
There’s been a marked increase in the number of children visiting chiropractors for back, neck and shoulder pain over the past two decades, with surveys reporting that up to 64% of children suffer from intermittent spine pain. At Wellness Way Chiropractic, the first question we ask these patients is “Do you wear a heavy backpack at school?” The answer is almost always “Yes.”
It’s not uncommon for parents to tell me their 85 lb. child is walking back and forth to school wearing a backpack weighing 35 pounds every day. That’s the kind of bad habit that will keep kids in pain and our office busy for a long time. Read more
Milwaukee Pediatric Chiropractic Care
It’s a common misconception that chiropractic care is only for adults with bad backs, but as many Milwaukee parents who bring their kids to Wellness Way Chiropractic know, pediatric chiropractic care can provide plenty of benefits for children as well. And it’s not just for major health problems! Parents bring their children in for a host of reasons including earaches, ear infections, back and neck pain, digestive disorders, tension headaches, upper respiratory infections, infantile colic, asthma, enuresis (bed wetting), constipation, allergies and general overall wellness.
Chiropractic care for children is becoming increasingly common as evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of pediatric care grows. In fact, chiropractors will see more than 68 million pediatric visits this year alone. Read more
Are You Missing Out?
Those who have never experienced chiropractic care may be completely unaware of the incredible health benefits of regularly seeing a chiropractor. Whether it’s because you are experiencing a specific problem or just want to improve your overall health and well-being, when you visit a chiropractor, you’re taking a positive, natural approach to your healthcare.
Here are 10 health benefits that regular chiropractic care can provide for you and your family. Read more