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Resolution of Conductive Hearing Loss Due
to Otitis Media after Chiropractic Treatment

By |December 10, 2015|Otitis Media, Pediatrics|

Resolution of Conductive Hearing Loss Due to
Otitis Media after Chiropractic Treatment

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SOURCE:   J Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics 2011 (Dec);   12 (2)

Peri Dwyer, DC, DICCP and James Boysen, DC

Private practice,
Tallahassee, Florida, USA


Objective:   To describe the chiropractic management of a patient with otitis media and conductive hearing loss.

Clinical Features:   Parents of a 6-year-old male sought chiropractic care for the child’s measured conductive hearing loss on puretone audiometry, fluid in both ears and repeated bouts of otitis media. Prior treatment included several rounds of antibiotics starting at 14 months and myringotomy at age 3.

Intervention And Outcome:   Treatment consisted of cervical, thoracic and pelvic manual manipulative therapy along with cranial manipulation. After 6 chiropractic adjustments, the child was asymptomatic, and remained free of otitis media symptoms on long-term follow-up. Nineteen months after commencement of treatment, a repeat audiogram was performed, showing normal hearing in both ears.

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Resolution of Recurrent Acute Otitis Media in a Child

By |November 19, 2015|Otitis Media|

Resolution of Recurrent Acute Otitis Media in a Child Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Report

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SOURCE:   Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics 2015;   15 (1) ~ FULL TEXT

Karine Dunn-Sigouin, DC

Private practice,
Saint-Zotique, Quebec, Canada


Objective:   Discuss the chiropractic management of a pediatric patient suffering from recurrent acute otitis media.

Clinical features:   23-month-old female presenting with 6 acute otitis media episodes since the age of 6 months. Parents are alerted to otitis media symptoms when the child pulls on the ear and cries. Current allopathic treatment consists of antibiotic therapy but episodes of otitis media are still recurrent.

Intervention and outcomes:   The patient received 6 full spine diversified chiropractic adjustments with myofascial release of cervical muscles and effleurage of the frontal and maxillary sinuses over the course of one month. Treatment protocol was then changed to 1 visit per 2 weeks, 1 visit per month and lastly, prevention visits at 1 visit per 2 months or whenever the patient presented with cold symptoms. During the year following the first chiropractic treatment, the patient continued chiropractic care every two months and has had no reoccurrence of AOM.

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Middle Ear Infections and Chiropractic

By |November 12, 2009|Education, Otitis Media|

Middle Ear Infections and Chiropractic

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Following our recent theme that chiropractic can help children, here’s a link to a CBS News report on how chiropractic helps chronic ear infections.

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You may wonder, how can chiropractic help reduce or eliminate that kind of infection? Great question! Read on. (more…)