My daughter was 4 years old and still had a sinus/ear infection shortly after finishing her medication prescribed by her pediatrician. Apparently the medication was unable to cure the infection. The infection became resistant to the medication, so he recommended us to see a specialist at All Children’s in St. Pete. The doctor told us she needed to have tubes put in her ears—again. She already had them put in at age 2. I scheduled her surgery to take place in two weeks.
After I saw that doctor I took my daughter to see my brother-in-law who is a chiropractor. I asked him to explain to me how chiropractic could help clear up ear infections. Then I told him, “Okay then, you have 2 weeks to get her ears cleared up before she has the surgery and goes in to have her well child check-up.”
So, we went in for an adjustment three times a week, for two weeks straight. On the day of her well-child check-up, the pediatrician told me her ears and sinuses were completely cleared, and she no longer needed to have the surgery to put tubes put in her ears. We never had to put tubes again and rarely needed to have a prescription. Now (at age 12) my daughter is never sick except for occasional slight colds. Anytime we have colds or if she complains of something aching in her back, we go see the chiropractor. We are lucky to see the pediatrician only once a year now.
Chris McDonald, Bradenton, FL
This article appeared in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, Issue #16.
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