The author has presented a case series of five patients (ages 0 to 5) with chronic otitis media who had previously been under regular medical pediatric care for this condition. These children all underwent a program of chiropractic case management, including specific spinal adjustments. All patients had excellent outcomes with no residual morbidity or complications. All had five adjustments to the spine. Of the five, 3 had an atlas subluxation, one had an occipital subluxation and one had an atlas and axis subluxations. These children were adjusted full spine as well. Hypothetical mechanisms for the putative effects of spinal adjustments at areas exhibiting signs of subluxation, in patients with otitis media, are presented in the paper.
Fysh PN, Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol. 1, No. 2 1996.