Chiropractic Care For Ear Infections

The Fort Collins Chiropractors at Elevate Chiropractic want you to know the positive impact on your health that chiropractic can bring. Take a look at what the latest research shows about the benefits of ongoing chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Benefits for Ear Infections

Did you know that the benefits of chiropractic care extend to a wide range of health concerns? Chiropractic care is most often associated with neck pain, back pain and spinal issues, but a growing list of research studies demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractors are clinically effective, safe and cost effective.

Take a look at recent studies spotlighted below. They show that ongoing chiropractic care can have positive effects on ear infections.

Chiropractic Benefits for Ear Infections

In the October 1998 issue of the Ladies Home Journal appeared an article entitled, “Chiropractic Adjustments for Chronic Ear Infections.” This article reviewed several studies showing the effectiveness of chiropractic care for preventing re-occurring ear infections known as Otitis Media or OM.
According to the article, reoccurring ear infections account for over 35% of all pediatrician visits in the United States. Sometimes these infections are due to bacteria and sometimes these are due to a virus. The most common medical care for this situation has been antibiotics, even though antibiotics have no effect on viruses. While the article mentions that the antibiotic may be effective in an acute bacterial infection, they do nothing to stop repeat infections. Research and statistics is now showing that repeated use of antibiotics is contributing to future infections by creating drug-resistant infections. The surgical approach has met with little long term results as the “tubes” placed in children’s ears often come out and usually require a child to be put under general anesthesia to do the surgery.

The article in the Ladies Home Journal states, “Chiropractic care is thought to prevent recurrent infections by correcting misalignments (called subluxations) and allowing normal fluid drainage from the middle ear.” What the article took special note of was that 6 months after the chiropractic care was given to the children in the study, 80 percent had not suffered a recurrence of ear infections.

In closing the article did make a profound statement. They made a recommendation to parents on this subject. “If your child is between ear infections and his doctor suggests ear-tube surgery, ask if you can try chiropractic treatment first.” While we agree with that sentiment, we suggest you not wait for a period between episodes, and you don’t have to “ask” permission from any other doctor to seek chiropractic care. As the sneaker company said, “just do it!”

“Chiropractic Care of 401 Children with Otitis Media: A Pilot Study”. Found in the March 1998 edition of Alternative Therapies and authored by Fallon and Edelman.


“There is a strong correlation between chiropractic adjustment and the resolution of otitis media for the children in this study, which can serve as a starting point from which those in the chiropractic profession can examine their role.”

By the age of three, over two thirds of all children have had one or more episodes of otitis media or middle ear infection. There are numerous problems with antibiotic usage for children with ear infections such as: allergic reactions, GI upset, destruction of the gut’s intestinal flora leading to yeast proliferation and antibiotic resistance. Tubes in the ears have a 98% recurrence of infection within two months while 25% of those with tubes suffer from hearing loss years later.

The use of osteopathic manipulative treatment as adjuvant therapy in children with recurrent acute otitis media, Mills, MV; Henley, CE, Barnes, LLB et al. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157:861-866.

57 patients 6 months to 6 years old with 3 episodes of acute otitis media (AOM) in the previous 6 months, or 4 in the previous year were placed randomly into 2 groups: one receiving routine pediatric care (32), the other receiving routine care plus osteopathic manipulative treatment (25).

The osteopathic patients had fewer episodes of AOM, fewer surgical procedures, and more surgery-free months and more normal tympanograms. No adverse reactions were reported.

This study suggest osteopathic manipulations may prevent or decrease surgical intervention or antibiotic overuse with children with AOM.

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“I can not say enough positive things about this place. The environment is bright, cheerful, welcoming and comfortable. Every person I came in contact with, from the front desk staff to the doctors, were extremely thoughtful, professional, kind, thorough, and patient with me as I was a first time chiropractic patient. Dr. Marshall made me feel totally at ease during my initial exam and x-rays, and Dr. Dan was amazing at explaining everything he was doing and what he was looking for during my adjustment. I left with a complete understanding of what to expect and how to move forward, plus I felt a heck of a lot better! Thank you, Elevate team and Dr. Dan for a great first chiropractic experience. I will be back!”

Judy N. – “5 Stars”

“Very thankful my husband started going here and then got me to go along and start seeing the chiropractor . I’m amazed at what they accomplish in such a short visit . I feel a lot better after my appts . Dr Andreas is such a friendly guy and makes you feel comfortable and always has a smile on his face which makes
you feel very welcomed. The entire staff is so great at what they do and are always ready to help you in any way they can. My weekly appts are much appreciated. It’s nice to know you are going to a place where they care about you and take the time to show it!”

Molly P. – “5 Stars”

“Elevate is not just a business it is a family and a community. Dr. Dan and his wife are a class act, the most loving & genuine people you could ever meet. Both doctors are incredibly professional and highly trained in this field and I have already started noticing a change in my body and I have only gone a few times. I have nothing but praise for this business and the people that work there “

Emily D. – “5 Stars”

“Elevate is the best chiropractor practice I have been too. I love their technique, and my body responds well to their adjustments versus someone cracking my neck! From checking in at the front desk and seeing the girls to getting a great adjustment by Dr. Dan or Dr. Andres, you will leave feeling so much better not just physically but emotionally. They genuinely care for you, and I am so thankful my family and I have found them!”

Heidi A. – “5 Stars”

“Dr.Dan and Elise really care about the people that walk through their door. They are genuine and very loving. Dr.Dan really knows his stuff and has the best equipment and up to date knowledge and will do all he can to help you feel better. You will love this place!!”

Ericka R. – “5 Stars”

“I don’t usually give reviews until my experience is complete. Being a business owner myself I find it extremely important to give reviews and tell people about your experience. Word of mouth is the best way to spread the word about an experience.
That being said, Elevate Chiropractic is amazing! Being under Dr. Dan’s care for only a short amount of time has been so great! I’ve had chronic shoulder and lower back pain for about as long as I can remember. After my first adjustment…shoulder pain…gone! I’ve had my 4th visit and my lower back is 90% gone! I can only imagine how I’m going to feel in a month!! My oldest son is also a patient and has been more active and clear headed! He’s 10 & has improved tremendously with focus, drive to be active and just be a better kid. Thanks to everyone at Elevate for always a wonderful experience and making my boys feel comfortable”

Zach D. – “5 Stars”

“Dr. Dan and Elise are one of a kind. They Truly love people and have everyone’s best interest at heart. They apply a systematic and results driven approach to chiropractic with a beautiful facility and state of the art equipment. They are by far the best chiropractic office I have been to and I look forward to each visit! If you want to improve your quality of life and overall health, definitely give Elevate and Dr. Dan a try!”

We are on a mission to educate our community about the benefits of chiropractic.

Scientific research shows that chiropractic care is a proven method to affect overall nervous system function and health, without the need for invasive procedure or medications.

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As Dr. Dan Wallis often says, “Procrastination is the thief of all health!” The main thing to strive for is to take action now and make a difference in your own health and the health of your family members. Taking a step in the right direction for your health is a phenomenal thing. Join your neighbors in Fort Collins and take action today for your health.

The Chiropractic Assessment from Elevate Chiropractic is like no other and can be the stepping stone for better health for you and your family. It’s an easy, no-obligation way to learn what your spine and central nervous system is telling you about your health. We urge you to make your appointment today!


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