Infections ear infections, improved hearing
“Shortly after this relief from deafness, I had a of heart trouble which was not which was not improving. I
examined the spine and found a displaced vertebrae pressing against the nerves which innervate the heart.
I adjusted the vertebra and gave immediate relief— nothing’accidental’ or’crude’ about this. Then I began toreason that if two diseases, so dissimilar as deafness and heart trouble, came from impingement, a pres-sure on nerves, were not other diseases due to a similar cause?” D.D. Palmer, The Chiropractors Adjuster.
Portland Printing House, Portland, Oregon, 1910
Chiropractic results with a child with recurring otitis media accompanied by effusion. Chiropractic
Pediatrics, 1996; 28-10.
Author’s Abstract (Abridged) A case study of five year old male with recurnng otitis
media is reviewed. Chiropractic Biophysics spinal analysis methods and adjusting procedures were applied
over a six month period. During the six months of adjustments the child had only one middle ear infection
with mild effusion. In the previous year the child had recurring middle ear infections with effusion approxi-
mately every three to six weeks. Note Newer studies in the effectiveness of antibiotics for middle ear infec-
tions in child are reporting that child treated with antibiotics are more likely to have recurrences. Antibiotics
are known to weaken resistance to disease and that is probably why children are so affected by their use.
Migraine as a cause of sudden hearing loss. Headache, 1996; 3624-28.
Virre ES, Baloh RW. This re-
view, from Neurological Fitness, discusses that about one person in a thousand each year are victims ofpermanent sudden hearing loss.(SHL) Drs. Masarsky and Weber write in Neurological Fitness Vol. VI No. 1“If Drs. Virre and Baloh are correct in their conclusion that SHL can be associated with migraine, the twoconditions should share a common neurophypathophysiology. From a chiropractic point of view, VSC in-volving the cervicothoracic junction could be expected to disturb [the stellate ganglion - associated withmigraine] directly, while VSC involving the upper thoracic spine could disturb it indirectly. Recent chiroprac-tic studies have indicated that cervicothoracic adjustments can beneft both pediatric and adult migrainesufferers, lending further support to the migraine-stellate relationship.
Ear Infection A Retrospective Study Examining Improvement from Chiropractic Care and analyzing
influencing factor. Froehle RM, JMPTVol. 19, No. 3 March/April 1996.
Forty-six children aged 5 years and under in a private practice in a Minneapolis suburb. A11 care was done
by a single chiropractor, who adjusted the subluxations found and paid particular attention to the cervicalvertebrae and occiput. Sacral Occipital Technique-style pelvic blocking and the doctors own modified ap-plied kinesiology were also used. Typical care was three adjustments per week for one week, then twoadjustments per week for one week, then one adjustment per week. Interestingly, children with a history ofpast antibiotic use was associated with a less favorable outcome.
Results (from the abstract) “93% of all episodes improved, 75% in 10 days or fewer and 43% with only one
or two treatments. Young age, no history of antibiotic use, initial episode (vs. Recurrent) and designation ofan episode as discomfort rather than ear infection were factors associated with improvement with thefewest treatments.
Chronic recurrent otitis media case series of five patients with recommendations for case management.
Fysh PN, Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol. 1, No. 2 l9g6. From the abstract The author haspresented a case series of five patients with chronic otitis media who underwent a program of chiropracticcase management, including specific spinal adjustments. All patients had excellent outcomes with no re-sidual morbidity or complications. Hypothetical mechanisms for the putative effects of spinal adjustments atareas exhibiting signs of subluxation, in patients with otitis media, are presented.
The response of a patient with otitis media to chiropractic care. Thill L, Curtis J, Magallances S,
Neuray P. Life Work, 1995; 3 23-28.
Authors’ Abstract This paper discusses the case of a nineteen-month old female with a chronic history of
acute episodes of suppurative otitis media Treatment consisted of four series of antibiotics over a six-monthperiod with no improvement; antibiotics were stopped and then began a four week course of intensivechiropractic care, with complete resolution at two weeks.
From Neurological Fitness Vol. V, No. 2 Jan 1996 Reviewer’s Synopsis This patient presented with glassyeyes, a runny nose, and apparent discomfort evidenced by continually tugging at both her ears. The motherreported that the child had been like this consistently over the previous six months. In addition to the antibi-otic therapy noted in the abstract, medical treatment also included weekly steroid injections and inhalants to
control asthmano improvement had been noticed by the mother and several emergency room visits had
been required due to asthmatic attacks. Diversified adjusting at C1, T1 and right sacroiliac joint every dayfor two weeks. Pulling at the ears, runny nose, and glassy eyes were resolved by the second-visit.
Infections of the ears, nose and throat. Blood-HA. Osteopathic Annals 611 November 1978, p.4648.
The atlas fixation syndrome in the baby and infant. Gutmann G. Manuelle Medizin 1987 255-10, Trans.
Peters RE. 18-month-old boy, recurring tonsillitis, frequent enteritis, therapy resistant conjunctivitis, suf-fered from colds, rhinitis, ear infections and sleep disturbances. “liinmediately after (spinal adjustment) thechild demanded to be put to bed and for the first time slept peacefully to the next moming. Previouslydisturbed appetite nommalizedcompletely. Conjunctivitisclearedcompletely.”
Vertebral subluxation and otitis media a case study. Phillips, NJ. Chiropractic The Journal
oiChiropractic Research and Clinical Investigatior. Jul 1992, Vol 8(2), pp.38-9).
Author’s abstract in this
case, a 23-month-old female with chronic otitis media who has undergone traditional medical treatment
with no relief of symptoms finds sustained improvement with chiropractic care. A mechanism for the etiology
of chronic otitis media is suggested.
From Neurological Fitness Vol. V, No. 2 Jan 1996 Patient presented with a history of sore throat, difficulty in
swallowing, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, and alternating diarrhea and constipation. She was also suf-fering from ear pain and ear discharge related to chronic otitis media of 17 months duration. This conditionhad resisted several regimens of antibiotics as well as surgery to insert tympanostomy tubes. Three daysafter this first adjustment, the ear pain and discharge were substantially reduced. Continued correction of C1 eventually resulted in both ears being clear of exudate. At the time of this report, the patient has beensymptom-free for approximately four years.
A comparative study of the health status of children raised under the health care models of chiropractic andallopathic medicine’ Van Breda, Wendy;M. and Juan M. Journal of Chiropractic Research Summer 1989.
More than 80% of the medical children suffered from at least one bout of otitis media while only 31% of thechiropractic children were so reported.
J Diagnosis and treatment of TMJ, head, neck and asthmatic symptoms in children. Gillespie BR,
Barnes JF, J of Craniomandibular Practice. Oct. 1990, Vol 8, No. 4.
From the abstract “Pathologic strain
pattems in the soft tissues can be a primary cause of headaches, neckaches, throat infections, ear
infections’sinus congestion, and asthma.”
Structural normalization in infants and children with particular reference to disturbances of the
CNS. Woods RH JAOA, May 1973,72 pp.903-908.
Post-traumatic epilepsy, allergic problems, otitis media
and diziness have been relieved by cranial manipulation.
Blocked atlantal nerve syndrome in babies and infants. Gutman G. Manuelle Medizin (198?) 255-10.
From the abstract Three case reports are reviewed to illustrate a syndrome that has so far received far toolittle attention, which is caused and perpetuated in babies and infants by blocked nerve impulses at theatlas. Included in the clinical picture are lowered resistance to infections, especially to ear-,nose-, andthroat infections.” Chronic otitis media a case report. Hobbs DA, Rasmussen SA. ACA J of Chiropractic, Feb1991;2867-68. This is a case study of a 38-year-old female. She had previously suffered from headachesand colitis and they resolved after-earlier-chiropractic care. Her hearing loss and chronic otitis media symp-toms subsided and hearing was restored through chiropractic care with an emphasis on cranialadjustments.(Note from Neurological Fitness Magazine V. 1 No.4, July 1992 “Recently, Dr. Peter Fysh (Pro-ceedings of the National Conference on Chiropractic and Pediatrics (ICA), 1991;37-45 hypothesized thatcervical adjustments relieve blockage to Iymphatic drainage from the ears.)
Aerotitis Media A Case Report. Doyle EP, Dreifus LI, Dreifus GL. Chiropractic Sports Medicine, 1995;
Authors’ Abstract the objective of this report is to determine if spinal manipulation affects symp-
toms associated with aerotis media (barotitis), which commonly affects underwater divers and airplane
travels. This study involves a recreational scuba diver who has a history of eustachian tube blockage that is
exacerbated by diving.
From Neurological Fitness Vol. V, No. 2 Jan 1996
The 33-year-old male patient presented with a feeling of
fillness in his ears, hearing loss, and tinnitus these problems were not relieved by a course of antihistamines
(patient had a history of eustachian tube blockage since childhood). Following Diversified adjusting (prima-
rily C2, C5) audiometry and tympanometry findings normalized. The patient’s subjective complaints were
alleviated as well.
Case history by G. Thomas Kovacs, D.C. Intemational Chiropractic Pediatric Association newsletter.
. 4 l/2 year old female. Chronic ear infections, strep throat, (on and off for 4 years) 50% right ear
hearing loss, adenoiditis and asthma. Had been on antibiotics (Ceclor), developed pneurnonia, on
bronchodilators and antiinflammatory for asthrna. Also given steroids. ENT diagnosed thild with enlarged
adenoids. Surgery to remove child’s adenoids and to put tubes in her ears was scheduled. Chiropractic
history cervical (C2) and thoracic (T3) and right sacroiliac subluxation. Numerous enlarged lymph nodes
and muscle spasm. Chiropractic care of 2x/week for 6 weeks scheduled. After 3 or 4 adjustments mother
noticed “a changed child, she has life in her body again.acting like a little girl again for the frst time in 4
years.” After 6 weeks, pediatrician and ENT noticed no sign of ear infection or inflamrnation, “Her adenoids,
which were the worst the ENT has ever seen, were perfectly nonnal and healthy. Hearing tests revealed no
hearing loss. Family told M.D.s ‘all medication was stopped 6 weeks ago when chiropractic care started.’
Shocked and confused by this answer, the family was told to continue chiropractic care because it had
The side-effects of the chiropractic adjustment. Arno Burnier, D.C. Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol. 1 No.
4 May 1995.
This is a case history of T & P Roger, males, ages 6 and 9, from the records of Dr. Arno Bumier
of Yardley, PA. 81 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067, 21593-6589. Medical Diagnosis Chronic ear infec-
tions. Medication Multiple course of Ceclor antibiotic, Nebulizer. Chiropra¢tic result Both children have been
Dee of medication and over-the-counter drugs for the past three years since the onset of care. Presenting
Vertebral Subluxation Tim C2, C3, D12/L1 Patack Oc/Cl, Sacrum.
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