The Role of the Chi­ro­prac­tic Adjust­ment in the Care and Treat­ment of 332 Chil­dren with Oti­tis Media

childFrom the abstract: This pilot study included chil­dren from 27 days old to five-​years-​old, was on the effects of chi­ro­prac­tic adjust­ments on chil­dren with oti­tis media used tym­panog­ra­phy as an objec­tive measure.

Results: the aver­age num­ber of adjust­ments admin­is­tered by types of oti­tis media were as fol­lows: acute oti­tis media (127 chil­dren) 4 adjust­ments; chronic/​serous oti­tis media (104 chil­dren) 5 adjust­ments; for mixed type of bilat­eral oti­tis media (10 chil­dren) 5.3 adjust­ments; where no oti­tis was ini­tially detected (74 chil­dren) 5.88 adjust­ments. The num­ber of days it took to nor­mal­ize the oto­scopic exam­i­na­tion was for acute 6.67, chronic/​serous 8.57 and mixed 8.3. the num­ber of days it took to nor­mal­ize the tym­pano­graphic exam­i­na­tion was acute: 8.35, chronic/​serous 10.18 and mixed 10.9 days. The over­all recur­rence rate over a six month period from ini­tial pre­sen­ta­tion in the office was for acute 11.02%, chronic/​serous 16.34%, for mixed 30% and for none present 17.56%.

Con­clu­sion: The results indi­cate that there is a strong cor­re­la­tion between the chi­ro­prac­tic adjust­ment and the res­o­lu­tion of oti­tis media for the chil­dren in this study. Note: 311 of the 332 had a his­tory of prior antibi­otic use. 53.7% of the chil­dren had their first bout of oti­tis media between the ages of 6 months and 1 year and a total of 69.9% of the sub­jects in the study had their first bout of OM under a year of age. This is con­sis­tent with the find­ings of others.

Fal­lon, JM. Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal Chi­ro­prac­tic Pedi­atrics Vol 2, No. 2 1997 p.167183.

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