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Tatyana S. Lachowich, DC & Joel Alcantara, DC

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ September 23, 2019 ~ Pages 109-112



Objective: To describe the chiropractic care of an infant with chronic otitis media, failed antibiotic therapy and scheduled for tympanostomy tube surgery.

Clinical Features: A 3-year-old female presented for care with a history of chronic ear infections. The infant child was scheduled for tympanostomy ventilation tube surgery. Previous medical strategies were described by the patient’s mother as over-the-counter medication for palliative care and antibiotic therapy. 

Intervention and Outcome: The patient was cared for with Diversified Technique characterized as high velocity, low amplitude thrust type spinal adjusting appropriate for the patient’s age and size. Following 2 weeks of care (i.e., 4 visits), the child’s medical doctor determined that her infection had cleared and the surgical procedure was cancelled. The patient’s mother elected to have her child attend chiropractic care on a wellness basis thereafter.

Conclusion: This case report provides an educational vehicle and evidence on the successful chiropractic care of a child with recurrent OM and a history of failed medical intervention.  We encourage continued documentation of similar cases in the scientific literature to inform practice and research. 

Keywords:  Otitis media, ventilation tube, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, pediatric, adjustment

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