Chiropractic Care Helps Child With Headaches,Chronic Ear and Sinus Infections
Eight-year old got no relief from drugs or surgery
(May 1, 2009, West Hartford, CT). An article published in Proceedings, a respected journal of the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics of the International Chiropractors Association, reports the case study of an eight-year old female patient suffering from recurring headaches and chronic ear and sinus infections. The child had been through repeated rounds of antibiotic treatments and sinus surgery. Even the extreme procedure of two typanectomy surgeries to one of the child's eardrums failed to alleviate her condition."Children are often plagued with sinus and ear conditions," said West Hartford-based Dr. Moshe Laub D.C. "This case study illustrates that when medical treatment fails to bring about the desired results, chiropractic care may be an effective alternative. It is a non-invasive approach."In the case of this 8-year old, the parents had taken their child to several medical practitioners, but symptoms persisted. The child's regular pediatrician was about to recommend another tympanectomy and a continued regimen of antibiotics. Before following that recommendation, the parents took their daughter to a chiropractor.The examining chiropractor found the existence of a subluxation in the child's upper cervical area and, using sEMG scanning technology, evidence of muscle hypertonicity, or tightness, in both the cervical and thoracic areas."A subluxation is a misalignment of the spine that disturbs normal nervous system function," said Dr. Laub. "Many chiropractors, including myself, have technology that allows them to conduct Computerized Thermography studies & Surface Electromyography (sEMG) tests to assist in locating where such conditions exist."
The patient underwent chiropractic care, including spinal adjustments. After one month of such care, child and parents noted an absence of headaches, and sinus and ear pain had also decreased markedly. As a result, the planned third ear surgery was cancelled. The patient's sEMG scans showed improvement, but chiropractic care was continued. After four months, the patient reported that headaches had ceased and that ear and sinus infections were absent. Her sEMG scans and x-rays were at, or near, normal.
"This is just one case study, and although we've seen tremendous results with many of our own patients," explained Dr. Laub, "more studies are needed before any absolute conclusions can be drawn."
Dr. Laub's chiropractic practice features the Insight Subluxation Station. This technology is certified by the Space Foundation, which was co-founded by NASA, and is used by 8,000 chiropractors worldwide to measure nervous system health and performance.
Contact: Dr. Moshe Laub, D.C
345 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
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