Has Anyone Ever Used a Chiropractor for Their Babies Sinus Issues?

Updated on September 30, 2008
D.C. asks from Saint Louis, MO
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My 11 month old daughter has had a runny nose for almost two months now. She has red puffy eyes frequently. She recently was treated with antibiotics for a double ear infection. She has had four ear infections in seven months. The pediatrician wants to talk about the possibility of tubes at her 1 year appointment. My chiropractor that treated me for sinus issues said I should bring her in for treatments. I asked the nurse at the pediatrician's office and they said they would not recommend that but they would recomend an ENT. She said if it has worked for me then I could try it but they can't recommend that. I guess since it isn't considered traditional medicine. Has anyone had any experience with this?

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S.W.

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I used a chiropractor for my children for lots of issues. Basically maintenance. My children rarely got sick, but when they did, it was over pretty quickly.

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B.E.

answers from Springfield on

Someone I know highly recommended it to me when my little one had ear infections. She still swears by it. I, on the other hand, tried it and didn't buy into it. I guess it would depend on the chiropractor. She said they just did rubbing where it should drain but the one I went to actually did adjusting and twisting on my little guy which I didn't like at all. I guess it differs by person. My friend recommends it, I don't.

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S.D.

answers from Topeka on

The chiropractor I used was very gentle they do different things on infants and children than adults.I spoke to one lady who worked there and she had here son see him after rounds of ear infections and it has helped no more infections.You can always go in for a consultation and then decide.People are using alternative medicine than the traditaioal antibiotic and RX's and these drs offices aren't liking it one bit neither is the pharmacutical companies it takes money away from them and that is what they are concerned about.As for the ENT go in for a consult as well.I have a son who has developed seasonal allergies if it gets any worse I plan to see what a chripractor can do they helped me with my back pains and tingling in all my extremities from stess and depression and it worked for me.Sahm of 2 and 1 more on the way.

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K.J.

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Ok, I am very passionate about this so please understand my strong words...I would never let a doctor tell me what I can and can not do for myself or my children. Use your instincts!! Just because the doctor doesnt recommend something or it is not the most popular idea doesnt mean it can not help. If it were my child, I would do everything in my power before putting that child under the knife.

However, I do not believe in, nor have I ever let my kids suffer before using antibiotics or other meds or procedures. I believe in all things as natural as possible but I have had two C-sections (the first was an emergency and the other was after she was born) and if I had gone w/ the thought of home birth, I would have not had any children today...they would have died. So, please understand that certain things are necessary...such as antibiotics for ear infections. However, antibiotics are not necessary for most sinus infections in children and adults...they can be remedied but it just more work for the parents...that is what gets us all.

So, chiroprator for any ailment, including mental/stress issues...definately!!! Go there, use supplements, homeopathy, organic foods, cut out foods, do was is needed now and you will not have to spend as much time if at all on it down the road. Your child will not have an ear infection forever but apparently their body is not operating as it could and it is your job to help as much as possible while keeping them as comfortable as possible. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Please do not feel like if someone is wearing a white coat they are a god and are so much smarter then you...so many others (not me) have great advice and can be of great help. Your pediatrician is never going to advise anything that the AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) is not advising them of...it is their job to quote the AAP or they could even lose their jobs(behind the scenes)

Stay w/ it, get the child to the chiropractor, if you are in the KC area, I know of a great one but be willing to pay a little and it will be worth it in the long run.

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L.B.

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Ok, I don't know your pediatrician but already I don't like him/her. I'm with the other ladies...go with your gut. I've never been to a chiropractor but if you've gotten releif, then chances are your kids will benefit too.

I HAVE however, gone to a massage therapist who specializes in Reiki and I have taken my son to them as well and have had success there. If you do end up needing an ENT, I would HIGHLY recommend Pamela Nicklaus at Children's Mercy in KC...after years of run around and no one knowing what was wrong with my kid she got it right on and was stellar! Day of surgery for tonsils & adnoids she visited with me BEFORE surgery, IMMMEDIATELY After surgery, AND visited him in his room before she left for the day! I left the call on tubes in her hands since she was the professional and could see what I could not.

Please, please, please always listen to your gut. You know your child(ren) and you know how they will respond to whatever treatments...trust yourself first...the medical profession is not flawless, more people ought to remember that.

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A.Y.

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D.-

I would also agree that this is a great idea, but I am a pediatric chiropractor!

I practice in Kansas, but I was trained in St. Louis. I encourage you to visit www.icpa4kids.org to find a doctor that specializes in pediatric chiropractic. You should have no problem finding a great doctor in the St. Louis area. If you feel comfortable with your chiropractor, that would be great as well.

I love helping parents and kids avoid the tubes... good luck!

Yours in health,
Dr. Alyssa

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J.Q.

answers from Kansas City on

Hi D.-
Definitely go see a chiropractor. Some I think are better than others. It sounds like your child has allergies....either airborne or food. I have first hand experience with this as my children have had allergies. I mainly take my whole family to the chiropractor when they are sick and for well visits. We rarely go to a traditional doctor unless needed. I disagree with the person who wrote that chriopractors are not trained much. They have years of schooling and Kansas City has the best Chiropractic College (Cleveland). They also have been trained in nutrition and actually take more classes indepth on certain areas of the body than traditonal doctors. They also are trained in working with the whole body not just one part or function of the body. And, they are working to achieve optimal wellness and functioning not just treating the problem as conventional docs do. My middle child developed ulcerative colitis as a baby and we went to many doctors who could not diagnose her problem even after my suggesting it was food allergies. They ended up doing a colonoscopy/endoscopy at 11 months old and wanted to hospitalize her and put her on IV steroids. We turned this down! We then decided to take foods out of her diet after the doctor decided that I was right about it being food allergies. Thankfully, someone gave us the name of a wonderful husband/wife chiropractic team who got us in to see them immediately and knew exactly what was wrong and how to fix it. Six months of many different doctors and not one could correctly diagnose the problem and give us the help we needed. So, am I for chiropractors? You bet!!! My child is now 4 years old and has not had ulcerative colitis in over two years. She went from not being able to eat a normal diet to eating all the foods she could not eat. They saved our lives when I thought all hope was lost! My kids are very healthy now and rarely get sick. Here is the name of my great chiropractic team:
Cardin Chiropractic & Acupuncture
9159 W. 133rd
Overland Park, KS
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www.cardinchiropractic.com
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S.C.

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My chiropractor has done wonders for my kids!!! Unforntunatly, I did not take my older one until he was 3 years old, I wasted time and kept taking him to doctors and he was sick ALL the time with allergies, bloody noses EVERY day, RSV, Constantly congested year round. Once I started taking him, he has been on no medication and has not been sick but once in the last year and a half. When he was sick, it was very mild and lasted 3 days. HUGE difference! We discovered that my son had a lot of food allergies, and my chirpractor treated him for those (me as well), we have not had to change the way we eat or anything!

We have been taking my younger one since he was 3 days old, he started having problems that the doc could not explain and were not going to treat him, so I told my chiropractor and he waited after hours for me to bring him in, he adjusted my son and the problem went away immediatly! My son stopped crying and started nursing again (he had quit nursing before his adjustment)

I'm not trying to knock doctors! Please let me say this:o) I am a firm believer that we need the medical and the natural! They fit hand in hand! God has given so much wisdom to man for doctors to be able to do what they do, but He also gave our bodies some ways of healing itself with out too much intervention. I am so thankful that we have such a strong medical field in our area but I don't like to jump the gun with meds and surgeries when there is a simple and less evasive way of handleing a matter.

Feel free to write back with any questions! I realize that you have a chiropractor, but if you would like info on mine, let me know. He treated me the last 2 months of my pregnancy (that is when I met him) and then started on my son when he was 3 days old. He is located in Olathe.

Enjoy your future days of wellness!

S.
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A.P.

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Hey D.,
I would recommend using the chiropractor. More than likely if her pediatrician is against it, it's probably because he thinks a chiropractor is a glorified massuse. I would totally recommend the chiro. They know what they're doing. They have special techniques for babies. Those guys can work wonders. I was in a car accident on Super Bowl Sunday and a month later I was having major pains. One cause I was out of wack (we were sitting still and the guy rearended us at about 40-45 mph). anyway, the second reason i was in pain was cause i had cyst that was caused from the trauma sittin right on the base of my neck inside my spinal canal that was putting pressure on my spinal cord. My chiropractor took special care with that and within a couple of adjustments i was good as new. I said that to say they are amazing and know what they are doing. they actually go to school longer than a MD. Good luck!

A.

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S.G.

answers from St. Louis on

Yes, Yes, most definitely Yes! Make sure you are seeing a chiropractor that has a good reputation, and has been in practice for several years. Why have surgery if a noninvasive treatment can help your daughter.

A year ago I had a lot of fluid in my ear. My chiropractor told me he would like to sweep it out. He put a glove on one finger and reached into my mouth, it gagged me a little, but there was no pain at all. He ran his finger along a place inside my mouth that the ear drains into. When he was done a lot of fluid drained from that area, my ear felt so much better. Then he took my ear lobe and gave it a quick light pull. It allows the tube to drain a little easier.

A few days ago while I was in his office, I mentioned I had a funny feeling in one of my ears. He swept it and before I was leaving his office it was draining. It has not felt funny since.

Medical doctors will not support chiropractic in general. She is your daughter, it is your choice, invistigate and then make your decision. Remember that medical doctors have a place but they have been trained to treat through meds, and surgery, to solve a problem. Chiropractic is more about a more natural lifestyle. It is about using the body and its own designe to help in healing and prevention of a problem. Both have a place in society. I see a medical doctor when I fell it is best for me and my body, but my first choice is always chiropractic. You may find that an ENT and a chiropractor can both be beneficial. I would definitely start with the least invasive method first.

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A.R.

answers from Springfield on

I took my daughter to a chiropractor that specialized in children when she was little and the only treatment that was working for her allergies and asthma was steroid...I didn't want to give her more steroids.

After removing dairy from her diet and getting some things lined up in her body by the chiropractor she was so so so much better...after having 21 ear/sinus infections in 4 years she went two years without a single infection.

So...of course the western medicine nurse is going to say "no"...I'm sure her employer's insurance carrier requires her to do so...but honestly...what harm can come from trying?

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K.S.

answers from Kansas City on

D., my son has never had any problems being sick or anything, but my chiropractor was telling me that he had to adjust his kid when he was only a few hours old due to a tramatic birth. I say give it a try. It sure beats having ear surgeries and sinus problems all the time. Good luck!!

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L.G.

answers from Kansas City on

ABSOLUTELY! My son is almost 2 1/2 and he has come with me to see Dr. Vince since he was 3 or 4 weeks old. I can tell a big difference in my little boy's allergies when he has an adjustment. I would so much rather take him to the chiropractor than just give him Zyrtec!

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B.S.

answers from Kansas City on

I've been taking my 3 m/o since she was just a few weeks and I can't tell you how amazing it's been. She's so, so much happier once she goes and gets adjusted. I'd highly recommend it.

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R.B.

answers from St. Louis on

USE THE CHIRO...I'm still mad to this day at my allopathic (Western medicine) MD who said they would not give me a referral to a chiro for my son who had the beginnings of chronic ear infections. I had gone through the tubes/surgery with my daughter and didn't want to repeat that. I switched pediatricians...found one open to non-traditional methods, got my referral, and my son NEVER had another ear infection...

Do it...

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L.Y.

answers from Springfield on

I am a favorite of chiropractors. I began taking my 9 yr old daughter in Jan. We both have a tilted pelvis and he has corrected her walk. We now go every 2 weeks for adjustments. I have used him several times for sinuses, stomach aches, headaches, and a lot of other stuff that you wouldn't think is related, but since it is all connected, it all needs to work together.

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K.P.

answers from Wichita on

I use a chiropractor/kinesiologist in Wichita KS for virtually everything! Kudos to you for being so open-minded. My CPK doc has helped my daughter with massive yeast problems at age 10 (my reg. doc told me she had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and could be sick for 3 months or 3 years), regulated my periods in my 40s (my husband's a big doubter, but believes this one because it impacted his life), peri-menopause now that I'm in my 50s, and a multitude of other problems in the 18 years we've been benefiting from this type of medical care. I believe the overuse of antibiotics is a huge culprit in so many problems our kids face today--especially learning. I work with dyslexic kids teaching them how to read with a curriculum called Alphabetic Phonics, and I believe some of the kids I work with, although they display symptoms similar to dyslexia, are actually suffering from yeast problems, which cloud the brain and make learning difficult. I tell lots of people about this type of medical care, but few are open-minded enough to give it a try.

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S.R.

answers from Kansas City on

I also see a chiropractor and my daughter was the same way, he said not to put tubes in her ears, she has now gotton over that without the tubes. When I would go into to see him he would give her a little ajustment and it did seem to help with runny nose and stuff, your daughter might also have allergies have you checked into that.

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L.H.

answers from St. Louis on

I feel you would be putting your daughter in potential harm by taking her as a baby to the Chiropractor. Poking and prodding babies is not safe. I would definitely go to an ENT and ask their advice. Several moms I know have used bulb syringes with salt water (similar to the neti pot) and that has worked wonders for their young children, though none have used it on babies. I would just be concerned about the water possibly going into the lungs which can cause harm. Oprah just had a show about dry drowning where a little liquid in the lungs can cause death. Your baby may not be old enough to close off breathing passages when you do this cleansing. That is why you really should see an ENT to get all the options out there.

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J.H.

answers from Wichita on

Before you go any further, you need to consider food allergies!!! Dairy was the cause for my son's ear infections. He started to get them at around 1 year old or so. By 18 months, the doctor wanted to put tubes in his ears. I refused because he was not acting sick but did have ear infections (according to the doctor). So I went looking for the cause. We removed ALL diary from his diet. No cow's milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. for one year. He is now 7 and has not had any problems since them. Alternatives for milk are: rice milk (his favorite), almond milk, soy milk, goat's milk. Be sure to add a multi-vitamin to her daily routine if at all possible.

My son did not have a full blown dairy allergy, it was a food sensitivity, which could be your daughter's case. Please remember that no one person knows everything, even doctors. They too sometimes forget to look for the cause. They treat only the symptoms.

Try removing all dairy from her diet for a couple of weeks to see if there is a difference. Milk does thicken the mucus causing running or stuffy noses. It then leads to ear troubles.

Please try this before putting tubes in the ears!! It is well worth the try! Please keep us posted.

Best Wishes,

J. H.

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M.J.

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D., I didnt even finish your letter before I had to chime in. My daughter, now 4. First year of her life ear infections. Antibiotic after another. NOTHING> I was sick of giving her the posion. that wasnt even working. I took her to my chiro. and no more ear infections. ACT now. she has speech problems now and she is coming along fine. but dont let it get to late. I waited for my doctor, which is a real good one to tell me what to do. Then I went with my gut. PLEASE take her today. YOU will not be disappointed. Drs. dont see anything beyond the drugs. I have a brother in law that is a doctor and I cant even mention it. LOL> At their house they have a pill for everything. GEEZ,

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N.W.

answers from Kansas City on

I used to get my children adjusted everytime that I went in and it really helps. Just make sure they use the actuator - a little tool that "pops" on either side of the spine or neck. Please don't let them do the big crack thing with the neck to the side! Oh, the image just frightens me!

Good luck!

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A.L.

answers from Kansas City on

Yes, I have, my daughter did the same thing ear infection after ear infection and also lots of pneomonia. they sent me to an ENT to talk about tubes and I did not want tubes I know for the most part they are ok, but I have seen alot that were not! So in between taking her from pediatrician to the ENT I took her to my chiropractor, she was very easy with her. I went to the ENT the next week and he looked right at me and said, "I am not sure why you are here, there ia no fluid in her ears at all." I was convinced! she still had a few ear infections after that, but I would not run to the Dr. I took her to be adjusted and with no antibiotics she would clear right up! They adjust them to have the fluid drain on its own. Also, I had a baby that had colic really bad! Every night she cried from early afternoon to evening, so a friend told me to take her in, she was only about a month old, i took her in and she told me that birth is just as traumatic on them as it is on us and she adjusted her without even waking her, IT WORKED!!!! Believe me I went in and bowed at her feet!!!! It doesnt hurt to try.

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M.D.

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D.,

Hello I hope you are doing well. I am a chiropractor that specialized in our littles bundles. I also use chiropractic on my own children (it is how I became interested in specializing). I would suggest that at this age you ask how often the tubes work and how often they have to be replaced. It is a higher frequency than parents are led to believe. The baby wont feel much during her visit, you will feel everything- anxious, nervous, timid. It is very hard to think of your baby being "cracked and twisted" like an adult. Good news is they don't get treated the same way.

I have never had to treat my children for ear infections with antibiotics. I adjust the ears. (yes you can do that) Because of the angle of the eustachian tubes at birth through toddler change from horizontle to a slight incline the sinus drainage can build up and travel up behind the ear drum. Also if a baby is teething, or has a fever, or is fighting something (like allergies) the drums become red anyway. Often we adjustthe ears, neck, and thoracic spine and use Muline drops (Wallly's ear oil with garlic oil, echenacia are our favorite) to fight any infection that might be building up. You might try probiotics (you take it if you are nursing still) as well to help the immune system get back up and running.

I know it is torture to an 11 month old but you should try saline drops and the suction bulb 1-2 times per day also. Good Luck and have your hubby help.

If your are nervouse about manual adjustments ask your chiropractor about the activator method or SOT method. Both are gentle techniques. My 6 year old loves the manual (Diversified) and SOT. My 3 year old will only let me use the Activator and SOT. I recomment icpa4kids.org to look up research articles for chiro and kids and all questions for ear infections and allergies and immune system challeges. Let me know if you have more questions.

I always tell my moms that it is very important for you to choose what makes you comfortable because your child will pick up on your nervousness and apprehension. Educate yourself and feel confident that you are making the decisions that benefit you and your precious people...

Have a healthful happy day.

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B.S.

answers from Kansas City on

Hi D., I would let the chiropractor try to help your baby. Most Dr's are not crazy about chiropractic or alternative medicine however if it wasn't for mine I would still be dealing with disabling migranins. The first time I went my son was around your baby's age and after my treatment he picked my baby up and said how are you little guy and said well he is out a little bit and with a flick of his hand he gave him an adjustment. My son just giggled. After that as much as he had helped me I would take my son with me sometimes just to make sure he was always in good shape. I dont't know how much it helped him one way or another but he only missed 3 or 4 days of school his entire life and never had ear infections or any major colds. He still goes randomly just to make sure he is lined up ok and he is now 27 so I don't think you have anything to loose! Good luck to you and always check out alternative medicines, you will be surprised as to what is out there.

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N.R.

answers from Kansas City on

My son has been going to the chiropractor off and on since he was about 6 weeks old...it really can help them! Make sure, though, that the chiro you take her to has worked with children before. My son went to Back in Motion on Johnson Drive, with Dr. Steve Harvey. He's fantastic!

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D.R.

answers from St. Louis on

I would agree with your pediatrician. I am in the medical field, and I can tell you that not all (meaning a great majority) of chiropractors di not go to med school. They don't need to. They go to a special chiropractic school that lasts 2-3 years. I know an x-ray technologist that did this. I also went to college with a guy that took his pre-reqs with me, the went to Logan for 2 years. That was it. I would not trust a chiropractor with a baby or child of any age. Your ped is right. See an ENT-someone who knows what they are doing!!!!

D.H.

answers from Kansas City on

Hey, try the chiro first and if it doesn't help then go with the tubes. My MIL lives by her chiro and goes as often as she can. I've never been personally, but I also have a husband who thinks any dr. is a quack and just wants your money. Good luck and God Bless.

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T.L.

answers from Wichita on

D.,
We did not use one for sinuses, but for constipation. A friend of ours is a chiropractor & I was very leary at first, but he did wonders for our son!!! He would go days (7-8) without a BM and I was always worrying about him but after we started seeing our friend regularly he became regular!! It was a God send! Hope this helps!

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B.K.

answers from Kansas City on

Dear D.
Hi! I would highly recommend you take your child
to the chiropractor for sinus problems. I took mine
when they were babies they said healthier by being
ajusted. Most medical doctors don't like chiropracters
because they don't hand out precriptions all the time.
Chiropracter is the first place I take my childs when
they come down with something unless I know that they
have an infection.I also use natural medicines that
when my kids are sick.
Hope this helps B.

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B.A.

answers from Kansas City on

I have not had any experience with the sinus issues in my children, but I did take my twins to a chiropractor when they were around 3-4 months old. One of them had acid reflux and was very fussy. The chiropractor adjusted both of them. When he adjusted my son with acid reflux, he immediately asked if he had stomach issues...this really shocked and surprised me as I had not told him that. The adjustment seemed to help. I say it's worth a try to take your little one to a chiropractor. Good luck! I know it's no fun when your little one doesn't feel good.

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B.C.

answers from Joplin on

D., has anyone ever checked your daughters Adenoids? I would look into that before I accepted that she needed tubes in her ears. Lots of luck.
B.

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T.C.

answers from Kansas City on

Hi, D.--

I applaud you for looking for an alternative to chronic infections and tubes. I have taken my kids to a chiropractor since they were very little--similar to your daughter's age. They rarely get sick and are growing into healthy and beautiful teenagers!

We currently see Dr. Shannon Pishny (at Your Wellness Connection in Shawnee ###-###-####) for regular chiropractic treatments. She specializes in family treatment, and has two small children of her own. I highly recommend you go see her!

All the best,

T.

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R.H.

answers from St. Louis on

I didn't have a chance to read any of your other responses yet, but one thing struck me as I was reading your request, the constant runny nose with allergies. My son had this same issue. He does have tubes in and he had to have them put in when he was 5 months old due to the amount of fluid on his ears that would not go away. He is now 14 months old and is doing great with the tubes. But, that wasn't the end of his problems. He was having the constant runny nose and recurring sinus infections from the runny nose. I took him to the pediatrician once for another infection and she sent us home with a high does of antibiotics. The next night I had him at the ER with a fever of 105.2 and severe congestion, and he was so cranky. The ER pediatrician recommended that I take him to an ENT to see about having his adenoids removed. Fortunately, the ENT did not want to do such a thing due to my son's age. I was at the end of my rope and felt so sorry for my little guy. I, myself alone, decided to take my son to an allergist to find out exactly what he was allergic to and just limit his exposure to those allergens. After having a very long medical history review of not only my son, but of his entire immediate family tree, he was diagnosed with Asthma and out on a nebulizer and Pulmicort, but he also has the Albuterol for when he gets sick. From the first night that I used the machine and Pulmicort, I noticed that he slept through the night, wasn't restless or fussy, and he hardly ever has a runny nose now and he has not been sick for 4 months, knock on wood. But, just to also let you know, I used a chiropractor for digestive issues with my daughter and loved the results so I would have to say that I would probably use one again if I had to, I just haven't for my son because, well frankly, I didn't think about it. I think that probably would have been my next step if I hadn't found out the Asthma condition from the Allergist. Good luck, I hope everything works out for you.

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T.S.

answers from Wichita on

I took my daughter when she was 3 mo. to the chiropractor. It was for a different issue and I was very nervous. He was a miracle. My daughter had been breech and then turned. For the first 3 mo. she couldn't keep food down. It took 5 adjustmants and she was better. Things weren't lined up and he fixed it. My ped. was not for it. But it worked. I think if he helps you he can probably help your baby. Just be sure to ask him if he feels comfortable working on babies. It's worth a try. I know how misarable it is watching your baby be so sick and you can't help. Good Luck!

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M.S.

answers from Kansas City on

I dont know where you live but if you live in the north their is a Dr. Michelle Affolter her # ###-###-####. My son is allot older than yours but she does have allot of kids who do go and see her. I was not to sure on the whole thing but I am so glad I went to see her.
She's very nice, loves kids and makes you feel welcomed. She will answer any of your question.
Hope this helps.

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J.C.

answers from St. Louis on

Most definitely! I'm sorry I didn't use one sooner with my first son. I still use a chiropractor with my kids & then if they think they need a medical professional they tell me. My youngest (now 8 years) is receiving NAET treatments for allergies & ADD. Medications sometimes are a cover up / quick fix of the underlying cause of our problwms. Chirpractors get to the root of that problem without dumping chemicals into our body for fast relief.

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C.M.

answers from St. Louis on

YES! I have been taking my two daughters, now 4 and 2 1/2 years old, since they were infants. My oldest had her first and only ear infection when she was 3 1/2 years old and the other had her first and only about a month ago. Both of their infections came after they came down with a cold shortly after falling. My 4yo was spinning and jumping and landed on her head and shoulder and my 2yo fell out of her crib. I got them adjusted just as soon they said their ear hurt and they cleared up very quickly. My daughters get adjusted once a month to stay healthy and keep their immune systems strong. Before choosing to be a SAHM, I was a Chiropractic assistant. We treated infants as young as 3mo for ear/sinus infections, asthma, allergies, ecxema, bed-wetting, sprains/strains...
My girls love to go and are in such better moods after we go. I definitely recommend it.

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M.A.

answers from St. Louis on

My daughter is 12 months old and when she was a small baby like 2 and 3 months old, she had pretty severe sinus problems that would make her vommit. I was seeing a Chiropractor myself at the time and would have to bring the baby with me when I went to see him. One day he asked if he could adjust her and give her aricular therapy for her sinus and explained that it has shown to help with sinus problems as well as sleeping issues and digestive issues. We gave it a try and I saw a slight improvement in the amount of stuff coming out of her nose but her temperment was much better. We don't go all the time but when she is having a really rough time we go see him and things are most of the time better. Now I will say it doesn't make a dramatic difference in her secretions but like I said her temperment was much better. I hope this helps and let me know if you have other questions!
-M.

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B.B.

answers from Kansas City on

I never knew how great going to a chiropractor for children could be until I went to a childrens health fair and my son got a reading from LeClerc Chiropractic. They were wonderful. My oldest had ear infections all the time, they gave me great information. He only needed to see them a couple of times for his ears to be 20 times better. They are great with kids. I even saw them for adjustments. He's awesome.

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K.L.

answers from St. Louis on

I am an integration therapist and share office space with a chiropractor and have witnessed how effective his methods are for infants' ear infections and sinus issues. It just doesn't make any sense to try invasive surgeries or toxic medications that unbalance a baby's digestive tract before trying the simplest and most effective methods. I wish all parents knew how great chiropractors are for this issue. The chiropractor is who we turned to first any time our son was ill. It always worked and we never had to seek medical treatments for him, not even once. He is a very healthy young man today.

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