Chiropractic Manipulation of the Ear
March 11, 2013 10:33 AM Subscribe
My wife wants to take our 9 month old to the chiropractor to have his ear manipulated to address ear infections. From what I understand, this would involve tugging/manipulating the ear itself, and not the C-spine. Hope me with science?
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I've been able to find no scientific literature regarding manipulating the ear, but plenty of stuff addressing c-spine manipulation that is, quite frankly, scary. The lack of literature is a bit of a red flag for me.
My wife would like to pursue this prior to looking at tubes for addressing my son's ear infections.
Lest this go in the direction of a review on communication, we have discussed this. She's of the opinion that "if it can help, why not try?" I'm of the opinion that we could make the same argument for faith healing or psychics, but she wouldn't legitimately consider either of those options. She's polled a couple of our friends who are medical professionals on the topic, so I feel I'm in the clear to (anonymously) ask the hive.
I should also note that it was her chiropractor that brought up this course of treatment after she mentioned that our son had been dealing with chronic ear infections.