Ear infections, neck pain, headaches in a young girl.

A 9½-year-old girl presented to a chiropractic clinic with her mother for consultation and possible care for chronic ear infections, neck pain andSonoran Wellness Center AZ headaches.

According to her mother, the girl was medically diagnosed with chronic otitis media and recently scheduled for tympanostomy tube surgery. Examination of the cervical spine revealed hypolordosis, hypertonicity of paraspinal musculature, lymphadenopathy, decreased ROM, positive orthopedic tests and chiropractic subluxations.

She came in 3 times per week for three weeks. Over the course of care, she no longer experienced episodes of headache and neck pain and her otolaryngologist reported a 95% improvement in her hearing loss. The surgery to place tubes in her ears was cancelled.


O’Connor K, Schneider G, Alcantara J. Resolution of otitis media, improvement in hearing & avoidance of myringotomy tubes following chiropractic care in a child: a case report & selective review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2014;3:47-54. 

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