New Research on Eczema, Ear Infections & Balance in Children

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New Research on Eczema, Ear Infections & Balance in Children

Chiropractic Shown to Help Ease Suffering 

Recent research reported in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic on a child suffering from eczema, ear infections and balance problems reveals that chiropractic may play an important role in managing children with these conditions. The literature included supports the role of chiropractic in children suffering from related health challenges and calls for more research in this area.

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“Numerous case studies and some clinical studies are revealing that there is a relationship between abnormalities in the spine, the nervous system and the various health challenges that infants may experience” stated Dr. Matthew McCoy, a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study. 

McCoy added: “In the case report presented, the child was suffering from eczema and several other health challenges that were resolved under chiropractic care because of the nature of the nervous system and its relationship to the spine.” 

According to researchers the nervous system controls and coordinates all functions of the body and structural shifts in the spine can occur that obstruct the nerves and interfere with their function. By removing the structural shifts, chiropractic improves nerve supply and function. 

The 28-month-old child reported on in the study was suffering from eczema, ear infections, and balance problems.  His eczema had been present since his first birthday and he would scratch to the point of breaking his skin.  Ointments and lotions did not help him.  

The chiropractor examined him and found structural shifts in his neck, midback, low back, and sacrum.  He had tight muscles, decreased range of motion, and postural deformity.  Additional testing confirmed these findings.  These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct. 

Following chiropractic adjustments his symptoms improved. His eczema and ear infections resolved and his balance also improved. 

The study’s author called for additional research to investigate the clinical implications of chiropractic in this population.

Contact Information: 

Matthew McCoy DC, MPH
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic
McCoy Press