|Chiropractic Care for
Children Receives More Press
Two recent news articles feature chiropractic care for
general wellness and for children. One article from the
August 28, 2003 Press & Sun Bulletin from Binghamton NY,
starts off by featuring 5-year-old Michael Smolinsky as
he receives his chiropractic adjustment. Michael's
mother Joanne, noted that her son started seeing Dr.
McAulliffe three years ago because, after nine months of
chronic ear infections, she didn't know where to turn.
All of the pediatricians and ear, nose and throat
doctors she took her son to couldn't figure out what was
wrong and just kept prescribing medication that didn't
seem to help.
"It concerned me," Joanne Smolinsky said. "How much
medicine can you put into a 2-year-old child?" She then
recalled that doctors suggested putting tubes in
Michael's ears to drain excess fluids. The idea of
putting her son under anesthesia scared her, and after
talking to her chiropractor she decided to give
chiropractic a shot. Her medical doctors didn't support
the idea, so she couldn't get a referral for insurance
purposes. After receiving chiropractic every six weeks
for three years, Michael has had only one ear infection
in that time. He also experienced the same good results
with dizzy spells that he had been previously having.
Another article featured in the August 18, 2003 Star
Online News of North Carolina, starts off by saying, "In
recent years, chiropractors nationwide have been
increasingly successful in beating the "back-pain only"
rap with statistics and growing testimonials about
chiropractic care's benefits, for everything from stress
and fatigue to sinus trouble and asthma. And whether
young or old, folks in Southeastern North Carolina, too,
are making use of what's renewing itself as one of the
hottest trends in healthcare."
This story highlighted 3-year-old Christian Kent of
Leland. When Christian was a mere 6 months old, he
developed recurring ear infections. These ear infections
would clear up with medicine, but they would always
return. After a year and numerous trips to an ear, nose
and throat specialist, it was determined that at a year
and a half old, he needed tubes in his ears. Cindy Kent,
Christian's mother remembers her initial reaction, "I
thought, 'Oh no'." she then continued. "Instead, we
brought him to the chiropractor and after six
adjustments, the ear infection was gone."
"People should be focused on correcting the root of the
problem," said Dr. Reese, a chiropractor interviewed for
the article. "This is not an alternative, but its own
distinct form of health care. People should have a
chiropractor, just like they should have a doctor, a
dentist or a mechanic."