Dr. Vanloon will be in the office on Saturday, November 16th from 10 - noon. Stay well with a good adjustment!

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Mon, Tue, Thur: 9-1 & 3-6:30

Wed: 6 pm - 8 pm

Fri: 9-1

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1775 East 14 Mile Road,
Birmingham, Michigan 48009
(248) 408-8183




Dr. Laura Vanloon
Voted one of Hour Detroit magazine's
Top Chiropractors from 2012 through 2018!

Here at Synergy Wellness, we focus on the whole body and not just on what hurts.  Our philosophy is that your body is innately intelligent and capable of healing itself, as long as your nervous system is free of interference. We utilize gentle chiropractic techniques like KST, the Koren Specific Technique and BEST, the Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique. Our practice also includes a wide variety of natural and homeopathic products, so we can support all aspects of your health! If you would like to experience why Dr. Vanloon was voted one of Hour Magazine’s Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit, call us today at (248) 408-8183!

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Can chiropractic help ear infections?

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How many children do you know that have NEVER had an ear infection?

Let me ask you an easier question ~ how many children do you know who HAVE had an ear infection? Or multiple ear infections? Sadly, that is the norm now for babies and children to have to visit to their pediatrician for treatment. In fact, ear infections (also known as Otitis Media) account for approximately 1/3 of all pediatric visits. The cause of the recurrent ear infections is variable, from birth trauma to being associated with the drop in immunity you experience after having a cold or flu, and many things in between.

The most common go-to defense for an ear infection is, of course, antibiotics. Let's think for a moment about how effective that treatment is. After taking antibiotics, does that protect the child from getting another ear infection? No. Not only does it not prevent future recurrences, but it wipes out the "good" bacteria that is necessary for our system to function optimally, but overuse of antibiotics has several negative side effects. Namely, the child may have or develop an allergy to that particular medication. Second, taking antibiotics frequently allows development of "super bacteria" that are able to resist normal types and quantities of antibiotics. Third, and I believe most important, studies indicate that most children have the same outcome from the ear infection without taking an antibiotic at all. Unfortunately, that research isn't well-known and many parents still seek traditional medical intervention.

But fortunately, I do have an alternative, less-intrusive and pain-free way to help your child heal from an ear infection and possibly prevent them from recurring ~ get your child adjusted by a chiropractor! How can chiropractic help? By removing the misalignments to the bones that are interfering with the nerves that supply the ear, it can allow your body to heal itself. When the nerves are functioning optimally, the fluid should drain from the middle ear. With regular chiropractic care to help keep your child's spine in alignment, your immune system can strengthen its own defenses and be more capable of fighting off subsequent infections.

Does someone you love suffer from ear infections? Let us help! We offer very gentle chiropractic treatment in our office that children LOVE! The adjustments are pain-free and they will feel so much better ~ many of the children in our practice tell their parents when they need an adjustment! Come experience Synergy Wellness in Birmingham today.

Health and happiness,
Dr. Laura Vanloon

**This article does not substitute for medical advice. Please consult your chiropractor or medical professional of choice to help decide the best course of care for yourself or your child.