Case studies have shown that a chiropractor can treat ear infections in many children, helping to prevent antibiotic overuse and the potential of future surgery. Taking several courses of antibiotics for ear infections can lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This means that a patient needing antibiotics in the future may not be able to use these types of medications for serious infections. First, the chiropractor discusses treatment options with the patient’s caregiver. Next the chiropractor adjusts the child. Here, the chiropractor performs the Diversified Technique, following with the use of the Activator device. Chiropractic care is typically safe, gentle, and painless for patients of all ages, including children and infants. Very often, the caregiver finds the ear infection to be cleared up after 3-6 visits with the chiropractor, eliminating the need for antibiotics.