Common Childhood Ailments: Ear Infections – Part 2, A Word on Burst Eardrums and Tubes

When fluid builds up in the ear and puts too much pressure on the eardrum, it is not uncommon for a child’s eardrum (or adult’s for that matter) to burst.  This typically is preceded by a large amount of pain and followed by instant relief.  When the eardrum bursts there is typically fluid that drains out of the ear. This fluid may contain some blood, but that is completely normal.  When an … [Read more...]

Common Childhood Ailments: Ear Infections – Part 1

Continuing with topics on common childhood ailments, let’s now talk about ear infections.   Ear infections are one of the most common reasons I see children in my office. Many of the kids that come in have had several ear infections, been on several different antibiotics, and cannot seem to stop the cycle.  Hopefully, if you are reading this, this does not sound like your situation. But, if it … [Read more...]

Common Childhood Ailments: Fevers

I have had a lot of questions lately on some pretty common childhood health issues. Over the next few weeks I would like to share some of those issues with you and more natural approaches on how to handle them.  The first topic that I will discuss is fever. First let’s talk about what a fever is and why it occurs.  A fever is your body’s natural response to a foreign invader (i.e. bad bacteria … [Read more...]

Chiropractic Benefits During Pregnancy

Did you know that Dr. Andrew is board-eligible for his certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and certified in Webster Technique, a chiropractic technique targeted specifically for expectant mothers? In addition to caring for well over a hundred women during their pregnancies, he also adjusted his wife  regularly throughout her first pregnancy with their son Luke … [Read more...]

Baltic Amber Necklace Giveaway

  We are always looking to bring you all tried and true natural living options that we've used in our own family (in addition to chiropractic care, of course!), which is why Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic is now carrying baltic amber necklaces for both adults and children. We originally started using one for our son when he began teething, and after we saw the relief it … [Read more...]