Ear infections are always a common concern with the families of young children, and always relief and faster healing time when the children come see me!
What’s the connection and how does Chiropractic help?
Doctors of Chiropractic look for the cause of dis-ease in the body, which often begins in the spine. Misalignments in the spine (subluxations) cause nerve irritation, restrict proper movement, and block the normal nerve pathways in the body. Subluxations cause the muscles supporting the spine to be unbalanced, lead to early degeneration, make the body more susceptible to injury, and cause pain and inflammation. Most importantly, subluxations affect the nervous system, the vital connection between your brain and the rest of your body.
Subluxations are caused by slips and falls, poor posture, accidents, sports injuries, and all types of stress! Spinal subluxations weaken all organ systems, and reduce quality of life… which is why everyone can benefit from chiropractic care!
Specifically with regards to ear infections, the function of the Eustachian tube (canal in your ear that drains fluid and helps equalize pressure) is dependent on the contraction of very tiny muscles, muscles that are supplied by spinal nerves that exit at the top of the skull. Subluxations at the upper part of the spine interfere with this system, and it has been shown that restoring proper function to this muscle normalizes the function of the eustachian tube, and helps the body deal with the inflammation or excess fluid on its own.
Through a careful and thorough examination, I can locate any areas of subluxation in a growing child’s spine, gently correct them using special techniques, and restore proper function to your child’s spine so that they can recover from the illness on their own.
Countless studies show the effectiveness of chiropractic care in relieving the cause of ear infections and preventing recurrence. In one study, 93% of all cases of Otitis Media improved with chiropractic care, 75% of them in 10 days or less, and 43% with only 1 or 2 office visits.
Next time you or your children are suffering with an earache or infection, consider chiropractic care first.
Disclaimer: Chiropractic care supports overall health and healing, but is not a cure or treatment for ear infections in children.