A natural approach to ear infections.
Ear infections are no fun. they can make life miserable for not only the child but also for everyone in the family. Recurring ear infections are even worse. It can seem like there are more days in the month that your child has one than when they don’t. Maybe you’ve tried antibiotics? Maybe you’ve done antibiotics so many times that now you’re considering tubes for your child? Maybe the tubes didn’t work?
It can be very frustrating when nothing seems to help. What else can be done? Well there is a natural option and it’s not a “treatment” for ear infections. This approach looks to correct the underlying cause of why the ear infection might have begun in the first place. Let me explain.
This is a quote from the Cleveland Clinic Website:
“Why do Children Get Ear Infections? The two most important factors that causes recurrent ear infections in children are frequent colds and eustachian tube malfunction. The eustachian tube is a passageway connecting the middle ear with the throat. When we swallow, muscles contract to open this tube, equalizing pressure between the middle ear and our environment. This tube allows the air filled middle ear to stay healthy and dry. It also allows fluid to drain from the ear when it is infected.In children, however, the eustachian tube does not function as well as in adults. It is angled differently, tends to collapse and the muscles that open it are not fully efficient”
So how does chiropractic care help?
The job of the Doctor of Chiropractic is to detect and correct spinal bones/joints that are either out of alignment or that aren’t working right. This is known as a subluxation. Subluxations can interfere with the nervous system which can make it so that the body doesn’t function properly. Chiropractors have found that when subluxations are corrected, the body can function better. In the case of ear infections that would mean an improvement in the drainage of fluid from the middle ear. No fluid, no place for bacteria to grow and flourish. It’s as simple as that. Does subluxation correction help every case of ear infections? Of course not, but it does help a lot. This natural approach to health care isn’t a “treatment” for any condition. Chiropractors remove interference to the body so the body can heal itself. It’s amazing what happens when the body is running at full potential.
My wife and I have 4 boys of our own and all of them have been under regular chiropractic care since birth. None of them have ever had an ear infection nor had the need to take any prescription medication. Do they get sick? of course they do, but after a few days, their bodies fight it off and they’re right back at being boys again. If you’d like to see if chiropractic care can help your child be healthier, click the button below to request a free consultation. We can sit down, talk and answer any questions and concerns you might have.