It is a right of passage for most children and parents. Ear infections. In fact, five out of six children will have on before they are three years old.
The most common treatment for ear infections in the United States is antibiotics. On top of that narrative, children with recurring infections are often scheduled for surgery to implant tubes. No parent wants to add more pain to their already suffering child. Let’s explore why ear infections happen and how you can treat them naturally.
Causes of Ear Infections
Ear infections in children (and adults) happen for many reasons. They include:
Trauma to the ear
Eustachian tube development
Low immune system
Traumatic birth issues
Ear tubes (Yes, even though they are supposed to help)
A Natural Approach to Ear Infections
No parent wants their child to suffer in pain. And, left untreated, an ear infection can lead to other issues. Chiropractic adjustments help by restoring the correct spinal functions and taking the pressure off the ears. The aim is to have a free-flowing and draining middle ear.
Chronic ear infections are all too common. The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic, studied the effectiveness of chiropractic care on a child with a history of failed tympanostomy tube surgery and recurrent ear infections.
The study involved a four-year-old who had repeated ear infections. The doctor of chiropractic, found misalignments of his spine and head, which they adjusted. After the first visit, the patient responded with less pain. After two visits, the child stopped tugging on his ears.
The Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics also reports on a study where the overall recurrence rate was significantly reduced in children receiving chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Care for Ear Infections
Chiropractic care is natural, non-invasive way to treat ear infections. And, even better, with regular check-ups, we hope, will prevent them from happening. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact us at Preferred Chiropractic of Midland.