Updated: Jun 6, 2022
Almost every parent is familiar with those tell-tale signs of an ear infection: tugging at the ears, fussiness and crying, fever, & trouble sleeping. These pesky infections tend to resurface often, becoming a frequent, painful problem. If this sounds like a struggle in your household, read on to learn how chiropractic care can help!
Kids are more prone to ear infections because of their shortened Eustachian tubes, giving bacteria access to fluid that has built up inside the ear canal. Along with more common treatments like antibiotics & drops, chiropractic care has been proven to not only treat the symptoms of an ear infection, but improve ear drainage & boost your child’s immune system. Here are a few benefits of chiropractic care for your child’s ear infections:
Reduce Ear Pain & Inflammation
All that built-up fluid in the ear really hurts! Chiropractic care focuses on restoring proper alignment to structure inside and around the ears, like the neck, jaw, and spine. When restrictions are removed, the ear tubes can drain properly. This relieves that ear pain fast, and prevents fluid buildup from occurring again.
Improve Fluid Draining in Ear
When the spine is in alignment, the body has the best ability to heal itself fast. One way to reduce symptoms of an ear infection is to adjust the upper cervical spine, or the segments in the neck. By clearing any restrictions in this region, your kid’s nervous system can work at its best to clear up an existing infection, and prevent future infections.
Chiropractic Treats the Underlying Cause
While antibiotics, oils, or drops may clear up the current ear symptoms, they aren’t tackling the root cause of the infection. Chiropractic care is focused on restoring the body’s normal function, & preventing infections from coming back. With regular, pain-free adjustments, the nervous system is clear and connected, ready to fight off bacteria with a strong immune system.
Pain-Free Option of Treatment
The last thing parents want in any treatment is to cause their child more pain! Pediatric care from a chiropractor is safe, gentle, and best of all, pain-free! During your child’s chiropractic visit, doctors will assess for proper joint movement, and help restore any restricted areas with gentle, precise adjustments. Many kids experience pain relief and ear drainage shortly after proper motion is restored!
Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their young children to a doctor. While there are many resources for treatment, chiropractic care has emerged as a preventative option that addresses the root cause of infection. This noninvasive treatment option has been proven to efficiently reduce the symptoms of a current infection, as well as prevent more from occurring in the future.
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Dr. Marilyn is an experienced family chiropractor serving the Middle Tennessee area. She specializes in women’s health, pregnancy, and pediatric care. She is Webster Certified and has extensive training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
She practices alongside Dr. Wyatt Campbell at Milestone Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, TN.