How Chiropractic Care Can Help Ear Infections
Did you know that by the age of three, over two-thirds of American children have had one or more middle ear infections? Medical doctors will prescribe antibiotics, pain meds, and even surgery, but ear infections can still be a chronic condition for some children. The only way to naturally alleviate the symptoms associated with ear infections and the condition itself is to receive regular chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Adjustments Can Heal and Prevent Ear Infections
Antibiotics on a continual basis can begin to become ineffective on children with chronic ear infections. The most severe treatment option, surgery to place tubes in the inner ears, has also shown to have little effect on some children. However, studies have shown that with as little as one or two chiropractic adjustments, around 90% of children followed have improved and healed entirely within ten days. Similar studies have also shown that children that receive chiropractic care from infancy are far less likely to develop ear infections at any age.
How Do Spinal Adjustments Cure Ear Infections?
The ears receive extensive nerve supply from the spine. When a child has subluxations in the spine caused by misalignment, this can prevent the ears from getting the blood they need to function correctly, resulting in blocked pathways and infection.
Chiropractic Care Can Also Prevent Other Childhood Illnesses
Besides ear infections, regular chiropractic care in childhood can prevent an array of different illnesses, from the common cold to more severe illnesses like asthma and acid reflux. Spinal alignment has been linked to several different diseases and is directly related to your overall health.
Suffer from Ear Infections? See Your Chiropractor.
If your child suffers from chronic ear infections, or you do yourself, and traditional medical care has given little relief, talk to your chiropractor. With regular adjustments and overall spinal health, you can stop the ear infection cycle for good.