Ear Infections & Chiropractic Care For Their Relief in Children


Our children are no exception when it comes to all sorts of health problems. Because the bodies of children are developing and there is still growth to occur in all different body systems, there are many opportunities for injuries and illness to occur. One body system that takes possibly the longest to develop and attain full function is the immune system. There are may different biological mechanisms that are part of the immune system and its functioning is quite dependent on other body systems, namely the nervous system, in order to achieve proper functioning. Because the immune system in children develops over such a long period of time, pathogens can enter the body at a high rate and cause problems.

One of the most common problems that we see in children resulting from a young immune system is an ear infection. This is usually a bacterial infection that compromises the ear canal and can cause significant pain and discomfort for children. Because the child’s immune system is not readily able to fight pathogens with the same effectiveness as an adult’s immune system, these simple infections can occur quite frequently and can be no fun for children and parents alike.

In order to treat ear infections and prevent them moving forward, parents and children can turn to chiropractic care. A chiropractor can perform all types of minimal chiropractic adjustments that can restore the body’s alignment. Proper musculoskeletal alignment can improve neurological communication, a main determinant of the immune system’s functioning. When the nervous system is communicating properly, it is able to conduct all of the operations that are required for the body’s immune response, helping the children fight ear infections much faster. The musculoskeletal system and the nervous systems have a cohesive relationship and if both are functioning as they should be, then other body systems are functioning properly as well.

Chiropractic care has such wide ranging applications, and we cannot forget that it is applicable for people of all ages. Regardless of a child’s age, chiropractic care may help reduce the likelihood of getting ear infections and can help fight the infections much more effectively. In addition, chiropractic adjustments have shown to be effective at fighting other childhood maladies including asthma, sinus conjestion and even behavior issues and autism.

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