Say Goodbye to Ear Infections with Chiropractic Care
By Donna Stark
There are a lot of things that you become really familiar with when you have a child. Things such as Disney characters, Lunchables, and grocery shopping carts that look like cars. You also become familiar with every known illness and virus under the sun, but especially with those unrelenting, bothersome ear infections. Sometimes, it seems that just as your child is off their prescribed medication for one, another one decides to show up and rear its ugly head. Aren't you tired of the back and forth visits to your child's doctor? And completely frustrated with the unresolved issue that is keeping your child in constant pain and you from getting a proper night's sleep when it happens? If you are, grab your little one as quick as you can and head on in to The Joint Chiropractic!
The Pain of an Ear Infection
Generally, ear infections occur because there is a buildup of fluid in the middle ear, and even though it's not uncommon for adults to get an ear infection, children are the ones who end up getting them the most. This is usually because the child's ear canals are not angled like an adult's, so unfortunately, the fluid doesn't drain as it should and the chance of infection is increased. If your child suffers from ear infections, you probably already know the symptoms, and if you are new to all of this, here they are:
- Pain and discomfort
- Tugging at the ear
- Fussiness and irritability
- Trouble with sleep
- Loss of appetite
Natural Treatments for Ear Infections
If you are looking for a more natural approach to treat your child's ear infection, The Joint Chiropractic may be your answer! It's not a surprise to hear when a child's spine is out of alignment, given the trauma from birth and all of the typical slips and falls a toddler makes, and if the spine is not properly aligned, it can affect the drainage in your child's ear.
That's where your local chiropractor comes in. Chiropractors will perform a very light and extremely gentle adjustment on your child that can help by:
- Reducing the swelling surrounding the Eustachian tubes
- Realigning the neck and back
- Supporting optimal function of the nervous system
- Encouraging the body to drain the fluid as it is meant to
- Strengthening immunity
- Encouraging better sleep
- Avoiding the use of prescription medication
Say Goodbye to Ear Infections
If your child is experiencing ear infections, bring them in to The Joint Chiropractic. With more than 425 locations nationwide, no appointment needed, and convenient weekend hours, it couldn't be any easier to get yourself familiar with one more thing, a natural approach to healthcare. So start saying goodbye to those bothersome ear infections and start saying hello to healthier days and a healthier child!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.