Stop the Cycle of Ear Infections with Chiropractic
By Donna Stark
Well, it seems like something is bothering your young child again and from all of the tell-tale signs they are exhibiting, you are fairly confident that it is another ear infection. Yep, that’s right, another one. How many has this been so far? You know you have a problem when the staff at the pediatrician’s office know it’s you pulling up just from the sight of your car and have a coffee (just how you like it) waiting in hand as you walk in the door. Yeah, you’re past all the pleasantries by now. They see you so much they may as well be family.
Time to Add a New Family Member to the Mix
It may be time to consider a new approach and add a chiropractor to your family list. Whether this is a repeat ear infection or your child’s first, your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can help bring relief. You see, children are more prone to getting ear infections because their eustachian tube is either undeveloped or immature, and even though their little bodies seem absolutely perfect, sometimes their spine is out of alignment as well. So if your child exhibits any of these symptoms, consider bringing them in.
- Ear pain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Drainage of fluid outside of the ear
- Tugging or pulling at an ear
- Loss of appetite
Chiropractic Care for Ear Infections
Fluid build-up in the middle ear is drained through a process controlled by the body’s nervous system. If there are any dysfunctions of the vertebrae, this drainage can be affected and the chance of infection is increased. Take a look at how chiropractic care can help change the course of your child’s health.
- Realigns the neck and back
- Supports optimal function of the nervous system
- Encourages the body to drain the fluid as it is meant to
- Strengthens immunity
- Decreases inflammation
- Fosters quality sleep
Medical Treatment of Ear Infections
Medical doctors will typically recommend antibiotics for an ear infection, and if the issue is recurring, possibly even surgery. Unfortunately, there can be unwanted side effects and long-term consequences that should be considered with those options. The treatment that your chiropractor provides is gentle, safe, and effective. It does not include any prescription medications or invasive procedures, which can be a huge relief to parents of infants or young children.
If your child is experiencing ear infections or if you want to take a proactive approach before it becomes an issue, head on in to The Joint Chiropractic. With more than 400 locations nationwide, no appointment needed, and convenient weekend hours, it couldn’t be any easier to bring your young one in. And although you can’t choose who your family is, you can make this choice, and that’s close enough.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Bellevue, Wash.