Ear infections – What’s the real cause?
Parents, you are not alone! We understand the sleepless nights, snotty noses, the congestion, the ear pulling, shrieking cries, the restlessness – the list could go on and on. Have you been to doctor appointment after doctor appointment or tried antibiotic after antibiotic? Unfortunately, this reality is far too common in today’s society. Ear infections are one of the most common childhood illnesses worldwide. As parents, we want what is best for our children, but there comes a point when we feel helpless and frustrated, as we long for good health for our little one.
1. What is the “treatment?”
When it comes to ear infections the typical “treatment” is antibiotic use. If reoccurring, surgery may be recommended. These treatments may decrease the likelihood of recurrent ear infections, but they are only treating a symptom. Chiropractors find the root cause of a problem rather than treating the symptoms.
2. What is the root of the problem?
The cause of this pesky illness is often due to nerve interference. Nerve interference is created when tiny misalignments occur within the spine. Misalignments of the spine can occur during childbirth or from a fall or tumble. Misalignments undiscovered or left lingering can irritate or inflame the nerves; affecting the Eustachian tube and immune function.
3. How do we calm the nerves?
Correcting misalignments by gentle and specific chiropractic care restores the normal function of the nervous system so the body can heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. When function is restored the body is able to heal and eustachian tubes are able to drain naturally.
Chiropractic care is a very safe and effective way of enhancing your child’s immunity. By removing accumulated nerve interference, your child’s body will have greater capacity to clear childhood illnesses, like ear infections more effectively. Be sure to have your child’s spine checked by a chiropractor if you are experiencing all the doctor appointments and nasty antibiotics. Go with chiropractic first!