Chiropractic for Ear Infections

Children suffering without the ability to communicate the problem often leaves parents feeling helpless. Ear infections are a common reason for a visit to the pediatrician.

The traditional approaches to treating ear infections include:

Antibiotics: This may be effective for acute bacterial infections, but many ear infection cases are viral, for which antibiotics are ineffective.

Tubes in the ears: Surgically placing tubes in the ears to drain them is risky. It requires anesthesia and they often come out.

consider a Conservative approach:

Chiropractic care: a safe and natural treatment. Our chiropractors will conduct a thorough examination to locate, adjust, and reduce nerve disturbances that may make your child's ears prone to infection.

Our bodies are made to fight off infection. When that ability becomes impaired, it is a sign that something is not functioning properly. Chiropractic focuses on the integrity of the nervous system.

Nerve Compromise

The nerves that control, regulate and monitor the ear begin in the brain stem, continue down the spinal cord, and exit out from between the bones of the spinal column.

Changes to the function of the bones, specifically those in the upper neck, may compromise the quality of the nerve signals to and from the brain. This can obviously affect the ability of any organ or tissue, in this case your child's ear, to defend against infection.

Impaired Drainage

Nerve compromise leads to abnormal tension in the muscles that support the spine. These muscles protect the spine from compromise. If they are tense and in spasm it can exert pressure on nearby lymphatic drainage ducts. This prevents natural drainage in the ears, leading to further problems.

What Chiropractors Do

The chiropractic approach is simple. Chiropractic care does not treat infections of any kind. We treat distortions of the spine. If your spine is misaligned in some way, it affects your body's ability to fight off infection. We will examine your child's spine and if nerve tension is detected, we gently reduce it with safe chiropractic adjustments. This helps to restore the integrity of your nervous system. For a child or infant, this usually requires a light touch with our fingertip to nudge the spinal bone to the right place.  

We explain everything in advance to you and your child. Our approach is safe and the results are achieved naturally. We'd love to be of help!