Ear infections are not a condition you would normally associate with College Park Chiropractors, but Chiropractic treatment can make a difference when you or your child is suffering from ear infection distress.
For most people, a trip to the doctor, and then the pharmacy to get antibiotics, is the standard treatment protocol for ear infections, but as you are about to realize, there are other ways to address the issue.
A Common Health Issue For Children and Adults
Ear infections and children seem to go hand in hand. Many children tend to get multiple ear infections each year, indicating the likelihood of a larger problem. The infections occur in the middle ear when drainage of the Eustachian tube is impassable.
What most people do not know is that this blockage can be the result of restricted movement in the upper vertebrae.
When the middle ear does not drain properly, bacteria has a chance to propagate and flourish, causing chronic ear infections and the discomfort that goes along with them.
Chiropractic Adjustments for Ear Infections
Chiropractic adjustments can help lessen the pain and discomfort of chronic ear infections because they restore right movement to the vertebrae, allowing the Eustachian tube to drain properly.
When the tube is draining correctly, bacteria doesn’t have a chance to thrive, and you can avoid most of the ear infections that cause so much pain.
Spinal adjustments also help to relieve nerve interference that has the potential to weaken the immune system.
Treating the Source of the Problem
One of the main factors that make Chiropractic treatment so effective is that it focuses on treating the underlying cause of a particular health issue rather than just the symptoms.
The issue may be related to the vertebrae not allowing the Eustachian tube to drain, but the pain resulting from an ear infection is how it manifests.
With conventional treatment, pain relievers are given to ease discomfort and antibiotics are given to improve the issue, but if the cause isn’t addressed directly, it often continues to happen. This is why some kids have recurring ear infections that never seem to go away entirely.
Our College Park Chiropractic doctors are well practiced at performing spinal adjustments to both children and adults, and they will openly communicate throughout the entire process.
It is easy to get caught up in the world of prescription medication, especially if your child is suffering, but there are drug-free, non-invasive ways to treat most health issues.
If you or your child can’t seem to shake recurring ear infections, call our College Park Chiropractic team at AICA College Park today for a consultation.
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