When your child has an ear infection you may often times feel helpless. It appears as if there if nothing you can do, and this is why ear infections is one of the top reasons for pediatrician visits.
Traditional Treatments Include:
This may be effective for acute bacterial infections, but many ear infections may be viral in nature for which antibiotics are useless.
Surgical implantation of tubes in the ear drum.
Chiropractic adjustments reduce nerve disturbances that may make the ears prone to infection. Our bodies are innately healthy, or in other words, have the ability to heal itself. When that ability is impaired, it means something else is going on. We start at the integrity of the nervous system.
Some of the nerves that control, regulate and monitor the ear begin in the brain stem and continue down the spinal cord. They then exit out from between the bones of the spine. Changes to the function of the bones in the upper neck may compromise the quality of the nerve signals to and from the brain. Obviously, this can affect the organ or tissue to defend itself from infection (an ear for example).
Nerve compromise is often accompanied by abnormal tension to the muscles that support the spine. These muscle spasms can exert pressure on nearby drainage ducts, which prevents natural drainage, further complicating the problem.
We are experts in this area. When you bring your child to our office, we will look specifically for distortions in the upper neck. If nerve tension is detected, we reduce it wil an adjustment that is commonly with a gentle touch at the right place and direction.
Parents love our approach. Let us know how we can help make your life, and the life of your family, more enjoyable.