In the United States, five out of every six children have an ear infection by the age of three. Children are more prone to ear infections due to immature (shortened and more horizontal) eustachian tubes in the middle ear. This gives bacteria easy access to the middle ear where infection can occur. However, not all hope is lost.
Conservative chiropractic care has been shown to help reduce symptoms and severity. In a 1996 study, 46 children under the age of five received regular chiropractic adjustments to treat the symptoms of ear infection, and researchers found that 93 percent of all episodes improved, 75 percent in 10 days or fewer, and 43 percent with only one or two treatments.
Ear infections can be a stressful time for the family, especially with your first child. Chiropractic care can help to decrease ear pain and get your kid back to their normal selves.
Ear pain is no fun. Combine that with inflammation and swelling, and your child is not going to be feeling well. Chiropractic adjustments may help clear the tubes and help decrease swelling and discomfort.
When the spine is in alignment, the body has the best ability to heal itself. One way to help reduce the symptoms of ear infections is to adjust the upper cervical spine.
Developing research and studies do indicate a connection between ear infections and chiropractic. Popular pediatric doctor, William Sears, MD, highly recommends utilizing chiropractic treatment for improving middle ear drainage and decreasing ear infections.
Reduces ear pain and discomfort