Ear infections are often viewed as a rite of childhood. It seems like every child gets at least one. But when ear infections are happening too often, it’s time to take a closer look and treat the underlying problem, not just the infection.
Ear infections typically come on after a viral infection like the cold, but they can also occur in children who have allergies or swim a lot. The problem often comes down to a drainage issue. The Eustachian Tube, which drain excess fluid from the ear canal can get blocked. When this happens, fluid builds up and stagnates, creating a spot for bacteria to grow.
Medical doctors treat the infection, prescribing antibiotics to kill the bacteria, but this doesn’t do anything to correct the underlying cause of the problem – a poorly draining Eustachian Tube. Chiropractors approach the problem from the other side: address the underlying cause to prevent infections from occurring in the first place.
Chiropractic Adjustments Restore Eustachian Tube Function
Pediatric chiropractic care helps prevent ear infections by restoring proper drainage of fluid through the Eustachian Tubes. Chiropractic techniques realign the bones in the neck to remove irritation off the nerves that control the muscles around the ear tubes. This allows the tubes to relax, open, and drain fluid away, eliminating the source of the ear infection.
Meet With A Pediatric Chiropractic Practitioner At Beacon Of Life To Ward Off Ear Infections
If your child is suffering from repeated ear infections or ear infections that come on for seemingly no reason, it’s time to investigate the underlying cause, which may be related to poorly draining Eustachian Tubes. Arrange a meeting with our pediatric chiropractor to have an examination conducted. We will look at the child’s medical history as well as his/her current spinal and neck alignment to see if chiropractic care can help.
Beacon of Life Chiropractic is proud to serve the greater Valley Forge area of Pennsylvania by providing neurologically based, chiropractic care. Come visit us at our office during business hours to see how we can help with your health. Call us at 610-474-2481 to schedule an appointment.