Ear infections plague many of today’s youth, and it is one of the main reasons parents take their children to see the pediatrician. 5 out of 6 children will have an ear infection before their third birthday. Adults can also get ear infections, but they are more prevalent among children. Ear infections generally go away by themselves, but more often than not pediatricians prescribe antibiotics to help eradicate the infection. If used too often, these medications can lead to chronic ear infections creating a vicious cycle for a young child. Many parents are looking for alternatives to help heal their children. Chiropractic care is a method that could help relieve and prevent ear infections in children and adults.
Chiropractic Care for Ear Infections
How can chiropractic care help?
Since it’s beginning, chiropractic care has helped with many hearing and ear issues. In fact, the very first chiropractic adjustment was reported to have cured deafness. More study is needed to prove the efficacy of chiropractic treatment for ear infections, but the studies that have been done show promise. Chiropractors work to align the cervical spine, which is made up of the vertebrates in your neck. This can become misaligned due to the birth process, falls, or normal everyday activities. When the cervical spine is out of alignment, it can disrupt nerve function, which can affect the eustachian tube.
A study with 332 children participants ranging in ages 27 days to 5 years old reported that 80% of children did not experience another ear infection after the initial visit. A second study with 46 children participants all under the age of 5 years old, reported that 93% of the episodes improved. Each of these studies has its limitations, but the results are promising.
Chiropractic care is safe.
Chiropractic care is safe for everyone. Everyone from a newborn baby to the elderly can benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractic treatment is painless. Adjustments for children are gentle and painless. Children will not experience any negative side effects of a chiropractic adjustment, unlike antibiotics prescribed by health care professionals. Children need chiropractic care just as much as adults! Check out these testimonials from parents of children who suffered from chronic ear infections.
Chiropractic care can help ear infections. Visit Midvale Chiropractic to receive the best care in Tucson. Schedule your appointment today!