Ear infections are more common than you might think. This is especially true for young children. In fact, five out of six children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. Ear infections are irritating and painful and can have a tendency to keep coming back. However, it usually seems like the best answer is to let the infection run its course or get antibiotics to treat it. There’s another option that may have been overlooked and it’s chiropractic. Can chiropractic help with ear infections? The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont has the answer!
What are Ear Infections?
An ear infection is an inflammation of the inner ear. The cause is typically some sort of bacteria, but from time to time a virus may cause an ear infection. The inflammation occurs when fluid builds up behind the eardrum. Ear infections can happen to anyone but are most commonly found in children. In fact, the most common reason why children are brought to the doctor’s office by their parents is ear infections. Ear infections cause discomfort or pain in the ear. They can also cause fevers and even interfere with the ability to hear.
How Can Chiropractic help with Ear Infections?
Chiropractic offers families a holistic, non-intrusive, and antibiotic-free style of health care that can treat many things, including ear infections. Chiropractors are experts in their field and can determine if a child has an ear infection. However, consistent chiropractic care can help avoid ear infections entirely.
It starts with chiropractic adjustments, which help align the spine, and in this case, the upper neck which can also open up tissue around the inner ear that will help drain the bacteria or virus into the throat from the Eustachian tube and out of the body. When this tube is plugged, it makes a perfect petri dish to help the infection continue to thrive. Every part of the body is connected, so if one piece is out of order it can affect the entire body. A spine that is in proper alignment will also bolster your immune system as well as help with pain management, both of which will help those with an ear infection. In addition, there are treatments specifically designed to adjust the ears and help reduce inflammation within them. Chiropractic is an excellent way to deal with ear infections.
Can chiropractic help with ear infections? Yes! The holistic approach of chiropractic offers many solutions to ear infections, as well as many other bodily issues. If you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor or even in a chiropractic adjustment visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process, in fact, we have been voted “Best of the West” eleven times and our aim is to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance.
We specialize in treating patients suffering from spinal pain and many other maladies and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!