For parents and children alike, chronic ear infections can be extremely frustrating. Ear infections are typically treated with antibiotics, but if they persist, children are scheduled for ear tube surgery. Most people would prefer to avoid surgery, especially for their children, so consider chiropractic as an alternative.
Why Children Suffer From Ear Infections
Ear infections occur more commonly in children because the Eustachian tube is more horizontal than it is in adulthood. The Eustachian tube is what helps drain the inner ear. Because it is more horizontal, it is much easier for it to get blocked. Those blockages lead to multiple ear infections throughout the year. Blockage in the Eustachian tube can also be caused by restricted movement in the neck.
Chiropractic Can Help Ear Infections
Chiropractic adjustments help to restore proper movement in the neck and spine, which allows the Eustachian tube to drain correctly. This will also help reduce the pain associated with ear infections. If your children get regular chiropractic adjustments, it will also reduce the likelihood of chronic ear infections.
It may be easier to take the traditional route and treat ear infections with medication, but there is a non-invasive and drug-free alternative called chiropractic. Contact us for a consultation today!