Chiropractic Helps Ear Infections!

Trauma to the spine begins in the birthing process. This is why so many small children experience chronic ear infections. During birth many times the vertebrae in the neck become misaligned. Misaligned vertebrae begin to irritate the nerves. When the nerves in you child’s neck become irritated it can then begin to iritate the eustachian tube, leading to fluid build up in the middle ear. This is what’s causing those agonizing earaches for your child. Getting your child’s neck adjusted will alleviate the nervous system and help the fluid in the child’s middle ear drain.

Ear infections account for 35% of all pediatric visits! According to the American Chiropractic Association they are also the number two reason for surgery in kids under two; only to be beaten by circumcisions. The normal treatment given for childhood ear infections is antibiotics; which are overprescribed and become ineffective. Instead try bringing your child into our office for some chiropractic adjustments!

By Mattingly Chiropractic, July 17, 2013