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Ear Infection & Chiropractic
Medically known as otitis media, there are many factors that can cause ear infections in children, including infection, allergies, obstruction, birthing process and nutritional deficiency. Allergies cause increased mucous and inflammation leading to obstruction in the Eustachian tube. Common food allergies are wheat, sugar, cow’s milk, corn and yeast. Bacteria and viruses can also make its way to the middle and cause an ear infection. Mechanical obstruction can occur due to misalignments of structures, such as cervical spine, skull and bones of the jaw. As a result, fluid builds up in and around the eardrum, giving a place for microbes to grow. During the birthing process, the vertebrae can become misaligned, disrupt nerve function and adversely affect the Eustachian tube. Today, many children are getting more ear infections. And since an overuse of antibiotics can lead to resistance, many parents are seeking safer alternatives for prevention and treatment of ear infections like chiropractic care.
Childhood ear infections account for 35 percent of all pediatric visits. About 50 percent of all children will have had at least one ear infection before turning one-year old. Two-thirds of three year olds wind up with an ear infection. Otitis media is a very common infection in children. Many children incur continual ear infections, and it can be frustrating for parents.
A chiropractor uses manual adjustments to eliminate interference within the nervous system. Without the use of surgery or drugs, a chiropractor can correct misalignments in the cranial bones, jaw and spinal column. These adjustments decrease inflammation, ensure proper lymph drainage, establish proper blood flow and reduce muscle tension. According to Dr. Fallon in a publish study in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, “Chiropractic mobilizes drainage of the ear in children, and if they can drain without a buildup of fluid and subsequent infection, they build their own antibodies and recover faster.” Dr. Fallon’s study showed that up to 80 percent of the 332 children in her study did not experience another ear infection in six months after chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Health Clinic: Your Choice Chiropractor in Omaha
Chiropractic Health Clinic is your choice chiropractor in Omaha for the treatment and prevention of ear infections. The physicians at Chiropractic Health Clinic focus on the upper neck vertebra for the treatment of ear infections. Only slight pressure is used. Our physicians are trained and licensed to treat patients of all ages, including infants. Depending on whether or not the infection is acute or chronic, up to eight treatments may be needed for effectiveness. We treat the root cause of ear infections. Over time, needed visits decrease. Chiropractic adjustments help treat ear infections, and the benefits don’t stop there. It improves overall health for your child.
Our Omaha chiropractor can help your child get on the path to wellness. Give us a call in Omaha at 402-778-5470 to schedule an appointment today.