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Addressing Childhood Ear Infections With Chiropractic Care

little boy being adjustedFussiness, ear pulling, fever, sleep issues. These are some of the typical signs of ear infections, which are painful for children and worrisome for parents. While traditional medicine often relies on tubes and medication, chiropractic care offers a holistic approach that can provide relief and support for children experiencing ear infections.

Recognizing Other Signs of Ear Issues

While some signs of ear issues may be obvious, such as fussing and tugging at the ear, there are also underlying signs that parents may not be aware of. These can include postural asymmetry, tilting of the head, dizziness, or favoring one side during nap time. If parents notice these signs, along with fussiness and ear pulling, it may indicate a connection between the child’s discomfort and an underlying ear issue.

What Are the Causes & How Can Chiropractic Help?

The nerves in the upper neck control various functions in the body, including the musculature around the ear. When there is tension on these nerves, it can cause muscle tightness, preventing the ear tubes from opening fully and allowing proper drainage.
This improper drainage can lead to accumulation of fluid and lead to ear infections.

Chiropractic care offers a safe and gentle approach for children suffering from ear infections. By addressing the subluxation (misalignment) in the upper neck through chiropractic adjustments, the pressure in the ear can be alleviated, allowing improved drainage.

Another benefit of this natural approach is that chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn’t involve tubes or medication, making it an appealing alternative for parents seeking natural solutions for their children’s health concerns.

In addition to providing chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Jane Bigby likes to partner with other healthcare providers for the benefit of her young patients.

Real-life Success Stories

Chiropractic care has shown promising results in helping children with chronic ear infections. As a chiropractor, Dr. Jane cannot guarantee complete cessation of ear infections, but many parents have reported a decrease in infections after their child received chiropractic adjustments. For example, some children who previously experienced monthly ear infections now have them only once every few months.

Contact Us

If your little one suffers from ear infections, give Affinity Chiropractic a call today. Dr. Jane wants to help your child heal and thrive.

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