When you think of treated ear infections you may not immediately think of seeing our chiropractors but seeking chiropractic care can make a difference when your child or you is suffering from the discomfort of an ear infection. Most people will go to the doctor and get a prescription for antibiotics, but there are other ways to deal with ear infections.
Ear infections are a common condition among children especially. There are many children who deal with multiple ear infections each year, which can sometimes indicate a larger problem. An ear infection takes place when drainage of the Eustachian tube is blocked in the middle ear. Many people may not realize that this blockage can occur when the upper vertebrae of the spine are restricted. Without proper drainage of the middle ear, bacteria can grow which can cause these chronic ear infections and pain.
By restoring proper movement to the vertebrae, chiropractic adjustments subsequently help reduce the pain of chronic ear infections by allowing Eustachian tube to drain properly. If there is proper drainage, bacteria do not have the opportunity to grow and most ear infections can be avoided altogether. Spinal adjustments also can help provide immune system support by negating any nerve interference that may be present.
One of the main reasons chiropractic care is so effective is the basis of it is founded on treating the cause of the symptoms, not just the symptoms themselves. For an ear infection, the pain is how it manifest but the cause could be from the vertebrae inhibiting the ability for the Eustachian tube to properly drain.
Conventional medicine has the tendency to treat the symptoms. Medications will be given to help ease pain and antibiotics dispensed with the intent of clearing up the problem, but if the cause is not directly addressed you may have recurrent problems. Our Conyers chiropractors are proficient in comprehensively evaluating the root of the problem and providing treatments like spinal adjustments to both children and adults and maintain open lines of communication during the treatment process.
Prescription medications are easy to turn to, especially if you have a suffering child to care for, but remember that there are non-invasive, drug-free ways to address and treat most health problems is important. If you or your child have recurrent ear infections, our chiropractors can help. Call us at (404) 602-0386 for a consultation today.