What is an Ear Infection?
Odds are you or someone you know has had an ear infection. In fact, 80 percent of children will be diagnosed with an ear infection before their third birthday. But, why are they so common? More often than not, ear infections are caused by a bacterial or viral infection that can affect the inner, middle, or outer ear. An ear infection occurs when the eustachian tubes (the small tubes that run from the ear to the back of the throat) become swollen or blocked, causing fluid to build up. Symptoms include ear pain, impaired hearing, dizziness, or impaired balance.
This ailment can be painful and particularly debilitating for children under the age of 5. Although it can be emotionally difficult to see your child in pain, turning immediately to prescribed antibiotics for an ear infection may not be the best answer.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those with Ear Infections?
Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve pain and discomfort caused by ear infections. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with ear infections a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain and swelling.
Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve the function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage the pain caused by ear infections.
Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide to patients with ear infections
Relief from discomfort and pain
At Restoration Chiropractic, in Wichita, Kansas, we love to help people live life at their optimal potential. With things like ear infections, there is a better option than antibiotics.