Safe, Natural Pain Relief for Ear Infections
What Are Ear Infections?
Ear infections are one of the most common pediatric ailments in children. Toddlers commonly get 1-2 ear infections per year. However, some kids are especially prone to ear infections and can get up to 5-6 ear infections per year.
Ear infections are caused by bacterial buildup in the ear and inflammation in the middle ear. Fluid builds up behind the eardrum, leading to quite a bit of pain and discomfort in children. Kids with ear infections often have difficulty sleeping – meaning the parents will also suffer from sleepless nights.
One common treatment for kids with chronic ear infections is known as “ear tubes”. These tubes are surgically inserted in the eardrum, allowing for the easing of the pressure caused by ear infections.
However, chiropractic treatment offers a non-invasive alternative to treat ear infections.
How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help with Ear Infections?
Children have been treated with chiropractic methods for more than 100 years, and spinal adjustments and manipulations are still a great way to treat ear infections.
In fact, a comprehensive scientific review has shown that many children had dramatic improvements in their condition after chiropractic adjustment, and that the adjustments had absolutely no negative effects.
Chiropractic treatments are about restoring the natural balance of the body by manipulating the joints and the spine. Doing so can help equalize pressure within the ear, providing relief from serious and painful ear infection symptoms.
This non-invasive approach is safe for kids. Best of all, you can avoid antibiotic treatment for your child. Antibiotics can have a negative effect on their immune response later in life if improperly prescribed.
When to Contact Your Chiropractor
If your child has one or two ear infections per year that tend to resolve on their own, chiropractic treatment may not be necessary.
However, if your child suffers from multiple ear infections within a few months, or is susceptible to serious and painful ear infections, bring them in to Raleigh Specific Chiropractic. We offer free consultations, and we can help restore the balance of the ear and ease their symptoms.
At Raleigh Specific Chiropractic, our staff is fully licensed and knowledgeable — and kid friendly! If your child is suffering from continuous and painful ear infections, we are here to help! Contact us online or give us a call at (919) 846-7004 to schedule your appointment.