Chiropractic for ear infection:
Ear infection is the most common illness in babies and small children, affecting millions of children every year. The standard medical approach is to treat with antibiotics, however not all ear infections are bacterial in origin, and antibiotics have been found to be only marginally more effective than no treatment at all. In addition to the side effects of medication, every round of antibiotics disturbs the important internal micro-flora which is critically essential to proper digestion and overall body health. Chronic ear infections are also often treated with surgery requiring general anesthesia. But what if there was a better way?
More parents are turning to chiropractic to relieve their children's ear pain. Often, the root cause of chronic ear infections occurs at birth. Ninety percent of newborns have misalignments in their spine, and misalignments in the upper cervical spine can reduce nerve function to the eustachian tubes. A landmark research study by Dr. Fallon, D.C., found a strong correlation between chiropractic adjustments and the resolution of ear infections. Nearly 80% of the 332 children in the study did not experience another ear infection within 6 months of their initial adjustment.
"Chiropractic mobilizes drainage of the ear in children, and if they can continue to drain without a buildup of fluid and subsequent infection, they build up their own antibodies and recover more quickly," explains Dr. Fallon. "Once they fight it themselves, my kids tend to do very well and stay away from ear infections completely."
By giving children the ability to fight their own infections and maintain the beneficial bacteria in their bodies, their immune systems will be stronger and better able to defend their body against future infections. Pediatric chiropractic at Arc of Life Chiropractic is a safe, conservative, drug-free approach to treating ear infections, as well as many other common childhood ailments.
Both Dr. Pauline and Dr. Brent are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and have extensive experience adjusting babies and children. Whether your child suffers from ear infections or not, every child can benefit from regular, preventative chiropractic care.