Ear Infections & Chiropractic
Hey everyone, it’s Dr. Dalynes from Outbound Chiropractic! Today I wanted to discuss with you how chiropractic has been able to help kids with ear infections. First off, it’s important to understand that the purpose of chiropractic care is not the treatment of conditions or diseases. Instead, it’s the restoring of normal body function. As chiropractors, we work with the nervous system using gentle spinal adjustments. We reduce stress-related interference to the nervous system, which enhances overall body function. The body’s innate ability to heal itself can only work when this nerve interference is not present.
So, you might be wondering, “How can my child have any nerve interference?” Well, trauma to the spinal cord and brain stem often occur during the birth process but rarely get diagnosed medically. Infants often experience neurological defects from the delivery and throughout development and symptoms can result if the spinal trauma is not fully corrected. One of the common conditions that happens from this spinal trauma is ear infections. Ear infections can result from a spinal misalignment in the upper neck, which can irritate the nerves and cause obstruction of the Eustachian Tube. This misalignment usually starts in the birth process, and then gets worse over time if it’s not corrected.
In order to confirm if this is what’s causing your child’s ear infection, the first thing we will do here in our office is conduct a thorough history of your child’s health with the parent and learn about any complaints. This is then followed by a complete physical examination of the child’s spine. As a pediatric specialist, I am trained to evaluate pediatric spinal problems, and will use gentle, specific skills to find and adjust any involved spinal areas.
When a child is well-adjusted and the nerve interference is removed, your child’s body is able to function better and the spinal misalignment is corrected, which removes the Eustachian Tube blockage. Not only this, but chiropractic adjustments allow children to express a greater state of health because their nervous systems are able to overcome repeated infections because their immune system works much more effectively. Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can boost the immune system by up to 200%! Now who wouldn’t want a better functioning immune system for their family???
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