Chiropractic Treatment for
Chronic Ear Infections
Chiropractic care is well known for treating skeletal and muscle issues, but chiropractic adjustments can be used to treat a wider range of problems. Ear infections are among those ailments. Chiropractic adjustments can be particularly helpful for children who tend to suffer from chronic ear infections. It’s an alternative to antibiotics and can help offer long term relief not available from pharmaceuticals.
Studies have shown serious promise in chiropractic care as a long-term treatment for chronic ear infections. In one study published in Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, 80% of children — aged 5 years and under — didn’t experience another ear infection in the six months following their first adjustment. The children in the study were giving maintenance adjustments every four to six weeks to keep their bodies in alignment. The future of chiropractic care for ear infections is promising.
How Does Chiropractic Work for Chronic Ear Infections
On the surface, it may seem confusing that chiropractic care would be helpful for something like an ear infection — but there’s real science behind it. You can’t directly adjust the ear, but the entire body is a system that needs to be in balance to function properly. Things like ear infections can occur when the body is out of whack.
When the neck is out of alignment, it can put pressure on the Eustachian tube in the ear. The Eustachian tube is critical to the ear function, particularly for fluid drainage. With pressure from misalignment, fluid can collect in the ear leading to infections.
With a proper chiropractic program, the body can be moved back into alignment. When the fluid is able to drain properly from the Eustachian tube, it can relieve ear infections and help to prevent future infections — a life saver for sufferers of chronic ear infections.
If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic ear infections, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. We want to help you end the suffering with proper chiropractic care.