A common question asked is: Can Chiropractic Care help treat common ailments such as ear infections?
Easy answer…Absolutely!! Many times throughout the year, I have had parents dealing with infants and toddlers ask me about their child’s ear infections. The first thing you must understand about a child with chronic ear infections is that there is something preventing their Eustachian tubes from draining properly. This allows bacterial growth to occur and ultimately leads to great discomfort for your child. If you notice your child tugging at their ear frequently, chances are they are fighting an infection.Cherry Family Chiropractic
To properly understand how Chiropractic Care can help your child, we must first look at the anatomy of the ear. While growing, an infant’s tube is in a horizontal position, making it very easy for bacteria to grow if fluid remains in the ear for any amount of time. A common obstruction to the tube is a subluxation (or misalignment) of the first cervical vertebra.
This may put pressure on the tube as it runs next to it, causing a blockage that doesn’t allow proper drainage of any fluid present in the ear, allowing bacterial growth to occur. This is where chiropractic care comes into play. The chiropractor is trained to remove the subluxation by using a very specific adjustment to the segment involved. Once this interference is removed, the pressure on the Eustachian tube is removed and the fluid will be able to drain from the ears. The tube itself may also need adjusted, which a chiropractor who is trained in pediatric care will do along with the spinal adjustments. This will also help improve fluid flow from the ear.
Another common question that is asked frequently is: “How do I know if my family needs Chiropractic Care?” Here are some answers for you that might help you in answering this question:
* Do you or your child have a spine?
* Have you had any accidents or injuries in your life?
* Is your child learning to crawl or walk?
I have to take a second to remind everyone that they have gone through one of the most traumatic experiences in life. Birth. Whether it is a natural birth process or C-Section, we have all had stress on our body, specifically our spine! For women, this can be one of the biggest physical activities they will ever go through. The best way to take care of yourself and your family is to get checked regularly by a chiropractor.