Ear infections are the most common ailment in young children and babies, with over 10 million new cases each year. Statistics show this painful illness affects half of all children at least one time before they are a year old. The numbers shift to two-thirds of all children before they turn three. Ear infections are also the number one reason parents or guardians take their children to the pediatrician. Let’s face it. Ear infections are excruciatingly painful.
Medical treatment for ear infections ranges from relatively minor to severe. Antibiotic pills or ear drops are usually administered at the first sign of infection. If the infection does not clear up or it returns often, doctors may suggest surgery to drain the ear. This surgery is performed if ear infections are not kept under control because ear infections can lead to hearing loss.
Holistic Ear Infection Care
Did you know that ear infection surgery is the second most common pediatric surgical procedure, second only to circumcision? Those numbers are alarming! So, seeking a holistic approach to your child’s ear infection may just be the answer you have been looking for.
Finding a family chiropractor is the first step to helping your child find relief from ear infections. Recent research conducted by The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has found that chiropractic care can alleviate the symptoms of ear infections in children. The study found that after a series of adjustments, nearly 80% of participants that were prone to ear infections were infection free for a period of approximately six months afterward. The researchers accredit these results to chiropractic adjustments that loosen infectious fluid build up in the ear. In addition, adjustments are designed to aid the body in producing antibodies which will attack the ear infection virus before it becomes out of hand.
If you are interested in learning more about how a chiropractor can help you child become ear infection free, please contact us. We are dedicated to making you and your family live pain free.