Does your child get sick often? Have they struggled with getting ear infections that keep them out of school and activities?
About 80% of all children under the age of three will suffer from an ear infection. Ear infections can have a detrimental effect on your child’s health and wellness.
What are ear infections? An ear infection is the inflammation of the middle ear that causes a build-up of fluid behind the ear drum. Ear infections are usually caused by either a virus or bacteria. The bacterial infection requires the use of antibiotics to fight off the infection in our ears. Viral infections, however, our body is able to fight off on its own through its natural immunity. Viral infections are more common out of the two but most of the time ear infections are treated with antibiotics. This leads to viral infections being treated with antibiotics, no resolution of the infection, and that could explain why your child keeps getting recurring infections. No fun.
How can chiropractic care help with ear infections? Chiropractic care can help to decrease the fluid behind the middle ear that causes the inflammation. This inflammation is what our children feels and causes them agonizing pain. Chiropractors can help with that. Being adjusted regularly allows for the fluid within our ears to drain properly, ultimately providing relief preventing further infections.
Chiropractic care corrects misalignments, called subluxations. Correcting subluxations promotes the natural healing of the body and improve function of our joints and nervous system. Chiropractors focus on fixing these misalignments to eliminate restrictions, inflammation, and pressure that promote better health for your child. 30% of the immune system is controlled by the nervous system. Chiropractic care is the maintenance and care of the spine, which is the nervous system. So, chiropractic care and fighting off infections go hand and hand. The more we care for our nervous system, we build our natural way to fight off infections and overall promote wellness. Chiropractic care provides safe, non-invasive, and non-addictive treatment for ear infections at the root of the problem. Chiropractic care fixes what is actually causing the reoccurring infections, having your child feeling better throughout their entire body and making them less prone to ear infections.
We hope that this post helped you learn how to help your child and if you have any other questions we would love to help!