With more than 10 million new cases a year, ear infections are the most common reason for a visit to the pediatrician and the 2nd most common reason for surgery in children under 2 years of age (following circumcision). According to the American Chiropractic Association, it is estimated that 50% of children will experience at least one middle ear infection before they are 1 year of age, and 75% of children will experience one before 3 years of age.

Why is Ear Infection So Common To Kids?

Babies and young children are very susceptible to ear infections because their Eustachian tubes are shaped differently than their adult counterparts. Children’s Eustachian tubes are horizontal and shortened. This shape makes it easy for bacteria to migrate from the ears and throat into the middle ear space, which causes the fluid to pool in the middle ear.

What can Chiropractic do?

In our office, we see several children each week who suffer with chronic ear infections. Many of these children have taken multiple rounds of antibiotics or have gone through surgery, still with no success.

Luckily, chiropractic care can help! Gentle chiropractic adjustments to the Atlas (the top bone in the neck) and the Occiput (base of the skull) allow fluid in the middle ear to drain, which boosts the body’s immune system. By strengthening the body’s ability to fight the infection naturally, the child is able to recover faster and prevent future ear infections. In fact, a recent research study showed that after receiving a six-month series of chiropractic adjustments, nearly 80% of the children treated were free of ear infections.

This means of healing is a safe and effective alternative to treating ear infections in babies and young children. Also, to avoid or prevent this certain conditions to your child, you can follow these 3 tips to fight ear infection.

Does your child is suffering with ear infections or suspect them to have one? Consult to our nearest Corrective Chiropractic offices in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Decatur & Alpharetta to help your child now. You can also call us at 404-355-5499 and request appointment.

Many pregnant moms experience sciatica pain during pregnancy that can range from mild to severe pain. Sciatica can produce shooting and/or dull pain that travels along the site of the sciatic nerve (low back, buttock region, and leg). Structural changes and demands during pregnancy typically attribute to symptoms. Based on individual anatomy, the piriformis muscle can irritate the sciatic nerve resulting in similar symptoms as sciatica, and is termed “Piriformis Syndrome”. Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy can ensure proper structural integrity in order to manage and even prevent associated symptoms.

Daily exercises can help with the tension associated with muscle changes during pregnancy that often lead to lower back stiffness and discomfort, and even sciatica.

Back Bend Stretch

The backbend stretch is a yoga pose utilized to improve low back and sacral range of motion. While standing, place hands on the tailbone and distract hands down towards the ground. Slowly bend torso and neck back as hands continue to distract down on the tailbone. Hold this stretch for 10-15 seconds. Repeat 3-5 times whenever low back or tailbone tension associated with sciatica occurs.

 

Standing Lunge

A sustained lunge pose can improve flexibility for hip flexor muscles and hamstrings – both with attachments to the pelvic bones. Pelvic misalignments and muscle imbalance can lead to additional stress on the sciatic nerve. Place one foot in front of the other and bend the associated leg to a 90-degree angle. Squat down with chest and torso aligned with hips. Hold for 15-20 seconds. Repeat on each side 4-6 times.

 

Warrior One

Warrior one is a yoga pose designed to increase the range of motion and flexibility for the hip flexor muscles and the round ligament. Place one foot in front of the other and bend the associated leg to a 90-degree angle. Squat down with chest and torso aligned with hips. Reach hands and arms up, keeping aligned with hips. Hold for 15-20 seconds. Repeat on each side 4-6 times.

 

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