When it comes to treating your child’s ear infection, or worse, chronic ear infections, most parents will agree that the fastest and safest option is preferred. Being one of the most common childhood illnesses in the world, ear infections can be helped with a host of all-natural remedies, including by your local chiropractor!
Generally, an ear infection starts with soreness in the ear or side of the head region but can also be followed by a fever, fluid draining from the ear, trouble sleeping, and loss of appetite.
As the fluid begins to build up in the middle ear, the symptoms often get worse and can include:
- A popping or ringing sensation in the ear.
- Extreme pressure buildup or a pushing feeling on the ear and head.
- Difficulty hearing or sensitivity to loud sounds
- Balance problems, dizziness and coordination problems
And, if your child suffers from frequent ear infections, having these symptoms persist for days or continuously over a long period of time makes it hard for antibiotics or other medications to treat.
That’s why more and more parents are turning to chiropractic to help their child’s ear infections.
Here’s the science behind it…
In 15 cases evaluated by medical researchers, a study found that having frequent chiropractic adjustments measurably decreased the symptoms and severity of ear infections.
When your spine is misaligned, this negatively impacts your nervous system, which, in turn, affects how your body functions and how it can ward off infections. With regular alignments, even performed once every few months, your nervous system will be primed to perform at its best and will enhance your child’s immune system to be able to fight various infections, including ear infections and allergies.
But, that’s not all!
Research has attributed chiropractic treatments to helping reduce or reverse sleeping issues, digestive problems, even helping to regulate mood and behavior.
If you’re considering having your child visit a chiropractor, be sure they have a proven track record of experience working with the littlest of patients and are associated with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). The kid-friendly and experienced doctors at Corrective Chiropractic specialize in pediatric adjustments and would be happy to discuss your child’s needs during a free phone consultation. Click here to schedule your appointment.