Ear Infections Treatment at Atlantic Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Does your child suffer from ear infections?
Ear infections are one of the most common ailments among children today. These infections can cause severe inner ear pain, drainage, and fevers. Many times, a respiratory infection causes lead to fluid backup in the ear, causing the ear infection.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 9 million cases of ear infections were reported in 2006. Half of infants will have an ear infection before their first birthday and 5 out of 6 children will have one by age three.
Pediatricians tend to prescribe antibiotics immediately after assessing a child for symptoms of an ear infection. But, studies have shown that 70% of children get better on their own within 2-3 days and prescribing medicines can actually cause an antibiotic resistance or a drug-resistant stand of the infection.
Chiropractic care can help alleviate the pain of ear infections by using regular adjustments.
A recently published study shows that after a series of adjustments, nearly 80% of children treated were free of infections for at least 6 months after their initial visit.
By finding the cause of the infection instead of treating the symptoms, doctors can treat the problem and help prevent it from happening again in the future. Adjustments, specifically upper cervical ones, can help the middle ear drain and also boost the immune system in the process.