Children in the US are getting more ear infections then ever. It is estimated that 62% of American children will have an ear infection or (otitis media) before the age of one, and 80% will be diagnosed by three. The most common medical care for this situation has been antibiotics, even though antibiotics have no effect on viruses.
What Causes Ear Infections?
There are many factors that can cause ear infections in children. These include:
- Nutritional deficiency
- Birth trauma
- Not breast feeding
- Pacifier use
A promising study published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics indicates that there is a strong correlation between chiropractic adjustments and the resolution of ear infections. Each child, ranging in age from 27 days to 5 years, was given a series of chiropractic adjustments. The results show that close to 80% of the children did not experience another ear infection within the six-month period.
Chiropractic Care For Ear Infections
Chiropractors do not treat otitis media or any other malady, rather we correct the cause of the vertebral subluxation and allow the power that made the body heals the body. It happens no other way.
Chiropractic adjustments remove interference within the nervous system by correcting misalignments in the spinal column & jaw, without the use of drugs or surgery. Correcting misalignments also reduces muscle tension, decreases inflammation, increases mobility, and establishes proper blood flow & lymph drainage, all of which can affect the function of the middle ear and Eustachian tube.
Chiropractic mobilizes drainage of the ear in children. If they can drain without a buildup of fluid and subsequent infection, they build their own antibodies and recover faster.
Balanced Body Acupuncture & Chiropractic in Omaha, NE
At Balanced Body in Omaha, we use Activator Technique & Mineral Salt Socks. The Activator Method is one of the most widely researched chiropractic techniques, and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its efficacy.
The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument. It delivers a gentle push to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.