Curious How Chiropractic Care Can Treat Ear Infections?

A tale as old as time, your baby or child is inconsolable, tugging at their ear, and the symptoms are so distinct that you know exactly what is wrong before you even step foot in the pediatrician’s office. The dreaded ear infection.

Gentle and Effective Way to Treat Ear Infections

Ear infections are a very common ailment throughout childhood, with 80% of children experiencing this condition at one point or another.  Some children are even susceptible to chronic ear infections, which, as you can imagine, can be hard on both parents and kids alike.  What if we told you that chiropractic care is a gentle and effective way to treat ear infections and can even keep them from recurring?

In our Western medical model, antibiotics are a go-to prescription to treat ear infections.  This works when the infection is caused by a bacterial growth.  Sometimes, however, this common childhood ailment can, instead, be caused by misalignment.  The birthing process itself, whether vaginally or by cesarean, can cause cervical vertebrae to become misaligned, which can cause fluid buildup in the eustachian tubes.  Enter, then, the wonderful modality of chiropractic care!

Natural Flow Through Eustachian Tube

A chiropractor can perform a gentle adjustment on your child to realign the spine and neck, allowing fluid to flow naturally through the eustachian tubes. Jane Sheppard of Healthy Child writes: “A 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…The results show that close to 80% of the children did not experience another ear infection within a six-month period following their initial visits.”

Dr. Erin Merrill-Macy of Sheridan’s Creekside Chiropractic Can Help

If your child suffers from acute or chronic ear infections, consider bringing them for a visit to a chiropractor.  Dr. Erin Merrill-Macy of Sheridan’s Creekside Chiropractic can treat both children and adults for ear infections. Creekside Chiropractic serves patients from Sheridan, Noblesville, Westfield, Carmel, Tipton, Zionsville, Whitestown, Lebanon and surrounding areas.

Why not, get the whole family treated with an adjustment and get healthier together, naturally?!

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