Can Chiropractic Really Help with Ear Infections?
If you heard someone say they took their kid to the chiropractor because they get chronic ear infections, you might be surprised. What does the spine have to do with the ear? It may surprise you to learn, but chiropractic is actually very effective in helping the body heal from and prevent ear infections in Rochester MN!
The ear’s nervous tissue is supplied by cranial nerve eight from the brainstem. The brain communicates with the ear for hearing, balance, and proprioception. But when the body has subluxations causing dysfunction in the nervous system, it focuses on that and can’t work as effectively. When the body is preoccupied it can’t focus as well with the rest of the body and immune system to prevent ear aches.
Chiropractic can also help with proper biomechanics, allowing the ear to drain naturally.
Studies of Chiropractic and Ear Infections in Rochester MN
Sometimes kids and babies can get chronic ear infections known as otitis media that just keep coming back. We have heard so many stories of this over our years in practice.
A published case study in Canada followed the case of a 23-month- old who had suffered from six ear infections since she was 6 months old. Traditional antibiotic therapy had been administered but the baby was still having recurrent episodes. She received regular chiropractic adjustments and after a full year of chiropractic care she had no more ear infections!
Getting little ones help is so important in helping them grow and mature so their bodies can focus on keeping them healthy.
Being able to hear well and function without frequent ear pain is also key to a child’s development. Once a child is no longer struggles with chronic ear issues, their parents often report that they sleep better, are happier, may begin to grow their vocabulary and learn by leaps and bounds. This create positive changes for the whole family.
A Safe Alternative
Antibiotics are normally administered for ear infections but these can be harmful and lower the body’s immune system. Using the body’s own innate system is the best possible option for health. Chiropractic is a safe, holistic approach that can be extremely helpful in the short and long term!
Help your body adapt and get in a restful state! Come to Vitality Chiropractic, Rochester MN. Give us a call at (507) 208-4538 for an appointment, or get our new patient special at https://www.vitalityrochester.com/special
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My pain was immediately diminished and a care plan was put in place the following Monday. I can tell Dr. Ed and Dr. Stacy truly care about their patients' well-being, and I appreciate the work they do so much. I am now feeling the best I have ever felt.” -Rebecca
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- Dunn-Sigouin, K. (2015). Resolution of recurrent acute otitis media in a child undergoing chiropractic care: a case report. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, 15(1), 1203–1206. https://eds.p.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=5&sid=beb35961-96f9-4601-a00b-e7488067daba%40redis&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPXNoaWImc2l0ZT1lZHMtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#AN=110721285&db=ccm
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