Many children often suffer from at least one ear infection throughout their childhood. According to the American Chiropractic Association, almost half of infants will suffer from at least one ear infection before they are a year old and about two thirds of children will suffer from an infection by the time they are 3. While ear infections are common among children, they can potentially cause severe and permanent damage to a child’s ear and hearing. Antibiotics are often used to help treat and clear an infection however, chiropractic care offers an effective, non-medicinal treatment for painful ear infections.
Ear infections can be extremely painful for children. Symptoms of an ear infection include ear pain and fever. Recently, more and more parents have been turning to chiropractic care for the treatment of their children’s ear infections. The American Chiropractic Association has noted that chiropractic adjustments can help mobilize the fluid and facilitate drainage in the ear. This helps prevent the buildup of fluid in the ear and allows children to fight the infection more quickly. Over time, children who receive regular adjustments should experience fewer ear infections and the infections they do develop should last for a shorter period of time. Most chiropractic adjustments for ear infections are done at the base of skull or neck, as opposed to the back. This will allow for the drainage of fluid in the inner ear.
If your child suffers from frequent ear infections and you are seeking an alternative method of treatment, please do not hesitate to seek care from your Sioux Falls chiropractic center. We would be happy to discuss the treatments options, as well as how we can help eliminate your child’s ear infections.