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No More Tugging & Tears: Break the Cycle of Ear Infections

toddler-building-with-blocks-sq-400Fussiness. Crying. Tugging on the ear. Trouble hearing. Fever. These are some common symptoms of ear infections, a common childhood condition that can leave little ones inconsolable and parents exasperated.

Kids afflicted with ear infections also experience constant congestion and pain and are often stuck in a cycle of antibiotics, which don’t treat the root cause.

By age 3, it’s estimated that 80-90% of kids will get at least one ear infection. But what about the 1 out of 10 kids who don’t experience this common childhood ailment? How do you break the cycle of chronic ear infections or prevent them altogether?

Consider the Story of Rose’s Toddler

Meet Rose, her son suffered from repeated ear infections. His journey included several rounds of antibiotics, multiple doctor visits, and even the suggestion of surgery. Rose, however, was determined to explore other options, especially nonsurgical ones. Rose’s account may resonate with you if your child is enduring ear infections with no real solution in sight.

Understanding Chronic Ear Infections & Their Causes

Also known as chronic otitis media, chronic ear infections occur when there is a recurring buildup of fluids, inflammation, and swelling that block the eustachian tube. Pain and pressure in the middle ear results. Here are some common causes of the condition:

Poor “plumbing and drainage”

A misalignment in the body can create extra tension, inflammation, and limited movement of the nerves and muscles supplying the inner ear, resulting in fluid buildup.

Sympathetic fight or flight response

A subluxation can put the body into a heightened sympathetic state, resulting in elevated inflammation and increased mucus production.

Environmental factors

Toxins, such as chemicals, and excessive sugar and dairy consumption can exacerbate the situation.

Antibiotics vs. Neurologically Focused Chiropractic Adjustments

Antibiotics and fever reducers may provide temporary relief but they essentially serve as a bandage solution, masking symptoms but not addressing the root cause of ear infections. They can weaken your child’s gut and immune system, contributing to recurring infections. Likewise, natural remedies, including essential oils and supplements, may help somewhat but they often fail to address subluxation.

Chiropractic care offers a natural and effective solution to help your little one with their ear infections. Here are two ways this form of drug-free health care helps:

Improves “drainage” and “plumbing”: Chiropractic adjustments help restore movement and remove blockages, providing immediate relief. This process relieves the symptoms and supports the body’s ability to self-heal.

Balances the nervous system: Adjustments decrease inflammation, stress, and tension, ultimately supporting the body’s natural healing abilities. A balanced nervous system maximizes overall health and well-being.

What to Expect

At Van Every Family Chiropractic Center, we begin overcoming chronic ear infections with neurological INSiGHT Scans. These scans measure stress, tension, inflammation, and subluxation in the upper neck. This is a common area of concern for kids with ear infections. Birth interventions, such as forceps, vacuum, and C-sections, can create physical tension from the beginning, leading to your child’s ear troubles.

Break the Cycle of Ear Infections Today

As parents, you are empowered to make informed decisions for your little one’s health. Your child doesn’t have to suffer from ear infections. Chiropractic care will get to the root cause and provide your child with lasting relief and a future of wellness.

Call our practice today at (248) 616-0900 to book an appointment!

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