Friday, March 15, 2013

Chiropractic for Chronic Ear Infections in Children

Chiropractic for Chronic Ear Infections in Children
Chiropractic for Chronic Ear Infections in Children

Frequent ear infections are the most current illness affecting young children and can be very painful. After numerous trips to the pediatrician and costly antibiotics that may or may not wait on the symptoms, many children do not find relief and repeatedly suffer from the wound. Antibiotics are many times prescribed even when not needed and can only encourage if the infection is bacterial. Over utilize of antibiotics can cause them to be ineffective and will not allow the body's contain immune system to do it's job.

In severe cases many parents contemplate their only alternative is to turn to invasive surgical procedures as an attempt to decide the scrape and pick up relief for the child. If surgery is prescribed by a specialist, it requires the child to under-go general anesthesia and involves a contrivance where a shrimp opening is made in the eardrum to space a tube inside which relieves pressure and prevents fluid get up. Many times this surgery must be repeated after several months due to the membrane pushing the tube out and the hole in the ear drum closing. Any surgical procedures should be old as a last resort for the child and only be mature after all alternatives have been considered.

Parents are now turning to their chiropractors for treatment of chronic ear infections in their children. Chiropractic adjustments wait on to restore normal function so the body can heal itself without the exhaust of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors eye to fair a predicament rather than objective treat the symptoms. Subluxations (misalignments of the spine)  can occur in children from birth, from normal everyday activities, and from trips or falls that may seem minor. These misalignments can disrupt the body's ability to function properly without treatment.

Chronic ear infections may be the result of the child's cervical vertebrae becoming misaligned at birth, disrupting nerve function and leading to fluid perform up in the middle ear. If the scrape is not corrected, the child will continue to suffer year after year from chronic ear infections. Chiropractic adjustments can be administered, correcting the misalignment and allowing the fluid in the middle ear to drain. Children undergoing a series of treatments will continue to have relief as the middle ear drains resulting in healing and recovery without recurrence of infection. Chiropractic adjustments are a non-evasive and drug free treatment for children suffering from chronic ear infections. It will restore them to health rather than unbiased treat the symptoms.

Dr. Michael Dunigan DC has been successfully treating patients and providing relief for chronic ear infection at Shamokin Dam Health Center.

1 comment:

  1. Ear pain is the number one reason for child visits to chiropractors. Many chiropractors believe that there is a strong link between the birthing process and recurrent ear infection, also known as otitis media. During the birthing process, cervical vertebrae can become misaligned, disrupting nerve function, which can affect the eustachian tube. This may lead to fluid buildup in the middle ear and cause otitis media.