Kids under age six are notorious for getting ear infections. Every year, 500,000 kids get tubes surgically put into their ears to reduce ear infections, but many of them still have ear problems, including ear infections and hearing loss, for years to come. The typical treatment option given by pediatricians to treat minor ear infections—antibiotics—are not always effective, and they come with their fair share of possible side effects. Here are our top reasons as to why chiropractic is, by far, the best treatment option for ear infections.
- Most Ear Infections Resolve Themselves
Even though about 80% of ear infections resolve themselves within a few days, we live in a world where we want quick fixes. Unless your child is absolutely miserable, there is typically no harm in letting an ear infection run its course without antibiotics. Chiropractic is a non-invasive way to improve health and reduce ear infections.
- Many Ear Infections Are Viral
Antibiotics treat bacterial issues. If your child’s ear infection is viral, antibiotics will do absolutely nothing to resolve the issue or your child’s discomfort, so they are not the best option.
- Antibiotics Only Temporarily Remove the Symptoms
Especially if your child has chronic ear infections, you know that antibiotics do not get to the root cause of the problem—they simply cover up the symptoms and temporarily resolve the issue.
- The Atlas Bone Is the Most Likely Culprit
Children who get ear infections—whether rarely or chronically—usually have a misaligned atlas bone, which is the very top bone in the spine. This bone, when out of alignment, can obstruct the Eustachian tubes and create a backup of fluid, which is what leads to the ear infection. Moving this vertebra into proper alignment will help to resolve current ear infections and prevent future ones.
- Chiropractic Is Pain-Free
Unlike giving your child medication or putting them through surgery, chiropractic is incredibly safe, easy, and pain-free. Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Brendan and Dr. Tom use the gentlest chiropractic technique available today, so there is no twisting, popping, or cracking involved in their adjustments.
- Chiropractic Is a Long-Term Solution
Since antibiotics only put a band aid on the issue, most parents whose children suffer from ear infections are seeking a long-term solution that doesn’t involve surgery or other invasive and extreme measures. Chiropractic care will lead to a more properly aligned spine and reduced ear infections, both of which will lead to better long-term health and more effective body function.
If your child is suffering from ear infections, contact Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Tom and Dr. Brendan today. Their team at Vitality Precision Chiropractic would love the opportunity to help you and your family achieve optimal health and get rid of those pesky ear infections.