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Posted on 11-19-2015

Q: Can Chiropractic help with ear infections?
A: Absolutely.


An ear infection consists of inflammation of the middle ear, usually caused by a virus that occurs when fluid builds up behind the eardrum. Ear infections can happen at any age however, they are more common in children. Sadly, 5/6 children will have at least 1 ear infection by their 3rd birthday. 
In fact, ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their child to a pediatrician with the most common treatment being antibiotics. 
So if that’s the most common treatment, it must work… Right? 
Well, according to many research studies, antibiotics are often not much more effective than the body's own immune system. And repeated doses of antibiotics can lead to drug-resistant bacteria that “scoff” at the drugs, while leaving the child screaming in pain. 
Why not try a safer, more conservative route? That’s where Chiropractic can help!
Chiropractic adjustments will promote drainage of the ear and aid in continued drainage without a buildup of fluid and subsequent infections. This allows the child to build up their own antibodies and recover quicker from later infections or inflammation. 
In summary, Chiropractic adjustments can not only help to drain the fluid in the ear but also boost the immune system (research states by 200-400%). 
So if your goal is to exhaust all natural means possible to help yourself or your child with ear infections, consider Chiropractic Care. Better yet, get your child checked today and enjoy the benefits of preventing ear infections from even starting in the first place!

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