Wheat Ridge and Lakewood Ear Infection Pain Relief Treatment for Children
Ear infections are common for many children, but they’re not actually normal. If your child suffers from a recurrent ear infection, this indicates a problem in the alignment of neck vertebrae that pinch a key nerve responsible for telling the ears to drain fluid normally. Fortunately, this can be easily and gently corrected with pediatric chiropractic care and treatment. If you have kids with frequent ear pain, schedule an appointment with the chiropractor Wheat Ridge trusts for drug-free pediatric pain relief and wellness at Well Beings Chiropractic Family Health: 303.238.6500.
What Causes Frequent Ear Infections in Some Kids, but Not Others?
Children seem generally more susceptible to ear infections than adults because their eustachian tubes are smaller and not tipped downwards as much as adult eustachian tubes. When the tubes don’t drain, fluid backs up, creating a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses that cause infection and pain. But still, not all kids suffer frequent ear infections, regardless of the size and position of the eustachian tubes. So, what is the real problem?
Studies show that, for some children, a certain muscle inside of the ear isn’t working properly due to nerve interference. This muscle is called the tensor veli palatini, and it is responsible for pushing fluid down and out of the eustachian tubes. When this muscle works properly, fluid drains, preventing bacterial buildup and infection. This muscle works in a manner similar to the way your esophagus pushes food down to your stomach, regardless of whether you’re lying down, standing on your head or otherwise positioned.
The nerves telling the tensor veli palatini muscle to drain fluid are often pinched by misaligned vertebrae right at the base of the skull. Our chiropractor can easily diagnose this condition in infants and children. This cervical spine (neck) misalignment commonly happens at birth, particularly for babies who experienced a prolonged or difficult birth where forceps or suction was needed.
NOTE: Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help both moms and babies have an easier delivery experience that can prevent some of these complications.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care for Ear Infection Treatment and Pain Relief without Antibiotics
The latest medical wisdom discourages antibiotics for ear infections in children because the long-term health risks (antibiotic resistance, increased risk of asthma and allergies, etc.) far outweigh the benefits. Surgical placement of draining tubes also causes more complications than it solves. Why not treat the problem at its source? Your Wheat Ridge chiropractor can correct your child’s spinal alignment through gentle chiropractic care so that nerves controlling the tensor veli palatini can direct it to drain fluid properly. This naturally relieves ear pain and prevents future ear infection attacks.
Visit the Pediatric Chiropractor Wheat Ridge Parents Trust for Ear Infection Pain Relief
Improve your child’s health and wellness while ending the ear infection nightmare through healthy spinal alignment. Schedule an appointment with the pediatric chiropractor Edgewater parents rely on for natural, drug-free pain relief and overall wellness treatment for their children: 303.238.6500.