Chiropractic and Ear Infections

Ear infections are a very common occurrence in children under the age of five.  The most common treatment for these is antibiotics or surgery.  One reason for ear infections is the anatomy of the estuation tubes in children. 

The estuation tubes in children are almost at a 90 degree angle with the pharynx.  This makes them more septible for blockage and infections.  As we grow, the tubes become elongated and angled.  This decreases the blockages and makes it easier for drainage. 

It is also believed that when a childe is born the upper part of the neck becomes subluxated due to birth.  The nerve interference causes improper function of the mechanics of the ear.  With chiropractic adjustments, proper nerve flow can be restored and drainage can occur.

Different studies have been performed on both sides, and there is no evidence that antibiotics are affective in treating ear infections.  Research as actually proven that chiropractic adjustments are the most effective and least evasive for ear infections. 

Some parents might be apprehensive to having their child adjusted because they see how chiropractors adjust an adult, but adjusting a child is different.  Chiropractors do not apply the same type of force or pressure when adjusting a child.  Children are so pliable and are so flexible that a chiropractor can just apply a few ounces of pressure to move their little bones back into place. 

If you have any questions about chiropractic and children, give me a call or send me an email.  We all love children and have seen first hand with our own families how chiropractic care can help kids. 

By Carolyn Gochee

Dr. Carolyn Gochee, a holistic chiropractor, chose to specialize in wellness. Specific aspects of her practice include: Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)- Dr. Gochee is Advanced Certified and has over 500 hours of post-doctoral training. SOT(R) Methods practitioners recognize the important role of normal cranial function in health and disease. The cranial bones can cause problems in central nervous system that are often overlooked or ignored by most other chiropractors. Cranial adjustments help with ADD/ADHD, sinusitis, dyslexia, headaches, and many more. Dr. Gochee has taken hundreds of hours in Functional Medicine. This forward thinking of looking at a person’s labs or blood test. Dr. Gochee has spent many hours studying Functional Medicine and has developed a way to custom tailor your treatment. Many times, a patient will get labs results that are “normal,” which means there is no pathology or disease, but the patient still feels “off” or “not themselves.” Dr. Gochee can take a patient’s lab results, as incomplete as it might be, and find some serious, underlying problems that are being missed by many healthcare professionals.

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