A natural approach to help relieve and manage earache pain.
What are ear infections and how can chiropractic help manage them?
What is an Ear Infection?
The odds are that during your lifetime you will have at least one ear infection. As many as 80% of kids will experience an inner ear infection before the young age of just three.
Why are they so common?
Ear infections are caused by a viral or bacterial infection that affects the inner, middle or outer ear. This type of infection occurs when the eustachian tubes become swollen or blocked. This lack of passage can cause fluid build up. This build up and blockage can cause pain, lessened hearing, dizziness, and balance issues.
Ear infections can be painful and debilitating especially for children under the age of 5. We know it can be difficult to see your child in pain. Many have the automatic response of turning to prescribed antibiotics and while antibiotics are a medical wonder, if over used they can become useless, so save them for when you really need them.
How Chiropractic Helps Those with Ear Infections
Chiropractic can be a wonderful way to help relieve pain caused by ear infections. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with ear infections a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or OTC pain medications.
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, gentle, non-addictive manual therapy. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body. This in turn reduces inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage the pain caused by ear infections.
Below are some of the health benefits of chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide to patients with ear infections
- Relief from pain
- Better coordination
- Improved flexibility
- Less inflammation
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, give the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. and Kaster Chiropractic and Associates a call today at 239-332-2555 or visit www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more.
Your chiropractor and family doctor may work together to heal your ear infection using imaging such as Xray or MRI. Based on findings a treatment plan will be formed.