Recurring Ear Infections
Do your kids or someone’s you know have chronic ear infections? Middle ear infections are clinically called otitis media and are usually treated with antibiotics. Round after round of antibiotics only alleviate the problem for a short amount of time until the next bout starts. Sadly, many ear infections do not respond to antibiotics because they are not bacterial. The physician feels pressured to give the mother something though, so they get antibiotics. This starts a whole new problem. Antibiotics destroy the good bacteria that lines the gut. A lack of healthy gut bacteria is associated with allergies, inflammatory bowel disease (Chron’s and ulcerative colitis for example) and general autoimmune reactions.
No kid is happy with an ear infection. Crankiness, crying, screaming…it’s hard on the whole family. Eventually, after rounds and rounds of this, the child gets tubes put in.
Let’s try an easier way!
A child’s Eustachian tube is tilted a different angle than an adult’s is. The increased angle sets them up for an increased risk of infection. Usually the tensor veli palatini (TVP) muscle is also tight. At AccessHealth Chiropractic Center, we not only ajdust the upper part of the neck, we also adjust the ear and relax the TVP through muscle work. This is all very gentle work.
Children find relief quickly with chiropractic care, and relief from ear aches also gives relief to the rest of the family. If you live in the Cary, Apex, Raleigh, Holly Springs, or Fuquay-Varina area stop in to AccessHealth Chirpractic Center or give us a call and ask us if we can help your child!