Chiropractic has been shown to be highly effective in helping children with ear infections (otitis media). Ear infections are incredibly common in children under 3, which is why they account for 35% of all pediatric visits.
Children are more prone to ear infections because they have ear canals (eustachian tubes) that are more horizontal and narrow than adults, which means that drainage is more difficult. When bacteria are present in that space, it is able to grow rapidly due to the lack of drainage. The ear canal essentially becomes a breeding ground for the bacteria since there is no escape for the fluid.
As adults we do not commonly experience ear infections because as we grow and develop the eustachian tube both widens and angles, which allows for proper drainage. In simple terms chiropractic helps to restore normal body functions. In the case of an ear infection, chiropractic increases drainage of the eustachian tube and because of the increased drainage the bacteria is unable to get trapped and grow.
There are many alternative ways to help a child with an ear infection and chiropractic is just one form of treatment that may help.
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Lafayette CO, 80026