Chiropractic's approach to ear infections
With cold and flu season upon us, ear infections once again become a common occurrence among young patients. With 10 million new cases every year, ear infections are the most common illness affecting babies and young children, and the number one reason for visits to the pediatrician. For many children, it can become a chronic problem, requiring treatment year after year.
Have you noticed that the antibiotic that your pediatrician gives you cannot be filled for several more days following your appointment and only if symptoms are still present? This is because recent studies show that most ear infections will resolve without surgery or drugs. And too much antibiotics can cause problems for your child in the future, including recurrent symptoms. So before yet another round of antibiotics or the drastic step, ear tubes, consider a visit to Dr. Bliss to help your child with chronic ear infections.
Using a very gentle pediatric adjusting technique, an adjustment to a child's upper neck can usually resolve the child's ear infection without drugs or surgery. It helps the eustachian tube drain and relieve the pressure, sometimes within hours!