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Chiropractic Care and Ear Infections

So how does a Chiropractic Care help an Ear Infection?
To answer this question we should first became a little familiar with the structure of the head and neck.

The ears of children differ from the ears of adults. In the adult the ear canal slopes downward. You may have noticed when your doctor looks in your ear, he/she may tug upward on the ear to make the canal straighter. In a child however, the ear canal slopes upward. This is very important to keep in mind when talking about ear infections in children.

Most Ear Infections are caused by a Virus and are NOT Bacterial in nature.

Your Chiropractor will be able to make this determination by an examination of the Inner Ear. If in fact a virus is causing the infection, all the antibiotics in the world will not help. Antibiotics are to fight Bacteria, NOT Viruses .

So now you might be asking how the Virus got there ?

The inside of the Ear is a very dark and warm place the perfect place to grow a virus. With out getting too technical....... the inner ear has a natural drain for any excess fluid build-up. This is where the direction of the canal really matters. If the drain gets blocked, the fluid cannot drain. A virus can then set up home and grow.

One cause of this drain becoming blocked is a misalignment of the first few bones in the neck. Your chiropractor can gently realign the spine, thus opening the drain and allowing the infection to drain out naturally--on its own--with out the use of drugs.

If you would like to find out more or receive a complimentary Spinal
Health Evaluation for you or your child, please call our office or
send Dr. Eric an e-mail.


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