how does chiropractic help ear infections

Chiropractic Treatment For Ear Infections



How Does Chiropractic Help Ear Infections 


“Can chiropractic help ear infections?” and “Can chiropractic help inner ear problems?” are two of the questions many people are trying to find answers to. Coming to their help, in this article we’ll look at how does chiropractic care help cure most of the chronic ear infections in both children and adults.


According to a study by the World Health Organization, middle ear infections are estimated to affect between 65 and 330 million people worldwide, 60% of whom have significant hearing loss. Ear problems are painful, often causing fever and a sore throat. They are very common among young children, with more than half of infants having suffered at least one attack by the age of three.


Most commonly, ear pain is caused by CSOM as well as otitis media with effusion, a medical condition where there is persistent fluid in the middle ear cavity, without signs of suppuration. For those wondering “Can an ear infection be caused by a virus?” the answer is yes. Infections in the ear can be caused either by a virus or a bacteria, but can also occur when the Eustachian tube is blocked. The blockage increases the pressure behind the eardrum and causes pain, and by trapping secretions in the middle ear, it makes it more vulnerable to infections. 


A big question we get asked a lot... can ear infections cause throat problems?


Many of the patients we treat in our Los Gatos chiropractic office, are not only battling ear infections but have other symptoms as well. These may include a sore throat and sinus pressure, caused by the infections from nearby areas spreading and affecting the ear. The biggest problem with ear infections is that due to their recurring nature they can easily become chronic. But we’ll dive into how chiropractic can help with all of this.


chiropractic and ear infections 


The Role Of Chiropractic Care In Ear Infection


Where traditional medicine fails in finding long lasting relief, chiropractic has proven incredibly effective in reducing problems in the inner ear, including hearing concerns, ear infections, and vertigo.


Most doctors prescribe antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, when needing to treat severe ear infection cases that last longer than a few days. However, antibiotics are not always needed for middle ear infections because the body's immune system can fight off the infection on its own. What most people need though is to find relief from pain and inflammation, without having to take anti inflammatory pills a few times a day.


Chiropractors cannot cure ear infections. However, they can help accelerate the healing process and break the vicious cycle of recurrent ear infections, with less side effects than prescription medications. By releasing the bones at the base of the skull, chiropractic adjustments help reduce the pressure on the auditory canal, promote mucus drainage, and a healthy exchange of blood and lymph.


Our Chiropractic Treatment For Otitis Media And Other Ear Infections 


Although chiropractic care is a safe alternative to pills or surgery, for both adults and kids, when treating ear infections in our clinic we do not take chances with guessing our patients’ health. Before starting any form of chiropractic relief treatment we will do a complete consultation together with all the necessary investigations to understand your health history. After receiving the results and once we have all the information needed, we will proceed with performing a nerve assessment. We will want to check whether any spinal misalignments exist, and how severe they are.


If chiropractic adjustments are recommended, we will prepare a program personalized to your needs, which usually includes a minimum of 10 days of treatment. During these visits, we will perform regular gentle, and specific adjustments, that will help free your  spine from misalignments, allowing the eustachian tube to easily drain. Other than easing your pain, our main aim is to boost your immune system and prevent other infections from occurring.


If you want to give chiropractic services a chance and would like to discover more about how chiropractic care can help treat ear infections, why not pay us a visit, or book an appointment with us online. We are here for you and happy to answer any questions you may have!

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