Chronic ear infections in children and chiropractic help

Posted in Pediatrics on Oct 4, 2022

A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic has shown that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for chronic ear infections in children. The study looked at a group of 101 children who had been suffering from chronic ear infections for an average of 18 months. After just a few weeks of chiropractic care, over 60% of the children reported significant improvement in their symptoms! If your child is suffering from chronic ear infections, be sure to consult with a chiropractor today.

Chronic ear infections definition 

Chronic ear infections are defined as any infection that lasts longer than three months or any infection that happens more than four times in one year. These types of infections can cause serious health problems for children, which is why it's important to get them treated as soon as possible.

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Chronic ear infections symptoms

Symptoms of chronic ear infections in children can vary, but the most common ones include fever, irritability, fluid drainage from the ear, diminished hearing, and Ear pain. In some cases, children may also experience balance problems. Chronic ear infections are usually caused by a build-up of fluid in the middle ear, which creates the ideal environment for bacteria or viruses to grow. 

Chronic ear infection treatment

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Treatment typically involves antibiotics to clear the infection, as well as decongestants and pain relievers to ease symptoms. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to insert ventilation tubes into the ears. If your child has chronic ear infections, it's important to work with their healthcare provider to come up with the best treatment plan.

Chiropractic care for the chronic ear infection in children

Ear infections can be acute or chronic. Acute earaches are episodes that will heal on their own in a short period of time, without the need for treatment; however if your child suffers from repeated attacks this is an indication they have developed something more serious than just another case- persistent discomfort caused by pressure buildup inside his/her ears which may lead him towards having trouble sleeping due stress levels raising while also making matters worse because there's no relief coming soon enough.

Chiropractic care is a safe, drug-free way to provide relief for many common childhood ailments, including chronic ear infections. A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that children who received chiropractic adjustments had significantly fewer ear infections than those who did not. In addition, the study found that the chiropractic group had fewer sick days and required less use of antibiotics.

This is likely because chiropractic adjustments help to improve the function of the nervous system, which in turn helps the body to better fight off infection. If your child suffers from chronic ear infections, please consider consulting with a chiropractor. We would be happy to help!

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