Ear Infections and Chiropractic

Every parent dreads them. Pregnant mommies hear about them from their friends with kids.

Austin pediatricians are swamped with them.

I’m talking about ear infections.

Ear Infection in Austin TX Dr. Justin SwansonEar infections are the number one reason for pediatrician visits. They also account for a large percentage of hospital visits for children. And when we tally the economic impact from these visits and the time lost from work to care for a sick child, we are talking 6 billion dollars.

Such a small thing can be a HUGE thing for your family and other families here in Austin as well as throughout the country.

That’s why it is so imperative that every parent and new parents-to-be understand that there is a natural option to help your child not only decrease the chances of having ear infections but also helping get rid of them in case they do.

I am talking about the safe and very gentle chiropractic adjustments that I provide here in my office.

What? Chiropractic Can Help Ear Infections?

While more and more parents have heard from their friends that chiropractic can help children with ear infections, chances are most don’t really understand how.

It really is quite simple.

The upper neck houses the lower portion of the brain stem and a large amount of neurological connections to the tiny muscles that open and close the eustachian tubes as well to the autonomic nervous system which is intimately related to our overall health, well-being and immune function.

Shifts in spinal structure known as vertebral subluxation, can distort and interfere with the function of the nervous system and therefore the health, wellbeing and function of our bodies.

Is Chiropractic a Treatment for Ear Infections?

While pediatric chiropractic care has been shown to help children with ear infections, it should not necessarily be thought of as a treatment for ear infections, autism or any other condition for that matter.

If vertebral subluxation is present, it interferes with our optimum health and well-being regardless of symptoms. While it may be contributing to whatever symptoms you or your child may be experiencing, it should be addressed simply because it impacts our overall health and function.

Just as you would address the cavity in your mouth if the dentist told you it needed to be filled, children and adults should be checked for the presence of vertebral subluxation because it is a healthy thing to do.

So while chiropractic can help children with ear infections, all children should be checked. Most people wait until their 30s or 40s to have their spine’s and nervous system’s checked by a chiropractor. Doesn’t it make much more sense to have your spine and nervous system checked throughout a lifetime?

To see if chiropractic can help your child with ear infections or to have your entire family checked for the presence of vertebral subluxation, call (512) 452-2525 to schedule today.

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