Why Ear Infections Are So Common | Pediatric Chiropractor in Belmar, NJ
Hi everybody. Today I want to talk to you about one of the main reasons that we adjust babies and children. And it’s because of ear infections. Ear infections are very common in children from newborn to anywhere from 2, to 3, to 4 and even school aged children. This is a very avoidable situation.
Our Chiropractic Adjustments for Ear Infections in Children
Chiropractors like me, we adjust babies and children who have ear infections all the time. So this is the mechanism anatomically of why a child might be have be struggling with your infections, the upper neck, spine or the upper cervical spine, the nerves that come from this part of the spine innervate or go to your sinuses, your nose, your throat, the inner ears, portions of like the drainage system. If the spinal bones are shifted even the littlest bit out of alignment, it could pinch or press on that nerve. Now the nerves that come from the very top of the neck, one of those little subset of nerves goes to the muscle that pulls those inner ear tubes, the Eustachian tubes down. So when there’s congestion or fluid in the ears, it drains normally like it’s supposed to. If like I said, there’s a tiny misalignment in the upper cervical spine. Remember, babies have very floppy heavy heads that don’t aren’t strong enough to have healthy alignment, babies next can become out of alignment, even the littlest bit happens all the time. If it puts abnormal pressure on the nerve, the nerve doesn’t send the information to those muscles, the muscles and rather they don’t contract they relax, not pulling the ear tubes down, the ear tubes go more horizontal. So when fluid or congestion or anything gets in there, it doesn’t go anywhere, it becomes the perfect breeding ground for bacteria to grow, which is why we get inner ear infections. And then the babies have to go on antibiotics. And over time years of this perhaps God knows sometimes babies have to have tubes inserted in their ears which just surgically pushes ear tubes down so that there’s drainage and our babies who get adjusted. We do this naturally. With an adjustment tiny little finger pressure is all you need to adjust the baby’s little neck bones reestablishes that normal healthy nerve supply re pulling those nerves and muscles and ear tubes down which allows for the normal healthy drainage to occur again so that we don’t get fluid buildup. We don’t get any bacteria growth. We help alleviate congestion and certainly helps to reduce or re eliminate altogether ear infections. I’ve had hundreds of kids over my 20 years in practice, who don’t get ear infections anymore and have avoided getting tubes in their ears with safe gentle adjustments of the upper neck spine.
So if your baby struggles with ear infections Do not wait. Come on in to Kinney Chiropractic. We see kids all the time and get your child checked so that they can naturally avoid infections. Alright, hope to see you soon Hope that helps. Have a great day!