Chiropractic Care for Ear Infections
Ear infections are one of the most common health concerns that children experience, with over 80 percent of children developing an ear infection at least once by the time they turn three. For some children, however, developing ear infections becomes far too common, and traditional treatment through pediatric care may not always be sufficient in treating chronic ear infections. Luckily, chiropractic care from our team at French Family Chiropractic in Clarksville and Erin is helpful in addressing the pain associated with ear infections. Seeing your chiropractor for treatment for an ear infection can be a useful resource when you are trying to successfully treat ear infections in children.
What Are Ear Infections?
Ear infection often develop as a result of inflammation in the middle ear and causes a buildup of fluid just behind the eardrum. While this concern is most common among children, ear infections can develop in adults as well, and chiropractic care for ear infections can be helpful for both children and adults.
Ear infections can develop for any number of reasons, but most frequently develop as a result of bacterial infections. When the tubes within the ears swell and become blocked, an infection can develop. This happens most often as a result of a common cold, seasonal allergies, or exposure to smoke. Sudden changes in air pressure can also lead to ear infections.
Best Treatments for Ear Infections
Ear infections are traditionally treated through a series of antibiotics. This can be a useful treatment for a single ear infection, but if ear infections become common or repetitive in young children, the ongoing use of antibiotics may not be recommended, as it is not safe for a child to begin building a tolerance against antibiotics, which may be necessary for treating further infections later on. Furthermore, the unsuccessful treatment of an ear infection could allow the infection to linger and develop into something more chronic or intense, which could lead to hearing damage.
Ear infections can go away on their own in some circumstances, but if the infection is causing pain or seems to be lingering, then just letting it be isn’t recommended. Chiropractic care for ear infections addresses the inflammation and fluid build-up in the ears that leads to the infection. Addressing these concerns can also help to reduce to frequency of ear infections in children who suffer from chronically.