More and more parents are beginning to look to chiropractors to complement their children’s health care. Ear pain is the number one reason for child visits to CORE Health Centers. CORE Health Centers’ chiropractic care involves diagnosing spinal misalignments and correcting them by adjusting the spine. Chiropractic care is an attempt to get to the root cause of a health problem rather than just treat the symptoms. Misalignments of the spine, also called subluxations, can occur during childbirth, from tumbles or falls, or from any other normal activity. Misalignments left untreated can irritate the nerves and eventually disrupt the body’s ability to function properly. The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to help to restore the normal functioning of the nervous system so the body can heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
Children’s Ear Infections & How Chiropractic Care Can Help
CORE Health Centers believe that there is a strong link between the birthing process and recurrent otitis media. Commonly referred to as an ear infection, otitis media (OM) is one of the most common childhood illnesses in the world. During the birthing process, cervical, or neck, vertebrae can become misaligned, disrupting nerve function, which can affect the eustachian tube. This may lead to fluid buildup in the middle ear and cause otitis media. Ear infections are most commonly acquired in children aged up to 6 years, and peaks around 2 years of age. Unless it’s treated, however, the condition can persist well into early and middle adulthood. Typically the primary symptoms are soreness, pain and discomfort in the area surrounding the ear as well as: fever, fluid draining, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite and grumpy behavior.
Some signs that parents should be aware of to indicate that their children have fluid accumulating in their middle ear includes:
- Balance Problems
- Difficulty Hearing
- Incoordination and Dizziness
- Popping or Ringing in the Ear
- Pressure Buildup
At CORE Health Centers, we provide chiropractic solutions for a wide variety of pain, chronic pain, and other related symptoms that kids may be having. Our techniques used in our chiropractic adjustments for kids are designed to provide a non-narcotic, non-surgical solutions to pain relief for problems like earaches and ear infections. If your kid’s daily life is being affected by symptoms from an auto accident, stress, or other chronic pains, the team at CORE Health Centers is here to help you and your kids find relief and get you on the road to a pain free life.
When a patient has a subluxation, chiropractic adjustment can be used to correct the misalignment, which in turn helps enhance joint mobility, reduce pain, reduce muscle spasm, and reduce nerve irritation or impingement. At CORE Health Centers, patients are able to receive full evaluations, diagnostic testing, x-rays, treatments, therapies, and more all in one convenient location. Don’t suffer needlessly. If you suffer with any painful conditions, we strongly suggest that you schedule a complete pain assessment at any one of our convenient CORE Health Centers locations today.