Ear Infections Treatments in Garden City, MI
Ear infections are common in children but can also affect adults. Symptoms include pain, nausea, and muffled hearing.
Many people go to their pediatrician, for example, to treat ear infections.
However, did you know that chiropractic care and help treat ear infections?
What Causes an Ear Infection?
Bacteria or viruses that get into the middle ear can cause an acute or even chronic infection. This area of the middle ear houses the bones that vibrate to allow you to hear.
This is also where the Eustachian tubes are located. These tubes connect the middle ear to your nasal cavity and upper part of your throat. They maintain the pressure in the ear so that it equals the local atmospheric pressure.
When infections happen, or if you have a cold or allergy, the tubes can become blocked.
What Symptoms Can You Experience?
You can get a sharp or mild pain in your ear, or your ear can become blocked as occurs sometimes when you take off or land in an airplane.
You may have drainage from your ear. In young children and babies, ear infections often have a fever as one of the accompanying symptoms.
You should immediately seek medical attention for these sorts of symptoms.
Chiropractic treatment of ear infections includes certain neck realignment procedures to help relieve the pressure in the Eustachian tubes.
Some studies report that during birth, the neck vertebrae become misaligned, which results in chronic ear infections in children. Chiropractors seek to realign the vertebrae to help prevent or minimize future infections.
Treatment is holistic approach and may include suggestions on exercise or diet or using pharmaceutical grade vitamins.
How We Can Help
Call today and let Spine Plus Chiropractic align your body structurally and feed it nutritionally so you can experience better health.