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Help for ear infections in Woodbury at Seasons Family Chiropractic

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Help for Ear Infections in Woodbury

Don’t Let Your Child Suffer in Pain

85% of all children will suffer from at least one ear infection before their 1st birthday. Ear infections may be common, but they are not normal!

Parents start to feel helpless and tired of the endless cycle of antibiotics, tubes, and surgeries. Your child is miserable but it seems like there is little you can do. No wonder reoccurring ear infections (otitis media) accounts for one of the most common reasons parents take their child to see the pediatrician.

The Traditional Approach Can Hurt

  • Antibiotic therapy. This treatment may be effective and necessary in some cases for acute bacterial infections. However, the majority of ear infections are viral, for which antibiotics are useless.
  • Tubes in the ears. Surgical implantation of artificial drainage tubes requires the administration of a risky anesthesia.

But what happens when these don’t seem to be working? At Seasons Family Chiropractic, we take a structural look at the problem of ear infections, which usually involve a drainage issue that is hardly ever addressed.

Discover How Chiropractic May Help Ear Infections

Most parents are familiar with the Eustachian Tube, which is what allows the “junk” to drain from the ear. There is actually a muscle that surrounds the eustachian tube, called the Tensor Veli Palatini (TVP).

When this muscle gets tense (and if you have ever had a “pinched nerve” in your neck, you know what this feels like), the TVP tightens up and actually pinches the eustachian tube shut! So no matter how many medications or artificial tubes we try, nothing will drain out until the TVP relaxes!

For that reason, many parents are choosing a more conservative approach: chiropractic care. A thorough examination to locate, and adjustments to reduce, nerve disturbances on the TVP muscle. This process will allow it to relax and begin to drain the “junk” away so that the ear can finally heal from the reoccurring infections.

Our bodies have an incredible capacity to fight infection. When that ability is impaired, we can’t heal. If we remove the “blockage” in the plumbing, things can drain and we can increase the ability to heal!

What We Can Do

The Seasons Family Chiropractic approach is simple. Since chiropractic care isn’t a treatment for infections of any type, when parents bring their child in to see us, we look specifically for distortions in the upper spine and assess the TVP muscle and surrounding tissue. If nerve tension is detected, we gently reduce it with safe, extremely gentle, and natural chiropractic adjustments. This helps restore nervous system integrity and easily relaxes the muscles.

Parents love our approach. We explain everything in advance. Our adjusting approach is safe and results are achieved naturally. Contact us today to find out if specialized pediatric chiropractic care is right for your child!