Chiropractic Care Can Help Kids Fight Ear Infections

March 13, 2014

With 35 percent of pediatric visits attributed to ear infections (otitis media), they have become the most common affliction for children in the U.S. And today, the numbers are growing. More and more strains are becoming immune through extensive antibiotic use, and parents are now seeking holistic means of preventing and caring for their children’s ear infections.


Chiropractic care for children has been effective at safely fighting ear infections. Subluxations (misalignment of the spine) can occur during childbirth as a result of falls and developing motor skills. When these occur in the neck area, they can affect the nervous system and weaken the immune system, causing fluid buildup in the middle ear. This can make children susceptible to recurrent ear infections.

In a pilot study conducted with 332 children that had chronic ear infections, chiropractic adjustments were performed on them over a six-month period. After their initial visit, the children had maintenance adjustments every four to six weeks. Nearly 80 percent of the children ages 27 days to five years did not experience a new ear infection during the study.

Chiropractic offers a natural and holistic approach to caring for children without the use of drugs or aggressive therapies. Spinal adjustments are performed using light pressure as opposed to the more vigorous means that may be required for adult treatments. Chiropractic care for children offers a pain-free care plan that reduces the occurrence of ear infections, while also boosting your child’s immune system to help them stave off many other childhood afflictions. This is especially important once your child attends daycare, since they will be exposed to many illnesses at this time.

Chiropractic Lifecare of America believes everyone should have access to affordable chiropractic care. Call a representative at 800.775.7900, or email us to learn how you can save up to 50 percent on chiropractic care for your whole family from one of the largest networks of qualified doctors of chiropractic across America.

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