Five out of six children have at least one ear infection before they’re three years old—and watching your child suffer is very difficult for most parents. If your kid is suffering from chronic earaches and traditional medicine or painkillers don’t seem to work, you should consider a visit to a pediatric chiropractor in Naples, FL.
WHY EARACHES HAPPEN
Cold, flu and allergy season can wreak havoc on the ears. Earaches are caused by a virus or bacteria in the ear’s eustachian tubes. Infants and children who suffer from chronic, recurrent ear infections find that they’re usually due to a lack of drainage of fluid in the ear. This fluid and the surrounding tissues become inflamed, putting pressure on the pain-sensitive areas of the middle ear. Most doctors prescribe oral antibiotics for these infections, which work well in the short term but are ineffective at preventing future earaches.
Symptoms of earaches include pain worsening when lying down, fever, headache, diminished hearing and loss of balance. Your child might express this pain by pulling on their ears, not responding to sounds or crying more than usual.
CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR EARACHES
Chiropractic treatment has been proven to be a safe, non-invasive way to help your child feel better. In 1996, a study showed that 93 percent of children who received regular chiropractic care for their earaches enjoyed significantly lessened symptoms, or the absence of earaches entirely. On average, this took less than 10 days of treatments. In some cases, the child only needed two or three treatments before the chronic earaches subsided.
Chiropractors treat their younger patients using gentle and specific chiropractic techniques (not cracking the neck!) and mechanical massage. The tissues are encouraged to relax and allow the fluid to drain. This safe, natural approach is often successful and allows the child to return to a healthy, pain-free state.
Other benefits include improved sleep, better and balanced muscle tone, fewer growing pains, an improved immune system and a better mood. (Of course, anyone would be in a better mood when their pain suddenly stops.)
To find out if chiropractic care can help your child, get in touch to schedule an appointment today. Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology is dedicated to helping your child live a healthy and pain-free life.
HELP YOUR CHILD FEEL BETTER
Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology offers chiropractic infants and children in Naples, FL. Dr. Richard Hiler is a board-certified chiropractic neurologist. Dr. Hiler specializes in the treatment of neurological conditions through chiropractic care, as well as preventative care and wellness. He emphasizes the importance of safe, non-invasive treatments and therapies for both children and adults. If you’re looking for a way to bolster your children’s health and maintain their wellbeing in the future, reach out to one of our friendly representatives and schedule with a chiropractor in Naples, FL today. We’ll be happy to help every member of your family.