Pediatric Ear Infections: How a Chiropractor Can Help
Pediatric ear infections are surprisingly common. Fortunately, chiropractic care is a natural way to help both adults and children with their pain relief needs. Dr. Chris Lowery, our chiropractor at Lowery Chiropractic in Tallahassee, FL, can help your child get relief from their ear infections.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about one in three school-aged children will get an ear infection by the time they turn four. Ear infections can lead to pain, fever, hearing loss, headaches, and more.
Chiropractors focus on the health of your spine, which affects your entire body, including your ears. Pediatric chiropractor Dr. David Lowery shares his expertise on how chiropractic care helps pediatric ear infections below.
Pediatric Ear Infections
Pediatric ear infections are infections that occur in the ear. Ear infections are most common in children but can also affect adults.
Causes of Pediatric Ear Infections
There are many different causes of pediatric ear infections. The most common cause is a cold or flu, which can cause fluid to build up in the ears. Other causes include allergies, structural problems with the ears, and exposure to loud noises.
Symptoms of Pediatric Ear Infections
The most common symptom of a pediatric ear infection is pain. The child may also have a fever, hearing loss, and drainage from the ear.
Treatment of Pediatric Ear Infections
There are many ways to treat pediatric ear infections. The most common treatment is antibiotics, which kill the bacteria that cause the infection. Other treatments include pain relief medications, over-the-counter decongestants, and chiropractic care.
How Chiropractic Care Helps Pediatric Ear Infections
Chiropractic care can help pediatric ear infections by reducing pain and inflammation. It can also improve the immune response, as chiropractic care improves blood flow throughout the body.
We also offer prenatal care, which can help prevent ear infections in children. Chiropractic prenatal care includes chiropractic adjustments to the pregnant mother, chiropractic care for her baby during pregnancy and while nursing.
Chiropractors use a variety of techniques in their practice to help patients with pain relief needs, including gentle chiropractic adjustments that realign the spine and neck to help with pain relief all over the body, including pain related to ear infections.
If you or your child are experiencing pain due to an ear infection, chiropractic care may be able to help. Contact our office today for more information.
Prenatal Tallahassee Chiropractor
Make an appointment for your child as soon as you can. You can visit us at Lowery Chiropractic, 2408 W. Plaza Drive, Suite B, Tallahassee, FL 32308. You can also make an appointment over the phone by calling us at 850-877-9150.