Ear infections are usually caused by blockages in the
Eustachian tubes. Ear infections may be bacterial or viral and are often caused
after the patient has suffered a contagious illness such as a cold. If an ear
infection is left untreated there may be permanent damage to the ear drums, so
in extreme cases the patient may become deaf.
Most babies will have suffered one before they reach their
third birthday. The peak time for your baby to suffer an ear infection is from
age seven months to age nine months.
Babies and young children are very vulnerable to ear infections for two
reasons. The first reason is that the babies often have traumatic births and
the birth process can cause misalignments in a baby, making the baby's immune
The second reason is that a small child's Eustachian tube, that links the
pharynx to the middle ear, is not as large in diameter as an adult's Eustachian
tube. If your baby or young child catches a cold the Eustachian tube may become
blocked. This can result in an accumulation of fluid in the middle ear causing
Help your Child to Recover from an Ear Infection by Visiting a Chiropractor
Your baby or young child can be successfully treated for ear infection by a
visit to a chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment is drug free, and is a natural
and conservative approach to treating such infections. Studies show that
ninety-three percent of ear infections improve after a child has had
A study of two hundred chiropractors ' children and two hundred paediatricians'
children had remarkable results. Eighty percent of the paediatricians' children
had suffered from ear infections whereas only thirty-one percent of
chiropractors ' children had suffered from the same. The chiropractors '
children had stronger immune systems, so they were less prone to infection.
Chiropractic treatment is to manipulate the upper cervix. The chiropractor will
focus on the occiput (back of the skull) and the atlas (first vertebra in the
neck). Adjustment of the occiput will help the middle ear to start to drain. A
patient who is treated by a chiropractor is often free from infection for a
longer period of time than a patient who is given a course of antibiotics.
The average amount of adjustments required to treat an ear infection is between
six and eight. If a chiropractor is treating a baby or young child, the
chiropractor will exert only slight pressure rather than the stronger
manipulations required to treat an adult. Chiropractic treatment for babies and
young children is very safe. If you take your child to a chiropractor for
treatment you may be able to avoid the use of antibiotics to treat your child's
If your baby's spine was misaligned due to the birth process, you may see an
improvement to your child's health after only one or two adjustments. This is
because the baby's misalignment is corrected by the chiropractor, so the baby's
immune system will be strengthened. A chiropractor is a well trained
professional who can help alleviate your baby's suffering.