By Dr. Emil Tompkins, a Tucson Chiropractor with a passion for Children’s health.
Millions of children suffer from ear infections. The traditional treatment for these ear infections has always been rounds and rounds of oral antibiotics, antibiotic injections, ear drops, and even surgery. Clearly they’re not always effective. In fact, they can have grave side effects and may even cause permanent damage. Today we’re going to compare it to chiropractic care, a natural treatment. It is proven to be safe and effective, without any damaging scarring or side effects. Therefore, it would seem ideal that this is a treatment that many parents would consider to choose for their children alongside or instead of traditional medical treatment.
Pain and Suffering
Children who are subjected to chronic ear infections are often in constant pain and suffering. Not only are they in constant pain. But their parents spend many sleepless hours caring for and being worried about them. They endure numerous trips to doctor’s offices, visits to pharmacies, and often a never-ending cycle of taking medication. This is a normal practice for many families that had children who are affected by ear infections. However, many parents do not realize that there is a natural, safe, and very effective alternative form of treatment. This is because traditional medicine and traditional medical and surgical treatments have become popular and are encouraged rather than seeking a natural approach.
A problem with traditional medical treatment for ear infections in children is that it is not always helpful. Sometimes, more than one cycle or more than one type of antibiotic must be administered because the child may have not yet been fully healed of the infection for the first time. Their ears may also become infected once again a few weeks or months later. Another issue may be that the children become immune to the antibiotics after several doses, thus being at greater risk to infections. In addition, the antibiotics that are given can have very harmful and damaging side effects. Some may cause rashes, yeast infections, diarrhea, and even vomiting. Also, after prolonged use some medications often cause sustained damage such as hearing loss.
Another option than surgery
While the insertion of tubes into the ears is effective, it is only a temporary solution in most cases. As children grow, so do their ears. As a result, the tubes will fall out and the children will be prone to ear infections once again. Sometimes the tubes fall out after a few years, while others may fall out of the child’s ears after just a few short months. Some children often go through a repeat procedure, only to have the same issue occur again. Often times, they may need to have tubes inserted as an adult because they begin to develop infections once again later on in life.
Chiropractic for ear infections
With chiropractic care, there are absolutely zero side effects. The chiropractor gently manipulates the child’s body, focusing on the head and neck area. This type of treatment allows the auditory and nasal systems to unclog and the fluids to flow freely. Blockages that could lead to fluid buildup are eliminated. As a result, the child experiences fewer ear infections. In fact, this type of organic treatment eliminates infections in many cases. The child does not experience any pain, suffering, side effects, or any sustaining damage as a consequence. In essence, chiropractic treatment helps reduce medical costs and prolongs health in children. This is one of the many reasons children should see a chiropractor.
If your child suffers from repeated ear infections, try chiropractic today. Click here for our special offer for a new patient evaluation.