Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children
Ear infections are very common in children and infants and can be extremely painful in some cases. Children in the US are getting ear infections more then ever, and with the rise in complications from antibiotic-resistant bacteria due to overuse of antibiotics, many parents are searching for safer alternatives for treatment and prevention. Ear infections account for about 35% of all visits to the pediatrician. Symptoms of ear infections include, but are not limited to ear pain, fever, and irritability. For many children, it becomes a chronic issue, which can put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. There are many factors that can cause ear infections in children. These include allergies, infection, mechanical obstruction, nutritional deficiency, birth trauma, not breast-feeding, pacifier use, and medical causes.
Here at Fairway Chiropractic adjustments are completed after x-rays and exams have been taken to ensure safe and correct care is provided. Chiropractic adjustments in Alvin remove interference within the nervous system by correcting misalignments in the spinal column, jaw and possibly cranial bones, without the use of drugs or surgery. Correcting misalignments also reduces muscle tension, decreases inflammation, increases mobility, and establishes proper blood flow and lymph drainage, all of which can affect the function of the middle ear and Eustachian tube which are commonly effected by ear infections. Chiropractic mobilizes drainage of the ear in children, and if they can continue to drain without a buildup of fluid and frequent infection, they build up their own antibodies and recover quicker.