Ear Infections (Ottis Media)
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, over five million children suffer from chronic ear infections, resulting in 30 million visits to doctors’ offices and over 10 million prescriptions of antibiotics each year. 50% of the antibiotics prescribed for preschoolers are for ear infections. Symptoms of ear infections may include mild discomfort, irritability, fever or severe pain. Almost half of all children will have at least one middle ear infection before they’re a year old, and two-thirds of them will have had at least one such infection by age three. Frequent ear infections are the second leading cause for surgery in children under two - right behind circumcision.
Upper Cervical Care & Ear Infections
Misalignments in the top two bones in the neck, which is often caused by birth trauma, have been shown to affect the ability of the eustachian tube to open and close correctly. This provides an excellent environment for bacteria to thrive and multiply, creating an ideal setting for chronic inner ear infections.
A New Approach To Ear Infections - Upper Cervical Care
Before taking another round of maybe-they’ll-work-and-maybe-they-won’t antibiotics or undergoing a drastic procedure like surgery, consider Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care. UCC is a viable, non-invasive way to help your child with chronic ear infections. One study shows that after receiving a series of upper cervical corrections, 80% of the children were free of ear infections. Upper Cervical Care enables the inner ear to open and drain which, in turn, allows the body to resist the buildup of fluid and possible infection. Many children develop their own antibodies and recover quickly and naturally without the use of unnecessary antibiotics and tubes. The discomfort of chronic inner ear infections, lost days of schools for children, and lost days of work for parents can become a thing of the past.
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