Our nervous systems communicate with our immune systems more frequently than assumed. Ensuring the health of our nervous system allows us to proactively avoid ear infections.
The virus or bacterium that causes an ear infection can be the lingering result of a cold or flu. Inflammation and fluid discharge are the initial symptoms. Typically, children will experience ear infections more frequently than adults.
Ear infections usually form in the Eustachian tube, a narrow passage that runs from the middle portion of your ear to the back of your throat.
Many of the nerves that regulate the ear originate from the stem of the brain. Tense nerves can impede the body's ability to drain the fluid caused by the ear infection. By addressing any cervical or spinal misalignments present in a persons body, nerves are allowed to function properly and more efficiently fight the bacterium that cause the infection.
Ear infections tend to subside on their own or through the implementation of an antibiotic regiment. As chiropractors, we're interested in preventative care that allows a persons body to function optimally. By doing so, we hope to prevent the contraction of ear infections altogether by optimizing structural and nerve health.
Consider chiropractic care as an adjunct to traditional medical therapy to ensure the optimal health of you and your child.