Children under the age of 11 experience more ear aches than any other age group. Most of the time this is harmless and it’s just the body learning to deal with the normal bacteria located there. However, when there is a lot of accompanying pain and the child starts to show hearing loss and headaches… it’s appropriate to become concerned.
What’s going on when the ear ache doesn’t just run its course? Sometimes the eustachian tube that normally lets excess fluid drain from the ears gets blocked and the infection can stay around too long. Now, you can try antibiotics or even surgery if the infection starts to cause complications. But, don’t we always want to avoid those things if we can?
More and more research is saying that using antibiotics is often unnecessary and can lead to more ear infections in the future. The concern that we are breeding medicine resistant strains of bacteria is only one half of this equation. The other is that jumping in too early with the medication can keep a child’s growing and learning immune system from having the ‘lesson’ of fighting off this type of bacteria. After having a winning battle, the body is more capable of fending off invasive bacteria in the future.
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As far as surgery goes, well, there are always risks right? Sometimes it is necessary, but, shouldn’t we run through all of the less invasive options first? A balanced diet is a great place to start, making sure kids are getting all of the nutrients they need is essential to their health and immune defense. What about the nervous system?
This is another recent insight that research is revealing: the nervous system and immune system are far more intertwined than we had previously believed. How do we take care of the immune system then? Well that is the goal of chiropractic interventions and it is how we approach natural ear infection care in Los Angeles.
Chiropractic corrections and, more specifically, upper cervical care influences the position and health of the bones and joints in the neck, directly affecting the stresses that can be cause in the spinal cord that is housed within those bones. When an upper cervical doctor applies a gentle correction to the neck, the brainstem in the upper neck is able to more efficiently coordinate nervous information to the immune system and applicable organs; aiding in the clearing of those nasty ear infections.
An upper cervical correction takes an instant and safe for even the youngest children. If you’ve ever witnessed the birth process then you know the type of damage a young body can undergo without breaking. However, children don’t come out of those traumas unscathed. It is important to find out if there could be lingering stiffness or bony distortions lingering as a result.
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