Ear Infections: How Chiropractic Can Help
Bacterial or viral infections can cause problems in the inner, middle, or outer part of the ear. When the eustachian tubes, which are the small tubes running from the ear to the throat, get blocked, swell, or fluid builds up in the tube, the result is pain in the ear, difficulty hearing, and dizziness. This is a fairly common condition that can be treated without medication, but chiropractic can speed up the healing process. If you are having any problems with your ear and live in the Acton, Maynard, Bolton, or Hudson areas, visit our chiropractor at Stow Family Chiropractic.
Causes and Symptoms of Ear Infections
Ear infections are typically caused by viruses or bacteria, but they can also be caused by allergies, which cause congestion in the nasal passages, throat and eustachian tubes. When you have an ear infection, the symptoms can worsen quickly. Symptoms include:
- Pain, soreness, stinging and redness
- Pain that worsens when you lie down
- Fluid draining from the ear
- Fever and headache
- Trouble hearing
- Loss of balance
Chiropractic Care for Ear Infections
Many medical doctors prescribe antibiotics to help clear up the infection, which can lead to a number of side effects. However, a chiropractor can help an ear infection clear up without the need for medication.
When treating ear infections, Dr. Todd focuses on the back of the skull and the first vertebrae (the “top bone”) in the neck. A gentle adjustment to the top bone of the neck will help the fluid in the ears to drain and the infection to heal quicker.
Regular adjustments also reduce restrictions of the spine and reduce inflammation in the body. This can help improve the function of the nervous and joint system. When the body is in proper alignment as a result of chiropractic adjustments, many of its systems function better, including the immune system.
Why Choose Stow Family Chiropractic?
We are committed to providing each patient individual care based on your specific needs. We take a holistic approach to health and wellness and treat your entire body, not just a portion of it. We want your entire experience in our office to be relaxing and welcoming. We want to make sure you can fit regular chiropractic care into your life, so contact us today by calling 978-897-1770 and we will work with you to find an appointment that works best with your schedule.