What is an Ear Infection?
Ear infections are quite common, especially in children, and that’s because they are an illness that is most often caused by a viral or bacterial infection within the outer, middle, or inner ear. The condition occurs when a person’s eustachian tubes (the tiny tubes that run from the back of the throat to the ear) are blocked or swollen or blocked, creating a backup of fluid. Patients can suffer from impaired hearing and balance, dizziness, as well as ear pain.
Ear infections can be quite debilitating, especially for younger patients (5 years old or younger), and while it can be hard for parents to watch their kiddos in this state, turning to antibiotics prescribed by a doctor isn’t always the solution.
How Can Orange Wellness Help?
Chiropractic care can help relieve and manage the discomfort and pain that an ear infection brings. Regular appointments offer a non-invasive and safe alternative to over-the-counter pain medications and prescription drugs, which are often things that patients reach for to help with symptoms of the condition.
Below are some added health benefits when it comes to ear infections and chiropractic care:
- Relief from pain and discomfort
- Enhanced coordination and flexibility
- Reduced inflammation