Supportive Treatment for Ear Infections at Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic
Anyone who has ever suffered from an ear infection can attest to this disease's power to cause pain and suffering. Ear infections can afflict people of all ages, but they're especially prevalent in children. If you're looking for all-natural techniques for helping your little one (or yourself) enjoy optimal recovery from an acute ear infection, you might be surprised to learn that corrective chiropractic care has a supportive role to play -- and we're happy to provide that care here at Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic in Oviedo FL.
Understanding Ear Infection
Ear infections, or otitis media, can cause serious pain and other problems. The area just behind the eardrum, where the bones of the middle ear reside, is supposed to be kept clean and dry by ventilation from a passage called the Eustachian tube (which connects to the nose and throat). When blockage from a cold or allergy reduces this ventilation, germs can multiply and produce an infection. Such blockages occur more frequently in children than in adults, probably because the Eustachian tube is smaller and less resilient. Blocked, swollen lymph glands can also close off the Eustachian tube.
The most notorious symptoms of an ear infection is an intense earache, which may be a constant source of pain or produce recurring bouts of sharp pain with drainage. Hearing loss, nausea, and a stuffed-up feeling in the ear may also be present.
How Our Oviedo Chiropractor Can Help
Why would corrective chiropractic treatment help an earache heal? Keep in mind that chiropractic adjustments aim to improve nerve function by removing impingement from misaligned spinal structures. When nerves aren't functioning at their best, your brain has trouble telling your body what to do. This includes the instructions that normally govern lymph gland function and other immune system functions. By correcting a misalignment in the cervical spine, our Oviedo chiropractor can help the body behave more normally and mobilize its healing powers more efficiently. The Eustachian tube can then drain as it should, relieving pressure and pain while providing the right environment for germs to be killed off.
Chiropractic adjustments for ear infections are equally safe for both children and adults. The only difference is that we use less force in correcting the cervical vertebrae in our pediatric patients; the adjustment itself is the same.
Learn More by Scheduling a Consultation at Our Clinic
Ear infections aren't just extremely uncomfortable; they can also cause permanent damage if they go untreated. Get the help your family needs by getting the facts and scheduling an appointment at our Oviedo clinic. Call (407) 505-4320 today for an appointment!