According to recent studies, nearly 50% of all children will get an ear infection before the turn two years old. Over 30 million children go to a pediatrician each year for ear infections. And the current treatments of antibiotic regimes and the insertion of tympanostomy tubes have shown little to no impact on the duration and recurrence of ear infections.
The challenge of ear infections is really due to misalignments that exist between the eustachian tube and the throat. This misalignment traps fluid that should be freely draining out of the ear into the middle ear, leading to inflammation that results in the pain we all experience with an ear infection.
Simply stated, upper cervical chiropractic care realigns the eustachian tube with the throat, opening the ear back up to drain fluid naturally, resisting fluid buildup and further infection.