When it comes to ear infections, oftentimes, we’re told the only things for us are antibiotics and if you’re having recurrent ones, the only thing that you can do is get tubes put in your ear.
I’ve seen many kids come through that had recurrent ear infections in first ear infections, and they’ve done remarkably well. So I want to help you understand exactly what’s going on.
WHAT CAUSES THEM (AND HOW CAN I FIX IT)?
Many times there’s a misalignment in the upper part of the neck that puts pressure on the eustachian tube that drains the inner ear into the back of the throat and when there are problems right up in this region, it does not allow the body to work normally and can cause stagnation where the fluids cannot drain the way they’re supposed to.
So what we do in our office is we identify if that’s a problem with different scans and tests, and if that is, then we assume a course of care, as long as that’s what the parent wants for the child and what we do is relieve the pressure on the nervous system there, allowing the drainage to occur.
This can be remarkably beneficial for infants, young kids, even older kids, and adults.