Chiropractor for Ear Infections in Babies
Ear infections in babies can be agonizing for the child and upsetting for the parent. While antibiotics can often help, many doctors hesitate to give babies antibiotics unless it’s absolutely necessary. Instead, parents are encouraged to take the “wait and see” approach.
Chiropractors take a more proactive position. Pediatric chiropractors treat babies with natural, holistic spinal adjustments. This can help babies recover from their ear infections and avoid infections in the future. Knowing what a pediatric chiropractor can do for your child can help you seek treatment and help your child recover more quickly from ear infections.
About Baby Ear Infections
Ear infections in babies occur when fluid becomes trapped in the ear behind the ear drum. This trapped fluid can be painful for the baby, causing fussiness and also a low or high grade fever. Ear infections in babies are incredibly common, and can sometimes go away on their own.
How Chiropractic Adjustments Help Baby Ear Infections
Your chiropractor can treat your baby’s ear infection with gentle and safe chiropractic adjustments. This technique helps realign the vertebrae to improve drainage in the ear. Not only does chiropractic adjustment help babies to get over their ear infections, but chiropractic adjustment can also help boost your child’s immunity and prevent future ear infections from occurring.
In addition, there are many other techniques that your chiropractor may use on your baby to keep him or her healthy. For example:
- Lifestyle advice. Your child’s chiropractor may give lifestyle advice that can help your child avoid illness in the future. Avoiding submerging the ear in water, treating colds with natural remedies, ensuring that your child gets enough sleep and other tips can all help your baby stay healthy.
- Nutrition counseling. Nutrition counseling helps boost your child’s immune system to prevent ear infections.
Contact Your Chiropractor in Albuquerque
At Health Quest Chiropractic in Albuquerque, we help our pediatric patients recover from ear infections and help them avoid this problem in the future. To make an appointment at Health Quest Chiropractic, contact us today at (505) 407-3084.