The American Association of Family Physicians states that about 80% of children will experience at least one episode of acute otitis media (ear infection)(1). According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) five out of every six children will experience middle ear infection by age three (2), and while this is an alarmingly common problem, it is certainly not normal.
A child's developing immune system relies on their nerve system functioning properly, and suffering from ear infections is a sign that something is not working correctly. These secondary signs can compromise their health, happiness and become a recurring issue if the underlying cause is not addressed. Our West Hartford Chiropractors focus on correcting the structure of the spine to facilitate optimal function of both the nerve system it protects/supports and the joints that keep it moving.
Many parents want to avoid the unnecessary use of antibiotics to treat kids' ear infections, a desire we support. It is important to understand that chiropractic is not a “cure” to the current ear infection, but a series of specific structural corrections aimed at optimizing function so the body is able to fight the existing infection and resist those that might occur later.
Using a variety of chiropractic services, we can help reduce stress on the child’s nerve system and improve the function of many other systems, including the muscular, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, eliminatory, hormonal, immunological and glandular. In bringing these systems into alignment, we enable the child’s immune system to operate effectively and minimize or eliminate their exposure to kid’s ear infections.
If you are looking for an expert chiropractor in Hartford, Bloomfield, Farmington, Avon or Newington, you have come to the right place. Our infant chiropractic care and pediatric care help children to develop without facing preventable complications in mobility or health, and may help reduce the incidence and duration of ear infections. Whether your child has experienced injuries from birth, sports, everyday stresses, or has recurring infections you want to address, we may be able help. If you just want to ensure a happy, healthy life for your loved ones, we can help there too.
The main reason to work with a chiropractor is to promote overall health. We can help you do that. Work with our chiropractic professionals and you can feel confident that your child will grow and develop in the healthiest possible way. To learn more about our pediatric services, call now for an appointment!