Hospital Drive Chiropractic

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Lend an Ear

Ear pain is one of the most common reasons for children's visits to chiropractors. Treatment is predicated on the belief that there is a strong link between the birthing process and middle-ear infections. As the infant's head pushes through the birth canal, the cervical vertebrae (at the base of the head and the upper-neck area) may become misaligned. The result can be a disruption of nerve function in this region. This, in turn, interferes with the functioning of the Eustachian tube, which leads to fluid buildup in the middle ear. A chiropractic adjustment may help by stretching the soft tissue around the ear canal, ultimately allowing fluid to drain and reducing the risk of infection due to bacterial buildup.