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Ear Infections

doctor checking child's ear

Ear infections may be common, but they’re not normal.

As parents, it makes us feel so helpless. Our child is suffering but there seems little that we can do. No wonder reoccurring ear infections (otitis media) account for a huge number of pediatrician visits.

The traditional approaches include:

Antibiotic therapy. This may be effective for acute bacterial infections, but many cases are viral, for which antibiotics are useless.

Tubes in the ears. Surgical implantation of artificial drainage tubes require the administration of a risky anesthesia and then, they often come out!1

However, many parents are choosing a more conservative approach:

Chiropractic care. A thorough examination to locate, and adjustments to reduce, nerve disturbances that may make the ears prone to infection.

Our bodies have an incredible capacity to fight infection. When that ability is impaired, it means something else is going on. With our focus on the integrity of the nervous system, we start there.

Nerve Compromise

It surprises many to learn that some of the nerves that control, regulate and monitor the ear begin in the brain stem and continue down the spinal cord.

Excess stress in the brain stem, neck or upper back regions of the the spinal cord may compromise the quality of the nerve signals that travel to the ear. This can affect the ability of your child’s ear to “defend itself” from infection.

Impaired Drainage

Nerve compromise is often accompanied by abnormal tension to the muscles that support the spine. Besides “protecting” the spine from further compromise, these muscle spasms can exert pressure on nearby lymphatic drainage ducts. This prevents natural drainage, further compounding the problem.

What We Do

Our approach is simple. Since chiropractic care isn’t a treatment for infections of any type, when parents bring their child for us to check, we look specifically for excess stress within the spinal cord. If tension is detected, we gently adjust it with Dr. Jay’s spinal cord specific energy healing technique. Using no force (no “cracking” or “popping”), this method is gentle enough to use on all ages – newborns to the very elderly. This improves nervous system integrity and restores the natural self-repair system that innately resides within.

Parents love our approach. We explain everything in advance. Our adjusting approach is safe and results are achieved naturally. Give us a call. We’d like to help.


1 Kalcioglu MT, et.al. Follow-up of 366 ears after tympanostomy tube insertion Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003 Apr;128(4):560-4