Ear infections are simply when excess fluid builds up behind the eardrum and it causes inflammation. They are much more common in children than in adults but we have great success with treating all ages in our office.
After we have diagnosed the ear infection, we have several options for treatment. Often times an ear infection will resolve itself after a chiropractic adjustment to the neck which helps to mobilize drainage and reduce swelling in the inner ear. We highly recommend this practice for children who suffer from chronic ear infections before parents consider surgery or regularly-prescribed antibiotics. Adjustments are painless and most patients report feeling an improvement in symptoms within a few hours.
For acute ear infections, our Family Nurse Practitioner can prescribe an antibiotic to kill the bacteria that builds up in the inner ear. The infection usually dissipates within a few days.
Our team will help find the healing route that is most appropriate for you. If you or your children are suffering from ear infections, contact our office at 865-691-3155 today!