I often get asked how chiropractic helps ear infections. Let me explain…
At the very top of your neck there are nerves that control special muscles in the ear. These muscles pump the fluid from the ear canal.
Then the bone at the very top of your spine becomes misaligned by poor posture, birth trauma, bike accidents, etc. it can put pressure on the nerve and interfere with those muscles. In other words…”turn off the pump”
Think about this…
If you had a swimming pool and someone turned the pump off what would happen? In about two days, it would turn green! When water stands still it grows algae!
So what do you do about it?
You could throw a big bucket of shock or chlorine in the pool and that would turn it blue but it you don’t turn the pump back on, it would be green again in just a few days!
THAT is what most people do with ear infections!
They “shock” it with antibiotics but never address the CAUSE of the infection in the first place. This is why you are often back at the doctor getting a new antibiotic in just a few weeks. And then again, and again.
When we adjust the spine we relieve the pressure off the nerve and allow the pump to start moving that fluid again. We are allowing the body the chance to work the way God designed it!