Ear infections can be a major problem for children and adults, not the least of which is intense, accompanying pain. The discomfort that’s associated with inner ear infections can be excruciating, and will usually force those infected to stay home from work or school, or to avoid any other activity. Rather than consistently suffering from chronic ear infections, or fear of their reoccurrence, individuals who are susceptible to this condition usually seek traditional and alternative treatment. For those living in the GTA of North York, remedy often includes chiropractic treatment.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Chronic Ear Infections
There are multiple benefits for choosing chiropractic instead of or in addition to treatments such as over-the-counter oral medications and/or ear drop solutions. Some of these advantages include:
• Chiropractic treatment helps the body heal itself. When proper alignment is achieved through the use of techniques such as the activator method used by Dr. Gorchynski at Bayview Finch Chiropractic Clinic, the human system is better able to fight off and prevent infections. When ear infections begin to interfere with middle ear drainage, chiropractic care can assist the body to restore the inner ear region to a more normal, natural functioning, enabling the ear to properly release any fluids before they cause pain and more serious conditions.
• Chiropractic treatment introduces no foreign substances into the body. Antibiotics are the usual treatment for ear infections, which can lead to developing resistance to antibiotics in the future. Rather than introducing artificial, synthetic pharmaceutical creations (that may or may not have been tested long-term) into the system, it’s safer and healthier to use non-invasive treatments.
• Chiropractic treatment is well-suited for children. Kids make up many of the new cases of chronic ear infections, and the evidence shows that they may respond well to the gentle touch and adjustment by a chiropractor rather than more invasive treatments, such as pharmaceutical or surgical procedures where tubes are inserted into the ear to ostensibly help drainage. Such surgeries commonly have to be performed repeatedly for some patients for their body rejects the presence of the foreign material.
This isn’t to suggest that traditional medicine doesn’t have a place in treating ear infections. Chiropractors routinely work hand-in-hand with physicians to provide relief for suffering patients. Sometimes, treatment that includes medicine and chiropractic health care can provide lasting positive results.
How to Help Your Loved One with Chronic Ear Infections
If someone in your life is having difficulty because of chronic ear infections, we encourage you to consider all the potential remedies. Discuss treatment options with your family, friends and trusted medical advisors, and don’t forget about chiropractic treatment is an alternative to other means of solving the underlying cause of the ear infections, rather than just treating the symptoms.
If you’re in the North York area and you want relief from chronic ear infections or other conditions, call Bayview Finch Chiropractic today to set up a consultation with Dr. Gorchynski.