Ear infections can cause all kinds of problems that can interfere with your daily life. Dr. Gary Martin, our chiropractor in Irvine, CA, is here to help. Keep reading for more information about ear infections and how we can assist you with this condition.
What Are Ear Infections?
Ear infections are infections of the middle ear, also known as acute otitis media. More children than adults get ear infections.
Causes of Ear Infections
The main cause of ear infections is a virus or bacteria in the middle ear. Allergies, a cold, or the flu can also cause an ear infection due to swollen and congested eustachian tubes. The eustachian tubes help moderate air pressure and drain fluid from the middle ear. When these become enlarged due to an illness, an ear infection can occur. When not treated, an ear infection can cause other complications like loss of hearing and speech delays in children.
Symptoms of Ear Infections
Symptoms of ear infections vary slightly between children and adults. Symptoms of ear infections in children include:
- Losing balance
- Not having an appetite
- Ear pain that is more common when lying down
- Fluid draining from the ear
Other symptoms of children with ear infections are fever, not being able to sleep, and having a hard time hearing.
Symptoms of adults with ear infections include the following:
- Fluid draining from an ear
- Pain in the ear
- Not being able to hear well
If your child or an adult member of the family has one or several of these symptoms, please contact us to set up a treatment plan for the infection.
Chiropractic Care for Ear Infections
Chiropractic care can provide pain relief with the right kind of treatment plan if you or a family member experiences the unpleasant effects of an ear infection.
Specific chiropractic adjustments can help relieve pain and other symptoms of ear infections for both children and adults. Adjustments can help realign the spine to the neck and skull, which can relieve pressure and pain from other parts of the body, including the ears.
Contact us as soon as you can to make an appointment for chiropractic care for ear infections or if you have any questions about our methods or office. We are looking forward to helping you and your family members provide pain relief from ear infections.
Make an appointment at your earliest convenience to get the pain relief you need. Visit us at 4330 Barranca Parkway, Suite 150-B, Irvine, CA 92604. You can also make an appointment over the phone by calling us at (949) 559-7999.