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Ear Infections: How to Break the Cycle

They come on fast, turn your world upside down and make your precious toddler a crying machine for a few days. If you’re the parent of a young child, you’re probably all too familiar with the dreaded ear infection.

What Causes Ear Infections?

At ABQ Family Chiropractic, we believe in two main causes of ear infections—poor drainage due to birth trauma and muscle spasms that lead to restricted lymphatics. And if you visit a medical doctor, they’ll most likely provide you with antibiotics for your child.

Good, right?

Wrong. Nearly 75-80% of all ear infections are viral, which means antibiotics won’t necessarily help. In fact, they can do more harm than good—over using antibiotics can mean a weakened immune system and more allergies, which only perpetuates the ear infection cycle.

How Chiropractic Helps

What if we told you there was a natural, effective alternative to battling ear infections in children that didn’t require antibiotics? The good news—there is—and you can find it right in our practice.

Dr. Uphold regularly utilizes gentle chiropractic adjustments to help the ears drain properly by removing underlying disturbances within your child’s nervous system. In children that had particularly tough births where a lot of pulling or twisting of the neck occurred, Dr. Uphold often finds that they’re experiencing subluxation. By removing subluxation, your child’s lymphatic system can function properly, which means no more sleepless nights for you or your toddler due to painful ear infections.

RSVP for Our Upcoming Seminar

Dr. Uphold will be participating in an upcoming seminar on Tuesday, February 13th, focused solely on ear infections in children, how you can break the cycle and help your child remain healthy for a lifetime.

We’d love to see you at our health talk—if you’d like to attend, simply contact our practice today to RSVP.

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