Colic & Ear Infections
As a parent, there is nothing worse than seeing your child suffer. Every parent has their child's best interest at heart and they do the best they can with the information they are given. It is in that light, that an increasing number of parents are seeking more natural approaches when it comes to addressing their child's health issues.
Those first 3 months getting use to the rhythms of your baby can be challenging. It is a dance that both of you are learning. It takes time and feeling overwhelmed is common. Now add to that a baby that has seemingly unexplainable and uncontrollable crying that lasts for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, usually occurring in the afternoon or evening. That is the definition of colic and for new parents it can be heartbreaking and exhausting. Colic is such a common condition that is said to affect some 16-26 percent of children.
What if there was a way to help your baby feel more at ease, more comfortable and helped them to sleep better through the night? What if we told you that many parents have reported back to us that chiropractic care has helped their baby achieve those results? If you and your baby are struggling with this diagnosis, you do not have to be. We are here to help you navigate this journey with added ease, comfort and clarity.
Ear infections are one of the most common reasons antibiotics are prescribed in a pediatrician's office. What is concerning about this statistic, is that many ear infections are viral and antibiotics will have absolutely no impact on them. Taking antibiotics for viruses increases your child's risk of antibiotic resistant infections. Unnecessary antibiotics can also negatively impact the digestive system, which in turn, impacts the immune system. Seventy percent of your immune system is located within the digestive tract. When you wipe out the good bacteria in your gut with antibiotics, you are left with a digestive system that is not functioning optimally and, therefore, an immune system that is not functioning optimally. This weakened immune system now makes your child susceptible to future ear infections and so the cycle repeats itself. Sound familiar? How many of you would like to get your child off that hamster wheel?
Gentle, safe chiropractic adjustments help to support your child's immune system by taking stress off of the nervous system--the system which controls the immune system and every other system of the body. In addition, when the first vertebra in your child's spine is out of alignment, it can compromise the size of the ear canal leading to a build up of fluid in the ears which makes them more susceptible to infection. For many children, you are addressing the cause by addressing the misalignment. How fantastic is that?