June 15, 2019
Patients old and young alike ask me about the possibility of holistic chiropractic care in helping issues of ear infections, sinusitis, allergies, congested ears and sinuses, and similar issues. Parents of young children also ask me about the possibility of chiropractic care alleviating their children's often chronic ear infections.
The answer is absolutely.
Chiropractic manipulation, particularly to the neck, as well as cranial (skull) bone manipulation, amongst other work, helps the ears and sinuses to drain by relieving mechanical pressure on these structures.
Adjustments also help to remove obstruction of the lymphatic drainage channels (waste drainage) channels running through the head and neck, allowing them to properly dump into the lymph system to be drained from the body.
In addition, chiropractic manipulation stimulates nerves traveling to the sinuses and ears, which helps promote healing and clearing through direct brain and nervous system instruction.
I have known patients to literally have their ear infections resolve within 24-48 hours of their appointment. Many people also tell me that they can actually feel their ears and sinuses draining while we work on them in the treatment room. The results can be instantaneous!
Holistic chiropractic treatment can be an excellent choice for conservative management of ear infections, sinus infections, allergies, and more.