For parents of young children, there is really nothing quite as heartbreaking as watching your child suffer. One of the most common childhood afflictions, earaches, is also one of the most painful. If your child has been suffering from chronic ear problems and ear pain, our pediatric chiropractor can help. At Olson Family Chiropractic, our pediatric chiropractor team offers ear pain relief for families in the Twin Cities area. We’ve put together this helpful guide to explain how our chiropractic solutions can give your child help from earaches.
The Terrible Problem of Ear Pain
Even if your child is too young to tell you what is going on, ear pain may be keeping them up at night. Ear pain can arise at any time without warning, which means your child may go to bed feeling fine and then wake up from a dead sleep screaming or sobbing from ear pain. Ear pain can be quite excruciating for young children. It can be hot, stabbing, sharp, or even throbbing, disrupting sleep and causing serious agony. Ear pain can be continuous, or it can come and go. It can also come up in either one or both ears at any time.
Symptoms of Ear Pain
If your child is very small, it can be hard to tell if his or her pain is caused by their ears. Poor sleep is a definite sign that something is wrong. A child with an infection in their ears or sinus cavities may have a fever. Ear pain can also cause a diminished appetite or crying at night when they are lying down or sleeping. Ear drainage or a child tugging at or scratching their ears are clear signs that your child’s pain is caused by an ear condition.
What Causes Earaches?
There are a number of reasons a child may be suffering from ear pain. The more serious reasons include infections of the ear, sinus cavities, or throat. However, ear pain can also be caused by the presence of foreign objects in the ear. Constant use of cotton swabs can cause problems. Shampoo and water can also become trapped in the ear, causing pressure and pain. Earwax buildup is one of the most common causes of ear pain. Finally, it can be caused by a misalignment of the spine.
Pediatric Chiropractor Solutions for Ear Pain
If your little one is suffering from ear pain, our pediatric chiropractor can help your child find relief. We target a spinal misalignment that can disrupt nerve function, blocking drainage from the ear that causes fluid buildup, pressure, and pain. We treat ear infections by focusing on the neck muscles, helping your child’s lymph glands do their job.
Our pediatric chiropractor can give your child relief in several ways:
● Restoring nerve function
● Relieving drainage flow
● Releasing pressure buildup in the ear
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If your child is suffering from chronic ear pain, don’t wait. We can help your little one sleep better tonight. At Olson Family Chiropractic, we care about your family. Give us a call to schedule your child’s appointment at 952.431.7100, or contact us to connect with a member of our team.