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Condition – Ear Infection

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Addictions, ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Bedwetting, Carpal Tunnel, Colic,
Ear Infection, Extremities/Joints, Headaches, Neck Pain, PMS, Stress.

Chiropractic IS NOT a treatment for infections of any type.

Reoccurring ear infections (otitis media) account for a huge number of doctors visits.

Traditional approaches to treatment include:

Antibiotic therapy – This may be effective for acute bacterial infections,
but many cases are viral, for which antibiotics are useless.
Tubes in the ears – Surgical implantation of artificial drainage tubes require
the administration of anaesthesia. They often come out.
An alternative, more conservative approach is Chiropractic.

Chiropractic Care
Our bodies have an incredible capacity to fight infection. When that ability is impaired, it may mean something else is going on. With our focus on the integrity of the nervous system, chiropractors start there.

Nerve Compromise
It surprises many to learn that some of the nerves that control, regulate and monitor the ear begin in the brain stem, continue down the spinal cord and exit out from between the bones of the spinal column.

Changes to the function of the bones in the upper neck may compromise the quality of the nerve signals to and from the brain. Obviously, this can affect the ability of any organ or tissue, in this case a child’s ear, to ‘defend itself’ from infection.

What We Do
Our approach is simple. We look specifically for distortions in the upper spine. If nerve tension is detected, we gently reduce it with safe and natural chiropractic adjustments. This helps restore nervous system integrity. For a child or infant, this usually requires little more than a light touch with our fingertip at just the right place and direction.

Ear infections may be common, but they're not normal.

Ear infections may be common, but they’re not normal.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh | (03) 9579 3999 |