Forest Lake Ear Infections Doctor

Posted on Jan 2, 2017


Did you ever wonder why it seems little kids are more prone to getting ear infections than adults? Ear infections occur when a bacterial or viral infection messes with a person’s middle ear, just behind the eardrum. Essentially, pain is caused by inflammation and fluid build up in this particular spot.

Inside your ear are what’s known as “Eustachian tubes.” If and when these become blocked, fluid builds up in your middle ear. Allergies, colds, sinus infections and other things can cause blockages. The reason kids are more likely to experience ear infections (compared to adults) is because their Eustachian tubes are short and narrow.

Ear infections can also be caused by people changing the climate they’re in, changing their altitude (such as taking a trip high up a mountain), and even exposure to cigarette smoke!

While most people treat ear infections with antibiotics, chiropractic care is a natural alternative. Basically, chiropractic care focuses on restoring the normal body function such that the nervous system’s interference can “go away” naturally. By enhancing the operation of the nervous system, the chiropractor is able to improve all of the body’s systems.

Specifically, there are muscles surrounding the Eustachian tubes. They can get spastic, preventing the tubes from draining properly. Chiropractic adjustments in the upper cervical region can relax these muscles, thus allowing the ears to drain like they should.

If your child is experiencing an ear infection and you’d rather not give them pills/antibiotics, then chiropractic care is an option. You can also explore working with a naturopath, homeopath, and/or acupuncturist.

Overall, chiropractic care for kids (or adults) with ear infections puts an emphasis on spinal alignment, improving the nervous system function, and taking away stress and inflammation.

Parents who’ve had sick children have often had to wait weeks before they got better. Having given their kids decongestants, antihistamines, cough suppressants and antibiotics, they might have never considered chiropractic care to help their child heal quickly and naturally. The body has an incredible power to heal itself. A chiropractor’s role is to use hand manipulation in order to offer “adjustments” so the body can restore itself to normal.

Many kids have been able to recover from their ear infections very quickly thanks to chiropractic care. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerard and his staff at Lakewoods Chiropractic in Forest Lake, MN, call 651-464-0800.

 

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Matthew Rivard
Matthew Rivard
April 20, 2022.
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Alejandra A
Alejandra A
April 11, 2022.
Hi everyone I definitely recommend this forest lake chiropractic clinic. I has been coming for about a week and I felt so much better and so happy with the service. I really recommend to everybody whom has any problem with spine and neck
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nonye harcourt
April 5, 2022.
I love the care I have received so far. Friendly staff that do an awesome job with keeping me on track with my care and follow. Also the fact that I go in and out in less than 15mins with no long wait is awesome.
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Samantha Jensen
Samantha Jensen
March 31, 2022.
Great place to heal!! Exceeded my expectations. My only complaint is I didn't come sooner!! After seeing three doctors with a solution of cortisone injections in my back it was time to try something more natural. While I've always understood the importance of chiropractic care I've never fully tried it. Everything they have done here is tailored for me! I started feeling better by the 3rd adjustment! I haven't taken a single pain med! Praise God!! Don't wait to get the care you need!! I wish I hadn't. Five stars and more!! Bonus....I was given all the equipment I need to do my stretches at home along with an in depth nutritional support system! Amazing!
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merry gendreau
merry gendreau
March 26, 2022.
Dr.Gerard is an amazing chiropractor. I've had incredible experience and results from him for many back/neck injuries from years ago, and just general health care. Thank you for all your help and hard work for making life easier and happier for myself. God Bless.
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March 22, 2022.
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March 2, 2022.
Wonderful relief from decades of gymnastics and coaching gymnastics! Try this place out…for sure!
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February 24, 2022.
Great staffing and care team!!!
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MaeAnna LaFavor
February 24, 2022.
This place is wonderful! Staff is very kind and helpful. The facility is clean and upbeat. I have no more back pain or migraines.
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