Classical chiropractic theory recognizes that misalignment of the spine in babies can pull on the muscles of the neck, causing tension and dysfunction. Proper function of the Eustachian tube depends upon balanced head and neck musculature. Correcting an imbalance in these structures allows for healthy function of the Eustachian tube, draining fluid from the middle ear and distributing air to the middle ear cavity. Correcting any misalignment of the spine in the neck also improves immune system function, since the first and second spinal nerves have a direct effect on immune system responses.
The Eustachian tube resides in a bony canal of the skull and passes through the temporal and sphenoid bones. A misalignment of these bones in babies can put pressure on the Eustachian tube. Cranial adjustment and restoration of proper alignment of these bones and the cartilage of the Eustachian tube will take pressure off the tube and help restore normal function.
These spinal misalignments also impair normal nerve and immune system function, hampering a child’s innate capacity for health. Chiropractic care will work to normalize function of the structures in the ear and reinforce the health of the child’s immune system.
Give your child the gift of a gentle, safe and effective chiropractic adjustment!