Ear Infections

Ear infections occur in many young children and even some adults. Persistent ear infections are an indication possibly that the drainage of fluids from the ear is being compromised. Fluids are drained through the eustachian tube located in the inner ear.

” Drainage of normal secretions from the middle ear to the nasopharynx via the eustachian tube is aided by mucociliary transport and repeated active tubal opening and closing.2 The four muscles associated with the eustachian tube (tensor veli palatini, levator veli palatini, salpingopharyngeus, and tensor tympani) are all are either directly or indirectly related to tubal function.”

What causes muscles to contract?
Nerve. Do you know where I’m going with that?

Chiropractic care has been shown through many case studies that we help people that have ear infections through spinal adjustment, which have a positive effect the central nervous system. It may not make sense that adjusting the spine can affect a cranial nerve however there are reflexes that we have yet to totally understand. Clinically however it is something that has been seen at Snyder Family Chiropractic and in many others chiropractic practices as well.

I’ve helped many children who had persistent ear infections.

If you need a referral for a chiropractor near you, I’m happy to help.  You can contact me at Snyder Family Chiropractic at 610-935-5900 or email at