Ear Infections - Tulsa Family Chiropractic | Dr. Heath Travis

Ear Infections

Ear infections may be common, but that doesn’t make them normal. As a parent, the worst feeling in the world is to watch your child suffer and be helpless to do anything about it. No wonder recurring ear infections account for such a large number of doctor visits and pediatric surgeries.

The Traditional Approach

In the past, many children with frequent ear infections have taken huge amounts of antibiotics throughout their childhood and adolescence. Unfortunately, only about half of ear infections stem from bacterial infections. All other ear infections are viral, and antibiotics do absolutely nothing to cure these!


Consequently, and since doctors now realize the dangers associated with antibiotic overuse, many have resorted to the surgical insertion of “ear tubes.” This surgery is highly invasive, requires your child to go under full anesthesia, and even this is not always effective in stopping frequent ear infections!

Causes of Chronic Ear Infections in Tulsa

If your child has frequent ear infections, they either involve viruses or bacteria. However, Chiropractors have discovered that children with chronic ear infections often have structural misalignments in the upper spine and neck. This imbalance causes muscles surrounding the ear to become tense and impair the body’s natural ability to drain fluid from the ear.


Your child’s ear infections may also be caused by nerve compression. Several important nerves responsible for the control, regulation, and monitoring of the ear begin in the brain stem, continue down the spinal cord, and exit out from between the bones of the spinal column.


Misalignment of the bones in the upper neck and spine may compromise the quality of the nerve signals to and from the brain. This compromise can negatively impact the ability of your child’s ear, to “defend itself” from infection.

Chiropractic Care for Ear Infections

Our approach is simple. Since chiropractic care isn’t a treatment for infections of any type, when parents bring their child for us to check, we look specifically for distortions in the upper spine. If nerve tension is detected, we gently reduce it with safe and natural chiropractic adjustments.


Gentle chiropractic adjustments help restore the nervous system’s natural balance. For a child or infant, this usually requires little more than a light touch with our fingertip at just the right place and direction.


Parents love our approach. We explain everything in advance. Our adjusting approach is safe and results are achieved naturally. Give us a call. We’d like to help.

Free Ear Infection Consultation in Tulsa

If your child is suffering from chronic ear infections, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Dr. Travis specializes in treating ear infections through gentle, drug-free chiropractic therapy.


Call 918-224-2225 today to schedule your free consultation!