Every year there are 10 million new cases of ear infections. In fact nearly 50% of children will have at least one middle ear infection before they reach their first birthday, and 60% of them will have had at least one ear infection by age 3. Studies also show that the earlier a child begins having ear infections, the more likely they are to have multiple ear infections.
There are many reasons ear infections occur. Allergies, infection, and pacifier use are but a few. But perhaps the most common culprit is birth trauma which affects the nerves from the neck to the ears. When these nerves are damage and moved out of alignment, a child is more at risk for ear infections. However, by visiting a pediatric chiropractor those nerves in the neck and skull can be re-aligned and ear infections are decreased, and in many cases eliminated.