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Ear Infections

When it comes to Endonasal Cranial Adjusting, ear infections and hearing loss overlap in their explanation.

The hallmark of an acute ear infection is sudden, piercing pain in the ear.  Although hearing loss may accompany ear infection, hearing deficits may also come as a result of cranial or upper cervical spine misalignment.  Please see below for this explanation. The pain may be worse when lying down, making it difficult to sleep. Other symptoms include:

  • Trouble hearing
  • Fever
  • Fluid drainage from ears
  • Dizziness
  • Congestion

When explaining how Endonasal Cranial Adjusting helps ear infection (otitis media), we must first talk about the Eustachian tubes.  These are the passageways that connect the middle ears with the throat.  They pass between and through two skull bones.  The temporal bones and the sphenoid.  In time, when you receive Endonasal Cranial Adjustments, these bones move into their optimum dynamic positions. The Eustachian tubes are able to allow drainage of the middle ear.

The infection is not killed by proper cranial alignment.  The infection, however, is able to be flushed out of the ear.  Also, the environment that is needed to foster an infection is unable to develop.  Therefore, there is an immediate impact on acute and chronic ear infection (otitis media).

 When I was very young I started to get ear infections.  I would get Ear Infections Gone Through Care From Dr Adam Fieldsfour in a row and be on antibiotics all the time.  My dad says it probably started with my mom’s rough delivery.  She was in labor for 24 hours!  After seeing Dr Fields only a few times, my ear infections are gone.  They lasted 7 years and now it has been over two years now and I have not had one infection since being treated with Dr Fields.


Lamm L, GinterL, Otitis Media: A Consevative Chiropractic Management Protocol, Topics in Clinical Chiropractic 1998 Mar; (5)1:18-28.

This article reviews current knowledge of otitis media and proposes conservative interventions for this disorder that are within the scope of practice foremost chiropractors.  Presented are alternative interventions that are supportable by the literature, are appropriate for chiropractic practice, and could diminish the severity as well as the frequency of repeated infections.  The article suggests that nasal specific is one of the procedures that can help prevent future episodes of otitis media, facilitate the healing.

Chiropractic spinal adjusting has also been shown to help ear drainage by restoring nerve signals to the Tensor Veli Palatini (TVP) muscle (which is responsible for contracting and helping ear drainage).  Thus, healing can occur.

A promising study published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics now indicates that there is a strong correlation between chiropractic adjustments and the resolution of ear infections. 332 children with chronic ear infections participated in the study. Each child, ranging in age from 27 days to 5 years, was given a series of chiropractic adjustments. The results show that close to 80% of the children in this study experienced NO ear infections within the six-month period following their initial visits. The six-month period included maintenance treatments every four to six weeks.


Ear Rehab Exercises