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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

The Benefits of Ear Adjustments and Probiotics for Children's Ear Infections

Updated: May 8

Internal and external ear anatomy
A gentle chiropractic ear adjustment being performed on a child, showcasing the potential benefits of this natural approach in addressing ear infections and promoting ear health.

Ear infections are a common ailment in children, causing pain and disruption to daily life. While traditional medical treatment often involves antibiotics, many parents are seeking alternative methods to provide relief for their child's symptoms. One such method is the ear adjustment, a chiropractic treatment that has been shown to be effective in providing relief for a variety of ear-related conditions, including earaches, ear pressure, congestion, vertigo, and dizziness. It can also be helpful in cases of ear infections, whether they are caused by viral or bacterial infections or by pressure changes in the ear.

The ear adjustment is a non-specific adjustment, or mobilization technique, that can release pressure on the inner and middle ear. It is performed by a "J" hook adjustment, where the bottom of the ear lobe is held with the physician's thumb and index finger while pulling down and out in a quick, scooping motion. This may result in a loud "pop" or "crackling" sound.

Symptom relief from ear adjustments has been seen in both children and adults suffering from ear aches, ear pressure, congestion, vertigo, dizziness, and ear infections. It is often most effective in babies and children with known ear infections, ear aches, or those who are seen rubbing or pulling their ears. Adults suffering from seasonal allergies or pressure in the ear from activities like swimming may also benefit from ear adjustments.

At Dopps Chiropractic, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve optimal health and wellness. If you or your child is suffering from an ear infection and are interested in the ear adjustment as a treatment option, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with us at We are here to help your child find relief and get back to living their best life.

After taking antibiotics, it is important to start taking a quality probiotic to help restore the balance of good bacteria in the body. At Dopps Chiropractic, we offer Ear Adjustments Probiotics Children ProbioMed Infant, ProbioMed Kids, and ProbioMed 50 probiotics from Designs for Health in our virtual dispensary. These probiotics can be purchased online to help support healthy development and wellness.



ProbioMed Infant

A probiotic specifically designed for infants 0-12 months old

ProbioMed Kids

A probiotic for children 1-12 years old

ProbioMed 50

A high-potency probiotic for adults

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