Ear Infection Treatment in Wheat Ridge CO


One of the most common reasons parents bring their children to their pediatrician are ear infections, also known as acute otitis media. Ear infections cause excruciating pain and if they become recurring, can result in hearing, speech and learning difficulties in children. Frequent infections and repeated use of antibiotics and pain medications lead to unwanted side effects. Fortunately, many people choose to treat and prevent ear infections with chiropractic care which offers children and adults natural, drug-free pain relief. If you have a family member who struggles with ear infections, chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone can help.


For both children and adults, Chiropractic care is an effective and natural way to treat the root cause of ear infections. Wheat Ridge chiropractor, Dr. Al Simeone acknowledges the alignment of the top of the spine influences ear health, particularly the C1, C2 & C3 vertebrae. Children are more susceptible to subluxations at these vertebrae for the following reasons:

  • The birthing process — When a baby’s spine is developing, they undergo significant stress placed on the top of their spine during the birthing process. What may seem like insignificant subluxations (misalignments) while still developing can worsen when there is an injury to parts of the nerve system that affect the ears, immune system, digestive system and other important parts of development & health.

  • Slips and falls of childhood — When children learn to crawl, walk and climb, they unsurprisingly slip and fall. The frequent bumps and blows that happen when a baby falls seem insignificant but their spine is still developing and thus vulnerable to spinal misalignments caused by these repeated falls. Adults who experience whiplash and other injuries to the upper neck can also experience repeated ear infections.

  • Eustachian tube positioning — While children are developing, their eustachian tubes sit at a more horizontal angle preventing them from draining as well as adults. Children and adults may experience recurrent colds and upper respiratory tract infections caused by blocked and infected eustachian tubes.

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment that can resolve ear infections triggers for both children and adults. Dr. Al Simeone can gently and precisely correct the upper spine for babies and children. Your child’s (or your) immune system is capable of functioning properly to prevent future and recurring infections when the pressure on pinched nerves is relieved. This allows the eustachian tube an opportunity to drain, providing faster pain relief.


Reach out to chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone and Schedule an appointment today if you or a family member struggle with ear infections here in Wheat Ridge